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Gold Tone microbass loudness question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SuperSloMo, Oct 21, 2016.


  1. SuperSloMo

    SuperSloMo

    Mar 3, 2013
    For those of you who have played a Gold Tone microbass, how loud is it? Is it, for example, loud enough to be heard in a jam session with two guitarists in a medium sized living room?
     
  2. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    No unamplified acoustic bass guitar can compete with two acoustic guitars. Maybe if they play really, really softly and you play really, really loudly, you might be heard. A little bit. Maybe. This bass and other acoustic bass guitars don't exist to be heard unamplified. This bass in particular has a unique tone and travels well and that's what it's for. You'll need an amp if you wanna be heard.
     
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  3. ksamiams

    ksamiams

    Jul 14, 2010
    A Pignose 30 rechargeable amp you can play 5/8 hours outside straight without a charge is the answer. With the Gold. tone MicroBass and that amp you get all the volume you want and need no electric and has that great upright sound.
     
  4. lug

    lug

    Feb 11, 2005
    League City, Tx
    If you are rich beyond belief, get a Phil Jones Double 4.
     
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  5. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    I disagree. They exist. They're big, rare, and expensive. But true enough for practical purposes, even with the loudest ABG, sooner or later, you'll want an amp anyway.
     
  6. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    I have it, and no way, not without an amp.