[Harp-L] Re: Upright Bass Simulator
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- Subject: [Harp-L] Re: Upright Bass Simulator
- From: Bob Loomis <miltloomis@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2008 09:29:15 -0800 (PST)
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This question comes up quite a bit on acoustic guitar and bluegrass e-mail lists. I've used nylon strings on an electric bass to get a chunkier, thunkier more acoustic sound. If you are playing with acoustic folks, you can also face your amp speaker at a wall or corner of a room so that the sound comes off the wall, so to speak, instead direct from the amp.
I confess, however, that the electric basses I have used nylon strings on were both hollow-body models similar to the Lucille-style ES335 electric guitars. Don't really know if the nylons work as well on a solid-body bass. And yes, the fretless models sound more acoustic than the fretted basses.
Harp content: All my harps prefer that acoustic bass sound!
Hope this helps,
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