Victor Bailey Signature Acoustic/Electric

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tampabass, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. Tampabass

    Tampabass Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2006
    I know you are, but what am I?
    I'm not really looking for an acoustic/electric, but I played one of these in a store the other day and I was blown away by the action, the feel of the bass and the electric sound.
    It seems a little too quiet, in terms of how much volume it produces unplugged.
    It's a really beautiful looking bass, too.
    Has anyone had any experiences, good or bad, with this bass?
    Street price is quite a bit more than I want to pay, but ...
  2. Tampabass

    Tampabass Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2006
    I know you are, but what am I?
    has anyone owned one of these?
  3. i don't really have anything to add, but they do look like fun :)
  4. G


    Apr 12, 2000
    I played one at a local GC, and my impressions were the same as the first poster. I wish they made a 5 so I could get my acoustic E-C on.
  5. dadodetres


    Dec 19, 2004
    Dint try that one.
    But all the acoustic basses i tryed didnt sound loud enough unpluggef to compete with a acoustic guitar.
    Specially in the low end. I guess upright are so big for that purpose. They were made when there was no amplification and they had to compete with other instrumens, so they have a huge resonance box.

    If it is Baileys signature acoustic i guess he must had used in some recordings, right? anyone knows were can i listen to it in its maximun potential?
  6. I come to the acceptance that the acoustic bass is great for living room noodling and good amplified acoustic tone and no more. I still want one.
  7. Mikefish07


    Apr 6, 2003
    I owned one for a little while, but returned it because one of the sliders was defective. It's a really nice bass and the neck feels more like my Fender Jazz. The sound was a little too bright for me and the action was a little high. If I had it longer, I would have changed those bronze strings and worked on the action.
  8. howie


    Aug 29, 2005
    i never played the vb acoustic so i can't really comment on it. i play a tacoma thunderchief and it has no problem competing with an acoustic guitar. two would probably be a different story though. it's perfect for going over to my buddies to write songs without having to lug all of my gear.
  9. Tampabass

    Tampabass Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2006
    I know you are, but what am I?
    thanks for the info.;)
  10. AuG


    May 22, 2005
    Fort Collins, CO
    I played one of these today in a local GC and was instantly hooked. Construction was top notch for being made in Korea and I especially liked the onboard tuner and the 4 band eq. Didn't try it plugged in, and as some have said before it is a bit on the quiet side. The price is something to be desired, but if you're good I'm sure you can talk someone at GC down 50-75 bucks, if not more. :) In any event, I think I've found a suitable purchase for when the tax return comes in. :smug: