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SOLD FS/FT Feeler: MTD 535/24 - RARE inlay and figured back. MINT

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Vic, Oct 1, 2008.


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  1. Vic

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

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    SOLD!

    This is a drop dead amazing MTD, but ever since I got my latest one, it's not getting as much air time, so I need to see what's out there for options.

    It SERIOUSLY pains me to do this, but it's just hard to justify keeping it if it ain't gettin' the luv it (totally) deserves.

    First, the specs, it's got and ash body with BOTH a figured maple top AND back in dark cherry burst. The figured back is rare. Mike does not make many of these. Also rare is the abalone inlay on the headstock. It's got an ash neck and a "piano grade" maple board. Those who have been following MTD threads in recent months know that this is currently one of Mike's favorite necks, and let me tell you, there's good reasons why. I believe it weighs in at about 9 3/4 pounds. It's an easy carry tho, so I doubt that's an issue.

    It also comes with Mike's deluxe hard case... the same as the one my Marilyn came in (see pic below). This is included as well.

    The fret level on this thing is as good or better than any other bass I've ever owned. I can get the action just totally crazy low on it without any specific regional buzz... in other words, amazing.

    The playability is off the charts, and the tone is very aggressive. It's very bright and clear, and is very even in the lows. There's a mid peak due to the ash neck that adds mix cutting abilities and the sweet high end that goes along with the maple board rounds out a great tone profile to work in pretty much any situation.

    The replacement cost on this bass would conservatively be somewhere around 6K list, 4500 street. Conservatively. IF you could find one with these specs.

    I'd like to get around 2K cash + trades, or 3K for the bass. Shipped/48. That's a deal. Now, let's see what folks offer up. :)

    NOTE: At this point in time, I don't care if it doesn't sell, so please, no lowballs. They'll be ignored. I'm not even totally sure I want to let this go yet, but I figured I'd drop my line in the water and see what happened.

    Of course, pics, with the famous carpet background... :)

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    mtd_535_r2_05.

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    Here's what the case looks like...

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  2. fishtx

    fishtx Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Genzler Amplification/Spector Basses/Mojo Hand FX
    that is beautiful!
     
  3. Sufenta

    Sufenta Trudging The Happy Road of Destiny

    Mar 14, 2002
    The Signpost Up Ahead.
    Hey now, easy does it on the bass-porn. I'm trying to cut down. :)
    BEA-UTI-FUL instrument you have there my sir.
     
  4. XavidmanX

    XavidmanX

    Jun 29, 2006
    Bakersfield, CA
    SAY IT AIN'T SO!! I DON'T BELIEVE IT!

    Now I'm going to have to put that Sadowsky on hold and figure out if I want to take the plunge with this bad boy again. This was one smokin' bass.
     
  5. good googly moogly....
    Hey I have a reliable wife, three great kids, and a knot headed dog I'll thrown in ontop of cash...you up for it :).

    That is the best looking MTD I have ever seen.
     
  6. HOLY CRAP! That is drop dead gorgeous! Absolutely amazing looking (and I'm sure sounding) bass.
     
  7. gkbass13

    gkbass13 Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2006
    Chicago
    stunning. i used to not be a big fan of mike's bursts finishes over burled tops, but i have more than warmed to them in the last few months...he really makes an art of it.
     
  8. I've never seen an ash neck before. That's H-O-T.
     
  9. Vic

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

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    I KNOW! I still kinda' have cold feet about letting this one go... we'll see if I can.
     
  10. antontanzil

    antontanzil

    Jun 5, 2008
    Jakarta, Indonesia
    MTD Bass (USA & Kingston) & Strings, R.Cocco Strings, Gruvgear, Noll Preamp, Nordstrands
    so... you wanna get $2000 plus a bass? Hm... I wish I have a bass that I wanna let go with a price about $1000...

    No less than $2000 cash?
     
  11. B.C.

    B.C. Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2005
    Indiana
    :eek::eek: What??!!
     
  12. Saluki

    Saluki Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2005
    Springfield, IL
    Bass Gear Magazine
    Amazing bass you have there my friend. Vic is a top notch seller and a great guy. I have played his whole MTD collection and this is one of my favs. Good luck. Maybe will both come to or senses soon.:D
     
  13. Vic

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

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    Just shoot me some ideas... just feelin' out my options at the moment... the main reason I'm doing this is I could use some money, but for the right offer, things might happen.
     
  14. Vic

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

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    Someone asked about the S/N, build completion date...

    It's S/N 1401, dated 07/01/06.
     
  15. lvsjr

    lvsjr Guest

    Aug 19, 2006
    Thanks Vic I'll be waiting for your answer.The 6 is waiting for you brand new....Peace
     
  16. Beautiful! PM Sent with Trade Offer
     
  17. Vic

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

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    So far pretty much just trade offers coming in, but at least one looks potentially very interesting... nothing agreed yet tho...
     
  18. Footie

    Footie

    Apr 2, 2004
    Portland, OR
    PM'd
     
  19. Vic

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

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    PM's answered... one possible sale... nothing confirmed yet.
     
  20. lvsjr

    lvsjr Guest

    Aug 19, 2006
    Don't miss this new 635 you won't regret it.Peace, Luis
     

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