I have read most of the posts around here regarding acoustic guitar amplification. Lots of great information. I recently started doing some small house-party gigs--just me, one other acoustic guitar and one electric guitar (plus vocals). Guitar: Taylor 412--no electronics. I strum, flatpick, and fingerpick. I have been using used a Fishman Rare Earth sound hole pickup through my Roland Cube30. This worked OK but I wasn't crazy about the tone. It sounded too "electric" and I would prefer something that lets the woody tone of the guitar come through. I know there are other (better) options for low-volume amplification. However, I may be asked to play with our band as well (drums, bass, 3 guitars including me). In this setting, I would really like the acoustic guitar to cut through and sound like an acoustic guitar. If possible, I would like to use the same/similar for both situations. Is this asking too much? The options as I see 'em (summarized): Pickups Mic (external) Soundhole Mic (internal) Combo (e.g. Fishman blend) Internal mounted pickup (e.g. K&K mini) Amplification Direct to PA (with or without external DI/preamp) amp (acoustic or clean electric) I realize each choice has tradeoffs, but do any of these combinations offer a good balance of acoustic tone and flexibility or should I plan to have different setups for different situations?