Need a recommendation for an acoustic bass

Discussion in 'Bass Central' started by kmarini12, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. kmarini12


    Aug 2, 2009
    I'd like to get an acoustic bass. Everyone I know has an acoustic guitar and i want to be able to jump in. I play a 4 string Geddy Lee Fender Jazz and a 4 Schecter Diamond Series Bass. I love the Schecter because of it's thin fretboard. Being a female, my hands are not as large and so I prefer thinner necks. I love my Geddy Lee Jazz because it also has a smaller profile. I dont want to buy a really cheap or expensive one, I really want to know about features and size and then figure out the cash. Also, don't care for the Hofner (spelling?) I am not a beatles kind of person. My band plays heavy rock (70's rock) so what I play acoustic will likely be that type of music.

    What's a girl to do?

    Kathleen in Mokena
  2. rcarraher


    Dec 21, 2008
    Are yoou talking about a semi accoustic electric, like the Beatle Bass or are you looking for an acoustic bass guitar (which often have electric is confusing), like the Michael Kelley that could be played unplugged?

    If you mean the later, the best IMHO is the Tacoma Thunderchief or its less expensive relative, The Olympic). But, they are a bit on the large side. The Fender Victor Bailey gets some nice press, and they aren't overly big. Michael Kellys are pretty, but not very loud unplugged. There are some "less expensive" options from Dean, Rogue, Johnson etc...and I played a Takimine (used) in a GC about a year ago that impressed me.

    If you are looking
  3. Michael777


    Feb 22, 2006
    General Manager: Bass Central
    Check out the Warwick Alien...
  4. pumashoe

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    Nov 13, 2009