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SOLD FS Only: MTD 535-24 Redwood / Primavera & Ebony / Maple

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by GrooveDaddy, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. GrooveDaddy

    GrooveDaddy Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2008
    Southern California
    OK, bought this last summer - it's an excellent-sounding MTD, but alas, I've purchased a Sadowsky NYC and need to come up with some of the necessary funds. IMG_1435.JPG

    MTD 535-24 USA Specs:
    Body: Primavera
    Top: Redwood Burl
    Neck: Maple
    Fingerboard: Ebony
    Pickups: MTD Bartolini Custom
    Preamp: MTD Bartolini Custom
    Scale: 35"
    Frets: 24 frets (used to be fretless, but frets installed by Greg Back of Buzz Feiten system fame in Southern California). Hence no zero fret. And hence the Buzz Feiten sticker.
    Weight: 9lbs

    Case: Will include an old but functional HSC.

    Note that this is a player's bass, and has some wear (see pics for details) . . . if you are looking for a "closet queen", then keep on looking elsewhere!

    But - if you're budget-minded and want to get into the MTD USA sound for lots less than ordering a new one from Mike, this just may be the ticket.

    Price includes FedEx insured shipping to West of the Mississippi - east coasters add $25.

    String-to-string balance is phenomenally good (usually is with USA MTDs, but this one sounds exceptional). Grand piano "like" tone with the ebony/maple neck.

    I do have some sloppy sound samples available via Drop Box - send me your email address if you'd like to get the link.

    See pictures for details, and please let me know if you have any questions.

    Last deal thread on this bass FYI:
    SOLD - MTD 535-24 Redwood Burl Top - Primavera Body [PRICE DROPPED]

    Also the thread from 2015 in which a fellow TBer describes the conversion from fretless to fretted (work done by Greg Back in So Cal with Mike's official fret wire):
    TRADED - MTD 535-24

    Last edited: Jun 13, 2018
  2. Viggo51


    Oct 26, 2012
    Portland Oregon
    Sweet bass! I just acquired a redwood frettless conversion as well, don't miss the Zero fret!
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  3. tminus10

    tminus10 On a mission from God

    May 1, 2011
    Ridin' the rails
    The B string on my previous MTD ruined all other B strings for me. And I didn't miss the zero fret on my conversion either. GLWTS
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  4. Great price on a sweet bass!
  5. GrooveDaddy

    GrooveDaddy Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2008
    Southern California
    Thanks for the feedback, gentlemen! Agreed - I've owned a bunch of MTDs, and they generally have very good B strings (not all, but most) - this one has one of the best. The zero fret is a cool feature, but I haven't "missed" it at all on this bass.

    Killer deal here folks - feel free to run offers by me, worst I can say is 'no'!
  6. Great bass.
    I love this one. (Used to be my bass )

    bigbassdaddy and MSIMSBASS like this.
  7. GrooveDaddy

    GrooveDaddy Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2008
    Southern California
    Cool vid - thanks for sharing!

    Also, DEAL PENDING. Thanks for all of the interest folks!
    Douglas Giorgiani likes this.
  8. GrooveDaddy

    GrooveDaddy Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2008
    Southern California
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