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SOLD MTD USA 635-24 (Avodire/Wenge/Wenge)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by RyanKinBK, Jan 26, 2019.

  1. RyanKinBK

    RyanKinBK Supporting Member

    Oct 30, 2013
    After nearly 20 years of ownership, I'm selling my MTD 635-24.

    Absolutely killer bass, very punchy and with a bit more midrange character than many MTDs due to the solid figured Avodire body (which is tonally similar to Mahogany) and Wenge neck. Overall, it's in excellent shape, especially considering it's age.

    While I've owned it, I sent it back to Mike to have it "Feiten-ized", since it was originally built before Mike was using BFTS on his instruments. Mike also built the ebony ramp on the bass, which can be easily removed if you don't want it. Additionally, last summer, I took the bass to Mike Lull, here in the Seattle area, to have the bass Plek'd and set up. As a result, this bass sounds and plays amazing, and is capable of some of the craziest low action I've ever seen.

    - Figured Avodire body
    - Wenge neck
    - Wenge fingerboard
    - 35" scale, 24 frets, 18mm string spacing
    - Weight is an even 10 lbs, according to my bathroom scale

    Will ship carefully packed in its original MTD hard case. Asking $3300 $3100 shipped CONUS. Not interested in any trades.

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    Last edited: Mar 19, 2019
  2. Nakoatron

    Nakoatron Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2017
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Whew. What a beaut!!!!!
  3. phillipkregg

    phillipkregg Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    This might be the most beautiful MTD I’ve ever seen. And that’s saying a lot.
  4. JZQuantum

    JZQuantum Supporting Member

    Oct 12, 2008
    Amazing. What a beautiful bass.
  5. RyanKinBK

    RyanKinBK Supporting Member

    Oct 30, 2013
    In case anyone is interested, here's the Insta post from when it was back with Mike:
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  6. bass12

    bass12 Say "Ahhh"... Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    I'm curious as to what exactly Mike did to "Feiten-ize" the bass. Was it just a matter of adding the zero fret?
  7. RyanKinBK

    RyanKinBK Supporting Member

    Oct 30, 2013
    My understanding is that he basically moved the location of the zero fret (as it was originally built with a zero fret from the get go).
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  8. wisanu


    Jun 11, 2017
    Nice bass
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  9. perfektspace6


    May 9, 2006
    Gorgeous. One of the best MTD's I have seen. Love the Wenge neck. Mid's!
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  10. guitarbrent

    guitarbrent Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2016
    What are the controls? Does it do active and passive by chance?
  11. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Looks like the standard MTD controls: volume, blend, bass, mid, treble, and mid frequency switch. The standard setup does not include a passive tone control or active/passive switch.

  12. RyanKinBK

    RyanKinBK Supporting Member

    Oct 30, 2013
  13. RyanKinBK

    RyanKinBK Supporting Member

    Oct 30, 2013
    Now $3100

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