Semi Acoustic bass...?

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  1. eupharies

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    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

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    What do you mean by semi acoustic? Do you mean a regular acoustic bass? Amplified, they're perfectly audible.
  3. eupharies

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    Hello!

    Yep semi acoustic amplified!
  4. Avezzano

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  6. digitalmoney

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    You might experience feedback.
    Depending where you are standing.
  7. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member

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    Sure, if you have a good amp.
    Your potential "problem" with this kind of bass is getting uncontrollable feedback.
  8. eupharies

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    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!! :)
  9. DwaynieAD

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    it's not semi acoustic its a tactical assault bass

    a hollowbody may suit your needs.
  10. eupharies

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  11. bigsnaketex

    bigsnaketex Supporting Member

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    that's a fine looking bass and should do fine through your rig.
  12. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

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    That's not the first time I've seen a hollow-bodied bass described as semi acoustic. I suppose it's not really wrong.
  13. eupharies

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    Its a beauty! :)
  14. salcott

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    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.
  15. eupharies

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    Im in the uk :(
  16. Avezzano

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    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! ;)
  17. Gorn Captain

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    Then there's chambered, like the Epi Allen Woody. Damn fine bass that I wish I never sold.
  18. Avezzano

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    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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