T-Bucket Fender Acoustic
Went to the local GeetarCenter tonight, played a few acoustic basses while waiting for a musician buddy to make a deal on some other gear.
I went for all the big-bodies ones first, and they were all pretty dull. I've played a bunch of ABG's over the years, and only found a couple that I thought were worth a hoot, namely a Big old Taylor/Klein and a Martin. Then, just because I hadn't played one yet, I picket up the T-bucket, not expecting anything because of the smaller body.
I was pleasantly surprised by how "even" and balanced the acoustic sound of that bass was. No, not a lot of "boom" in it, but every note sounded clearly, kind of like a big classical guitar. I could only imagine that musically useful characteristic would transfer to the plugged-in sound. I liked it!
Once I got away from the wishful thinking that any of these ABG's would EVER actually produce adequate BASS frequencies without amplification... I could see using the T bucket in a sort-of "deeper acoustic guitar" role. Aand with enough pre-amplification and some palm-muting, might even venture into bass guitat terriitory occasionaly, LOL!