Musical instruments

Best Acoustic Basses

The best acoustic bass was compared in terms of quality and price based on their main characteristics.

The acoustic bass is a version of the electric bass with a sound box similar to that of the guitar, which allows the bass player to have an acoustic sound, precisely.

The acoustic bass is almost always amplifiable by built-in microphones including a preamplifier. The volume produced by an acoustic bass is very low because of the size of the speaker, so it is necessary to amplify it. Acoustic basses have special strings covered with bronze or, sometimes, nylon.

Authentic and the possibility of connecting an amplifier thanks to the built-in preamplifier with four-band equalisation and piezol-electric pickups inserted in the bridge, make it perfect for recording and live shows. At a great price!

Best Acoustic Bass: Cort SJB5F-NS Acoustic Bass

Consider this acoustic bass Cort SJB5 f ns, in our experience we feel strongly advised, it is a great bass for quality and price, like all Cort products.

Incidentally, the Cort is the largest stringed instrument factory in the world, and in addition to its own brand, it also makes instruments for Ibanez, Yamaha, Squier and others. Just look at the features to understand what level of instrument we are talking about.

Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint Scala: 34″ (864mm)/ mahogany back and sides / top: solid spruce / neck: mahogany. Rosewood keyboard and bridge; Electronics: Fishman Isys Plus + Sonicore Pickup/string: D’Addario YB-PBB170. Recommended!

Compare Acoustic Basses: Eko Mia IV Bass Eq

MIA IV has a solid Cedar top, flamed Ovangkol back and sides, Mahogany neck and South American Roupana fingerboard.

The differences with respect to the previous series are remarkable: the Gloss finish stands out, the name on the headstock, South American Roupana for bridge and fingerboard and the wood chosen for the sides and back: the Ovangkol; the Ovangkol is a precious hardwood very figurative that is used mainly for sides and back, has the characteristic of producing a warm and full-bodied sound similar to that of Rosewood.

This series represents the guitars that most of all manage to combine the needs of the professional with a value for money that has always distinguished the brand Eko.

Best Acoustic Bass Guitars Compare: Ibanez AVCB9CE-NT

This Ibanez AVCB9CE-NT acoustic bass is an instrument that according to the philosophy of the Japanese company is “a modern approach to the ancient technology of acoustic instruments”, an appropriate definition as Ibanez was one of the first companies to build acoustic basses that are now among the best-selling and employed by professionals. The soundboard is made of Sikka wood (North American fir) “Thermo aged TM” a process that makes the wood similar to the naturally aged one many and many years and gives a superior tonal response. The pickup is Ibanez designed together with Fishman (the top in this sector), as well as the preamplifier with built-in tuner. Both jack and XLR balanced output.

Mahogany headbands, back and neck, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, and (wonder!) real bone nut and bridge saddle. Open-pore finish. Scale 812 mm, medium scale therefore, suitable even for those with small hands. Beautiful fillets in turtle-like. In conclusion, this acoustic bass Ibanez is a superior instrument for quality / price ratio that will accompany the musician for many years with a great sound that will improve over time. Don’t let him get away!

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July 19, 2019