What bass do you play when you are playing an acoustic set

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Oct 9, 2003.


    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    The past two years alot of my gigs were acoustic gigs and i was using a Univox violin bass and then got the Epiphone Jack Casady bass then just recently got a Warwick Infinity LTD 2000 which is a great match with acoustic stuff. So what is everyone using at their acoustic gigs.

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member


    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member


    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

  5. Thor

    Thor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    I have been using the same old same old Eb3.
    Michael Jewels and I have been discussing he merits of the JC Epiphone, as you know he loves it.

    So I am considering acquiring one of those.

    Pass the ammo ...
    or PM me if you have comments, but if you think the JC is a good acoustic gig bass, I'd like to know why you went to the Warwick. I suppose others would too.

  6. BoiNtC


    Nov 25, 2002
    NYC, USA
    I used to use my p-bass til it got stolen, now I prefer the tone of my Jaco fretless over the maple/ash KSD, but I still use the KSD more because I've been doing more chords and walking and its easier to play on the fretted for now. Trying to score a RB5 thinking of getting one used from a TBer but I just saw an amphead which I needed more :p but soon I'll have a darker sounding bass for more acoustic sounding sets

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    I got the warwick because i needed a good 5 string bass it was not because of any problem with the jack casady. The cassady is a very reliable giging bass it is my main four string. I say go for it and get the casady, you wont be disappointed.
  8. tonedeaf

    tonedeaf Supporting Member

    Most of the time I use my old standby J-bass for acoustic sets, but I have used a 3/4 size upright a time or two, and now my Kingston fretless may replace the Jazz for some acoustic stuff.
  9. Since I can't play double bass, I will be using my new Rick Turner with the piezo turned up and the magnetic pickups turned down. I used to use what ever I had.
  10. metron

    metron Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2003
    I use my carved 3/4 upright a lot. I love the way the tone sits with acoustic guitars.
  11. My Shuker-Lamaq ABG.

  12. Atshen


    Mar 13, 2003
    Grim Cold Québec
    For a short time I was in an acoustic jazz trio, and I played a Godin A4 fretless. Sweeeeet.
  13. Oj, jeez, that is a sweet looking bass. As for the question, I play my Heir 5 or my fretless p-bass ripoff.
  14. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    My Zon fretless 5.
  15. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    NS Electric Upright 5 string. Great sonic character for an acoustic set.
  16. Folmeister

    Folmeister Knowledge is Good - Emile Faber Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    Tomball, Texas
    Martin B-1. Smells too good to play sometimes.
  17. Rob Allens are excellent for acoustic sets.

  18. I use my guild B4CE acoustic with the on board- fishman pre amp.


  19. NS CR-4M EUB

    Wow! that just looks like a bunch of jumbled letters. Maybe this will help.



    Jun 1, 2003
    Orlando, FL




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