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Gard does it again! - My MTD 535 Arrived!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mjw, Jan 15, 2003.

  1. mjw


    Jun 12, 2001
    Spring, TX USA
    Just wanted to express my thanks to Gard and Bass Central for helping me obtain my latest baby.

    The "Brown Truck" showed up today and brought me a brand spankin' new MTD 535. Tulipwood body, maple-burl/cherry-sunburst top, wenge neck and fingerboard, and Bart Pups and electronics.


    I've been sittin' here at work playin' it through a headphone amp, and I can't wait to get home and play it through a real amp. It's phenominaly light and outrageously comfortable. This thing is SWEET!

    Anyway, hats off to Gard, Bass Central, and of course, Michael Tobias. :)



    AMJBASS Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    Ontario, Canada
    :eek: Sweet bass!! It looks amazing! I'll bet it sounds killer!
  3. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    WOW, VERY NICE. Congrats!!!!!
  4. My work here is done....

  5. bben


    Feb 28, 2002
    Santa Fe, NM
    That has got to be one of the best MTDs ever. Love the neck! Congrats!
  6. LizzardTom


    Mar 16, 2002
    So Gard, you finally found someone to buy that piece of _____..............Just kidding. I've played that bass, it's a beautiful instrument. Congrats MJW, I'm olive green with envy.:D

  7. ...SHHHHHH!!!



    ...hey man, where you been? PM or e-mail me!
  8. Sweet bass! Congrats!:cool:
  9. mjw


    Jun 12, 2001
    Spring, TX USA
    Nuh... uh...... not so fast...... you know there's a fretless with my name on it somewhere down the road! :)

  10. RichBriere

    RichBriere Guest

    Jan 1, 2003
    Upstate NY
    Is there anything more beautiful than an MTD Bass? I think not! Gorgeous piece. Major congrats. :^>)

    Bass-ically Yours,
    Rich Briere
  11. JOME77


    Aug 18, 2002
    Great looking bass! I bet that wenge neck/FB sounds great!
  12. RichBriere

    RichBriere Guest

    Jan 1, 2003
    Upstate NY
    Gard, as an "aside" here..........just a quick note to tell you that your "reputation" is spreading quickly. Several players here in Upstate NY were talking about you (and your support of MTD) at a gig I did the other night. You must be doing something right. :^>)

    Bass-ically Yours,

  13. I'm beginning to feel like I'm the only person in the world who doesn't have a brand new gorgeous MTD...



    Nice ax, mjw.


  14. RichBriere

    RichBriere Guest

    Jan 1, 2003
    Upstate NY
    B.......While I'm not personally aware of any others who haven't moved over to MTD's, I'm sure that there must be SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE, (living on a small deserted island, perhaps) who hasn't Made The Discovery! Don't feel bad. ;)

    Bass-ically Yours,
  15. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia In Memoriam

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    Gard is the crack dealer kingpin of the Southeast !!
    though ive owned hald a dozen MTDs- i dont own one right now- but im going to NAMM with 3 grand in my pocket... gotta be careful- just spoke to Mike T and he said everythings sold but a 21 fret 535- good thing i want 24 frets- i think i may be safe after all- congrats on a beatiful axe- i just posted a thread with links to clips of my ex 635 in the studio and it sounded awesome, the bass did, if the bassist didnt!!
  16. mjw


    Jun 12, 2001
    Spring, TX USA
    Yeah buddy!!!! :)

    Tell ya what.... I *finally* got off work and made it home and plugged it in to a *real* amp........ and holy crap!!!!!!!!!!!!! Totally awesome!!!!!!!!! ....and I'm not just sayin' that because it's mine..... I've bought a lot of stuff that I'm ashamed of. :(

    Ok, I guess it's fairly obvious that I'm impressed to hell with my new baby, so I'll shut up (for now!) :)
  17. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    Hi Gard, I´m planning to buy a new bass, maybe from you (Bass Central). the thing is: I live in Caracas, Venezuela and I want a MM Stingray5. I´ve been reading here in TB all those threads of happy people in the USA getting their NEW basses by mail from you, so I thogth: would these guys do the same kind of "magic" shipping a bass to another country?????


  18. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    Gard freakin' rocks.

    He totally hooked me up with a cab last summer, quick, professional, and best of all, you don't even have to THINK about any potential problems on the other end.

    What an asset to have here, even for comment and advice.
  19. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    What Rich said!

    Gotta love that vintage cherryburst finish, it's the prettiest of all. ;) :D
  20. mjw


    Jun 12, 2001
    Spring, TX USA
    Hey Ken!!! Like I said before... What a nice bass you got there!!!! :)

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