My band has two guitar players. One often plays acoustic while the other one plays an electric guitar. There has always been a problem balancing the volume and the frequences. While both guitars play on a clean sound it sounds fine but when electric guitar changes to distorted, overdriven or crunched sound then even at a low volume the acoustic guitar is almost unheard. Is it a common problem or particulary our local one. Any solution?
By the way we tried playing bright tones on acoustic and tried EQing the distorted sound on the electric guitar.
Also, when a lead guitar is playing a solo part the second guitar is hardly heard too.
Both the acoustic and thr electric guitar go through an amplifier and into a mixer then line out to 4 speakers in corners of the room, so we have a quad sound as we are in the middle of tge room.
The acoustic guitar has bright steel strings and is mostly playing either chords or some arps. The electric guitar has very thin strings and mostly is a fender squire strat' and mistly plays either solo or power chords, sometimes rhythm on clean and some effects like tremolo, phaser and etc.
Sometimes there is need for a third and fourth guitar and i wonder how to balance that then.