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What is the difference between electric and acoustic guitars in general?

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Posted by Jessika ( on October 30, 2003 at 22:07:39:

In Reply to: Re: electric or acoustic bass posted by Bob Gollihur on June 18, 2002 at 15:35:04:

: : I am hoping to learn to play bass guitar, but I'm not sure if I would benefit
: : more from buying an acoustic or electric bass for my first guitar. I like
: : hard rock music, but my friends that I would be playing with all have acoustic
: : guitars. Is there even much of a difference between the two? PLEASE HELP!!
: : thank you

: There is a great deal of difference, and there are few true acoustic bass guitars that can actually compete with one or more acoustic guitars (especially under $1000) -- you would be better served by purchasing an electric guitar. You may want to consider less "electric-looking" bass guitars -- Dean makes a Rhapsody bass (model HB) with semi-hollow construction, and while the body lends little to the sound, it does have a more acoustic look, but would still handle any rock tune. I picked up one on a lark, and have been very pleased with it, in spite of the fact that I have other basses that are much more expensive. It's just an example, but they are pretty cheap and very playable.

: BTW, despite the possibly misleading name, this board is for upright bass players; you may want to visit in the electric section, and pose your question there.

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