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MTD Z6 !! UPRGRADED beast - BARTS & AG OBP-3

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by stephenleejp, Mar 26, 2014.


  1. stephenleejp

    stephenleejp Supporting Member

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    Got to sell this thing!

    HUGE price drop
    Now for $800
    includes case
    and shipping!!!


    MF has these listed at about 1450 wo these upgrades.

    Here's the specs from
    MTD on this Z6.

    Here's what's been done to it.

    Pickups have been replaced with Bartolini's
    - There is a minor bump above the neck pu from the install. I took a picture of it, still hard to notice.

    The Preamp has been replaced with Aguilar's OBP-3
    - 18v 3 band eq, the mid is parametric/sweepable
    - 3 position switch for different pickup positions/series
    - concentric volume dial is on/active and "off" is actually bypass not passive. I really like this feature for recording. I'll dial my tone in with the supplied studio-grade hardware and software and not worry about dialing up my bass. And it's fun for a/b'ing the harts to the aguilar pre :)

    Hardware: all the original black hardware has been replaced with gold hardware.
    - you may have noticed on mtd's site that there are no basses with this configuration … that's why.
    - I took a close up picture of the gold tuners to show some mild wearing that has happened, the gold finish has started to fade on them.

    Main features I like:
    ZERO fret
    best neck I've played yet.
    Buzz feiten Tuning system.
    35" scale
    18mm spacing at bridge

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    Last edited: Apr 20, 2014
  2. stephenleejp

    stephenleejp Supporting Member

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    Barts & OBP-3

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  3. Kevin Woods

    Kevin Woods Supporting Member

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    These are indeed very comfy, great feeling sixers. I played one for a bit and really wanted it, but I'm set for now. The 18mm string-spacing at the bridge leaves plenty of room for comfort but also the little extra bit of ease in crossing strings is definitely there. This probably screams with the new electronics. Looks beautiful and has graceful lines as well.

    Cheers and bumps.
  4. bongostealth

    bongostealth Supporting Member

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    Beautiful! The sound of this thing must be thunderous!
  5. stephenleejp

    stephenleejp Supporting Member

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    I don't dare go pass 1oclock on the bass dial.
    I haven't come across a genre or setting that's needed anything close to the bass being 100%!!
  6. stephenleejp

    stephenleejp Supporting Member

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    b u m p

    Several pm's replied to.
  7. Tampabass

    Tampabass Supporting Member

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    not a rocket scientist, but I play one on TV
    I just noticed on the specs page that it listed approx weight as 9.5
    Do you have the accurate weight?
  8. stephenleejp

    stephenleejp Supporting Member

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    I'll take it to the fedex store by my work and weigh it and snap a pic of the scale
  9. stephenleejp

    stephenleejp Supporting Member

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    w k n d
    b u m p
  10. Tewest86

    Tewest86 Supporting Member

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    What brand is the gold hardware?
  11. stephenleejp

    stephenleejp Supporting Member

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    I'll check when I get home.
  12. stephenleejp

    stephenleejp Supporting Member

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    Here's a close up of the tuners

    ImageUploadedByTalkBass1396234396.101704.jpg
  13. stephenleejp

    stephenleejp Supporting Member

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    HUGE price drop!!

    $800
  14. Tampabass

    Tampabass Supporting Member

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  15. stephenleejp

    stephenleejp Supporting Member

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    Finally!
    The weight is...

    10.7 lbs

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  16. datsaxguy

    datsaxguy Supporting Member

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    Wow! where was this went I was hunting for one.
  17. fruitlabor

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  18. Tampabass

    Tampabass Supporting Member

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    Thanks for tracking down the weight.
    GLWTS!
  19. bassnote6

    bassnote6 Supporting Member

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    I'll take it! I'll send you a PM
  20. stephenleejp

    stephenleejp Supporting Member

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    Sold pending payment

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