Thinking of bass might bring to your mind the mind melting electronic medleys that make you want to plug into whatever plug will allow the music to flow straight through your veins. I am with you but I will also tell you that you don’t need to plug into anything to feel the funk flow through you. The acoustic bass guitar is perfect for that purpose, making each and every note resonate through your body in a powerful wave that feels like the bass is somehow transferred and said through the entirety of your body, not sonically, but biologically. I don’t know how it works either, but trust me, when the funk gets going and you feel the rhythm running the beat of your heart, fingers and feet, you will know what I am talking about. Or maybe you won’t, it’s entirely up to you and there is no shame in feeling the word bass course through you. Especially, since you know, that is an exaggerated way to say that hey, the acoustic bass is really fun to play and feels kind of neat when you get to feel the notes reverberated through you. The thing with the acoustic bass is that it takes getting used to, just like the electric bass takes learning. The acoustic body of the guitar might feel a little unwieldy to newcomers, but the best acoustic bass guitars negate that discomfort. The real fun with the bass guitar comes when you finally get to pull it out in front of a wowed crowd and teach them why bass players are superior.
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Top 5 Best Acoustic Bass Guitars
|1||Ibanez PCBE12MHOPN||(4.9 / 5)||Check on Amazon
|2||Boulder Creek EBR3-N4F||(4.9 / 5)||Check on Amazon
|3||Michael Kelly MKDF4SKB||(4.8 / 5)||Check on Amazon
|4||Dean EAB FL Acoustic-Electric Bass||(4.8 / 5)||Check on Amazon
|5||Washburn Acoustic Basses AB5K||(4.7 / 5)||Check on Amazon
Contrary to your initial instinct, the history of the acoustic bass guitar does not begin ages ago. The instrument began its life as a novelty in the 1950s, when the Kay musical company decided to find a new and innovative way to get people interested in music. The design did not end up being too successful at the time so no many copies of the instrument were sold, and the acoustic bass guitar seemed to fizzle out of existence for a little while. In the 1970s, as the resurgence of folk and country music came into full swing, the instrument started to make a comeback with the help of Emile Ball. According to the man he wanted to give the bass race (creative name right?) an option of moving from electric to acoustic, a way for these people to have an easy time to work with the acoustic guitars. The acoustic bass guitar became more popular this time around and the production went into overdrive. More and more popular musicians started using the instrument, popularizing to the point that even today the acoustic bass guitar holds a special place in the hearts of folk musicians. Fortunately the instrument is not limited in folk and has found use in a wide range of genres, just like any instrument with a versatile sound and playability does.
I don’t have too many friends that have played the acoustic bass guitar, neither have I played the acoustic bass guitars myself too much. Whether its for the better or for worse, I do not know, but I assume it is for the worse. The instrument has been a lot of fun when I have played it and it never felt like purely a novelty thing. The bass could have applications in acoustic bands, maybe acoustic rock and roll. The unique resonance of the acoustic bass can also easily be used by country and bluegrass musicians to enhance their sound and keep it more acoustic, without having to venture into the electric world. Through it might be hard to correctly sound and mic up the acoustic bass guitar, the result is often very satisfying. The best acoustic bass guitar players produce the same crisp, vibrant sound that is so coveted among bass players, whether playing acoustic or when mic’d up. Maybe if I buy one, I too will be able to impress people around a bonfire with my acoustic bass skills as my friend performs his weak chords on the guitar, next to me on the ground. Or maybe that is not the point of the acoustic bass, maybe the point of the acoustic bass is to be able to enjoy yourself as you play the music you enjoy so much. The versatility of the acoustic bass guitar is unquestionable, exemplified by the fact that it is used in so many genres. So grab yourself one and enjoy the hours of playing that comes with the pleasure of an acoustic bass guitar. Good luck!