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Best Acoustic Bass Guitar for Beginners - Which one to buy?

bassmanav
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3 months ago
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I am planning to get an acoustic bass guitar but confused between these options:-

Fender Kingman – The Californian Version
Ibanez AEB5EBK – The Black Beauty
Epiphone DR-100 – The Vintage Model
Dean EAB – A combo of Electric-Acoustic Bass Guitar

(Edit by Johnny - I removed a link here, this account look spammy to me)
IamMark
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Is there a budget you're trying to work within?

I bought a Washburn ABK5 not too long ago for $350. It's holding up well and sounds really good. It's not a deep body acoustic, but still has a nice deep tone to it. The electronics are decent (not great) and has a small eq. But for some reason the battery doesn't last long in it, so I have to keep unplugging the battery when I'm not using it to preserve the battery.

You can pick up an ABK5 now for next to nothing.
http://www.instrumentalley.com/Washburn-AB5K-Acoustic-Electric-Bass-Guitar-Natu-p/ab5k.htm?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3tvG7IK-1QIVBoVpCh0p6QC0EAQYAiABEgKRyPD_BwE&Click=21214
2nick3
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I've played the Fender Kingman a few times in stores, and I appreciated the Jazz neck (since my main bass is a Fender Jazz) and the size of the body, specifically that it wasn't as deep as a lot of the others I've seen. Last time I was in Guitar Center there was a Dean EAB there that I about had to dislocate my right shoulder to play - I'd never last through a set with that thing.

My favorite EAB is still my Charvel Surfcaster. Good size, nice looks, great ‘thunky’ sound. But very hard to find any more.
I never bought or possessed one. It would have been better if I had an acoustic bass, because I rely too much on gizmos like compression and eq.
mr zee
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I had the use of an Hofner Verithin semi acoustic bass when I first started playing. Got some awesome sounds and feedback with the aid of a phaser PEDAL
MotorMog
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Got some awesome sounds and feedback with the aid of a phaser

I bet you did


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mr zee
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Quote: Got some awesome sounds and feedback with the aid of a phaser I bet you did
Long time no see, hows it hanging

johnny [staff]
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Looks like somebody trying to score links for his website or something, not really looking for advice honestly.
MotorMog
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All good been a tad busy at work ,three weeks til our beer festival gig need knuckle down and get some propper drinking practice in
mr zee
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No guzzling. steady away and no more than 20 pints and you should be good for the day. Minds't you don't think I could handle that sort of action any more. Hope your beer gig goes well

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