I'd say I'm a fairly competent player. I'm entirely "self-taught", which in my case means I know damned little. LOL
I can entertain myself with my own playing some of the time, and some of the time I bore myself into a mild stupor.
Wish I was better, but I guess I get the job done.
My band gigs about an average of 3 times a month. Our gigs are usually 4 hours made up for 4 sets and three breaks.
If the crowd is really into it, we'll keep playing and sometimes drop down to 3 sets.
I got to meet Matt and the rest of his trio when my band played on the same bill with him last summer.
They were all gracious and friendly guys, and it was a real pleasure meeting them and getting to see them play live.
I'm looking for an amp. Here are the specifics I'm thinking I'd like to have:
Head rather than a combo
Thick, rich clean tone with a non-flubby low end and smooth highs (not necessarily glassy high end)
Low(er) wattage for my gigs in smallish clubs
Takes OD pedals well
Suited well to humbucker...