#2
You could get a louder sound out of a tissue box and some elastic bands than most acoustic basses, most of them are designed to be played using the Piezo pick up however there are some exceptions like the Tacoma Thunderchief ot Warwick Alien. There is a cheaper version of the Thundercheif available but I can"t remember what the name of it is.
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#3
If you get one, lose the phosphor bronze strings and string it with electric flatwounds. It makes a world of difference.
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#5
I've played some cheaper ones and some more expensive ones. The expensive ones can be really nice (Warwick Aliens are fantastic basses) but generally with a cheaper one I'd say you'd be better off simply going for a cheap portable amp.
#6
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You could get a louder sound out of a tissue box and some elastic bands than most acoustic basses, most of them are designed to be played using the Piezo pick up however there are some exceptions like the Tacoma Thunderchief ot Warwick Alien. There is a cheaper version of the Thundercheif available but I can"t remember what the name of it is.


You are thinking of the Olympia ODB3CE. The acoustic basses from Boulder Creek guitars are in the same category but a bit more cash.
#7
Dean has some acoustic bass for about $200 USD. It's big and unwieldy but it's the loudest acoustic bass guitar i've ever heard. The only problem with it is an extremely low action so that you need to pluck the strings gently or it buzzes on the fretboard and the lack of a truss rod in the neck.

But it's cheap so it's got very little risk to it.
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#8
I have an Ibanez acoustic bass and it's the quietest thing I've ever played. It has a piezo in it though so I can get some really killer tones with it if I plug it in. Fattest bass sound I've ever heard.
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