It’s my subjective opinion that my Hohner HG-730 has more bass than my dreadnoughts. Presently (for dreads) I have a Yamaha FG-360 (MIJ), a Yamaha FG-350W, a Lotus L-260 (MIJ), and now this Cortley J-6000 (which they called jumbo but it looks like a dread size to me). I also have a Yamaha FS-350S and a Yamaha SJ-180 (which I bought new in 1982), these two are slightly smaller than dreads. Of course all of these acoustics are vintage, nothing’s newer than the mid-80’s. I had a late 60’s or early 70’s El Degas MIJ dread but it was in moderately rough cosmetic shape so I sold it. Oh I also have an Ovation 1868 Elite shallow body but I bought it for it’s ability to play plugged-in rather than its purely unplugged sound, though for a shallow body it’s pretty good. The louder bass response could come from several factors: the larger body, the longer scale length, or the psychological effect from paying a lot more for the Hohner than I did for any of the others (except maybe the Ovation). The two Yamaha FGs have an excellent sound, clean and clear, they’re two of the best FG models out there supposedly. The Lotus is pretty clear, but I would call the Cortley “jangly” since it seems to have overtones the others don’t. This could be the top reacting to new strings and the Bridge Doctor though, time will tell. I’ve gone to nickel-bronze strings on my acoustics, the phosphor bronze reacts with my skin and turns dark (leaving black on my fingertips) and smells funky. I now use the D’addario 10-47 extra light gauge. When I was starting out I had subscribed to the old wives tale that heavier strings equal more volume, I may even gone as high as 13s. However, they were so difficult to play (especially compared to an electric) and over the years I realized how the higher string tension from heavier strings can wreak havoc on acoustics.