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Parlor acoustic electric basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by WaDu, Aug 21, 2018.

  1. WaDu


    Nov 6, 2013
    I wanted something to round out the bass collection and looking at Ibenez Parlor Bass. decent acoustic sound, bit tinney . The Taylor Mini is almost 3x $$ And sounds unbelieveble!! Both have acoustic guitar form factor. Ie shortscale. And these magic EXP strings only available from dAddario. Gulp!
    Anyone else checking these out? Maybe they're intended for small people?
  2. HaphAsSard


    Dec 1, 2013
    This thread should be of interest:
    Guitar Scale Acoustic Basses

    One string alternative heavily discussed here is the La Bella CB40 set (originally for 4-string classical contrabass guitars - in practice, 30" inch scale acoustic bass guitars in classical guitar form, as in shape and construction):
    CB40 Classical 4-String Contra Bass | La Bella Strings
    La Bella CB40-BE Contrabass Guitar Strings 75cm Scale Ball End

    Another nylon-core set is the La Bella Silverback, designed for the Gold Tone MicroBass:
    MicroBass LaBella 'Silverback' Strings | Gold Tone Folk Instruments

    For more options of similar type, see this thread:
    Acoustic bass 25.6" scale
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