M-Bass25FL Fretless Acoustic/Electric MicroBass
The fretless, long-scale version of Gold Tone's ukulele bass, the M-Bass25FL delivers surprising low end, and amazingly upright-style tone from a “baby”-sized body. Available fretted or fretless (this is the fretless model), the 25” scale is easy to play, and offers deep low end with limited sustain—very much like what you expect from a string bass.
The laminated okoume mini-dreadnaught body features an arched back and 10 percent more interior volume in the body for enhanced depth and projection—so you get more acoustic response and more accurate intonation. A cutaway offers easy access to higher notes, and a beveled arm relief (Ergo-Glide) increases playing comfort. The built-in piezo pickup/preamp includes Volume and active EQ controls, plus a tuner.
Gold Tone's specially developed Aquila high-tension polymer strings are very easy to play (almost a little “rubbery” at first, but the adjustment is easy). A padded gig bag included.
We carry both fretted and fretless models of the M-Bass25. The M-Bass is also available in a 23"-scale model, the M-Bass.
- Top: Mahogany, w/ cutaway
- Back/Sides: Okoume, w/ arched back
- Neck Wood: Nato
- Finish/Color: Mahogany-stain satin finish
- Fretboard: Walnut w/ dot inlays; 19 frets usable
- Nut: 1 11/16” Bone
- Scale: 25"
- Tuners: Black, open-gear
- Total Length: 38 1/2"
- Pickup: Piezo under saddle
- Controls: Volume/2-band EQ and tuner
- Bridge: Walnut pinless
- Weight: 2.8 Lbs
- Binding: N/A
- Case: Heavily padded Gigbag
Why We Like the Gold Tone MicroBass
The Gold Tone MicroBass is a different animal, but definitely useful. It’s the “ultimately portable” bass—sized about like a typical travel guitar, so there’s almost nowhere it can’t go. Onboard electronics are simple, and the short scale makes the fretless model easy to play in tune. The synthetic, rubbery strings take a little getting used to, since fingers don’t glide quite like they do on a typical string. But if that’s the worst thing we can say, we’ve got a winner!
Top: Mahogany, w/ cutaway
Back/Sides: Okoume, w/ arched back
Neck Wood: Nato
Finish/Color: Mahogany-stain satin finish
Fretboard: Walnut w/ dot inlays; 19 frets usable
Nut: 1 11/16” Bone
Tuners: Black, open-gear
Total Length: 38 1/2"
Pickup: Piezo under saddle
Controls: Volume/2-band EQ and tuner
Bridge: Walnut pinless
Weight: 2.8 Lbs
Case: Heavily padded Gigbag