Let's see your Acoustic/Electric Basses!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by grooveguru, Oct 22, 2003.

  1. grooveguru


    Sep 14, 2000
    Central PA
    Here are mine:

    Rob Allen MB-2 Fretless
    Johnson Resophonic

  2. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
  3. NV43345


    Apr 1, 2003
    Dean Performer Plus 5 & Washburn AB-20.
  4. NV43345


    Apr 1, 2003
    Carlo Robeli,One I had De-Fretted.
  5. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    Here's mine. Takamine
  6. jazzcatb17


    Dec 27, 2002
    Louisville, Ky
    I like the idea of a acoustic electric, but i've yet to find one that was actually audible without an amplifier, anyone have suggestions?
  7. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    How much do you want to spend?
  8. NV43345


    Apr 1, 2003
    My wasburn is loud enough to play with a Guitar
    player/singer and a drummer. so are the Carlo
    Robeli's they have a bigger bottom end.
  9. Tritone

    Tritone Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2002
    Santee, America
    Volume = Tacoma
  10. up-right... I have trouble playing quietly.
  11. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Tacomas don't just have great volume acoustically, they also sound fantastic through the pickup. I love my CB10E dearly but don't have a pic handy.
  12. I guess this counts just as much as the Rob Allen. It's my Renaissance RB-4-FL. Obviously it can't be played acoustically, but plugged in, it's the ultimate fretless bass!
  13. Here's a close up of the strange burled/flamed maple top.
  14. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA

    I just moved a set of TI Jazz Rounds onto the bass after trying Labella Acoustic Bronze, TI Acousticores, LaBella Tapewounds, and Rotosound Monel Flats. It took a while (and some $$$), but I'm finally happy with the way it sounds, feels, and plays with the Jazz Rounds.

    Now, I am about to embark on upgrading the electronics to either a Shertler or D-Tar setup.

    It just passed the live test at my last jazz gig, and it sounded phenominal. No problems with feedback (two phase switches helped), and the rest of the band loved how it sounded so it's probably going to be one of the main basses going to those gigs (with the 8 string fretless....heh).

    I'm also seriously considering picking up one of those Phil Jones briefcase amps. That'll solve any problem of being heard over acoustic gee-tars no matter where we are jamming. :bassist:
  15. Darn, this is GORGEOUS!!
  16. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    Thank you, sir. :D
  17. What brand is it? Is it custom?
  18. Basso Profoundo

    Basso Profoundo Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
  19. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    It's an Athlete AX-6 handmade in Japan in the early 90's. Athlete, alas, is no more, but the luthier went on to work for Moon basses.

    Oh, and one day--I'll own a Ren fretless. Oh, yes....