The "Official" MTD USA Thread (Part 8)

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  1. smperry

    smperry Moderator Supporting Member

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  2. tbone0813

    tbone0813 Supporting Member

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    Thanks everyone. The bass is nothing short of amazing.

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  3. bass12

    bass12 Fueled by chocolate Supporting Member

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    Might as well start this off on the good foot with some past and present shots:

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  4. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

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    Still in with this one... after going through several. :)

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  5. Thumpin4him

    Thumpin4him Supporting Member

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    My MTD family!!

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  6. sps500

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    In with my 535/24......

    It's a Swamp Ash body with a maple neck and a Birdseye board. I asked Mike to make it as traditional sounding as possible with a weight on the lighter side of 9lbs.

    I thought it would take me a while to acclimatize to the 35' but I was pleasantly surprised. Probably helped by an amazing shaped neck.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy 2013 to everyone!
  7. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

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    In with my amazing Myrtle burl/wenge 535. Almost 3 whole months together and I can't walk by it without stopping to play it!

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  8. sps500

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    Hey TBone ...that Madagascar Rosewood looks amazing. i love the red hue it has. and that top ain't half bad either. Great looking bass....and the thread has kicked off with some amazing looking basses.
  9. pauliebass

    pauliebass Supporting Member

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    I'm in. Had this guy for years. #989 bought new. Gigged it tonight. Not a scratch. Awesome.

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  10. metallutca

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    Count me in! 534-24, 18 mm string spacing, walnut top, BEM board, ash body n neck

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  11. tbone0813

    tbone0813 Supporting Member

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    So I played my newly acquired 535 today at Church for the first time. I learned two things:

    1). The bass is simply amazing.
    2). I need some serious work on my technique. Not a forgiving bass.

    Off to the woodshed to work on #2.

    Sent from my Desire HD using TalkBass.com
  12. bass12

    bass12 Fueled by chocolate Supporting Member

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    Yeah, that's one thing about MTDs - they don't let you get away with sloppiness! ;) But that's also what I love about these basses - they have the ability to transmit the subtlest of nuances. Enjoy the woodshed and your new bass! :)
  13. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

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    +1

    These basses are very articulate and each note cuts so well.

    To make matters worse (the way I play!), I gig my 535 with a Jule Monique preamp. The Monique is incredibly articulate and every note is crystal clear.

    Made my playing much better as every friggin' missed/off note thru the MTD/Monique is very obvious. Highly recommended though. Best bass/amp combo I have ever heard. :bassist:
  14. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

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  15. blen dem

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    In! Lovin this bass more and more each day (it's day 10 today!). Recorded with it yesterday and the unit had high praises (of the bass not the player :D)... Wow, great looking MTD's popping up keep em coming & enjoy the holidays!

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  16. Thumpin4him

    Thumpin4him Supporting Member

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    Not mine but here are some pretty phenomenal examples of what Mike can do...

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  17. widjajar

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    Still with the AGS 535 #3! had this for one year now after went through several. Truly the best MTD i ever had :bassist:
    Merry Christmas everyone! MTD4LYFE:bassist:

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  18. BobaMosfett

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    Just before the new year, here is my 535. Bought it last october, but it was made in 2000. It's maple burl on tulip wood, with a rosewood on maple neck. Big articulate tone, and pretty lightweight. Very happy with it!
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  19. bass12

    bass12 Fueled by chocolate Supporting Member

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    One of my band's videos's is currently a contender in a competition. Of course, it would be lovely if some of my fellow MTD lovers voted for it :)D) but the reason I'm posting it here is that the recording was made with my old ash/walnut/ash/maple 535. The bass was recorded direct and the track might be interesting for anyone who wants to hear that particular wood combo "in the mix". The growly nature of the bass' tone is especially evident towards the end of the track.

    http://banddegarage.telequebec.tv/visionner-et-voter/123/kebeko
  20. metallutca

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    Always love Kebeko music style. You got my vote!

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