Hello, Last week we had an acoustic rehearsal with the band - 2 acoustic guitars (not amplified), 1 harmonica/singer (not amplified) and me on URB (also not amplified). Our drummer was on holiday I only pizzed. It was fun, but somehow my bass couldn't cut through the sound of the guitars. I use Obligatos, which sound great when I practice alone or when they are amplified ... but somehow they don't work for me in an acoustic settings. Sounds familiar? I tried playing as loud as possible (btw, I haven't had any blisters for the last 2 years, but last week I had 2) but still I (and the rest of the band) had a hard time hearing myself. So I guess my question is: If I used strings thar are brighter, would I have heard myself better? Or should I look for strings that have a better projection? Or more sustain? Actually, I've been thinking about getting some Garbos lately, because I heard a lot of good things about them here on TB, but after this experience I don't know if I still want to do this. Thx, KN PS: I play in a blues band.