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MTD Gas Pics

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bassist4Life, Jul 2, 2005.


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  1. Bassist4Life

    Bassist4Life

    Dec 17, 2004
    Buffalo, NY
    I get weak in the knees whenever I see MTD basses. Every so often I see MTD pics on TB. I'd love to see what you consider to be the best MTD bass out there. They come in all flavors. What's your favorite? This thread has the potential to cause some serious GAS, so grab your Beano!

    Here's one of my favorites:

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    Joe
     
  2. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I was thinking about MTD the other day. AS I remember them, they have a really bright, aggressive sound. I guess they aren't really hot basses now, but that doesn't mean they aren't great. :cool:
     
  3. Bassist4Life

    Bassist4Life

    Dec 17, 2004
    Buffalo, NY
    I've heard MTD's played with a bright/clear sound, but I've heard them played with full-on booty too.

    Here's another one that almost snapped my neck:

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    Joe
     
  4. Bassist4Life

    Bassist4Life

    Dec 17, 2004
    Buffalo, NY
    A neck-thru MTD?! Wow!


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  5. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    This one is gorgeous; very natural and woodsy that I could imagine playing while the sun is setting in a cabin in NH or Vermont- something I really like in a bass.
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  6. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    That's all he used to make in the pre-Gibson buyout days.
    It's very rare that he makes a neck-through nowadays though, like that one is.
     
  7. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    ok, here's a few pics of mine:
     

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  8. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    and some more
     

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  9. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Here's the one I got to play at last summer's NAMM.

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    Dayum, that was a sweet bass!!
     
  10. On my wish list will always be a MTD 435... Love their sound!!!
     
  11. nick g.

    nick g. Supporting Member

    Nov 9, 2003
    Chandler, Arizona
    There's and Iced Tea 535 on Bass Central that is driving me nuts. I can't be arsed to re-post it though, sorry.
     
  12. maurilio

    maurilio Musician - Owner at Mo's Shop - Tech at Nordstrand Supporting Member

    May 25, 2003
    Studio City+Redlands, CA
    Endorsing artist: Nordstrand - Genzler Amplification - Sadowsky - Dunlops Strings - DR Strings
    OH MAMMA MIA !!!!

    Mo'
     
  13. Fealach

    Fealach Guest

    Apr 23, 2003
    Gone to a better place
    They are all very nice, but that neckthrough is enough to make
    one soil oneself. Anybody have any information on it? Is it just a
    one-off for NAMM or somesuch, or is it possible to have one
    made? I'd like to know, because if it is I have to start looking for
    a second job.
     
  14. Joelc73

    Joelc73 Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2000
    New York
    I really dug this one. I was hoping to keep it for myself but it sold 10 minutes after I photographed it. Blackened Redwood on Korina - killer!
     

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  15. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Joel73, that was spoken liker a true dealer.
     
  16. thlayli

    thlayli

    May 8, 2005
    Cross Lanes, WV
    I know this is somewhat of a threadjack, and I'm sorry for that, but is there anyplace online that sells the MTD Kingston and the Kingston Heirs besides theperfectbass.com? They took their pictures down.
     
  17. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    www.basscentral.com
     
  18. Joelc73

    Joelc73 Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2000
    New York
    Just trying to be clear that it is not for sale - just a cool bass to behold! :)
     
  19. Bassist4Life

    Bassist4Life

    Dec 17, 2004
    Buffalo, NY
    It sure is a beauty. I found the pic at:
    http://www.gbase.com

    Just type in "MTD", and it will show basses for sale. It should be on the first page of results as a 2005 NAMM bass. Let me know if you have trouble finding it.

    I would love an MTD; but like you, I would also need to get a 2nd job. But even then, I'd need to pay bills first. So, maybe a 2nd AND 3rd job. :meh: Maybe I could make a deal with Mike Tobias for one of his basses. I could mow his lawn and wash his car(s) for one year. Mike, are you listening? :)
     



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