I've been procrastinating for years about grabbing an acoustic bass, mainly because I rarely see a bass player even own one. so... considering that one of its benefits is being loud when unplugged, I think it's around that time to be purchasing one. I'd prefer a 5 stringed tuned to standard BEADG mainly because I am a 5 stringed player. Mind posting pics and\or links of what you recommend? Please tell me why you recommend it, too, I'd like more information. EDIT: by loud I mean louder than an unplugged EBG, and that's beneficial in the instances where I want one.. and by budget.. well... what's good for under a grand? new\used,w\e.