Acoustic Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Sanger, May 18, 2002.

  1. Sanger

    Sanger Guest

    Feb 15, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    I'm currently in the market for an acoustic bass. I'm just wondering what people's two cents on whats good/bad are. In terms of price range, I'm looking for fairly cheap (under AU$1000). I'm looking for unplugged volume above all else. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
  2. Showdown

    Showdown Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2002
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    I have an Epiphone El Capitan. A very nice bass. Not particulrly loud acoustically, but none of them I've played in that price range are. The bodies just aren't big enough for the low frequencies of bass. Loud enough for playing with one or two acoustic guitars, though.
  3. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    I like my Tacoma very much, and they now make an inexpensive version of the Thunderchief under the "Olympia" brand. Are they available down there?

    Tacomas sell new in the US$700~US$1200 range, while the Olympia version seems to go for around US$450. Is used an option?