I've put a lot of energy during the past year getting to better know my acoustic bass guitar. The best discovery I made was I like the tone a LOT more when it's amplified. Lots of ways to do that -- microphone, DI, tube preamp, micing a cabinet, via headphones, etc. Gorgeous tone that is impossible to hear in a purely acoustic fashion because ABG puts out so little air. Very few people on TB discuss the tone of the ABG and its potential roles in music. The random threads popping up usually ask: "What ABG is LOUD and CHEAP?" Basing a perception on those questions, you'd think ABG is a throwaway instrument good for nothing but a campfire jam. Or maybe one of those "serious" practice sessions where someone grabs an ABG to plunk on while watching King of Thrones? Anyway, I made a video of how to record ABG, but I filed it in the "recording" section of TB and I think it the topic of tone of the acoustic bass guitar and its role in music is worthy of broader discussion. How are some of you using ABG in a musical way? Here's the video to provide an idea of ABG tone potential. Oh yeah - that was the other big insight I got: the various ways of capturing tone produce different results. But I like all of them!