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

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


  1. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member 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.
     
  2. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Univox
     
  3. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Epiphone
     
  4. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Warwick
     
  5. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    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.

    Thor
     
  6. BoiNtC

    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
     
  7. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member 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 Fluffy does not agree

    Sep 12, 2003
    Lakewood Colorado
    I use my carved 3/4 upright a lot. I love the way the tone sits with acoustic guitars.
     
  11. Richard Lindsey

    Richard Lindsey

    Mar 25, 2000
    Metro NYC
    My Shuker-Lamaq ABG.

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  12. Atshen

    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.

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

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    Treena
     
  19. Danksalot

    Danksalot

    Apr 9, 2003
    Dallas, Texas, USA
    Endorsing Artist: SIT Strings
    NS CR-4M EUB


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



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  20. drooooooooooooooooooooool

    best

    warwick

    evar!!!