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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by frederic b. hodshon, Aug 22, 2005.

  1. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    even better in person!

    not the best pics, was running out of sunlight.






    just moved from Orange County Calif to Leucadia, Calif. Get to start fresh with my studio setup.

    sorry to those that i've been out of touch with. should be running on all cylinders soon!

  2. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Freakin' sweet!!!

  3. Bassist4Life


    Dec 17, 2004
    Buffalo, NY

    Oh man... Congrats on your new baby. She's a beauty. You always have such nice instruments. I dig MTDs and Zons. You have both. I don't. :meh:

    Happy playing...


    PS. I enjoy the sound files of your Zons. I hope to hear one of your MTD soon.
  4. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    Mr. Tobias builds a beautiful, functional bass and this example is exceptional, Congratulations.
  5. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    Very classy bass...

  6. nick g.

    nick g. Supporting Member

    Nov 9, 2003
    Chandler, Arizona
    Flamed redwood... secks. Extremely classy instrument you go there.

    Edit: Just noticed the neck... Awesome. I love how unfinished wenge feels.
  7. CaM90


    Dec 14, 2004
    Nice! How much did you pay?
  8. pommes


    Jun 13, 2005
  9. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    What is the current wait time on an MTD? :)
  10. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
  11. It says "buzz feiten" on the back of the head... what exactly is buzz feiten on that bass?
  12. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK

    Its the system of tuning and intonation :) http://www.buzzfeiten.com/
  13. Aj*


    Jun 14, 2005
    West Yorkshire, UK
    Nice! Very classy looking and knowing Mike, a joy to play.
  14. mike sancho

    mike sancho SANCH

    Feb 10, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    That top rocks! Nothing like flamed redwood. I want one!!! Enjoy your bass!
  15. tombowlus

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

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Very hot! I really love Mike's flamed redwood tops, and it goes great with the wenge!

    Awesome! :hyper:

  16. The redwood is beautiful. Very classy, indeed.
  17. B-E-A-UTIFUL

    sweet bass. wish i could get my hands on something like that.
  18. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Congrats, fred. Now comes the fun part... exploring that puppy and figuring out what it'll do.

    Hint: just about anything:D

    BTW I use DR Sunbeam Nickel strings on mine. Excellent combination.
  19. Gard


    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    Fred - SCHA-WEET!!!


    Mike T is "da Gawdfaddah"! Much respect for a beautiful bass from a great builder & even greater person.
  20. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    that's frigg'n sweeet!