OK, my dad said he'd buy me an acoustic bass aslong as it was a reasonable price. So I'm looking for a good acoustic, that sint to pricy, that will be atleast loud enough to practice. Now I've heard that the tacoma thunderchief was as loud as an acoustic guitar...is that true? Wat about the olympia version, is it still realy loud? And hwo would the micheal kelly dragonfly 5 compare? Thanks! P.S. Who has tried the tacoma bari guitar...with a 29 inch scale length, itd make a good acoustic bass VI!!!