Gold Tone Mahogany Micro Bass w/Pickup & Gigbag

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MICRO BASS

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The MicroBass, or M-Bass, is a 23" short-scaled acoustic/electric bass guitar that utilizes a dedicated synthetic string made by the Aquila company and a piezo transducer pickup that deceivingly packs far more of a wallop than what meets the eye. 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.

SPECIFICATIONS:
- 23" Scale
- Bone nut
- 19 Frets (Fretted and Fretless)
- Cutaway
- Arched back
- Rubber Strings made by Aquila
- Gigbag included
- Standard EADG Bass Guitar Tuning

Gold Tone for Sure and Looks Great!2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVancouver, British Columbia
I've had this bass for 2 years! It is fantastic! Great warm tone, simple, easy to hold, even for newbies. Nice finish and gig bag.

Plays soft tones, but hooked up to bass amp: almost like a steel string bass. Could be played acoustic at low volume levels.

Enough frets for most applications. High tones also good. Well set up.

Onboard tuner.

Must lift strings from nut while tuning.
May be difficult to get strings, but they last half a year or more. Special technique to change; cut to length first. Must watch video on it: https://youtu.be/fpEaAYRQda4
Strings stretch a lot, rubbery. Expensive to order online. But I found some at Long & McQuade, in the bass section. Bought the last packs. (I cut one of the strings too short.) May have to rewind several times, recutting strings. Can also replace with silverwound nylon strings for more punchy attack bass sound.

Play with a bit of corn starch on the ends of fingers of both hands to avoid sticking to the strings. No pain while playing.
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nvolves flat round batteries available at Dollar Stores. These have to be changed regularly. Cheap tho.

Nut, where it plugs in to patch cord occassionally comes loose, as with most electro-acoustic guitars; just retighten. I use a cord with an on/off switch, which I recommend. Some feedback when playing too close to amp.

Very comfortable playing instrument. People idolized me because of the innovative look and smallness of the guitar.
Posted by Rudolf on May 13, 2022
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Love it But It's a Nightmare2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
Intonation has been a big problem with this bass. Sound is great but resonance is uneven on the strings. Switched out the Thundergutz for black Pahoehoe's. They're problematic, too, but not as liable to stretch as unevenly as the Thundergutz. The PU is an acoustic guitar PU, I think, and a bit delicate. Having to lift the strings over the nut is awkward. I switched out the pre-amp with a larger one with no tuner. Love this instrument for portability fun factor, but the strings are a nightmare. No other small bass comes close so I'd buy one again. Maybe a 25" and maybe fretless.

I gave this 3 stars, but I give Long and McQuade 5. They're the best.
Posted by Rita di Ghent on Apr 3, 2019
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23" Goldtone Microbass4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
Excellent little ultra-portable, fun to play and with a surprisingly rich acoustic tone, similar to a standup. I won't comment on its electric capabilities because I didn't buy it to plug in. If I have to use an amp, I'll stick to my 36"-scale Ibanez Axstar or at least my ancient 34" Fender Precision.
My biggest complaint is that it could be a little larger and louder. More than 2 loudly-played steel-string acoustic guitars can tend to drown it out unless you pluck it hard near the bridge. I wish Long&McQuade carried the 25" model. 30" would be even better if the extra size all went into body size and it still used those great polymer strings. Speaking of the strings, if you want to play with a pick you'll need some silicone lubricant.
Overall, it's an excellent LITTLE bass for acoustic gigs, around the campfire and simply jamming with acoustic instruments when you don't want the hassle of an amp. Could be cheaper though.
Posted by Jimbo on Apr 19, 2016
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Super Fun!1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWhite Rock, British Columbia
Expertly adjusted by Mr. Bob at the Delta store, this is a terrific fretless instrument and a great fun to play.

Re: previous review. The manufacturer's flyer says that you *must* lift strings above the nut when tuning. Not doing so will thin out the strings at the nut and void the warranty on strings.
Posted by anonymous on Jan 24, 2016
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love it!!4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreAbbotsford, British Columbia
What a ton of fun. My friends a bass player with 50+ years of experience and he loves playing my little goldtone micro bass. It`s a soft and solid sounding guitar when plugged into an amp. It`s so easy on the fingers when playing and so inviting to play with. Go get one you`ll love it!! Bought mine for $400.00 plus tax a few months ago
Posted by cory macdougall on Jan 23, 2015
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Micro Bass6 of 7 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreLondon North, Ontario
Good sound with amp.Not so much without.String tuning is hit and miss.Turn the tuning pegs and no change in tune.Need to lift string up off headstock nut because rubber type strings will not slide. When plucking or slapping or just playing the bass, the noise created from your fingers on the body is louder than the strings being played.Almost impossible to bend the rubbery strings.Good for running scales and practice.Can't imagine using a pick with these strings as they have the grip of silicone rubber.I am going to swap the strings out for regular strings and see how that goes.I know this comes across as very negative but it is a fun Bass to hack around on.My other reviews have never been shown here so this may never be posted.Oh well...
Posted by Jammer on Jan 7, 2015
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