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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2010-12-30T15:25:22+00:00 2010-12-30T15:25:22+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: acoustic bass-guitar]]> Statistics: Posted by old mojo — Thu Dec 30, 2010 3:25 pm

2010-11-22T17:57:36+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: acoustic bass-guitar]]>
Had I not been able to trade, I don't think I would have gone for it. I can see playing it with a relatively quiet acoustic guitar, and I'm looking forward to hearing how it does with the anticipated couple of steel-string and possible nylon string guitars at the upcoming reunion. I might take along my Genz-Benz Shuttle 3.0-10T rig (19 lbs!) but there's a chance that amplification will not be welcomed.

Acoustic bass guitars are a bit more awkward than solid bodies, too. Luckily I'm in a position where I can afford both. I would not recommend anything that didn't have a deep body (the Martin tapers from about 4-1/2" at the heel of the neck to about 5-1/2 at the butt) because it's difficult to get any volume out of a small or thin one. Besides the Ibanez I mentioned, I've played a Guild B-4 (both of them had 32" scales) and neither one did the job without an amp.

Statistics: Posted by lpdeluxe — Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:57 pm

2010-10-30T15:26:23+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: acoustic bass-guitar]]> Statistics: Posted by jeffl — Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:26 pm

2010-10-30T08:11:23+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: acoustic bass-guitar]]>
goldbrick wrote:
I tried an Ibanez out for a while and it had a nice sound--However volume is very low unamped which kind of limits its usefullness

I guess they have to have extra heavy bracing under the top to keep it from breaking under string tension.
That kills the volume.. I have a Chinese made and it sound great when amped and almost nothing acoustic! :)

Statistics: Posted by bottleneckjohn — Sat Oct 30, 2010 8:11 am

2010-10-13T01:55:53+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: acoustic bass-guitar]]> Statistics: Posted by goldbrick — Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:55 am

2010-10-01T03:50:15+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: acoustic bass-guitar]]>
In Oz the chinese ones start at around $300, the Fenders are around $1200 and the Matons are about $2500

Statistics: Posted by MakaInOz — Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:50 am

2010-09-29T16:06:27+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: acoustic bass-guitar]]> I just picked up a used Rogue acoustic bass for $60 and put an active pickup in it for another $25. That model came off the same Korean line as the Deans, Epiphones, and a dozen others we all know. It has a small body and 32" scale. Since I play 30" (Epiphone Viola) and 34" (Ibanez SR800) scale, this one fits right in.

In addition to playing it at acoustic jams, I use it to practice. I can't hear my other basses unplugged with the TV going but with it, I can sit on the sofa with my wife, watch TV, and work out songs.

I'd like to try flatwounds. I have them on my the tone.

Statistics: Posted by davecanady — Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:06 pm

2010-05-13T21:36:49+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: acoustic bass-guitar]]>
Les R Forgue wrote:
The only acoustic bass guitars I ever seen or heard where in Mariachi and ranchero bands;
is that the type you all are talking about?
That's the guitarron, and it reportedly inspired Ernie Ball to develope a production acoustic bass guitar in 1972. Before him Kay made an acoustic bass, and 4 string baritone archtop guitars, I've seen those on eBay just this spring.
You been nappin' a little while Mr.Van Winkle?

Statistics: Posted by Buffalo_Bill — Thu May 13, 2010 9:36 pm

2010-05-13T13:27:20+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: acoustic bass-guitar]]> is that the type you all are talking about?

Statistics: Posted by Les R Forgue — Thu May 13, 2010 1:27 pm

2010-01-16T05:57:08+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: acoustic bass-guitar]]>
The only time I've seen acoustic bass used was a duo "folk" gig awhile back. It did sound very decent and full. Very woody and resonate abit. However, if you take the high's out of it from mixer it'll sound very chunky and meaty. I've not seen a metal rock band use it, but perhaps others might have seen it done.

I think acoustic sounds is what it's meant for. But to be honest, it'll depend on what you're playing and how you want it to sound. Therefore, I think double bass is abit more flexible. Or PACE BASS!!! LOL.

Have fun and jam well bro


Statistics: Posted by multisounds — Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:57 am