Hey folks, I'm thinking of getting me an acoustic bass as I tend to find myself playing at beach parties and cook outs alot during the summer months. I've played a few and the problem I have with them is the lack of projection of sound. All the ones I've played have usually been drowned out by the two or more guitars usually present. Obviously I don't want to be lugging an amp around to the beach, so I was hoping someone could recommend an acoustic bass with good sound projection. Maybe I should just get one of those mexican mariachi basses....."el guitaro".