Sometime we get caught up in the "latest and greatest", I'm as bad as anyone about it. Tonight I got a little reminder. If I don't have a gig my sweetie like to go see other bands and support them. Tonight a fairly well known (regionally) band was playing at my favorite local bar. The front man was playing some cheapy off brand guitar, the bassist was playing a Squier bass, I think that it was an Affinity. The drummer was playing and inexpensive imported jazz kit. Yes, they had a nice sound systen and good amps. But nothing on stage was at all flashy. They put on a great show and yes, they can play. That what it's all about.