- Product 518534
Gold Tone Upright Club Bass
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Spruce top with a beautiful tobacco sunburst finish, maple back and sides, maple neck, and a gorgeously crafted ebony fingerboard make it sweet to th...Click To Read More About This Product
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Acoustic upright tone and feel with electric bass convenience.
Spruce top with a beautiful tobacco sunburst finish, maple back and sides, maple neck, and a gorgeously crafted ebony fingerboard make it sweet to the touch and easy on the eyes. Powerful and subtle tone with perfect dynamic balance comes from adjustable separate piezos for each string with active tone and volume controls.
- Spruce top
- Maple back
- Maple neck
- Ebony nut and fingerboard
- Adjustable maple bridge
- Ebony tailpiece with Sacconi loop
- Heavy-duty end pin with boot
- Adjustable separate piezos
- New preamp (requires 9V battery)
- Volume and tone controls
- 41-3/4" scale
- 1-5/8" nut width
- 14 lbs.
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This is a wonderful instrument for any bassist with a deep understanding of acoustic bass dynamics...I have been play upright bass for 40 years and bought the original Ampeg Baby Bass way back in the 1960's and I found that my Goldtone Club Bass is just as good if not better with regard to generating a true acoustic sound without the overdrive found with most of the electric uprights out there today. Choosing a flat wound string is important and I have used a rope-core string to get the nuance that I'm looking for in the world of Latin Jazz. I love the woody quality of the Goldtone Club Bass and found that it has a truly beautiful bowed tone also. The hardware is complimentary all around and this is a great looking and vital prefermance instrument. Set up with the right amp., I have recorded and gigged extensively using the Goldtone. Most importantly is to reduce the gain and presence on stage to get that organic sound..very versatile with great bottom.
This is an okay instrument. The quality control seems to be a little lax. The instrument feels awkward. It could use some type of device tha would space it away from your body. The one that I own has intonation problems, the two of tuning pegs broke off, a seam on the gig bag unraveled, and the tone was not very consistent. Sometimes it sounded okay, and other times it was very thin sounding as if it was out of phase. It happened a few times at gigs, but fortunately I always carry a tiny DeArmond Ashbory for a backup. Also, it will feed back at higher volumes, and you have to be very careful of you positioning in relation to your amp. I think that the instrument is only worth half the price it is selling for because it will need lots of tweaking and dealing with idiosyncracies. It is not a high quality instrument. Definitely carry a backup if you use for gigs.