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whats more important?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 60's Bluesman, May 12, 2010.


  1. 60's Bluesman

    60's Bluesman

    Feb 7, 2010
    Michigan
    well i got a knock off starter bass that i have stopped using since i got a different and better guitar. my question is for someone who plays lots for blues and 60's rock what is more imprtant to have another electric bass or an acoustic bass? i looked on guitar center last night for cheap basses and they got a good selection i should be able to trade even up for or close to it
     
  2. PSPookie

    PSPookie

    Aug 13, 2006
    Ocoee, TN
    IME, a second electric will get much more use than an acoustic.
     
  3. I never thought of an acoustic bass as a good idea until I saw Nathan East playing one with Clapton - then it was LOVE and I hadda get one.

    Really though - the acoustic is very versatile and fits into many more grooves than you will know until you try one.

    Maybe the only thing it won't sound good at is slapping - but I've never tried it as I don't slap any of my instruments.

    As far as an antidote for gas goes, it fills a lot of that urge to buy more basses just looking for 'that sound/tone' as it vastly improves your footprint in bass sounds and even playing technique.

    It can go from super chocolate to the gut string hum of a stand-up double. Very smooth and super sustain too!

    PS ::: You don't need to spend much more than three yards for a decent new one either.
     

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