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Old 2002-12-14, 15:58
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Question Acoustic Basses

So I was in my non-local music shop, and I saw an Acoustic bass by squier. Now this interested me greatly - so in the future, I said I would buy one. Now do any of you have one? was it worth the money? could you recommend any good companies that make them? - caz I don't like squier. Hell, if I was going to get a squier , Id get a fender... atleast I get what I was paying for. I have an electric bass... but Im more of a fan of the acoustic sound. And it'd be nice if you could recommend any that were 4-stringed...

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Old 2002-12-14, 16:07
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Acoustic basses are nice, but it is hard to get loud tones out of it. You'll need still an amp. And they are uncomfortable to play, because they have big bodies, to get at least a quite loud tone.
Try basses with piezo-pick ups.
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Old 2002-12-14, 16:14
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Theres a nice acoustic bass in my sort-of-local music shop, its got gold machine heads and looks so nice but i didnt play on it, i was busy playing on a vintage V900 (that i now own, but aint allowed till christmas) anyway the acoustic bass make is called 'Westfield' its 300 odd quid, also another good acoustic bass makes is 'Tanglewood'

Get that acoustic bass!!

By the way, what songs do you know that are played by an acoustic bass?

i only know one song that is played by an acoustic bass, that is Red hot chili peppers - road trippin
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Old 2002-12-14, 16:22
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You know, actually no I dont know any songs that are played on the acoustic bass... but they[acoustic basses] seem pretty cool. Im guessing though, any song that has a bass line you could play it with an acoustic bass instead of an electric bass. heh. Ill keep those brands in mind next time I go to a music store. Well gee thanks man...
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Old 2002-12-14, 17:33
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By the way, what songs do you know that are played by an acoustic bass?


check out a bunch of iron maiden, steve harris seems to love an acoustic bass for triplet rythems! - fortunes of war, hell, he even does a bass intro to a song on one in blood on the worlds hands.
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Old 2002-12-14, 19:26
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check out a bunch of iron maiden, steve harris seems to love an acoustic bass for triplet rythems! - fortunes of war, hell, he even does a bass intro to a song on one in blood on the worlds hands.


Really? Thats something, I've listen to Iron Maiden and I guess I just never picked up on that. Thats really interesting though.
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Old 2002-12-14, 20:34
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I would like to have an acoustic bass for in the holidays...
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Old 2002-12-15, 05:59
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check out a bunch of iron maiden, steve harris seems to love an acoustic bass for triplet rythems! - fortunes of war, hell, he even does a bass intro to a song on one in blood on the worlds hands.


Thanks for the info deifiler

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I would like to have an acoustic bass for in the holidays...


yeah....an acoustic bass would be good for busking!
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Old 2002-12-15, 07:15
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yeah....an acoustic bass would be good for busking!


Or at the fire place. Someone plays the guitar.
And lots of chicks are around you. And you've got litres of beer with you.
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Old 2002-12-15, 12:31
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yeah I remember my holidays in france and italy, it was all good fun but I always had to adapt and play acoustic guitar, which I can do a bit but I can't do it as good as I can play bass! (does that sentence make sense?)

so I kinda want an acoustic bass for next years holiday and wacken
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Old 2003-02-08, 16:38
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yeah, i know what you mean def-fx

acoustic basses are pretty pricey right? the only ones ive seen in my music stores near by are like 400-600 bucks

oh, and if you like nirvana, the whole unplugged cd was an acoustic bass


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Old 2003-02-08, 17:04
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Carlo robelli's acoustic basses are surprisingly good. Surprising cause their guitars suck ass.
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Old 2003-02-08, 17:24
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never heard of them, you know the site for them?

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Old 2003-02-09, 05:29
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oh, and if you like nirvana, the whole unplugged cd was an acoustic bass




lol, yeah thats why it's called unplugged hehe
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Old 2003-02-09, 21:16
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lol, yeah thats why it's called unplugged


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Old 2003-02-20, 10:36
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yeah I remember my holidays in france and italy, it was all good fun but I always had to adapt and play acoustic guitar, which I can do a bit but I can't do it as good as I can play bass! (does that sentence make sense?)

so I kinda want an acoustic bass for next years holiday and wacken


Aren't most basses at least 400 $? Unless they are really shitty ones.
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Old 2003-02-25, 10:59
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I'm seriously thinking of getting an acoustic bass. But they are not loud and aspensive as i read/herd weel... i'm still thinking.

Good acoustic bass song? Rebirth Acoustic version by Angra
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