My new band is all acoustic, it’s drums, lead guitar (he plays a Gibson J-45), the vocalist who most often plays rhythm on a Martin 12 string but also plays banjo on a few songs and we are looking into getting a good keyboard to incorporate more piano on his end since many/most venues no longer have a house piano, and me on bass. I play an AVRI 75 style Jazz Bass, it’s from 1999 and it’s all stock and I play through an Ampeg SB-12 Portaflex, usually with a dbx 160A compressor. I really like what we are doing together but something I have been struggling with is how to be loud and out there enough that my bass is always present, without overpowering the acoustic instruments, being as up front as the rhythm guitar is. Neither of the guitarists use pickups, they mic their guitars. I play double bass (actually, it’s my primary instrument, I came to the electric bass about a decade after I became a bassist) and I’ve found that using that instead does work quite well on an aesthetic level but we also think that the double bass brings us too far into the old time or even bluegrass direction and we are definitely oriented in a more folk rock direction. Tips?