|ganttbos ||10-22-2013 05:49 PM |
MTD 535 rosewood on alder
I am communicating with Mike T. about wood combos for a new 535 build. I have been trying as many as I can. At present I'm buying pre-owned basses one at a time, trying them and then re-selling for the same price.
I bought this one from a TBer. It's a very lightweight 535 - rosewood top on alder body with maple neck and BEM fretboard. In past for sale posts by previous owners the weight has been listed at 8 lbs 4 oz and 8 lbs 6 oz. I don't have a good scale.
I'm going to use a link to a past sale post for the excellent pics and because it contains an important disclosure about the bass. I played it on several gigs and have moved on to other wood combos. I paid a little more for it than the asking price of $3200 in this year old post http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f126/f...-915300-print/
but I'm going back to that price since it will enable me to cover my latest purchase (from Glenn at ABT). So $3200 + shipping CONUS.
|scubaduba ||10-22-2013 05:50 PM |
Cool. Did you buy the ash body/neck with figured walnut top 535 from ABT?
|ganttbos ||10-22-2013 05:57 PM |
That's the one! It's a beast at around 10 lbs but it sounds great. The one for sale in this thread is very smooth and more traditional sounding than most I've tried. It can and will bite your head off like a good MTD if prompted but it's a beautiful and sweet lady. I can't make the walnut on ash combo be too sweet - it bites and scratches. I like it because I play entirely fingerstyle and the aggressive sound compensates. But I'm really wanting a lighter bass. The rose wood alder combo is in the running but probably blackened redwood if I go that way.
|ganttbos ||10-22-2013 06:11 PM |
Several PM's already. I have a rehearsal tonight and I'll be responding in the morning.
|rwider ||10-23-2013 12:55 AM |
This one looks familiar and a super nice one:
|ganttbos ||10-23-2013 08:06 AM |
PM's answered - trades offers. Not interested in trades except maybe another 535.
|ganttbos ||10-24-2013 09:49 AM |
|lsu921 ||10-24-2013 10:17 AM |
I've had 5 or 6 MTD's and the alder bodied ones sound fantastic. That's a classy looking bass my man. Good luck with the sale!
|ganttbos ||10-24-2013 10:20 AM |
Hello Jason, long time no see.
|lsu921 ||10-24-2013 10:27 AM |
Originally Posted by ganttbos
Hello Jason, long time no see.
Gantt, I didn't realize you were on TalkBass!! Folks, this is a great seller to do business with. Do not hesitate! Has to be a killer MTD as well.
|ganttbos ||10-26-2013 11:08 AM |
Thanks for the plug, Jason.
Several MTD's on the forum - this one is the lightest at the best price!
|ganttbos ||10-28-2013 09:36 AM |
|ganttbos ||10-29-2013 10:19 AM |
|Hot Pocket ||10-29-2013 10:49 AM |
|ganttbos ||10-30-2013 09:54 AM |
|Hot Pocket ||10-30-2013 10:06 AM |
hands down one of the best playing and sounding MTDs that I have ever had. Truly warm, woody and punchy. I miss this one. :bassist:
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