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Author:  Grant [ February 12th, 2018, 3:22 am ]
Post subject:  Gold Tone Left Handed PBB Acoustic Electric Bass

Gold Tone Left Handed PBB Acoustic Electric Bass with GoldTone Case

https://reverb.com/item/10173175-gold-t ... dtone-case

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Author:  pjmuck [ February 12th, 2018, 6:43 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Gold Tone Left Handed PBB Acoustic Electric Bass

That's the coolest looking thing ever. I have to wonder how these things project unplugged and whether or not they're louder than a typical acoustic bass.

Author:  tim [ February 12th, 2018, 7:10 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Gold Tone Left Handed PBB Acoustic Electric Bass

While I don't have first-hand experience, I would venture that they're considerably louder, just not in the bass frequencies.

My favorite tune on a resonator:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0fyYBXVaCU

Author:  McFarlin [ February 13th, 2018, 8:01 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Gold Tone Left Handed PBB Acoustic Electric Bass

pjmuck wrote:
That's the coolest looking thing ever. I have to wonder how these things project unplugged and whether or not they're louder than a typical acoustic bass.

I owned one for a while. The mids are louder than a typical acoustic bass. And it gets fairly loud when played with a pick. But it's all mids, and it's still not enough to play with other acoustic instruments. You might hear yourself, but no one else will hear you. It wasn't even enough to play along with a banjo, in my experience.

Solo, it sounds pretty great. The mids are very clear, and as you might expect, there is a nice ringing quality. It was fun to have around for writing parts on the porch or on the couch.

For me, the amplified tone was pretty disappointing--tubby and indistict as a starting point, and I found nothing satisfying with careful e.q. work. I think changing the dead bronze strings (unplugged, I liked 'em dead) to something like tapes might have helped here, but I traded it for an amp instead.

The setup on mine needed work. I had to reverse the position of the string ball ends at the tail piece for there to be enough down-pressure over the bridge. The cone needed careful adjustment to keep from rattling, but once that was all done, it never moved again. I was able to adjust the neck to perfectly straight, and I think the action could have been lowered quite a bit. But I'm not comfortable with filing the nut or wooden bridge.

Author:  MCS4 [ February 28th, 2018, 7:47 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Gold Tone Left Handed PBB Acoustic Electric Bass

I have one of these. I agree that the mids are very prominent and that pickstyle playing is the key to unlocking the full volume of this bass. The key benefit of this bass, aside from the cool vibe, is that gets as close as most any other ABG to being able to compete with other instruments unamplified while remaining much easier to play than other ABGs. The resonator setup allows the bass to match most other ABGs in volume without the need for a massive body or extremely high action, plus it accomplishes this at only 32" scale length.

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