Originally Posted by cerokilik
What are some recommendations for accoustic basses. I've found two I like locally but I'm sure there's far better ones. a luna muse and a fender kingman. these are just two I've found and I like, the fender didnt sound too bad accoustic and luna cuz it has a moon.Don't judge me. I would prefer one with a headstock similar to the one on the kingman but that's just that.
Anyone know if luna makes good basses?
thanks in advance.
Personally, I like Luna's acoustic basses. Their guitars are nice too (my wife has a Luna acoustic guitar). Currently I have a Dean acoustic bass (AEBC) that I love. Great acoustic tone, projects well (IMHO), and unplugged has held it's own against acoustic guitars like my dad's '81 Alverez / Yari.
I've also had a Takaminie Jasmine AEB, and a Michael Kelly Dragonfly 5 string fretless AEB. Of the three, I like my Dean the best. I've played Ibanez, Fender, Ovation, and even a C.F. Martin Acoustic Bass. Personally, I think Luna basses are nice, and would like to own one at some point.
That said, what's "good" is extremely subjective. There isn't a lot of love for AEB's around here (on TB). I saw Steve Harris play one live at a small club in Boston (during Maiden's X Factor tour, Blaze Bailey's first tour as their singer) and it sounded fine plugged in. Despite what many here (on TB, not necessarily this thread, just thought I'd clarify) say, I can clearly hear that a plugged in AEB is an amplified acoustic bass guitar and not a solid, semi-hollow, or even hollow body (all of which sound different) bass.
My advice would be to play as many different acoustic bass guitars as you can. Depth of body will determine how much it can project and the overall loudness of said instrument. Find what plays and sounds best to you, and buy that (regardless of what the headstock looks like
). I've had an acoustic bass guitar since '96, and I always will. I love being able to just pick it up, tune it, and play it.
The tone they offer is different than anything else you'll find. Some like it, many don't. You have to decide for yourself. After all, it's your money, and you're going to be the one playing it.