SOLD MTD 535-24 25th Anniversary NAMM Bass | 8.25lb

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by tb-player, Jul 11, 2021.

  1. tb-player

    tb-player Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    United States
    MTD 535-24
    25th Anniversary with World Logo & 25th Anniversary logo
    2019 Winter NAMM Edition

    • Ambrosia Maple top
    • Okoume body (in the mahogany family)
    • Two-tone Bloodwood fingerboard
    • Figured Flame Maple neck
    • Bartolini Pickups/Active Preamp
    • Luminlay Side-Dots
    • Nickel Strings
    • MTD Hardshell case
    • Only 8.25lb
    This is a beautiful bass in great shape. The action is low and fast. Fretwork is stellar. It sounds wonderful. The finish is spectacular. And the cool 2-tone neck makes this bass very special. Truly a one-of-a-kind!

    The headstock has the MTD World logo and a special, limited edition 25th Anniversary logo. This beautiful bass was a featured bass for Michael Tobias Designs at 2019 Winter NAMM. It comes with the MTD hardshell case and all the case candy.

    The sound: Okoume is a wonderful tonewood that is in the mahogany family. It is a bit of a softer wood and leans toward the warmer side of mahogany tone. That's evident in the sound of this bass. MTDs traditionally have a well-rounded tone with very sizzly highs. This bass is more centered tonally. When flat, it doesn't have that extreme sizzle in the highs. Plus, it has a well-rounded low-end without being boomy. The Okoume body makes this a very well-balanced bass to the ear. I've owned a couple of MTDs and this is the nicest sounding one I've heard.

    Why am I selling? This is actually one I don't want to let go, simply because it's nearly impossible to find such a lightweight MTD that plays and sounds as good as this one. But I have 2 custom basses on the way and need to make room for them, both logistically and financially.

    Continental US Shipping
    No trades.

    Thanks for looking!

    Last edited: Aug 23, 2021
  2. phillipkregg

    phillipkregg Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    Wow, ridiculously great bass!
  3. impacs

    impacs Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2012
    Largo, FL
    Beautiful bass with unique woods. How would you describe the sound?
  4. tb-player

    tb-player Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    Since it’s an MTD with the traditional preamp, you can dial in almost any tone. That’s why I always gravitate back to these basses (along with the pretty woods and the low/fast action).

    I’ve owned a number of MTD basses and this one is a tiny bit more mellow on the top end when the eq is flat. It still sounds like an MTD, except that super sizzly treble tone is tamed (nice alliteration!). You can dial that in if you want it, but I’ve typically dialed it out in a mix. On this one, I can mostly run flat and tweak for the room. Much more balanced, to my ears.

    In short, it’s versatile like an MTD, but the tonal starting place is a bit more centered, IMHO.

    Hope that helps! :)
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2021
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  5. charlie_groove


    Jul 22, 2016
    That bass is gorgeous my friend! GLWTS
  6. jzucker

    jzucker Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    35 or 34?
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  7. Berger912

    Berger912 Supporting Member

    Mar 26, 2004
    Rockland County, NY
    It’s 35” it’s in the name 535-24 means 5 string 35” inch scale 24 frets
  8. jzucker

    jzucker Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    oh, duh - sorry. I just recently learned they made these basses in 34" scale. I guess I should be searching 534 instead.
  9. Berger912

    Berger912 Supporting Member

    Mar 26, 2004
    Rockland County, NY
    I was trying to help no criticism
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  10. Fred312b

    Fred312b Proof that gear doesn't make you a better player Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    Here’s the fb post for this bass with their tonal description too

  11. tb-player

    tb-player Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    Yeah, I looked that up on Instagram when I bought it. It's hilarious to me how much they blow those photos out to make the grain pop. The actual bass looks soooo much better in person.

    Thanks for posting. The description of the tone is accurate!
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  12. timtyler8821

    timtyler8821 Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2011
    Very nice
  13. agency68


    Nov 15, 2019
    Beautiful. Interested. Let me help you make room for those two new custom basses! Win/win.
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