I did the course on my acoustic bass. I don’t think I would have ever thought to get one if I hadn’t been going for a cheap solution to get started with. Now, I’m really glad I have it.
It has it’s own unique sound and it’s great for being able to just grab and play.
If/when I get another one, i wouldn’t get one of the big bodied ones. The idea for the big body was so it could keep up with an acoustic guitar. When I’ve tried that, it gets drowned out pretty quickly. The guitarist said he could still hear it fine but i couldn’t.
Next, I would be a lot more careful paying attention to what the electronics had to offer. The electronics on my big bodied Dean are awful. To the point it’s not worth plugging it in. I have heard they’ve upgraded the electronics but we’re still talking about a pretty inexpensive instrument. I did put some research into upgrading the electronics but, from what I could find, it didn’t seem worth it.
Since then, I’ve tried out some higher end models that were very good. My Dean was $151.00. So, pretty much everything is higher end than that.
One of the things you’ll notice playing an acoustic bass is that you can hear the overtone harmonics much more clearly. If anyone can suggest how to get this same affect on electric bass, I would love to know.