Bass to play with acoustic guitar

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by RichSnyder, Mar 11, 2005.

  1. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Always groove.... Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
    What do you guys/gals play in the scenario of small intimate setting with acoustic guitar(s) and limited percussion?
  2. darkfish01


    Feb 11, 2005
    San Marcos, Tx
    I have one of those pocket amps, and I use that with my electric bass. It doesn't do much, but not much is required in an acoustic setting.

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  4. RedVette


    Jan 1, 2005
    Medford, OR
    Rickenbacker 4003 with flatwound strings and any small cab. Basically the idea is to get a "double bass" sound.
  5. I'd bring out my double bass- it sounds amazingly like a real double bass. If I didn't have one(or was too lazy, or didn't have room/transportation)I'd bring a P-bass- preferably flatwound-strung- & a small combo.
  6. A9X


    Dec 27, 2003
    Sinny, Oztraya
    Alembic S1 and a Behringer BX300 sitting on a barstool. Worked beautifully.
  7. RunngDog

    RunngDog Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    I use a Rob Allen "Mouse" 30" fretless with a GK MB200 amp. Sounds great with acoustic instruments and extraordinarily portable.
  8. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    My Zon Sonus Custom fretless, piezo only, through a Fender Bassman 25.
  9. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Kramer Ferrington acoustic.

    Or a Godin A4 or A5, if I owned one.
  10. Nedmundo

    Nedmundo Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2005
    Doing my first gig in an intimate "unplugged" type format next week, and I'm using my '94 MIJ Foto Flame Precision with rosewood fretboard. It has a resonant, warm, and "woody" sound that fits perfectly with this format. My bandmates agreed when they heard it at rehearsal tonight.
  11. MODNY

    MODNY Guest

    Nov 9, 2004
    bring my double bass my rob allen bass and my acustic image amp
  12. Richard Lindsey

    Richard Lindsey

    Mar 25, 2000
    Metro NYC
    This, with a Euphonic Audio iAmp 500 and an Acme Low B-2:

  13. I played that very gig in January - without any percussion - and just used my P- bass direct to the house PA. Worked great and I didn't have to schlep an amp. If the house you're playing is normally set up for acoustic, you should be set.
  14. Dirty Dave

    Dirty Dave

    Oct 17, 2004
    Boston, MA
    Carvin AC40 acoustic/electric.
  15. MiniMic


    Sep 29, 2001
    Syracuse NY
    I'm playing a gig tonite with a trio of Acoustic Guitar, light precussion (djembe and bongos). I'll be using my USA Lakland Hollowbody and My Skyline Fretless Hollowbody thru my GK-150MBS w/ it's 1x12 extension cab. The amp's total weight is 36lbs
    Double bass sound portable package !! YEAH!!
  16. Showdown

    Showdown Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2002
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    I would use this Ergo electric upright, or a fretless P, or the Epiphone Allen Woody with Flatwounds seen in the background of the picture.
  17. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Either my URB or fretless jazz.
  18. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    Turner Electroline. It has a nice "acoustic-y" sound. :)
  19. KYJazzy

    KYJazzy Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2004
    Lexington, KY
    gee, thanks for the GAS attack. :bawl:
  20. FUNKonthewall

    FUNKonthewall Nailing The Groove

    Sep 29, 2004
    Atlanta, GA
    Endorsing: Fodera Guitars, Aguilar Amps, Dunlop/MXR Accessories