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A new MTD 535 is born!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by WinterBass, May 19, 2002.


  1. WinterBass

    WinterBass

    May 19, 2002
    Hudson Valley, NY
    Endorsing Artist: MTD
    I have been lurking here for quite a while, but I wanted to share some photos of my new bass and give Michael Tobias some thanks!

    It is a 535 with an Ash body, burl maple top and maple on maple neck. Although the pictures speak for themselves, I have to say this instrument truly looks and sounds incredible.

    Thank You Mike!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Eric Winter[​IMG]
     
  2. RAM

    RAM

    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    WOW!!! That's tremendous! I love MTD's, and I'm sure you'll love yours almost as much as I would;)

    Oh...and welcome:D
     
  3. WinterBass

    WinterBass

    May 19, 2002
    Hudson Valley, NY
    Endorsing Artist: MTD
    head stock[​IMG]
     
  4. WinterBass

    WinterBass

    May 19, 2002
    Hudson Valley, NY
    Endorsing Artist: MTD
    back[​IMG]
     
  5. WinterBass

    WinterBass

    May 19, 2002
    Hudson Valley, NY
    Endorsing Artist: MTD
    whole bass[​IMG]
     
  6. WinterBass

    WinterBass

    May 19, 2002
    Hudson Valley, NY
    Endorsing Artist: MTD
    lower body

    [​IMG]
     
  7. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Welcome to Talkbass!:cool:

    Congrats on a very nice bass!
     
  8. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    What an incredibly beautiful bass. If I was going to get a furniture bass, I'd want that one. In fact, I do want that one!

    Congratulations, man!
     
  9. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    another MTD convert!! congrats , thats beautiful!! Mike does it again.
     
  10. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Aurillac, France
    WinterBass,

    Welcome to TB, and congrats ! Your bass is quite awesome.

    (right now, writing a letter to Santa Claus...)

    All the best,
     
  11. Nice, I like your choice of fretboard, maple has a very fat distictive tone IMO and with the ash body it must get great classic sounds. I'm really starting to crave one of those, and I haven't even played one yet! :eek:
     
  12. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    that my friend is a gorgeous bass. congrats! maple and ash are my fav combo's and that top is the coolest. nice score.

    can i ask what store you got it from and if its a custom order, how long did you wait for it?
     
  13. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    Yup.
     
  14. That bass has me wondering................hhhummm.
     
  15. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    another work of art from Michael Tobias!!!
     
  16. Hman

    Hman

    Jan 8, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    Beautiful! I think Mike is using some new style control knobs for the new models. Find any good deals on MTD 635 out there??? Still looking !!!
     
  17. craigers2

    craigers2

    Sep 26, 2001
    Cleveland
    Hman,

    funkycarnivore just traded his 635 to bassnw for his new fodera.

    you might want to give them a call.
     
  18. Hman

    Hman

    Jan 8, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    Yeah I know! I did tried to look there and no bass yet! I'll call them to find out the price. I wish Mr. Gaw would let me know first...but, he got a great looking Fodera for the trade!! I might have to sell my MTD 5 first and get the 6!! Anyone interested please email me

    oneputtracer@hotmail.com

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    Clinician: EA, Zon, Boomerang, TI. Author "The Art of Solo Bass"
    Nice bass!!!!

    Just took delivery on mine.

    [​IMG]

    You can see it in process at

    my gear page
     
  20. ganttbos

    ganttbos The Professor Supporting Member

    Dec 18, 2001
    New Orleans area
    That's the most beautiful maple burl I've seen yet! Is it stained to get it that dark? Mine is much lighter. Congrats on a real beauty!
    Still trying to sell my myrtle burl on poplar 535. Anyone interested?
    Gantt
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