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Acoustic bass guitar loudness

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Vegeta, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. Vegeta


    Jun 28, 2004
    Skopje, Macedonia
    Hi, I didn't know where to post this question, but I guess here is ok. Can someone tell me if two acoustic bass guitars, unplugged, can cover a mandolin orchestra. The orchestra is with 5 or 6 acoustic guitars, 4 mandolas and and 10-12 mandolins. Will they be loud enough?
  2. Fully acoustic? IMO, no. IME, most ABGs can be drowned out by 1 or 2 acoustic guitars.
  3. middlebit


    Sep 10, 2005
    You'd definitely have to amplify it to compete with that band!
  4. Acoustic bass guitar loudness: a contradiction in terms.:D

    ...or perhaps an oxymoron...

  5. middlebit


    Sep 10, 2005
    Heh- how about 'bass guitar' and 'amplified acoustic' for more contradictions!?:D
  6. MD


    Nov 7, 2000
    Marin Co. CA.