Does anyone use an acoustic bass for practicing?

I am thinking of getting an acoustic bass mainly for practicing and maybe an acoustic jam night that happens in a local pub.
For reasons I can’t go into at the moment I can only play the bass at work. That is where my amp is and lugging everything home and back every day would not work.
I am thinking of getting a cheapo acoustic that I can leave in the car and play anywhere
I am thinking of something like this
Dose anyone have any experience of this bass?
Ca you alter the action etc

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Action on an acoustic can only be adjusted by altering the height of the strings at the nut and bridge - by filing them down. If you don’t know what you’re doing you could easily go too far, and taking an £89 bass to a luthier is pretty pointless as you may pay near enough the same again for a setup.
That all depending upon whether the neck is straight, and whether it can be adjusted via a truss rod.

Another thought - leaving an instrument of wooden construction in a car boot for an unspecified amount of time in the current UK temperature and humidity level, and then taking it into a much warmer temperature and different humidity level (such as a pub for instance) may have undesirable effects upon said instrument.

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I may be wrong about the car boot/pub temperature and humidity thing, and for £89 it may be worth taking the chance, but I certainly wouldn’t risk it with a Stradivarius.

I’m not wrong about the other bit though.

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Thanks @Mark_D
I just had a thought
I have another bass, a tanglewood that is not worth anything. I bought it originally to do the B2B course but a mate (Bass player) said it was a bit shit.
I could get a headphone amp for it for practicing at home.
It is a cool bass as it has a very small body compared to my Squire
I don’t mind it this one goes in the car etc
Paul

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Result :+1:

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Something like this

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What will you spend the other £77.01 on?

I’d probably put it towards my flight to Lanzarote at end of Feb 2020.
I think that’s about £92 return, so it would be most of the fare :smiley:

What would everyone else spend it on?
Post in, let us know.

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Strewth that’s pretty good for the money - I just looked at a YouTube vid.

Still enough wedge left over for a Ruby Murray too !!

(that’s cockney rhyming slang for ‘curry’ btw, for our international brothers and sisters)

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Right, that’s your shopping sorted - now I gotta go to Aldi to do mine, and get some odds and ends for a pineapple capsicum habanero chilli and onion gravy sauce to have with bangers and mash later :yum:

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Less than £55 on ebay including postage

I am very tempted

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Will that work with the headphone amp thing?

This is the vid I saw

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There’s a headphone out on it, so you won’t need the headphone amp.

= enough wedge left over for 3 or 4 Ruby Murrays, or most of one leg of the Lanzarote flights :+1:

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Might put it on mt Christmas list

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It’s pretty incredible for the money really.
I had no idea such stuff was available.

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I like the fact it has drum machine
As a beginner it would be really helpful for keeping time etc
I have always wanted to play around with a looper as well

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Yeah it’s packed with all you need for your purposes really.

Right I gotta go up Aldi.

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We have a whole topic on these, go see “Zoom effects processors.” tl;dr, the B1on is a huge bang for the buck.

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Yes, as @howard said, he created a whole thread just for these Zoom pedals (see link):

I actually just bought one last week, the B1 Four, this thing kicks ass, I’m still just figuring it out. I tried to find it used, but no luck at a good price, so just went on Amazon and paid retail, about USD $80. Now I need to go back through that thread for all the great suggestions! I got it because of the suggestions on that thread, and the good experience others seem to have had with it.

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