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A/B of Breedlove ABJ250 and Takamine EG512C - Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by peabody, Oct 10, 2013.


  1. peabody

    peabody Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2002
    La Crosse, WI
    Hey...

    I'm in the market for an electric acoustic bass, and I think I have it narrowed down to a Breedlove ABJ250 and a Takamine EG512C. I was just wondering if anyone has owned both of these and would be willing to share some of the +/- for each one.

    Also, I've read many of the threads here regarding acoustic basses and I think I'm pretty familiar with most of the comments....most don't project like a regular acoustic guitar, many will feed back when you amplify them, they are pretty useless unless you use an amplifier, etc.

    I understand the comments, and I have a good idea what to expect. In fact, over the years I have owned a few acoustic-type basses, including a Carvin AC40, a Godin A4, a Fender Victor Bailey, a Washburn AB20...just to name a few.

    To be honest, what I really have in mind is something to play while standing on a street corner with another guitar player/singer (and probably a drummer with a snare/high hat) playing around a Salvation Army red kettle/bell ringer. So I don't need a huge sound...but I'd still like to be heard.

    I appreciate any input you'd be willing to share. Thanks!