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Boulder Creek EBR3-N4 Acoustic-Electric 4-String Bass

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  • Acoustic-electric 4-string bass with natural satin finish
  • Port on the top side of the guitar to direct the sound to the player
  • SBS bracing system allows top to vibrate more freely, improving projection
  • Top constructed of solid cedar with mahogany back and sides
  • 34-inch long scale; AB4-T preamp with built-in chromatic tuner
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Product Description

Product Description

Finally an acoustic bass that you can actually hear without plugging it in. The side port on the top projects the deep tones from the body directly to the player while the additional front port shoots the low frequencies towards the audience. The mids and highs dance off of the front soundboard for a sound that has to be heard to be believed. When plugged in, it keeps the same natural tone with much less feedback than other acoustic electric basses. Plays easy. Looks great!

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Offering a combination of traditional materials and high-tech design, this 4-string acoustic-electric bass guitar from Boulder Creek (model EBR3-N4) enables you to hear your playing without plugging it in. The side port on the top projects the deep tones from the body directly to the player while the additional front port shoots the low frequencies towards the audience. When plugged in, it keeps the same natural tone with much less feedback than other acoustic electric basses.



All Boulder Creek guitars feature solid tops, solid backs, and laminated sides for strength and durability. The EBR3-N4 uses Boulder Creek's Solitaire body, which employs the Suspended Bracing System (SBS). A departure from the traditional X-brace, the SBS employs a pair of parallel aluminum braces that are anchored at three points under the top, but are otherwise suspended like a pair of towel racks. This allows the top to vibrate more freely, improving projection. The area of the top is also greater, with a soundhole the size of half-dollar and a large oval port on the side, dramatically improving bass response.

It's also equipped with the AB4-T Active Balanced Acoustic System with on-board tuner. The specially designed cable-type saddle transducer reduces the "clunk" that is inherent in traditional piezo pickup systems. The AB4-T System also feature both balanced and unbalanced outputs for maximum signal and noise reduction in both stage and studio applications.

Specifications

  • Model: EBR3-N4
  • Body style: Jumbo Solitaire with top sound port and small front sound port standard long-scale neck
  • Finish: Satin mahogany
  • Top: Solid cedar (3mm thick)
  • Back: Solid mahogany
  • Sides: Mahogany
  • Scale: 34-inch long scale
  • Nut width: 4-string bass nut
  • Pickup system: AB4-T preamp with built-in chromatic tuner

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 9.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B0023B127O
  • Item model number: EBR3-N4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #86,622 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 22, 2009

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Customer Reviews

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By J. Heath on November 9, 2009
The Boulder Creek bass is by far the best acoustic bass I have ever played. I have never played a Tocoma Thunder Chief (widely regarded as one of the best acoustic basses) but I have played most of the usual suspects like Martin, Dean, Ibanez, Michael Kelly, Takamine. This bass has huge tone and the whole body just sings when you play. The side sound hole is great but really the whole thing just sings in all directions so I don't find myself hunching over the guitar to get a clear sense of what I am playing. It came strung with DAddario Nickel Wound Electric stings and even with electric stings it was much louder and better sounding than other bass I have played. I have Thomastik-Infeld Acousticoreson it now (If you have not tried acousticores do some research on them they are soft to the touch and a have a wonderful and unique bass tone) and it is truly a joy to play. I have not had the opportunity to jam with a guitarist yet but it seems that with the DAddarios on it I would have no problem keeping up with a guitar, and even with the Acouticores I think it could keep up. Though I might have to play with a pick.
This beautiful guitar has excellent craftsmanship and I find the natural finish very attractive. I really can not say enough good things about this bass it truly is an addictive joy to play. I love it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rocky Yasubei on February 11, 2014
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This is a terrific bass guitar. It has a really good tone - a really nice singing quality. And as the others have said, it is pretty loud unplugged for an acoustic bass guitar. Of course it isn't miraculously loud, it can hold its own when accompanying one guitar but maybe not two (dreadnaughts). The pickup and controls are good, I don't play it amplified enough to comment more. I'm not wild about the light plastic 9v battery carrier, I hope it can take the abuse.
It took three months for the neck to acclimate to the humidity of my locale, two strings would buzz. (During the wait period, I loosened the neck's tension by 1/2 turn.) I took away one star because the finish on the cedar top by the bridge is marred, an imperfection that looks sorta like a hand. It is visible when you look at it at an angle. It wasn't bad enough to convince me to return it. There is too much to like - it's singing quality, intonation, good volume and good looks.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bill on September 26, 2012
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This bass is everything i excpected i love that you can hear throuh the portal on the side great for practicing without bothering anyone or setting off car alarms loud enough to play with acoustic guitars. A professional model frets easy,boulder creek you have exceeded expectations
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The bass is fine; perhaps I have a lesser quality built version. It has more buzz compared to a simple ~$500 acoustic bass I also own (hope it will go away, or maybe take to a Luthier). Its electronics are superior, the added style and the sound aim toward me is decent, but overall was disappointed for the money.

I prefer my cheaper M. Kelly tone and projection, even if it might not record as nicely. I didn't bother returning it to the seller though looked into just re-selling it... I have my eye on some $1500 Martin i'll save up in the future for something I really love.
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