I play threw a Digitech multi effects unit with head phones mostly. The f##king neighbors can hear my guitar while I am playing. I have no idea how they hear it threw the walls . But, yeah I found playing my guitar unplugged got me some bad playing habits. I play unplugged long enough to tune it and check for problems that's it. I like playing threw a A/B/Y, that leads into 2 amps. One is dirty , the other clean, so I can hear what I am playing .