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Double bass, or close to it?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Spectorphile, Mar 18, 2005.


  1. Spectorphile

    Spectorphile

    Mar 8, 2005
    So there's no replacing a true acoustic double bass... but I'm trying anyhow.

    I've come to regard my EUB as about as useful as boobies on a bull for recreating an acoustic tone (for jazz), what’s new :scowl:? I hear flats on a semi-acoustic, lightwave equipped bass g****r (Zon, F bass) come pretty close, don’t suppose anyone’s tried one of these babies?

    Are there any other good basses for recreating a DB tone? While we're on the topic has anyone tried an acoustic bass g****r equipped with a Schertler “Blue Stick” pickup? ...ummm think that's about it. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    rob allen
     
  3. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Closest I've ever come, believe it or not is the Line 6 Variax.
     
  4. Snarf

    Snarf

    Jan 23, 2005
    New York, NY
    I've heard some samples of Carvin AC40's and AC50's with tapewound strings, and it's the closest thing to an upright sound on a bass guitar I've heard yet.
     
  5. Lockout

    Lockout

    Dec 24, 2002
    Illinois
    I believe it. :)

    I've listened to recordings on the Line 6 site of the various tone models that the Variax can produce, and though I don't particularly care for most of them, I thought the double bass model sounded pretty good actually.
     
  6. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Sounds better recorded than my URB with pickup. Only problem is you can't bow a Variax.