It was my pleasure to play and review the Gold Tone MicroBass, and I want to thank Bass Frontiers for this opportunity. I love new instruments just as well as vintage so this has been very cool for me. At first it’s a little strange if you have never played one of these basses but as I got more familiar with it, it became more clear to me why this bass in particular is spot on for replicating the contrabass sound! This fantastic instrument comes both in fretted and fretless versions!
The Mini Dreadnaught with cutaway has very nice arm comfort. The Micro bass overall feels very comfortable due to the design and the proven 23” scale greatly improves intonation and playability over the earlier designed (19-20” scale) ukulele style basses.
The dreadnaught design seemed to enhance the low end and the tension on the polymer strings seemed a bit higher and was easy to play, as some other models I have experienced as having floppy strings.
Well made and solid it has GREAT tone! The strings are indeed different and they recommend baby powder to ease the “stickiness”. The strings are sensitive but stay in tune well.The tuner and pickup are very well done. I played it through my personal rig and it sounded amazing to my ears!! In closing I would like to say for the most discerning musician that this bass would meet a LOT of needs for you!
Great bass at an entry level price for any professional bassist and would especially be a great bass to have on the tour bus for “woodshedding”. Quick warm ups and song writing too.
Thanks Gold Tone and Bass Frontiers for this opportunity!
|Wood Finish||Satin||Fingerboard Inlay||Dot|
|Nut||Bone||Strings||Aquila “MicroBass” Strings (Synthetic)|
|Tuners||Bass Tuners||Pickup||Piezo Transducer w/Tuner, Volume, and EQ|
|Alternative Models||Fretless, Left-Handed||Case Options||Heavily Padded Gigbag Included|
|Weight||2.8 Lbs.||Frets||Nickel Silver|
|Total Length||36″||Retail Price||$525.00|
Review by Dwight Dixon working bassist and vocalist in Nashville, TN.