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Gold Tone Microbass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mp1tcb, Apr 24, 2019.


  1. mp1tcb

    mp1tcb

    Feb 21, 2017
    Hello all- I'm thinking of picking up one of these Gold Tone micro basses for some summer fun. I've heard good things about them and I'd like to have a short scale bass in my collection. It comes with the "rubber" strings, but they make a set of round wounds that sound pretty cool too.

    I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with them or any advice on the 23 inch vs the 25? Anyway, any thoughts or comments appreciated.

    Thanks and have a great day.


    23incher
    https://www.musiciansfriend.com/bass/gold-tone-23-scale-acoustic-electric-microbass

    25incher
    https://www.musiciansfriend.com/bass/gold-tone-25-scale-acoustic-electric-microbass
     
  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    I've got the 25 in the fretless. I don't play it enough but it's pretty nice.
     
  3. DaBassman

    DaBassman

    Mar 25, 2002
    Oneonta, NY
    I Just got the 25”, fretless, lefty! I understand from my dealer that the 25” has better intonation. Sounds great. Very close to upright bass.
     
  4. TomB

    TomB Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    Vermont
    I have a 23” lined fretless. I’d have preferred unlined but couldn’t find one. I had started with a fretted 23” but the fretless sounds more “upright-like” and intonation isn’t the same issue as with frets - so I’m happier now. I also like the Aquila strings that come on the bass for their tone and feel and playing fretless avoids the “dents” that occur over the frets. I never tried 25” but I like the compact size of the 23” and can’t see an advantage to the longer scale - maybe with frets?
     
  5. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Some uke basses come with flatwounds.
     
  6. Stein O

    Stein O

    Jun 14, 2018
    I have a 23 fretless. Very easy to play and sounds pretty good. Only thing I don´t like is a sort of "wah-wah" sound on the E and G string from 4th and up to 7th fret. This is very annoying. Changed to fresh original strings, but it doesn´t help. Very close to give up this bass. Does anyone have a suggestion about getting rid of this problem?
     
  7. gleneg61

    gleneg61

    Jan 10, 2008
    Kyoto, Japan
    I have the Les Paul lookalike 23” MBE lefty lined fretless & it’s great fun to play with solid intonation but I put La Bella non rubber strings on it so feels more natural. Some nice mwah from the little fella
     
  8. Eilif

    Eilif Holding it down in K-Town. Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2001
    Chicago
    Not a gold tone but I had a 24" uke bass for a while. Sounded nice and was a fun novelty but I came to realize it didn't have any real use so I sold it.
     
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