Acoustic/Electric Bass Guitar

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by iwearpumas, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. iwearpumas


    Aug 12, 2011
    Middletown, NY
    Hey all, lately I've been considering ending my bass collection with a nice high end Acoustic/Electric bass. Does anyone know of any good brands. The only ones I heard of and are considering are the MTD ABG, and Harvey Citron AE5. Does anyone know which one would be the superior brand?
  2. MD


    Nov 7, 2000
    Marin Co. CA.
    If I were to drop some coin, I'd be looking at the Ribbecke Halfling.
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2014
  3. Ace Of Bass

    Ace Of Bass A Rooster Illusion

    Jun 27, 2006
    Mike Tobias makes superior everything...can't go wrong with that guy...
  4. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Other than the Tacoma Thunderchief...hard to find, I think, you might consider this one.
    If I could afford it, I wouldn't consider anything else.
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2014
  5. iwearpumas


    Aug 12, 2011
    Middletown, NY
    It would be a cool addition to my collection.
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  6. vmabus


    Nov 1, 2013
    There's a Regal Bass-o-guitar in the classifieds!
  7. Sav'nBass


    Jan 18, 2009
    Virginia Beach
    The Breedlove Atlas is a decent ABG as well.
  8. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Really? Not mine! :)
  9. vmabus


    Nov 1, 2013
    I know! There's TWO of them!!
  10. smcbass


    Nov 17, 2010
    I tried a Chinese-made Warwick Alien (not the Rockbass) for 3 weeks with the bronze strings that came with the bass and my flatwounds (Fender branded, probably D'Addarios). It was used from GC, and in near-perfect condition. I really wanted to like that bass, but I didn't. It was really a disappointment. Returned it to GC.

    The Ribbecke Halfling is available in 4 and 5-string models. Here's the link to the 5-string page: There is a video of Bobby Vega playing the 4-string on the site. Wish I could try one of those!

    I've played several ABGs over the years, and the only one that I really liked was the Taylor, which is no longer made. If you have the opportunity to play a used one, you may like it, but it will cost you some serious bucks.
  11. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    My Dean Exotica still sounds better than anything similar I've tried. They're only $399 (got mine brand new for $215!) so I wouldn't consider it high end, but the electronics are definitely top notch.
  12. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Fender Victor Bailey acoustic.