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Re: Acoustic Bass Guitars

PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:00 am
by lpdeluxe
Oh yeah: pic:

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Re: Acoustic Bass Guitars

PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:15 am
by old mojo
Mine was a B30 with a traditional blonde spruce top. A friend of mine rigged a bent and shortened pool cue post for it so I could play it like an upright. Milled flanged billet aluminum socket was right behind the bottom strap pin. I loved that dang thing. Hard times forced a sale. i still miss it.

Re: Acoustic Bass Guitars

PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:29 am
by lpdeluxe
Post-gig evaluation: sorry,not loud enough. It was OK as long as one guy was strumming with his thumb, but another player (excellent rhythm guitarist) overwhelmed it. It was a hassle to haul it around. We played in a Ramada Inn meeting room and in a back garden, outdoors, and I had a music stand, a Dobro in its case, a harmonica case, a book of music and a lady friend with a bag of percussion tricks, making for a pretty big load to wrestle in and out of the car, so the bass stayed at the hotel for the garden party.If somebody wants it I'll let it go: it's a little too specialized. Back to the Precision. I'm just not an acoustic anything (other than harp) these days. :mrgreen:

Re: Acoustic Bass Guitars

PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:09 pm
by lpdeluxe
Update: I traded the Martin B-1 in on a new Godin A5 fretless. This one requires amplification also, but at least it's honest about it. I play it through a Genz-Benz Shuttle 3.0-2x10T, and it works great. I can get a pseudo-upright sound out of it -- it wouldn't compete with a real one, but it'll do -- and it's easy to carry around. I've been working up material with a new lineup and I'm very happy with it. The small position markers make it easy to play in tune, and it's got a nice chunky neck like my Precisions. Ebony fingerboard, too. Light enough that it's not a hassle. I'd like to have contours, but I can live without them. This is my third fretless, and the first one with five strings.

I'll play tonight with my Precision (loud rock music) but for my little group it's the Godin. Fun to play.

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