I am looking into purchasing an acoustic bass. I will be playing it in a trio with a acoustic guitarist/singer and snare drummer. It will be a low volume group and there is a good chance I will play the bass directly (thorough a DI) into our PA. We will primarily play blues and blues influenced rock. I have decided aganist Godin or Turner Reinassance basses (partly due to cost, partly because it is not the sound I want). Instead I am looking to purchase an acoustic bass such as a Taylor, etc. I am interested in the forum's collective wisdom on what acoustic basses give the best value for my money. I currently play only 5-string electric basses. Is the low B string worth it on an acoustic bass? I have read varying opinions with major complaint being lack of lower fundamentals and a large sound volume drop from the E to the B string. I would also appreciate your input on this subject. Thanks in advance for you input.