First Acoustic bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by kirbywrx, Jul 7, 2003.

  1. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    What is a good buy for a first acoustic bass? Ive only played an Ibanez AEB10BK and i liked that. It was only $700 odd aswell.

    What do you guys think are a cheap investment for a first acoustic bass?
  2. Only


    Sep 8, 2002
    Warrensburg, MO
    My Epiphone El Capitan has blown away every Ibanez AEB I've tried...And I got it for only $400 brand new! :D
  3. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    What's your local climate like? How well do traditional acoustic guitars survive? If things tend to be dry, you may want to consider an Ovation or its less expensive cousin, the Applause. I've heard they do better in dry climates.

    I really like my Tacoma Thunderchief. What about one of those or the Olympia Asian version?
  4. got my Stagg for like €125 and I'm not complaining... :D