Model Year: 2004
Price: $500.00 (new)
Where Obtained: beach music
Very nice for playing in late night jams and for just playin by your self it has a very trebel tone to it but it is nice comming through a 1x15
Smooth and easy tone controlls
Alot of trebel but that can be fixed with some agusting
Gert constrution it is very durable
I'm not giving this a 5 only because I feel this a specialized instrument. But it's very, very good at what it does.
I don't think there IS an Acoustic Bass, uprights included; bass is an ensemble instrument, & the others in the ensemble are a lot louder in more noticable parts of the sound spectrum.
This is a great instrument. You can do a lot worse in this $ range, & it's hard to do better without a lot more $$. If you are looking seriously at adding an AEB to your raft of basses, my advice is to think "aE" instead of "Ae". And play a Godin unplugged & plugged.
Price: $350.00 Cdn
What holds me back from rating this a 5 is my feeling this is a very specialized instrument. Bear with my comments; I'm a cynic, & am talking about deviations from perfection; not about basic flaws.
I feel an AEB (Acoustic/Electric Bass) is a specialized instrument for a player from "advancing beginner" onward. I'd strongly discourage an untutored beginner from even considering one. But this'd be a great 3rd bass!!
(From the questions) I'm unsure where it was made & which woods. I think it has 20 frets, but really feel an AEB is the wrong place to look for high-fret accessibility (like picking a SUV based on gas mileage).
Controls; BMTV for an active (1x9v battery) piezo bridge (assumed) pickup.
"Jasmine" is gorgeous!! Lovely acoustic-looking top, gorgeous red-brown wood on sides/back/neck. Darn hard to find a matching strap, but worth it. A "jumbo" style body with a natural matte-ish finish.
Bridge is a rosewood base glued to the body with plastic "final" bridge. (For going to the next level, I'd advise getting the bridge & nut from plastic up to bone or nickel).
Very nice neck, given what it is. I haven't taken the trussrod way down to where I like it, because I'm not planning on playing it that way; I'm getting a lot of unamplified use out of this bass.
This is NOT an ultra-low 5 string electric.
No issues with durability. Perhaps too early to tell fully, but I don't anticipate any surprises; it's a Tak.
The only bass I have to compare it to is a Epi accu-bass I borrowed for awhile. The playability is similar but I like the sound of the acoustic so much more. (except for the feedback ;-O )
Where Obtained: Used
Made in Korea, this Jumbo bodied acoustic electric has a spruce top, mahogany sides and back. The 34" Rosewood fretboard has white binding all around with enclosed tuners on the 15 deg. headstock. The es100c is a 4 string with 20 of 22 frets free. Electronics are active 'KTK-4BW' controlling 3 band eq and gain of the pezio mounted under the bridge.
This bass has great action. The long neck makes for lots of movement and I'm trying to learn not to buzz the frets so bad.
I play mostly unplugged because I enjoy the natural warm sound. It amazes me with the amount of sustain it has. I use no effects when I have it plugged in to my 60w single 10" cab
I very seldom have to tune it and it shows no sign of wear what-so-ever.