I ordered a Michael Kelly Firefly the other day, and browsing around recently I have the feeling that I am going to be disappointed. The reason I wanted an acoustic bass was so that when I went away for regattas(sailing races) I could hang out on the dock or beach between rotations and jam with my acoustic guitar-playing teammates. I've read many glowing reviews of this bass, but also many that say it is too quiet to be heard over even an acoustic guitar. My other choice was going to be the Dean Playmate EAB which, even though it's half the price, people always talk about how loud it is. Looks are nice, but are not a big factor at all. So my questions are if the Firefly will fit my purposes and if not should I downgrade to the Playmate?