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Gold Tone 25" Scale Fretless Acoustic-Electric MicroBass Natural

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Product Price $450.00
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The MicroBass25FL, or M-Bass25FL, is a 25" short-scaled fretless acoustic/electric bass guitar that utilizes a dedicated synthetic string and a piezo...Click To Read More About This Product

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Abbreviated bass with great tone.

The MicroBass25FL, or M-Bass25FL, is a 25" short-scaled fretless acoustic/electric bass guitar that utilizes a dedicated synthetic string and a piezo transducer pickup. The extended scale length greatly improves intonation over similar models and allows for an acoustic volume loud enough to enjoy without plugging into an amplifier. The sloped ergo-glide top makes this instrument extremely comfortable to hold.

The MicroBass features a built-in transducer pickup with a master volume control as well as independent bass and treble tone controls. There is also a built-in electronic tuner with mute function that will aid in quick and accurate pitch adjustments. When the tuner is engaged, the instrument output is muted. When a 1/4" instrument cable is inserted into the output jack, the tuner is automatically engaged and the instrument is muted. By pressing the tuner button, the tuner is disengaged and the bass output will be audible.

MicroBass models feature an active pickup, which means that a battery is required for the pickup to function. The battery and can be accessed in the built-in preamp on the upper bout of the instrument. The MicroBass uses a 9V battery, which can be accessed under the plastic cover on the backside of the instrument opposite the volume and tone controls. A battery is included with all new MicroBasses.

The MicroBass includes a 5-year warranty to the original owner covering manufacturing defects.

Includes gig bag.

FEATURES
Neck
  • Shape: C
  • Wood: Mahogany
  • Neck joint: Set
  • Scale length: 25"
  • Truss rod: Yes
  • Finish: Satin
Pickups
  • Active or passive: Active
  • Configuration: Under bridge
Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Fret size: Medium
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut material: Bone
  • Nut width: 1-11/16"
Body
  • Style: Small acoustic
  • Construction: Hollowbody
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Top wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Satin
  • Orientation: Right handed
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, 2-band eq
  • Special switching: Not applicable
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Stoptail
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Open-geared
  • Color: Black
Other
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Pickguard: No
  • Case: Gig bag

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SPECIFICATIONS
Woods
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Top: Ergo-Glide Top:
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Back: Mahogany:
  • Sides: Mahogany
Finishing Touches
  • Wood Finish: Satin:
  • Fingerboard Inlay: Dot
Parts & Hardware
  • Nut: Bone:
  • Tuners: Bass Tuners
  • Strings: Aquila "MicroBass" Strings (Synthetic)
Electronics
  • Pickup: Built-in Piezo Transducer w/ Electronic Tuner and Slide Control for Volume and EQ
Other Features & Options
  • Case Options: Heavily Padded Gigbag Incl. (Show in Picture)
Dimensions
  • Scale: 25":
  • Weight: 3.1 Lbs.
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16":
  • Total Length: 38"
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Gold Tone25" Scale Fretless Acoustic-Electric MicroBass
 
4.6

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (8)
  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good audio (7)
  • Consistent (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (8)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Recording (5)
  • Small venues (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (4)

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This bass is GREAT!!

By Lynn

from Helvetia, Oregon

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

  • Finger noise in output
  • Lots of turns to tune

Best Uses

  • Big venues when amped
  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Small Venues

Comments about Gold Tone 25" Scale Fretless Acoustic-Electric MicroBass:

I saw this bass on stage in Cody Wyoming. It sounded nice and it is light, so I bought one. It came on Thursday and we had a gig on Saturday. I played it through a combo amp with a 12. It sounded wonderful. Three band members initiated a positive comment about the sound. The only downside is noise from your fingers on the strings. I suspect the pickup has a lot of gain. Baby powder helps a lot. I have a small container that fits in the gig bag. Tuning is a bit of a challenge. You have to turn the pegs a lot of turns to see a change on the built in tuner.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sounds like an upright.

By Country Bassist

from Staunton, VA

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good tone
  • Rich Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gold Tone 25" Scale Fretless Acoustic-Electric MicroBass:

    I play the upright bass in a Country/Bluegrass band. Many times it's hard to lug the bass around and I own an electric bass and an acoustic electric bass but neither give me the sound of the upright. Then I stumbled upon this Gold Tone micro and couldn't believe my ears. It probably comes as close to an upright as you can get with deep rich tones.

