Suggestions on acoustic basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassman795, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. bassman795


    Apr 14, 2009
    so im quite satisfied with my electric bass guitar, but ive been in need of an acoustic bass for quite some time. ive often been without a proper guitar at unplugged settings and wondered which acoustic bass would be right for me. the style i would be playing is alternative rock with blues undertones. i would mainly use for recording. help anyone?
  2. I second that question, although I'm looking for something that's just 'general purpose'...and left handed! I've been to a couple of local shops to no avail, and Rondo Music don't seem to stock the Agile 5-string acoustic as a lefty any more.
  3. sloasdaylight

    sloasdaylight Inactive

    Feb 4, 2009
    Tampa, Florida, US
    I have a Michael Kelly Dragonfly that was purchased for me like 2 days ago, I like it so far. It's got a wonderful Inlay on the fretboard, and a Fishman preamp onboard, which is really nice.
  4. I have one of these:

    It has a thin body that eliminates feedback and the need for a soundhole plug. Of course it makes it's use as an acoustic instrument nil, but these ABG things are usually not loud enough to play with more than a single acoustic guitar anyway. They are a lot more comfortable to play than a large bodied one.

    What do they sound like? Like a combination of an upright and a fretless bass. They sound good with the Vinyl wrapped strings, but even better with GHS light Precision flats.
    However, the phospher bronze strings make them sound too "electric" instead of acoustic.

    Well worth the money.

  5. Thanks guys. I don't know what the budget of the original poster is, but I don't think I can afford much more than $200 at the moment. I've made some enquiries with Kurt at Rondo Music, so I'll let everyone know my findings here.
  6. Weimhunter


    Mar 2, 2007
    I got a Kramer Ferrington for sale in the classifieds. I have two of them and love them. Has a great neck. Great tone and feel.
  7. Sav'nBass


    Jan 18, 2009
    Virginia Beach

    Yeah I have a Dragonfly also. I got the 5 string..... it has a decent enough tone... Not too loud in a purely acoustic setting... it ist as full as say a Tacoma.. but it is decent. I bought it because it was on sale for $300 @ GC @ 2 years ago... I have a Tacoma but since I started playing a 5 string I just prefer that over a 4..... so when I saw that I couldnt pass it up.

    The Tacoma is a great sounding bass.. and I imagine their 5 sounds great too.. the one thing I dont like about it is the finish.. it is kind of delicate... at least the one on my CB-10 is...
  8. flea claypool

    flea claypool

    Jun 27, 2004
    depending on budget warwick alien is a sweet sweet little number