Looking for Great Accousic Bass Buitar for Practicing

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MountainMikeCS, Jul 25, 2021.

  1. MountainMikeCS


    Apr 18, 2020
    Hi All,

    I'm owned a huge acoustic electric bass guitar. Great sounding but just too big to play, store, lug around, etc..

    I'm looking for a great (yet affordable if possible ) acoustic electric bass guitar to practice, write on, I just like being able to play whenever I want without an amp.

    What do you recommend?

    Thanks all!

  2. BT3


    Apr 28, 2021
    A U bass
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  3. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    My Hofner violin and Hofner Club are acoustically loud enough for me to practice without an amp.

    I also use a Vox AMPlug Bass into earbuds to practice on a solidbody without disturbing others.
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  4. A9X

    A9X Inactive

    Dec 27, 2003
    Get a headphone plug with an Aux in for $60 or so and use your existing electric bass. My NU-X MP2 lasts hours and I can plug it into a phone external battery (which I already have) and I could play for days non stop. If you have no desperate reason for an ABG (recording, specific tone etc), I see it as a waste of money.
  5. lug

    lug Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    League City, Tx
    Something like a Carvin AC40 may work.
  6. abarson


    Nov 6, 2003
    Santa Cruz
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  7. skycruiser


    Jan 15, 2019
    Guild Jumbo Junior if 25.5" scale works for you.
  8. KohanMike

    KohanMike Gold Supporting Member

    Last edited: Jul 26, 2021
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  9. Bassnkeys

    Bassnkeys I Can’t Complain; But Sometimes I Still Do Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2012
    There’s a Traveler bass in the Classifieds. 32” scale, headphone and aux jacks built-in. I own two of these — they are terrific for practice.
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  10. MD


    Nov 7, 2000
    Marin Co. CA.
    What's the "too big to play" bass you speak of?
  11. B-Mac

    B-Mac Happiness is a warm puppy and a great bass Gold Supporting Member

    You'll get lots of recommendations here.
    Acoustic bass fetish club Part 2
    Some 34" scale ABG's can be quite big too, so keep that in mind.
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  12. MountainMikeCS


    Apr 18, 2020
  13. MountainMikeCS


    Apr 18, 2020
    I had a Dean 2016 EAB Electric-Acoustic bass. The body was so big it pinched a nerve under my arm. Thats what I get for buying online without trying first.
    I played smalled acoustic bass guitars in the past without that problem.
  14. landrybass

    landrybass Guest

    Oct 23, 2011
    Try a Ukulele bass something in the 22-25” scale length. I prefer the bronze wrapped/nylon core type strings over the rubbery ones. They sound surprisingly huge for a small bass. I’ve got a Lanikai brand but Taylor makes one, Gold Tone makes one.
  15. Felix Lopez

    Felix Lopez Mettā

    May 15, 2018
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  16. MD


    Nov 7, 2000
    Marin Co. CA.
    Gotcha, that lower bout can be a bit much for some players. At 18", it's 1.5" wider than my G series Takamine, and that's considered "jumbo". If I were looking, Breedlove and Furch would be at the top of my list - I'm sure there would be others.
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  17. MountainMikeCS


    Apr 18, 2020
    Thanks! The Breedlove looks perfect
  18. Felix Lopez

    Felix Lopez Mettā

    May 15, 2018