Can you get an accoustic bass (guitar)?

Noriaki

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Can you get an accoustic bass (guitar)?

My friend's got 2 electric 6 strings, 1 electric bass, 2 accoustic 6 strings, but no accoustic bass.

Can you get them?

(Maybe I'm just guitar incompotent sorry if this is a really dumb question)
 

Platypus

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No, they are like a normal accoustic guitar, except a bit fatter and the neck is spaced differently
 

gopunk

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eh, the strings are different for bass and cello.
 

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<< http://www.ovationguitars.com/index.cfm?fa=series&sid=44

If you're looking for an acoustic bass guitar, Ovation's probably your best bet. I don't remember if any of the huge names have anything comparable (I doubt it).

Ovation makes some a##-kicking guitars... I'd check 'em out. If you're in the Seattle area, I can recommend some good stores to go to.
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My brother plays and had an ovation plastic back acoustic-electric. He then got a Taylor...the Taylor sounds way better IMO...
 

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The bassist for Pearl Jam, Jeff Ament, has occasionally used a 6-string (or 5 I cant remember) acoustic fretless bass... amazing stuff.
 

Orsorum

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<< http://www.ovationguitars.com/index.cfm?fa=series&sid=44

If you're looking for an acoustic bass guitar, Ovation's probably your best bet. I don't remember if any of the huge names have anything comparable (I doubt it).

Ovation makes some a##-kicking guitars... I'd check 'em out. If you're in the Seattle area, I can recommend some good stores to go to.
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My brother plays and had an ovation plastic back acoustic-electric. He then got a Taylor...the Taylor sounds way better IMO...
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Taylor makes a good guitar, too. I got an Art & Luthrie myself, IMO it sounds great (when someone else plays it... I still suck).
 

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<< http://www.ovationguitars.com/index.cfm?fa=series&sid=44

If you're looking for an acoustic bass guitar, Ovation's probably your best bet. I don't remember if any of the huge names have anything comparable (I doubt it).

Ovation makes some a##-kicking guitars... I'd check 'em out. If you're in the Seattle area, I can recommend some good stores to go to.
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My brother plays and had an ovation plastic back acoustic-electric. He then got a Taylor...the Taylor sounds way better IMO...
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Taylor makes a good guitar, too. I got an Art & Luthrie myself, IMO it sounds great (when someone else plays it... I still suck).
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I'm not really in any position to judge...the Taylor just sounds a lot brighter (I guess that's the term I'm looking for).
 

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<< http://www.ovationguitars.com/index.cfm?fa=series&sid=44

If you're looking for an acoustic bass guitar, Ovation's probably your best bet. I don't remember if any of the huge names have anything comparable (I doubt it).

Ovation makes some a##-kicking guitars... I'd check 'em out. If you're in the Seattle area, I can recommend some good stores to go to.
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My brother plays and had an ovation plastic back acoustic-electric. He then got a Taylor...the Taylor sounds way better IMO...
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Taylor makes a good guitar, too. I got an Art & Luthrie myself, IMO it sounds great (when someone else plays it... I still suck).
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I'm not really in any position to judge...the Taylor just sounds a lot brighter (I guess that's the term I'm looking for).
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lol Right on.
 

Orsorum

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<< hehe, you DO NOT want to hear me picking up a guitar :p >>



lol True dat.

You play anything else?
 

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<< hehe, you DO NOT want to hear me picking up a guitar :p >>



lol True dat.

You play anything else?
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Well, I can kill anyone in my household playing UT, AOE, etc :D As for instruments, I have a *gift* for being able to belch really loud...that's about it :eek:
 

Orsorum

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<< hehe, you DO NOT want to hear me picking up a guitar :p >>



lol True dat.

You play anything else?
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Well, I can kill anyone in my household playing UT, AOE, etc :D As for instruments, I have a *gift* for being able to belch really loud...that's about it :eek:
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lol You should join a choir.
 

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<< Can you get an accoustic bass (guitar)?

My friend's got 2 electric 6 strings, 1 electric bass, 2 accoustic 6 strings, but no accoustic bass.

Can you get them?

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Acoustic basses are for damn wimps. Be a real man and get an upright.



 

Noriaki

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<< Can you get an accoustic bass (guitar)?

My friend's got 2 electric 6 strings, 1 electric bass, 2 accoustic 6 strings, but no accoustic bass.

Can you get them?

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Acoustic basses are for damn wimps. Be a real man and get an upright.
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An "upright"?

You mean like a one of those things they stand up and play with a stick? Not quite what we're looking for here...thanks though.

What would an Electric Bass cost vs an Accoustic. Take into account the price of an amp to. This is for a beginner so we're looking for a relatively inexpensive route.
 

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<< Can you get an accoustic bass (guitar)?

My friend's got 2 electric 6 strings, 1 electric bass, 2 accoustic 6 strings, but no accoustic bass.

Can you get them?

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Acoustic basses are for damn wimps. Be a real man and get an upright.
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An "upright"?

You mean like a one of those things they stand up and play with a stick? Not quite what we're looking for here...thanks though.

What would an Electric Bass cost vs an Accoustic. Take into account the price of an amp to. This is for a beginner so we're looking for a relatively inexpensive route.
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A beginner electric bass guitar is running about $300 US for a Peavey Milestone III, list. Depending on the store, (again, if you're in the Puget Sound area... I have hookups) you can probably fanangle at least 15% (up to maybe 30%) off that list price.

An acoustic bass guitar, to my knowledge, is going to cost considerably more. The roundback Ovation I quoted costs around $700 or so list (has electronics and everything, too, so you can hook it straight up to an amp).

For a good quality amp, you're talking $150 on up... $150 can get you an okay quality practice amp.

Keep in mind these are all list prices, I'd say realistically only $255 for a Peavey Milestone and $128 for the practice amp, max.
 

johnjohn320

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<< Acoustic basses are for damn wimps. Be a real man and get an upright. >>

An "upright"?

You mean like a one of those things they stand up and play with a stick? Not quite what we're looking for here...thanks though.

What would an Electric Bass cost vs an Accoustic. Take into account the price of an amp to. This is for a beginner so we're looking for a relatively inexpensive route
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Upright basses are played either with a bow (the stick you were thinking of) made of wood and horse tail hairs, or plucked with a finger. It's what they use in orchestras or jazz combos usually. If I were to get an acoustic bass, I personally go with the upright bass. Much better sound, more versatile, and if you want to amplify it all you have to do is snap an acoustic pickup on the bridge and plug 'er in.

But if you really want to go with the acoustic bass guitar, check musiciansfriend.com, in addition the other link to ovation guitars that someone else gave.

Oh, and as for an amp for electric bass, it varies from amp to amp, brand, and more importantly, size.
 

Nutdotnet

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Tacoma makes an excellent Acoustic Bass.

Personally unless the dude is going to be doing a lot of acoustic gigs than it MAY be worth it, but other than that.........stick with an electric.