FS Red MTD Heir 5/Nordy's/Bart/Hipshot
$775.00 priced ready to go........like new and upgraded to boot!
ON HOLD---SALE PENDING!!!!
I'm a HIGHLY motivated seller. Got to sell before the meth-heads come back and steal it!!!!!!!! I talked to one of neighbors and he assured me that our thief (we think we know the perpetrator) would have killed my wife.....if she had caught the guy in the act..........she almost did!!!
I think this one has about everything you would want.
You can find the technical info at the MTD website, but here goes with some of the stuff you might want to know:
Ash body with a flamed top
35 inch scale/24 frets
Weight about 9.2 (a little heavier since adding the Hipshot Bridge)
Upgrades: Nordstand J and MM......Noisefree and absolutely fantastic. You need to compare this to a Skyline 5502.......this one will win everytime. (I own several Laklands......so no slam on their products.........this MTD setup is just better)
Bart Pre: 3 band, active/passive/ push pull Mid control.........that's just about all the EQ most folks will need
HIpshot B style bridge with 19 mm spacing.
KNobs are gold.......eq knobs have an added abalone top.
Tuners are gold Gotoh....minus the backside of the B string gear.....when switching hardware the tuners I bought were 3 and 2........you can't see this when playing and it works perfectly but it is a cosmetic thing that you should know about.
Looks: You be the judge.........it is about a 9.9--looks new-- cherry and gold Hard w.......you can switch colors if you wish. Cherry and black are also a great look.
Sound: Nordy's and Bart........I give it an A+++
Playability: Plays better than a plek'd bass......I own 2 plek'ed basses.........it's the truth, I'm just not sure why.........all I hear is how good the plek'ing thing is.........but this bass is not plek'd but plays sooooooooooo good........you will LOVE it.
That's about it...........hate to sell..........my old car broke down and I have just had a break-in............since I live on Meth Ave.........just figured I needed to sell instead of letting the Meth guys come back and clean me out.
I'm keeping my fav Lakland locked in the closet at the church I attend.
Decked out beauty. I love my Kingston Heir 5er. These are VERY versatile basses. GLWTS.
Sorry no trades...........I'm trying to thin out the herd. I really need cash to pay bills. I appreciate the interest.........feel free to make me a reasonable offer.......the closer you are to central KY..........it would certainly lower shipping and I would in turn pass the savings back to you.
This is a monster bass.........except for that one tuner that is not completely golded out...........there are NO issues, NO problems, NONe, NONE, NONE........I just need to get rid of some basses. The neck is great, it looks great, and it plays even better.
I wish some of you 5502 lakland owners could play and compare to what you have.
This bass is more like one you would get from some well-known luthier.(Mike Tobias?) It may be a few dollars higher than an -bay heir............remember what someone said "YOU get what you pay for" Did I mention the rear cavity has been copper shielded......and the neck was professionaly adjusted for max playability? The best I recall he had leveled some high frets........when he first got it. (words from the former owner)
To get it ALL in a bass............what's that worth.??? I know you long time TB'ers understand that terminology. If you just have to have to mod .........change it back to black.
I'll give you the original bridge
I will try and add some more pix later today.
Thanks for the offers..............I am flexible, but we're too far apart to negotiate right now.
I do appreciate the interest shown for this bass.
Sunday bump for the big red machine!!
Bump. Wish I could compare to my 02
First of all the electronics are MUCH better in my MTD--Nords/Bart pre. Ash vs. ASH for body wood......not much difference.
Hardware.........the MTD is better with the brass Hipshot bridge far superior, but Lakland hardware is also OK.
Playability..........the MTD is a little wider at the last fret. Both have super low action (at least most Laklands).........the MTD has bigger frets gives a brighter sound. (lakland has vintage style).
MTD is asymmetrical, Lakland has a compounded radius fretboard.
Finish, looks..........both super nice and the MTD seems to balance better and has better access to the upper frets. (IT is 24 frets vs Lakland 22 frets)
I like both basses, but my MTD has had all the work done for you.........upgraded hardware, neck has been gone over by a luthier to check fretwork, bart pre copper shielded......even if you change pres.........the copper shielding is quite a nice upgrade by itself.
ONe more difference.....not a plus or minus........Lakland has fret-markers....dots.........the MTD fret-markers are on the side of the neck giving it a cleaner sleeker look.........just personal preference as to which is best.
Beautiful bass, bet it sound awesome with those upgrades. Wonder if I could sneak this one into the house...
I'll come through a window...........LOL!!!! I am telling the truth, it hurts to let this one go. You don't always get the bass you think you're getting here on Talkbass or that other website that sells stuff. How many of you have found that out?? This is the real deal..........but you do have to like red, gold hardware Nords, bart, and the J-MM config. It's not everyone's dream bass. It looks sooooooooo new, and there are no hidden problems..........how many times have you gotten a bass and someone "forgot" to mention something?????
I did forget to mention, it has gold dunlop staplock buttons.
Nice bass! I have one myself.
Move to Texas where everyone is armed and have several really big dogs in the yard. Perp needs a claymore greeting.
Been to Texas once, San Antonio............I really liked it. I'm not selling everything, but I feel like I must downsize. I will get special insurance for the few that I am keeping. I did get a security system installed, and yes I have thought about arming myself.
Imported MTD's are nice without upgrades, but they are MUCH better when you do the things that Mike Tobias does with his American Series. I played an American Saratoga in Nashville last summer at the NAMM show. It was the BEST bass in my opinion in the whole arena. It did cost about 4200, but quality comes with a price.
My bass is not that good, but it is very good and costs a lot less. I'm a big Lakland fan but this bass is just better than the 5502's that I have played.........never played the ones that came with Bart's so those might be closer to my MTD.
Bump up for the red baby!
Very nice. That bad boy is loaded!
Damn, that is sweet!! Plus its my favorite wood combo (ash body, maple top, and maple fingerboard)... I just have trouble with the 35" scale.
It is sweet. I really don't have any problems with the scale as long as the neck and action are done right. I went with 35 inch scale years ago after some bad, bad experiences with 34" basses. I think over time the 34 inch 5 strings have gotten a lot better depending on the builder/maker of course. Matt Pulnicella once wrote he could make a bass with a tight B in a 34 inch or a 35 inch BUT they still would not sound the same. This bass with its' wide flat neck is a slapper's delight.........not that finger style players won't enjoy it also. It is very easy to play.
Man that's a sweet looking bass bro and I bet it sounds even better lol. Would you be negotiable?
That's a beauty, I love the red and gold combo. I've been looking for a great 5er that's not expensive and will sound superb. Would you be nogtionable?
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