This is an email suggestion I just sent to musicyo: I liked the tobias acoustic bass you proposed a bit back. But I am concerned that due to the small volume in the body the bass would not be loud enough to play acousticly with an acoustic guitar. If you could make a louder, large body acoustic bass, with or without electronics, that would be awesome! I would love to have something that I can play in small settings with an acoustic guitar and sing... all unamplified. Since several people have commented on the poor volume of ABGs, I figured I may as well shoot MY a email about it. I think it would be so fun to play acousticly all around. No cords. No ear plugs. No soundmen. No lifting, setting up, blah blah blah. Just pull it out of the gigbag and play.