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I read about the Taylor GS Mini Bass in their Wood and Steel publication and was intrigued. Didn't know Guild had one too.

Just saw Trent Severn at the HOME County festival in London and Ehm Gryner played a Kala Ukulele (Acoustic) Bass and it was great. It's amazing what these low budget/size instruments can do, but of course, it does come down to the player.

The GS mini, as you know Robert, is pretty cool.
 

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I wonder how the Taylor and the Guild sounds compared to the Kala and Goldtone that have the rubber/polymer strings. Here is my Goldtone.

 

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Do any of you guys use them acoustically? I bought one (Ibanez) for that reason and found that it just can't keep up with an acoustic guitar, volume wise.
So to have to amplify it makes it seem kind of useless unless you want that particular tone? Which seems sort of like a 3rd type of tone as it's not like an electric, but not like a stand-up either.
So I figured I'd use it for practicing, but it's not very comfortable (waaah ;) ) and I can hear the electric well enough unplugged for practice if need be.
Just interested in hearing the merits of these acoustic basses, as for the use mine gets I might as well sell it.
 

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Do any of you guys use them acoustically? I bought one (Ibanez) for that reason and found that it just can't keep up with an acoustic guitar, volume wise.
So to have to amplify it makes it seem kind of useless unless you want that particular tone? Which seems sort of like a 3rd type of tone as it's not like an electric, but not like a stand-up either.
So I figured I'd use it for practicing, but it's not very comfortable (waaah ;) ) and I can hear the electric well enough unplugged for practice if need be.
Just interested in hearing the merits of these acoustic basses, as for the use mine gets I might as well sell it.
That's how my buddies use them. Nice for playing around with, watching TV or whatever. With one gentle guitar player, you might get by.

But in a jam with a few acoustic guitars, the bass needs to be plugged in to a small amp. Doesn't take much (like a 110 combo), but it needs a bit of help in that situation, IMO.
 
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But in a jam with a few acoustic guitars, the bass needs to be plugged in to a small amp.
This is what keeps me from getting one.
If I have to pug in, I may as well bring an electric.
There are acoustic baritones out there.
That may cut through the mix better, I'd imagine.
 
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