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Re: 4 string a/e bass guitar

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Posted by steve on May 19, 2001 at 06:51:40:

In Reply to: 4 string a/e bass guitar posted by Sandy on May 18, 2001 at 22:13:51:

: I am wanting to learn bluegrass bass but cant really carry an upright in my ford escort!
: Are the a/e bass guitars loud enough to be heard well in an all acoustic jam setting?
: There are several on ebay I am considering lke the Epiphone El Capitan and the Fender BG29 as well as others.
: Are there any recommendations?
: Will a solid top have more volume than laminated?
: Are there any mid price models that have a less chunky neck?

I think you will find the answer is no,there is not an acoustic bass guitar that will be loud enough to be heard over a group of other instruments without some form of amplification.It somewhat defeats the object if you have to take even a small amp.I think i would try to devise a method of transport for an upright(there is always a way!)much better sound as well. good luck.

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