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MTD Sound

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Classical_Thump, Nov 13, 2005.


  1. Classical_Thump

    Classical_Thump

    Jan 26, 2005
    I've been searching the forums but could only find a few sound clips of MTD basses, but I know a lot of peopel around here have MTD's. Anyway, I would really appreciate if you guys who own em could post any sound clips that you might have, just so I can get a feel for the tones of an MTD bass (MTD USA that is). Thanks a lot
     
  2. Papersen

    Papersen Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    This a short clip Secret Donkey sent me sometime ago.
    It´s his MTD 535

    MTD 535
     
  3. Get the Erykah Badu live album, and then you will want an MTD badly. :)
     
  4. alexclaber

    alexclaber Commercial User

    Jun 19, 2001
    Brighton, UK
    Director - Barefaced Ltd
    +1!

    Alex
     
  5. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Great album. I love how the bass sounds on that album. BIG, clear sound.
     
  6. Mr_Dave

    Mr_Dave

    Mar 11, 2005
    Melbourne, Australia
    Employee - Basscentre Melbourne
    basstasters.com has clips of an mtd with various amps
     
  7. pickles

    pickles Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    Ben Harper "Fight for Your Mind".
     
  8. +1 I actually find the BT clips to represent the sound of my MTD very well. Toggle back and forth between the MTD and Sadowsky clips, especially on the slap passages, and the 'hi tech sparkle' of the MTD versus the more traditional J Bass type tone really comes through.
     
  9. Fran Diaz

    Fran Diaz

    Mar 28, 2002
    Santander, Spain
    Bassist
    AFAIK this album was recorded using vintage P's, Spectors, and a few basses I can't remember.

    But it's true that you can find a great example of an MTD played by a monster player in most Ben Harper's live recordings.
     
  10. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    i'll put up a few clips w/ my new 635 in a little bit. might as well also warn you of the clams to come. :p
     
  11. secretdonkey

    secretdonkey

    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I'm soooo glad that link is dead! Playing was awful! I'll confess it's taken me darn near two years to get truly comfortable on a five string (my 535 was my first). I just finished up a new little ditty using the 535. This one is a walnut body, burl maple top with wenge neck and board. Check out my inner Claypool:

    Les Than Fancy
     
  12. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
  13. gruuv

    gruuv

    Jan 23, 2004
    Tennessee
    I second the Badu Live comment. . . that and Tim Hagan's Re-Animation Live are what have me so bloated I can barely walk for an MTD. David Dyson's tone on that CD is freaking stellar, in my opinion, of course:smug:
     
  14. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    lol,

    that's ridiculous sounding! what's that like 3 bass parts?
     
  15. Actually, it sounds quite "Phish-ish."
     
  16. WinterBass

    WinterBass

    May 19, 2002
    Hudson Valley, NY
    Endorsing Artist: MTD
    Check out my website.

    All of the tunes and bass solo are done with my 535 except the traditional tunes done on upright.

    http://www.jazzsquids.com
     
  17. OK... that's what I'm talkin' about. Nice grooves... nice playing.

    Is that a wenge neck 535... sounds like it to me... but whatever it is... yum!

    Edit: I see on the picture it's a maple neck... man... your sound and playing is exactly what 'the sound in my head' is... great! I've somewhat recently moved to a Celinder for a more classic 70 Jazz sound... but the 535 still funks in a big way... just wonderful!
     
  18. WinterBass

    WinterBass

    May 19, 2002
    Hudson Valley, NY
    Endorsing Artist: MTD
    Ash Body, Maple top, and Maple/Maple fingerboard.

    I came from Fender Jazz Basses and wanted a similar tone. I am able to get that and so much more.

    Thanks for the compliments.

    Eric
     
  19. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    good stuff...

    and your drummer is boot knockin', too.:cool: