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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by David Lakin, Jun 19, 2020.
What if Fender was to make an Acoustasonic Precision bass. How would you want it voiced?
In no particular order:
Since Acoustisonic is not a real word and has no definition it can be anything they say.
They make Acoustisonic Strat so why not? It looks cool, I really like the taper on the top of the Strat.
They do make this in a bass, it's the Kingman. I guess if they make the Kingman in a different color thay can rebrand it Acoustisonic and double the price. Pro tip, they've been doing that for years with all their main line basses and guitars.
And last but not least, the Kingman has 1,000 times better bridge than any of my Precision or Jazz basses. It is clearly designed for that instrument. It doesn't look anything like a rusty bent sardine can.
I'm guessing it's probably voiced nicely. Fishman makes nice transducers and electronics and this preamp seems to have some nice features.
The Kingman is not an Acoustasonic. It’s a regular acoustic bass with a cutaway, a pickup and a preamp. The Acoustasonic is four or five times the price and uses multiple types of pickups and modeled sounds. It’s more like a Godin A6—a hybrid guitar that uses computer processing to simulate and color the sound you hear.
So, an Acoustasonic bass could be “voiced” to sound like a P, or a jazz, or a Stingray, or whatever Fender wanted.
FWIW, Fender did make a semi-hollow P bass in the early 90's. Bridge piezo + a P pickup. I'd love to try one some day.
if it had multiple models, one of which being a really good upright, and i had a decent kidney to sell......
Isn't this at least the third iteration of that name for instruments [not to mention amplifiers]? There was a fiberglass back Ovation style acoustic Tele and Strat early this century, an all wooden semi-hollow Tele with a magnetic and piezo pickups [and separate controls] MIM and this newest version. I have always lusted for that semi-hollow MRV posted above.
Man, I don't GAS after many basses, but... woah! I'd LOVE to have one of these!
I have the Tele guitar version. A Precision version might be pretty neat.
At the flip of the switch, change from a p-bass sound to a jazz. Add in various uprights. Could be very versatile.
I have been playing an acoustasonic tele, the body sensor is pretty nice for adding color and percussive sounds.
If they made one I am sure quite a few folks would buy it. I am old fashioned so a great big PCB and reliance on chips and memory to create the tones artificially just seems like it would be a nightmare to deal with over time. Plus, you know, Skynet would live in your bass.
FWIW: *this* just appeared... not an Acoustasonic- but nice, nonetheless! NBD - Fender
A decent upright sound and fretless would put it in the must have category for me.
I’d definitely be in for a fretless Jazz with a piezo pickup. Whenever I saw those CIJ models come up for sale, it’s usually just right after life just happened.
In 2019 Fender released the Acoustasonic Telecaster. It’s sound is revolutionary! It can go from a Martin D-28, Gibson Jumbo to the twang of a Tele with a flip of a 5 way switch. If they can voice a semi-hollow body electric guitar to do that, why can’t they make a bass to do the same? Wouldn’t it be cool to have a bass that could sound like a 1700’s German flat-back upright to a 1950’s Kay upright to P-bass? With a flip of a switch!
Woah. Something I never knew I wanted. GAS incoming
I have one of these, they are very good!
Acoustisonic is not a word. So yeah, they can say anything is "Acoustisonic" just like Dairy Queen can say anything is scrumpdillyicious. And yes, the Acoustisonic Strat is a narrow, hollow body that is designed to play amplified but can also function acoustically if needed. Same exact feature set as the Kingman. So when they make the Kingman 1/2" slimmer and paint it Daphne or Surf it will be Acoustasonic.
Just stop. Go read a spec sheet or a review. A Kingman is an acoustic with a pickup. An Acoustasonic is a hybrid guitar that models sounds.