Goldentone

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Scotti4
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Re: Goldentone

Post by Scotti4 » 01 Sep 2015, 13:26

I have a Goldentone amp 40W that I got off a friend up the central coast NSW. It's not the bass amp but a vibro/reverb model similar to a Fender twin. I got it for a $100 and it was served so it sounds great!! Only issue I have with it is the typical grounding problem of picking up AM radio signals when I engage the reverb section. I love this amp, its damn heavy but sounds so rich and tonally sweet - I'd never sell it - it compliments my original '62 slab board Strat perfectly especially if you use a EH Soul Food pedal - instant SRV!!. :cool:

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Frobie
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Re: Goldentone

Post by Frobie » 09 Feb 2017, 10:54

I think my Goldentone Bass amp in the 60's was a 60watter and from memory the head was latched each side to the cabinet. The head was able to unlatch (similar latches on guitar cases) then flip upside down storing the head INSIDE the cab body and latch again to the sides of the cab for transport. It was a great idea that kept the unit in one piece while storing the head inside the cab for safety and convenience. The 2x12" Rola speakers inside the cab were pretty punchy too that I recollect. Great bit of early Aussie gear.
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RedVee
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Re: Goldentone

Post by RedVee » 02 Apr 2017, 22:47

I was out visiting today and got a tour of the hosts 'den', which included a few old amps, a couple of which were bass amps. An Ampeg B15 and a Goldentone Bassmaster 60 head and cab. Looked very cool.
Ibanez AEB10-BK; Feider P Bass; Challenge Bass; T'Bird Goth; Gibson T’Bird
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BazzBass
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Re: Goldentone

Post by BazzBass » 03 Apr 2017, 03:10

RedVee wrote:I was out visiting today and got a tour of the hosts 'den', which included a few old amps, a couple of which were bass amps. An Ampeg B15 and a Goldentone Bassmaster 60 head and cab. Looked very cool.
awww man, would it have hurt to take a phone camera shot of it? :lol:
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RedVee
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Re: Goldentone

Post by RedVee » 03 Apr 2017, 07:25

BazzBass wrote:
RedVee wrote:I was out visiting today and got a tour of the hosts 'den', which included a few old amps, a couple of which were bass amps. An Ampeg B15 and a Goldentone Bassmaster 60 head and cab. Looked very cool.
awww man, would it have hurt to take a phone camera shot of it? :lol:
Just for you Bazz, I'm just trying to not show his 'other stuff' - just because they're his, not mine.

Goldentone with a guitar amp stacked with it.
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Gorgeous Ampeg B15
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Vox stuff (I didn't ask)
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He has a Fender Jag bass and Bass VI also
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^ is that Fiesta?
Ibanez AEB10-BK; Feider P Bass; Challenge Bass; T'Bird Goth; Gibson T’Bird
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BazzBass
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Re: Goldentone

Post by BazzBass » 03 Apr 2017, 12:37

thank you for sharing these pics, looks like a bass museum hehe
Loud things: Markbass LittleMark 250, Hartke HA2500 amps, Hartke XL210 cabs
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RedVee
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Re: Goldentone

Post by RedVee » 03 Apr 2017, 13:14

BazzBass wrote:thank you for sharing these pics, looks like a bass museum hehe
He said the cab at the bottom of the Goldentone -> Deluxe Reverb -> cab stack - is the cab that matches with the Bassmaster 60. I couldnt take my eyes off the Ampeg though. :D

(he has much, much, more guitar stuff)
Ibanez AEB10-BK; Feider P Bass; Challenge Bass; T'Bird Goth; Gibson T’Bird
Fender Rumble 15; Eminar Amps x2; Elfa 410 cab; GK CX115 cab; Zoom B2.1u & B3

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noplanb
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Re: Goldentone

Post by noplanb » 02 May 2017, 08:42

Ta for pics.
The Vox looks like a well-loved AC50 guitar amp - 2 input channels with own controls, and 2x12 Celestions.
I see..............basses!

irvinz
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Re: Goldentone

Post by irvinz » 02 May 2017, 13:34

Oh my, the look of the b15!

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