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Applause Applause AE140-4 Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar  

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The Ovation Applause AE140-4 is an acoustic-electric bass guitar that is all about big bottom end sound. It was almost 40 years ago that Ovation firs...Read More

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The Ovation Applause AE140-4 is an acoustic-electric bass guitar that is all about big bottom end sound. It was almost 40 years ago that Ovation first rocked the acoustic guitar world with their round back body design. Today, that same design and many other technical advancements are available in the affordable spruce top Applause AE140-4 Bass. With pro features like an onboard preamp, pinless bridge, and detailed fretwork, the Applause AE140-4 is an acoustic-electric bass that outshines many other bass guitars in its class.

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FEATURES
  • 4-string bass
  • Deep body
  • Acoustic/Electric bass
  • Cutaway
  • Spruce top
  • Scale: 34" (864 mm)
  • 1-11⁄16" (42 mm)
  • Frets: 21
  • Case sold separately

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Applause AE140-4 Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar
 
4.2

(based on 5 reviews)

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(1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I think this bass is awesome!

Comments about Applause AE140-4 Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar:

I think this 4-string bass is awesome!

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(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

First acoustic bass

By Mark Pratt

from Texas

Comments about Applause AE140-4 Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar:

I bought mine second hand. The first thing I noticed is that it seems to be neck heavy. If I could get the action lowered it would play pretty good I think. I actually wish I could put an endpin like a cello has and play the thing upright. The headstock styling seems a little strange. The color of the top is pleasing.
There is no built in tuner. The equalizer seems to be of not much use. Maybe that has something to do with the amp I've used with it. Unplugged it has a warm tone and is loud enough for a living roon type setting. Of course, playing more agressively will get you a bit more sound. .
Decent quality. Not particaularly unique. In fact it seems really generic in appearance. The action was set really high. It is well built with no defects I could see other than the setup.
The value is fine for the price. A built in tuner would be good.

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(5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Meh...

By Jerry Bronham

from Atlanta

Comments about Applause AE140-4 Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar:

Well, you get what you pay for. I bought this bass to play for my church's worship band. However, upon receiving the bass, there were two dead frets and the stock strings have already tarnished the neck a little bit. It would be wise to assume that stock strings would be mediocre, but these strings are literally attacking the neck. Also, the two dead frets are kind of inconvenient. I mean, if you're looking for a decent acoustic bass guitar, then look no further. But just be aware of the defects that might occur...

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ovation Did It Again

By Chavez

from Pittsburgh, PA

Comments about Applause AE140-4 Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar:

I am an avid guitar and now bass player. This is my first bass, and im no expert, but i was blown away by the tone and playability of this bass. It's great. The finish is perfect and beautiful. I own an Ovation Appluase AE128 guitar and love it which is why i stuck with Ovation. The AE140 is simply a must try for any bassist looking for an acoustic.

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Wanted a cheap acoustic

By Kza0Zg_SG

from Undisclosed

Comments about Applause AE140-4 Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar:

This is the first acoustic I owned, I wanted something for the backyard and for camping. Out of the box it was in bad need of a set up, the action was set to high for anyone, the strings were terrible and the Truss rod needed adjustment. It plays pretty good now, the E string has a little buzz, its a little quiet, most reviews for acoustic basses seem to include that line. You can always plug it in and it sounds great. The pre - amp and controls work well, it has a great tone and over all you get your moneys worth. If you want an inexpensive acoustic this should be right up your alley.

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