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SOLD As new MTD 535-24: ash/walnut ash maple

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Chef, Apr 23, 2010.


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  1. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Got this recently from dabass. I knew it was a "science experiment" in terms of me and the bass being compatible, but was fairly sure it would work out after enjoying tb'er Vic's twin to this one at the STL GTG.
    Fabulous, top tier craftsmanship and playability, but, I've really evolved into very much of a 60's alder/rosewood Jazz bass player...and this isn't that.

    so:
    factory fresh MTD 535-24
    ash body, walnut top
    ash neck, birdseye maple fingerboard
    matching walnut headstock and trussrod cover

    all the paperwork, case candy, cleaning and maintenance products, new style hygrometer equipped case...

    if you add up all the options at the mtd pricing page:
    http://www.mtdbass.com/pages/MTD.html
    you're looking at over $6,000, and a looong wait.

    snag up this beauty, now, for $3200

    one snap now, more later:
    mtd535.

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  2. Holy Moly. This is just a beautiful bass and a great MTD spec, and a GREAT price. Of course, we know Chef is a great TBer and seller.

    If I was looking for another MTD, this would be the spec... walnut, ash/ash, 24 fret, and birdseye maple board, and the matching truss rod cover and headstock... nice upgrades!

    Someone will grab this one quickly at that price (for a literally 'as new' MTD).

    Beautiful!
     
  3. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    yessir, she is!
    thanks;)
     
  4. Vakmere

    Vakmere

    Sep 6, 2007
    Philly
    When was this one born?
     
  5. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    about 4 months ago
    i can give you an exact date when i get home........
     
  6. Dave Hill

    Dave Hill Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    Been some great deals around here lately, and this is one of them.
     
  7. Absolutely - someone please buy this quickly and put me out of my misery.
     
  8. doublebuck77

    doublebuck77 Banned

    Apr 12, 2010
    oh MY GOD. :eek:
     
  9. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    many pm's answered; still available.
    to answer some q's:
    born on date is 12/23/09, or 4 months ago today.
    yes, it comes with all the paperwork; warranty card not filled out.
    yes, it comes with all the case candy, etc.

    yep, I take paypal and will work with you on details of that if we have a deal.

    nope, not really looking for trades here, but, you can always try.

    much better pics coming in a few minutes.

    thx!
     
  10. madbassplaya

    madbassplaya

    Dec 28, 2007
    oh my.
     
  11. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    If I had the coin...:eek:
     
  12. xqusemuah

    xqusemuah Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2001
    S. Orange County, CA
    how do you find that ash neck compared to maple?
     
  13. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    i've never owned a maple one, so i can't make a good direct comparison.
     
  14. xqusemuah

    xqusemuah Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2001
    S. Orange County, CA
    I nearly bought a Fodera Imperial with one. Joey L told me that you get a nice low mid punch from the Ash neck.

    Sure looks way cool!
     
  15. bass12

    bass12 Say "Ahhh"... Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    Great looking bass. Too bad it wasn't your thing. To be fair, the price listing on the MTD website is "list" price, not the actual selling price. A new one in this combo would cost around $4400.
     
  16. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    That's not at all what several retailers quoted me before I landed this one.
     
  17. bass12

    bass12 Say "Ahhh"... Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    I guess the retailers are jacking up their prices significantly. A custom order direct from Mike in this combo will be around $4400.
     
  18. widjajar

    widjajar

    Apr 21, 2003
    Goodness gracious!!! Someone pleeease take this bass away....I would take this bass in a blink if I hadn't just bought another MTD a month ago. Such a great price from a great guy too! Hi Chef still waiting for the amp to arrive...
     
  19. skp

    skp

    Jan 24, 2007
    pm sent. did you get it?
     
  20. coribass

    coribass Banned

    Feb 21, 2009
    PM sent
     

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