I played it a lot before ever playing out. The results from playing at home and playing at a gig were vastly different. There were quite a few instances where the D and C (played on the A string) would seem to disappear. I tried a lot of different EQ settings but nothing seemed to bring those notes out. I was really disappointed and decided mid gig that I would sell it. This morning I hooked everything up and tried it again. The D and C were as strong as every other note. Everything is as it should be!