That Acoustic Touch

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by DiegoMcgee, Feb 9, 2002.

  1. DiegoMcgee


    Oct 20, 2001
    Providence RI
    My band has recently gone to doing 3-4 songs
    acoustic mixed in our set. This has been going
    over great. The question I am asking is if the
    guitarist grabs an acoustic and the drummer
    grabs brushes is their something I should be
    doing differently.I have always played in loud
    bands and use alot of different bass techniques
    in my live show but acoustic is a new animal
    for me. What adjustments should I make if any
    in my technique?
    jim obrien
  2. Erm...
    I'm not entirely sure, but you could always just play with a lighter touch?

    My band doesn't play any acoustic sets, mostly because we play school gigs, i.e. talent shows, fairs, graduation/christmas balls etc.
  3. thrash_jazz


    Jan 11, 2002
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Artist: JAF Basses, Circle K Strings
    You may want to tinker with your tone - emphasize the lows and not the highs. Midrange bad too!

    You might also try plucking with your fingers parallel to the strings, or palm muting and playing with your thumb.
  4. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
    Creator of: iGigBook for Android/iOS
    Turn your volume down?;)