Some time ago I posted a thread regarding building a custom bass with the help of a luthier. Well, something came up, and that luthier is on vacation at the moment, so I guess it was back to waiting for me. However, it also gave me time to think more about what type of bass I'd like to build. I recently got hooked on the idea of acoustic basses after reading bassplayer's August issue reviewing Flyer Basses. I got even more hooked when I came across this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50UL2ZRhqoQ
Initially I wanted to build a electric fretless, now I feel like going for a acoustic fretless instead. Currently as of now I do have certain situations where an ABG would be fitting. Namely small jam with friends and being able to play amp-less. (I've been playing my bass unplugged, but its not really working out especially when I trying to practice complex and fast lines that won't come out as much unplugged) (not to mention I immediately can't hear my bass once my sister switches on the tv at full blast) (and I string on flats)
What's your personal experiences with ABGs? Do you recommend them?