Unplugged tone unobtainable ?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Tim de Martino, Dec 23, 2017.

  1. Today I've been playing a number of my instruments (not only bass) plugged in and unplugged.

    Playing my Peavey TL-5, it struck me once again how much I would like to hear the acoustic sound amplified. Don't get me wrong, it has a nice electric tone, especially with the Bart soapbars and EMG preamp I installed but I would love to hear the hifi zing that it has unplugged, even with old strings.

    I did try eqing my Telecaster looking for the same thing but only got most of the way there. I'm guessing it would take megabucks (more) in amplification to get what I want. A piezo gives a different sound again so that's not really an avenue.

    Anyone else had this thought and if so, did you try to find the sound in amplification or another way?


  2. Gojiberry22


    Jul 14, 2017
    Why not just put a microphone in front of you and play it acoustically.