i have had this bass for less than a month. got it from fellow TBer.
asking - $750 plus shipping.
-Asymmetrical Maple Neck
-Wenge Fretboard with zero fret
-8.5 lbs weigh
-1 7/8" @ Nut; 3" @ last fret
-Body: AAA Flame Maple top over select Poplar with a Cherry Red finish and Matching Headstock Face to Body
-MTD logo done in Mother of Pearl
-Bartolini Single Coil Pickups
-Bartolini Pre-Amp. (Custom, look below for description)
-All Black hardware
- Pull-Pop out 9v battery compartment-no screw necessary!
- US Hipshot bridge
**"MTD introduces a handcrafted line of basses manufactured under Michael Tobias' supervision in Prague. Twenty-Five years of bass building experience was drawn upon in the design and production of the new Grendel basses. The result is a bass with MTD's signature playability and sound. Grendel models include many innovative design features like MTD's exclusive bolt-on neck design that are found on MTD's hand-made US models. MTD however does not sacrifice quality for price as these models feature many custom-designed parts by Bartolini, Hipshot, and MTD. MTD Grendel basses feature an ergonomically carved body with a figured Maple top. The bolt-on neck is Eastern Hard Rock Maple with a two octave wenge fingerboard and a relieved neck heel for a "neck-through" feel. The pickups and electronics are custom-made by Bill Bartolini.
The controls have been converted by Mike Lull for 3 band pre with a bypass switch for passive with a tone knob like and old fender jazz. It's cool because you can have a classic jazz sound or a more modern sound. Bartolini jazz pups and pre. TRADES I WOUD CONSIDER:
AMERICAN FENDER JAZZ 5 STRING
LAKLAND 5 STRING SKYLINE
more pics - http://www.flickr.com/photos/58802917@N03/