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MTD Question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JimiLL, May 8, 2010.

  1. So why dont they make a 5er in a narrow (17mm) string spacing??

    I think they make gorgeous stuff and I would have MAJOR gas for one, but I just dont like that wide 19mm stuff on extended range basses. Can anyone shed some light on this??

    I know 2mm a string is not a lot, but it sure adds up once you start jumping over multiple strings!
  2. t0t0m


    Dec 8, 2008
    Give Mike a call, I am sure he can do that..he is one of the best of the best lutier on planet earth.
  3. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    You can order one with a hipshot a type bridge that allows you to narrow the spacing.
  4. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    mike is a super nice guy - spent a half hour with me on the phone when i bought tobias # 474 USED answering questions and giving me history of how the original tobias guitars evolved.

    FWIW, i found MTD basses to be very comfy and didnt notice the spacing to be too wide. the asymmetrical neck helps a lot with this. it's no alembic (those fives and sixes can be ironing boards)
  5. Ill have to do that
  6. YCBass

    YCBass Supporting Member

    Aug 29, 2007
    I will echo the previous posts... If you can pay for it, Mike can build it.

    His 6 strings are 18mm and 7 strings are 17mm... So it can be done.

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