Acoustic Basses?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by LeadRogue, May 22, 2012.

  1. LeadRogue


    Nov 28, 2011
    Hi guys,

    Just wondered if anyone could recommend an acoustic bass? Don't want to pay more than 300 quid if I can help it. It will be used for jamming and practicing where it is impractical to take an amp.

    Don't mind if it has electronics or not but must sound okay when unplugged and played along with an acoustic guitar.

    Any help would be great.

  2. Ibanez are good bang 4 buck.
    I've a ABG10 & a friend has the cheaper model ABG8 Both are fine especially for the price.
  3. I have an Ibanez AEB5. They go for about $200. It is fine when I'm practicing by myself. It works well through small PAs that might not handle your electric bass. However, whithout amplification, it's worthless when playing with a guitarist.
  4. MD


    Nov 7, 2000
    Marin Co. CA.
    My Takamine EG512C can be heard in neighboring campsites 60'+ away.

  5. JACink


    Mar 9, 2011
    I'm really tempted with the Fender Kingman (around the OP budget), just for the Jazz Neck (even if it does look a little strange!).

    As for loudness, I have been gassing for an accoustic for a long time, and I have yet to see anyone reccomend one that will keep up (unplugged) with a guitar, unless its a DB!
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