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Ernie Ball Earthwood Acoustic

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ling837, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. Ling837


    Oct 26, 2012
  2. not sure what the going price is on those but they're a great sounding ABG and hard to find. Very deep body like a guitarron so it can be a little awkward to play. Very well built. I had a nice Ibanez ABG some time ago and it doesn't hold a candle to the Earthwood. I think back in the day Bonnie Raitt's bassist Freebo used one as did the guy for the Violent Femme's.

    A friend of mine has one and uses it quite a bit to great effect. Use good contact pick ups under the bridge like K and K's, not the under the saddle quackers if you're going to amplify. Feedback can be a problem if you're not careful, like any acoustic guitar.
  3. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cool and very rare, but no way I'd drop that kinda dough....:meh:
  4. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon. Supporting Member

    Very hard to find but super ginormous in sise. These things are huge and very awkward to play.

    Seems expensive, but I am unsure as I haven't seen one sell since the economy got so crappy.
  5. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

    Nov 15, 2007
  6. He ain't kiddin'- The Earthwood truly is the Holy Grail of acoustic basses. Man, I would love to just play one..