Depends on many factors and where you are in your career. After 25 years of playing gigs, it is extremely rare for me to feel nervous onstage, I know how to relax and just get in the zone....
I think until someone gets to that point in their development, taking every gig possible is important...
The Blues is the hardest music there is to play. The things in life you have to go through (or the extreme level of empathy one must have if they haven't gone through them) just to be able to understand the Blues, to play with the correct feel, is monumental. And that is before you even pick...
(I was just listening to his music, so, honestly, his name was the first to come up... don't think the type of guitar matters, perhaps he might agree)
yep changing pickups, changing the height of pickups, changing the action/setup of a guitar, changing the brand or size of strings.... all of that can really give a different perspective on a guitar
And then there is changing amps/tubes/speakers!
It all depends on one's perspective and taste. Some love Bloomfield, some don't.
Some who have studied or listened to a very extensive amount of Blues from the 40's & 50's from Chicago aren't all that amazed by Bloomfield. Some are... it happens
More really bad Blues-Rock bands, white guys trying to sing Blues, occasionally amazing original rock bands, a small pocket of very skilled Jazz musicians and really tacky Pop Country bands around here
These pickups are from a 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Fender Nocaster....great sounding pickups and the neck pickup is something special
Wanna hear how they sound? These are the exact Pickups that are in this guitar that Greg is playing in the YouTube video. I bought that guitar last...