Hey. And help! I'm having a blast in a great three-piece zero-drama band playing out with a broad range of genres two or three times a month, with a couple of great guys. The problem we're having is obviously our overall sound gets a bit "thin" with only three of us when the guitar guy is up in solo land and I'm holding down the bottom. To help fill the space I'm using double stops with the root, 5th or octave, many times playing all three or plucking around rhythmically ala acoustic guitar playing, which is a blast and certainly helps. But that's not always easy to accomplish during fast passages, of course. During the vocals we work hard to get any harmonies or counter melodies or vocal chorus background things going whenever possible, even doing a lot of 3 part stuff (I also sing the bottom of those!) We also add quite a few a Capella sections inside songs or on endings when we can. We have zero interest in adding a rhythm or keyboard player, although I've made a small attempt to use a keyboard for some songs, playing the bottom on one side and chords on the other. But that's a lot of work and we won't use it unless we get it done right. That might take a year or more, maybe sooner when we do acoustic gigs in the winter. So aside from my paying and our strong vocals, what else can I do to help? I don't think I can add a lot more with technique, but not that I don't stop trying. Or is there more I missed? I'm not using any pedals now, what would you guys suggest? I'd think chorus and reverb effects would certainly help fatten things up, maybe a bit of distortion and possibly delay? Flanger or phase shifts? Would compression be counter productive, since I vary how much I dig in on notes on purpose so much? Which of these would be more effective? Maybe I'd be better off with a multi-effects board than individual pedals? But I think I'd like physical things especially with real time blend knobs instead. I know it's not very specific and a lot to take in, but what other areas could we be looking at, if any? What would you suggest looking into first? There is a little headroom, maybe a little bass going to the PA, tricks like that? Thanks, any advice would be appreciated. Oh, our style. Sort of. We play small to medium bars and such, with everything from Gershwin's Summertime to Crossroads (flat out Wheels of Fire version) to Daft Punk's Get Lucky, with blues, up-tempo country, 60's to 90's rock, Neville Brothers funk and much more in between, even a featured couple of Pink Floyd songs. Basically it's four hours of songs we collectively like, and it varies a lot. Yeah, I know, we're old and weird, but we have fun and folks really seem to like us! Thanks again!