5 string acoustic bass-can you even hear the B string?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dominus, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. dominus


    Oct 30, 2009
    Houston, Texas
    That's about it. I play nothing but 5 string electrics, and I want to get an acoustic. I can't imagine that the B string could even be heard acoustically. What do you guys know about this?
  2. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Chicago - NW Burbs
    I have A Sweet kelly dragonfly and no I cannot hea the b acoustically.....it is even fairly quiet when amplified.

    I actually do not use it that much (not as much as I do on my electrics)
  3. I have an Ibanez 32 scale 5-string and the B is nothing to write home about either acoustic or amplified.