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Gospel/bluegrass bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by peter G, Oct 12, 2005.

  1. peter G

    peter G

    Sep 28, 2004
    ohio's northcoast
    I'm trying to decide between 2 types of bass for gospel/hymns in a praise band at church and maybe some acoustic/bluegrass coffee house type gigs
    (john denver & dirtband & lightfoot stuff)

    What I want is that deep woody traditional DB sound.
    Will any of these get me close or closer than my jazz?
    Carvin AC40
    ABG: martin BC15E or Tacoma CB28C thunderchief

    All would be amped and playing along with 2 acoustics and keyboard on some stuff. I had a dean ABG for a few days and I wasn't pleased with the tone I got from it. I'm leaning toward the Carvin but I've never heard one to judge if this is the sound I'm looking for, as for the other 2 if I'm going with an ABG I want something higher quality.
  2. I'd look long and hard at the Tacoma if I were you.
  3. Minger


    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    A DB.

    Or a Tacoma.

    I've heard too many good things about the Tacoma; waiting to try one...