Sorry, not exactly sure where to post this, it's related to a specific type of bass so I'm assuming this is the correct forum. If not please move and accept my sincere apologies. I'm in a band. We're electric and we play rock and roll. As far as bands go you pretty much become friends with other bands while playing out and such. Anyways, long story short. Another local band has asked me to fill in for several dates in the near future and all future dates their regular bassist can't attend their gigs. They are an acoustic band, playing acoustic sets, some with amplification and others without (but power is available). I've committed to it for him as I would really love the opportunity to play out more often and besides, they are paid gigs.... Resulting in my question..... Is it a good idea for me to shell out some money for an acoustic bass or should I tote along a small amp along with my electric bass? I didn't ask Frank (the other band leader) as I didn't think of it at the time, and to save some face I'm asking the TB community. If purchasing an acoustic is in my best interest what types/brand should I be looking into. I've never thought about acoustic basses before and don't know any pitfalls to look out for etc. Keep in mind that money IS an issue, otherwise I would just go get a new acoustic. Some venue's are supplied with amplification, some I will have to provide and a couple of dive's are acoustic only on the porch (again, there are plugs available). Music to be played is pretty much 80's - today rock as well as originals.