$ 345 $ 525
The Micro-Bass is mahogany, with a built-in volume and tone control for the pickup, and even an on-board tuner. It is fully chromatic (all keys) comes in two sizes, and either fretted or fretless. The fretless models have inlay strips where the frets would be, and that is the kind I play. The fretless models have a fatter, bassier tone than the fretted ones. You have to pay attention to your finger placement, but it is surprisingly easy to adapt to the fretless fingerboard, and the big bass tone is so worth it.
The Micro-Bass offers a comparable blend of craftsmanship, sound and value to the Strumstick (or else we wouldn't offer it!) and is a great solution for all those folks who have asked about Strumstick basses over the years.
"I have been using the GoldTone Micro-Bass for two years. My musician friends are consistently impressed with the full rich tone, and the Micro-Bass has been a welcome addition to many situations, from informal jams to polished performances. I'm really excited to be offering it on our website, it is a great musical complement to the Strumstick"
Bass is great! Any instrument ensemble sounds better with a bass involved, whether it is a bunch of guitars, a few Strumsticks, or a whole symphony orchestra. I am an "occasional bass player" pressed into duty playing bass in various bands and music gatherings. I have used full size and smaller electric basses, standup bass, and I have built and used acoustic bass guitars. We do not make a Strumstick bass, we have experimented and the virtues of the Strumstick and the needs of a bass instrument just don't fit together well.
In my musical travels, I came across a really cool bass made by some friends of mine, Goldtone Instruments, called the Micro-Bass. It uses thick synthetic "rubbery" strings, and a mini-guitar shaped body (about the size of the Baby Taylor or Little Martin). It is bigger than the Ukulele basses with these same kind of strings. Compared to Uke-Basses, the Micro-Bass has a bigger body and a more effective string length. Acoustically it is quiet, but loud enough to play with a couple guitars. Played with the built-in pickup, it sounds fabulous with a round, full tone with a lot of power, reminiscent of upright bass. Smooth with what I call a creamy texture.
I've used the Micro on stage, and in many informal jams, and I love the sound. So much that we are now offering the Micro-Bass on our website, for all those that wanted the minimalism of the Strumstick in a bass range. I think this is the way to go, and I have not used my electrics, standup or acoustic bass guitars since I started using the Micro-Bass.
$ 185 $ 198
Our two "Everbody" Strumsticks. Spruce Tops, Maple Backs, Padouk Bodies.
Great Sound, No Wrong Notes, The easiest instrument in the world to learn.
Full instructions included.
Buy either One, or Both! Special price: either one just $185 ( reg $198)
Buy Both, just $370, and we'll add two free cases ($40 value)
$ 28 $ 44
The Advanced Instruction Book, The Family Songbook, and the Strumstick Instructions and Owners Manual with CD download.
Normally $44, sale priced at $28...wow!
$ 46 $ 58
This is a package of Strumstick Accessories ready to hit the stage (or for anybody) Only $46! Reg $58
A Capo, an Electronic Tuner, a Set of Strings and a Leather Strap.
Tuner color may vary, strings are for any G or D Strumstick
$ 285 $ 305
Here is our U-24 Ukulele Strumstick (the Strumulele!) with a Built-in Pickup at a great Price ($285).
Add The Roland MicroCube Amp (see here) for just $120.
Our Uke is tuned GCAE, 26" Long (like Tenor Uke)
BUT with steel strings. The steel strings give a great bright sound with the Strumstick style body, and an amazing sound with the built-in pickup. Here are two sound clips (acoustic sound, not pickup sound)
26" long, 5" wide, 1.5" deep. Spruce Top, Maple Back, Padouk Body
(contact us about Koa Top and Back)
Amp uses Battery or AC power. It has a 5-inch speaker and 2-watt amp. Play with 6 DSP effects: Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Tremolo, and separate Delay/Reverb.