Some friends and I are heading towards doing some small gigs and some local open mikes. just some local bars and restaurants, nothing too large. At what point is amplification needed? Gypsy style guitars can be pretty loud. Are the natural acoustics enough? If not, what would be recommended pick up and amp wise that would sufice, but not break the bank.
Playing amplified will be a new experience for me so I am really coming at this as a novice. Other than of course when I had my 100 watt marshall stack in high school! haha! But acoustically I'm not familiar with when just a guitar is ok or at what point amps need to be brought in.