I was wanting to know of a good acoustic bass, that sounds good unplugged and plugged in. I was playing some at GC today and none of them sounded good unplugged, and the whole reason I want an acoustic bass is so that I can play it and hear unplugged. So I would like to know some brands that are good, and sound good unplugged. I have heard good things of Micheal Kelly. I would like to spend $500-$550, prefferably including a case so I dont have to spend that extra cost. Thanks in advance. I was looking at this bass by Micheal Kelly, any coments, it would add up to be around a little over $500 with a case.