    It's small, light, has nice features, easy to play, comes with a nice gig bag, I just love it. It takes a while to get used to tuning because of the type of strings which require lifting at the nut at times to stretch them into tune. Initially it needs tuning every day but I'm finding as the strings stretch it getting better at staying in tune. (I've only had it 2 weeks). I can't wait to take it to our weekly jam.

    You can't beat the price, try it you'll like it.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I cannot put this thing down.

    By Pete the killer (Salvy's Guy )

    from Chicago

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Gold Tone 25" Scale Fretless Acoustic-Electric MicroBass:

      This thing is great the only con is the tuning. Now its not tooo bad but you do have to tune it more than you will like but still it isn't a deterrent just the only con. Well worth the money they charge and it comes with a super nice gig bag.

       
      5.0

      Buy this little bad boy!

      By Jaypo777

      from Michigan

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Gold Tone 25" Scale Fretless Acoustic-Electric MicroBass:

      Great upright sound. Tons of fun to noodle on. The 25" scale is a real plus. I've always played fretted basses and I'll admit the fretless thing took a bit to adjust too, but I'm so glad I stuck with it. As mentioned in other reviews the tuning is a slight issue, but not a major deterrent. I've played professionally for 35 years and I highly recommended adding this bass to your arsenal.

       
      5.0

      Great Choice for Standup Sound

      By Robert

      from Florida (soon to be Texas)

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Gold Tone 25" Scale Fretless Acoustic-Electric MicroBass:

        I was looking for a bass to complement recording in a home studio and small venues. I wanted to come as close as possible to a standup but acoustic basses were not doing it for me. Then I found this. I run it through a Roland AC-60 acoustic amp patched through to a Roland KC-100 subwoofer. The deep bass sound is incredible! The fretless model has fret markers to help guys like me who are guitarists by nature. The strings do take a little getting used to for tuning. They stay in tune during playing but will loosen a bit if they sit in the bag for a while. All in all, I'm very pleased.
        P.S. - Make sure you read the instructions. When you plug it in the preamp automatically defaults to the tuner and mutes the output. You simply have to push the button and switch off the tuner. Says so right in the instructions!

         
        5.0

        A very interesting instrument

        By Honeybadger

        from Lewistown, MT

        About Me Experienced

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Gold Tone 25" Scale Fretless Acoustic-Electric MicroBass:

          I've played bass for 50 years. Symphony orchestras to garage bands and everything in between. Every genre and every venue you can think of. I'm still actively gigging. I'm 72 and my hands aren't as supple as they used to be. Several years ago I bought a Kala U-Bass. Loved it! Still do. But this instrument is a different breed of cat. The longer scale length and higher string tension make it imminently more playable, and make the transition from playing upright to electric to U-Bass much easier. It's also easier on my ancient hands when they need a break. And for the many small venues that I play, it sure beats hauling all that lumber around. It's not an upright, but it's darned close. The tone, as is, is surprisingly good. If you put an old Fishman Model B pre-amp in your signal chain, as I did, it really rocks!

           
          5.0

          No other UBass compare to this MicroBass by GT...ZERO.

          By Sassy Bassy

          from virginia

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • As close as you can get to a upright sound.
          • Consistent
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Bluegrass to Jazz
          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Gold Tone 25" Scale Fretless Acoustic-Electric MicroBass:

          Bluegrass to Jazz. Through the sound system or through my Pignose rechargeable 30 outside. Great either way

           
          4.0

          25" GoldTone fretless bass

          By Padre

          from Taos, NM

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound

          Cons

          • Requires Constant Tuning

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Gold Tone 25" Scale Fretless Acoustic-Electric MicroBass:

          The bass is everything other reviewers have said: small, lightweight, easy to play and sounds fine. I'm an upright bass player for several groups, but carrying around a big bass gets to be a pain. The GoldTone is an excellent substitute (if one has an amp handy). My only problem with it is that it requires a lot of tuning and in that one has to left the strings off the nut, it's a bit exasperating. Other than that, the quality is good and it's very convenient.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Tone quality not what we expected.

          By BGgo

          from AL

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Feel

          Cons

          • Flat Sound

          Best Uses

          • Jamming

          Comments about Gold Tone 25" Scale Fretless Acoustic-Electric MicroBass:

          The size,is like a guitar and easy to play,but the tone quality is not what we expected.

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