I was at a jam last night with 4 guitars and an electric bass.. When not playing bass, I played my Mowry GOM. I was surprised at how easily the Mowry cut through those raucous guitars, while demonstrating really solid tone. Now to put this in prospective, there were no banjos or dobros. My only problem was that I have been mostly playing mandolin and my fingers were really stretched, and the tip of my pinky was abused.