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HELP! MTD Grendel Info

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MIMJAZZ, Jun 8, 2020.


    MIMJAZZ Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    I bought this grendel bass last year out of compromise. I needed a lighter bass, the bass I was lookin at got swiped from reverb too fast, and I thought i’d take a chance.

    This has turned into my baby. My number 1. Work horse... But I’m realizing that I don’t know anything about the series or this particular bass. When I got it, it had barts and a bart pre, I put in the aguilars, went passive, series parallel switch, sticker inlays.
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    I know they’re made Czech Rep. I know there was another bass similar to it called the Beast.

    Any more information would be awesome. A big thing i’ve heard is that it has the Buzz Feiten system. Is this true? Anyone ever put a detuner on one?
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  2. foal30


    Dec 3, 2007
    New Zealand
    Hi, great purchase.

    That's an older Grendel the later version has the circular MTD logo

    Grendel is active
    Beast is passive

    Some Grendel 5 string versions are 35" scale

    Poplar body
    Maple neck
    Wenge fingerboard and headstock veneer.
    Bartolini Pick ups and preamp.

    They don't have Buzz F tuning system. That was later on with Asian made and USA MTD.

    London UK Bass Centre version is called the Stadium.
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