Hottest... MTD... ever!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassthumpa, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. bassthumpa


    Aug 31, 2004
    Austin, TX
  2. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    i've never said this outloud about any piece of gear, but i literally said to myself, "HOLY FREAKIN..." just now...
  3. I dislike the sharpness / squareness of the pickup covers... and the non counter sunk screws look out of place.

    With new covers it would be amazing!
  4. Oh my.
  5. bassthumpa


    Aug 31, 2004
    Austin, TX
    You have good point about the lack of countersink screws. I don't mind the squareness of the covers, but a little rounding around the edges would make it even nicer.
  6. Basboeg

    Basboeg Guest

    Sep 30, 2006
    I don't like the top and look of the pick-ups, but other than that: HOLY FREAKIN...
  7. Wow!
    But looks like the G and C strings aren't centered on the pickups..
  8. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    hopefully, the last few posts will keep prospective buyers at bay while i try to scrounge up the cash for this unbelievably killer bass. :)
  9. nonohmic


    Dec 13, 2005
    ABQ, NM.
    its not ugly thats for sure
  10. :eek:

    I think I just went #2 in my pants.
  11. I still cant get over how hot that thing is.
  12. saxnbass


    Mar 9, 2006
    Nashville, TN
    I love the top, and do have to agree with the pickup covers, would look nicer if they were rounded with sunken screws, but other than that :eek:
  13. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    Contributor- Bass Musician Magazine
    I'm with you about the covers, they look odd, and I definitely prefer the look of normal width Nordstrand covers with rounded edges and countersunk screws.

    That is incredibly sick at any rate
  14. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Inactive

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Very nice! Looks like it has a bit of a Fodera thing going on there too...neat!

    Mind you, I do think it the pickup covers need a little rounding and Countersunk screws would look a lot nicer!
  15. TOTALLY do not dig it.... there's something about messing with a classic, and those unusual active Bartolini's are so integral to the sound of that instrument and matched so perfectly to the pre.

    Sorry... yuck!
  16. vision

    vision It's all about the groove!

    Feb 25, 2005
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Endorsing Artist: MTD Basses, La Bella Strings, and 64 Audio IEMs
    I absolutely love the look of a burled buckeye top with a birdseye maple fingerboard.

    My only question is how will those pickups sound compared to the normal Barts? Like Kjung said...the original electronics are pretty much integral to the classic sound of MTD basses.
  17. Joelc73


    Nov 13, 2000
    New York
    Hi guys,

    Boy, you guys have good eyes! The screws on this were actually temporary and have since been replaced. The original screws Carey sent us were too short so we used the standard MTD/Bart screws. I wanted to get the photographs up and posted so I didn't wait to swap them out. If I get some time I'll re-photograph it though.

    The bass still sounds very MTD-ish but it's a bit more Fendery. The mids are really, really organic and chewy and the top is slightly softer than the Barts. It's a subtly different take on a very MTD color. It actually reminds me a lot of a Fodera.
  18. GrooveWarrior

    GrooveWarrior Supporting Member

    You guys are all so late! I started this thread on Sunday.
  19. very nice, but would be better neck-thru to get rid of the change in wood grain where the neck joins the body.
  20. Most beautiful MTD ever!