Recommendations on Acoustic/Electric for Latin?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ComeHomeShane, May 3, 2019.

  1. ComeHomeShane

    ComeHomeShane Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2016
    Southern California
    I just started playing with my first Latin cover band. I've never spent good time on a double, so I'm not quite ready to make the jump to an Ampeg baby bass. I would like to purchase an acoustic/electric bass to replicate that baby bass sound until I can make the leap with a big purchase. I'm looking for something with a big acoustic thump sound that also has reliable electronics. Most A/E basses I'm finding either have too thin of a sound (Ovation series) or the electronics are sketchy (Takamine GB30CE). (edit*) Or when plugged in they don't retain that acoustic tone.

    For reference, I play on a G&L Jazz Bass 4 and a G&L Kiloton (when I want a humbucker). Both have the slim jazz width nut... I have smaller hands.

    Any recommendations? Thanks!
    Last edited: May 3, 2019
  2. srayb


    Oct 27, 2010
    Not sure what an Ibanez Alien is, but have you tried the Ibanez SRH series? Available in either fretless or fretted 4 or 5 string. They have piezo pickup in the saddle and a hollow section in the body. I think they sound pretty good. Good luck.
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  3. ComeHomeShane

    ComeHomeShane Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2016
    Southern California
    Cool. Looks like it won't be too hard to demo one of these nearby.
  4. abarson


    Nov 6, 2003
    Santa Cruz
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