I just bought my first (actually second) Acoustic Bass. My first was an Olympia (by Tacoma), bought new. After owning it for a few days I exchanged it because 1) the case was a total disaster, and 2) the output jack was bad. I just can't abide problems like this in a new instrument. I don't want them fixed, I just want rid of them. I exchanged it for a Tacoma ThunderChief CB10E4 (Fishman electronics). It cost about $350 more, but based what I saw with the two, I think it was probably worth it: better neck, finish, fit, wood, electronics, case, appearance, virtually everything. Anyway. I'd like some advice on use, strings, amps, etc., from those of you who own this bass, or its various variants, based upon your experience. For amps I own two heads: a Peavey Firebass II, Ampeg SVT-III; four cabs, all Ampeg Classics: 1x15 (2 each), 2x10, 4x10; and four combos: Ashdown Electric Blue 12, Ampeg B-100R, Fender BXR-25, Peavey Microbass. I plan on using this bass for some Blue-Grass, Acoustic Country sets with my two bands. So far, I've only used it with the Microbass amp. I don't really think I'll need either one of the heads and cabinets, but I could be wrong. I can't say as I'm overly intrigued with the strings that came on it. Noisy, and way two treble sounding. Feel isn't that great either. I primarily use flats on my electric basses. I'm wondering about either the black nylon tape flats or possibly the nylon filament wounds made by Fender. Any help that you experienced Tacoma players could provide would be most appreciated. Thanks.