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Semi Acoustic bass...?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by eupharies, Jan 31, 2013.


  1. eupharies

    eupharies

    Jul 3, 2007
    Leeds UK
    Disclosures:
    Bassist - Chasing Dragons
    Basically am just wondering if these are actually playable live, ive found a beauty on ebay second hand, and i want to pull the trigger...

    Im in a 5 piece hard rock band, would be played through gk mb 500 and a barefaced super 12...

    Would it have the power to cut through.... etc?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens
    What do you mean by semi acoustic? Do you mean a regular acoustic bass? Amplified, they're perfectly audible.
     
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  4. eupharies

    eupharies

    Jul 3, 2007
    Leeds UK
    Disclosures:
    Bassist - Chasing Dragons
    Hello!

    Yep semi acoustic amplified!
     
  5. digitalmoney

    digitalmoney

    Nov 13, 2011
    Appleton WI
    You might experience feedback.
    Depending where you are standing.
     
  6. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
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    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    Sure, if you have a good amp.
    Your potential "problem" with this kind of bass is getting uncontrollable feedback.
     
  7. eupharies

    eupharies

    Jul 3, 2007
    Leeds UK
    Disclosures:
    Bassist - Chasing Dragons
    Thats a beauty!

    To be honest its a pure beauty purchase, id only be using it on 1 song per gig (the cover) i just must have it!! :)
     
  8. DwaynieAD

    DwaynieAD Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    Mechanicsburg, PA
    it's not semi acoustic its a tactical assault bass

    a hollowbody may suit your needs.
     
  9. eupharies

    eupharies

    Jul 3, 2007
    Leeds UK
    Disclosures:
    Bassist - Chasing Dragons
  10. bigsnaketex

    bigsnaketex

    Dec 29, 2011
    Down South
    that's a fine looking bass and should do fine through your rig.
     
  11. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens
    That's not the first time I've seen a hollow-bodied bass described as semi acoustic. I suppose it's not really wrong.
     
  12. eupharies

    eupharies

    Jul 3, 2007
    Leeds UK
    Disclosures:
    Bassist - Chasing Dragons
  13. salcott

    salcott

    Aug 22, 2007
    NYC, Inwood.
    That's a cool-looking bass. I just saw an Ibanez ASB140 in the "For Sale" section-you might want to search that out and consider it. I have one, and it's a great bass.
     
  14. eupharies

    eupharies

    Jul 3, 2007
    Leeds UK
    Disclosures:
    Bassist - Chasing Dragons
  15. hollowbody=empty cavity=possible feedback. Handle with care

    semihollow=beefy wooden block in the center=solid body=no feedback.

    Epi Casady, Gibson Midtown, 335, Eb2, Lakland hb, Eastwood classic 4 and afaik the Fano above are semihollows: basically a P or a J but in a much cooler look! ;)
     
  16. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens
    Then there's chambered, like the Epi Allen Woody. Damn fine bass that I wish I never sold.
     
  17. beautiful, the Allen Woody! Basically-technically all the semihollows with the center block are chambered.

    But there are exceptions: the Fender Coronado even if a semi hollow (mid height vs. a standard jazz box) was a real hollow (no block)

    Edit: I get what you mean: chambered because the Allen does not have the holes.... then there also is the Peerless Smoked bass (make a search...)
     



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