Posted by Nickey on January 09, 2001 at 07:05:18:
In Reply to: Re: Welcome, Cindy... posted by Thlayli on January 09, 2001 at 02:58:09:
: I haven't played a BG-29, but I've found the Epiphone El Capitan to be nice... though it's a five-string. And I haven't seen one with frets, either, so that doesn't help at all.
: Acoustic bass guitars are weird... they've been constructed basically just like their skinny-stringed cousin, but because bass deals with different frequencies than guitar, most e/a basses end up sounding really... well, dull. Plus, if they use all the same bracing and whatnot, an a/e bass will almost always be drowned out unamplified in an ensemble situation.
: Too bad nobody makes resonator basses anymore...
Thlayli is right about acustic basses getting lost in an ensemple situation.
Basically you should get the biggest one you can find if you want it to be heard.
This will of course make it a bit harder to play.
Maybe it's best to get a medium size acustic bass with a mic and a small combo.
When you can't get the electricity you will still hear the bass
but the rest won't so well, depending on the style you all play of course.
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