All my busking was un-amplified back in the day. You need to choose your spot well and learn to properly project your voice.
Sensible use of a capo to keep you in the right zone was also a requirement. :)
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In practice there doesn't seem to be any attempt to discourage amplification around here as long as it's not too loud.
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CS70 wrote:I see. It's simply that playing a non-resonator guitar (not to mention signing) will have such a puny volume in say a busy subway station, to make it rather pointless - almost nobody's gonna hear you.
Try telling that to some of the buskers I used to hear in London in the 70's. They were plenty loud enough to be heard from a distance.
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