My Brand Spankin', Lip Smackin' New MTD 635!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jokerjkny, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA



    here it is! 635-24 w/ an ash body, maple burl top, honduran rosewood fingerboard, optional hipshot bridge, and hella good! tho, mike says he uses a "medium" weight ash and doesnt think lightweight ash has good tone, my bass is surprisingly particularly light.

    also, while its only my second 35" scale bass, like the Roscoe SKB3006 i tried at Jivesound, the bass plays unbelievably well. its like there's no difference in feel at all from my regular 34" scale basses. has this ferrari like feel that wont let me put it down.

    at first, i didnt even plug in the sucker, and found acoustically, it sounds deeep, growly, and oddly loud. course, plugged into my Epifani rig, it was a match made in heaven. the ash gives everything this kick in the gut punch, and the honduran neck smooths everything out like a light coating of butter.

    and while i'm spoiled by the "sounds sooo good, only needs two knobs" of my Sadowsky's, the MTD's onboard EQ wasnt too hard to suss and help me find my tone. cut out a little in the 1kHz range for that joker-esque fingerfunk, or crank the bass & 250Hz mids, with a touch of high end for some thumb happy slappin'.

    and heck, even the TKL brand bag is killer. soooooo lightweight, yet feels as determined as a kevlar jacket. thinkin' about actually using this instead of my usual gig bag.

    and BIG thx to Joel and Dave at the Groove Shoppe for mad hooking me up. i.e. they went up to Mike's shop, and picked out the 5 best tops at the shop, then emailed me pics of said tops, where i was able to pick the beaut you see on my bass. now, that's service. :cool:

    FYI, i've always been wanting to move up the string count in my bass playing, and thought if i'm gonna go there, might as well dive in head first. yet truth be told, there were a few times where i thought to myself, "why am i even fooling myself into thinking i can try playing 6 string?" but, then i pull the MTD close, and realize, "this is why"... :p
  2. Oxblood

    Oxblood Banned

    Apr 17, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    :eek: That is beautiful!!! Congrats!
  3. Shawnost

    Shawnost It's all about the Hamiltons baby! Supporting Member

    Sep 25, 2004
    Huntersville, NC
    Wow, that is a sweet, sweet bass. Best of luck with it.

  4. WOW! :eek: I love it! congrats bro.
  5. mgmadian


    Feb 4, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Schwing!!!... 'das a schweet-looking bass, jk :bassist:
  6. Oddly enough, i start smackin' my lips after that.

    Nice bass!
  7. That is an absolutely stunning MTD, joker. You really know how to pick 'em.
  8. Yeah, that really is a sweet looking bass.
  9. secretdonkey


    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Simply awesome. Maple burl top very similar to my 535's. Congrats!!! :hyper:
  10. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    thx man,

    now you know why i was fighting for my dear life against that SKB!!! if i didnt have this MTD already on a 6 month order, i woulda been all over that sucker. :meh: :bag:
  11. MODNY

    MODNY Guest

    Nov 9, 2004
    the groove shoppe takes the best pics of the basses too

    nice axe, i would thump it
  12. Blues Cat

    Blues Cat Supporting Member

    May 28, 2005
    Katy, Tx
  13. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
  14. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    Jae, that 635 is talking to's saying..."I'm lonely, I need another 6 string to keep me company...."

    ...then it looks longingly to the south, toward Jivesound....


    ...congrats bro, that is one stunner of a bass, Mike is THE MAN.

  15. vic_6


    Dec 19, 2004
    Manila, Philippines
    WWWWOOOOWWW!!!! i hate you! i want one too!!!

    that's incredibly beautiful man!

    the top, the board, everything!!!

    this is not good for my gas....

    edit: how's the g string sounding? i've been really wondering about this 35" makes the G sound thin. which i also noticed in my wahsburn 5'er. but of course, it's probably closer to toe dirt than to an MTD. hehe
  16. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    WOW!!!! The more I look at these basses, the more I want one!!!!!
  17. Joelc73

    Joelc73 Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2000
    New York
    I unfortunately didn't get to take the usual sexy spread of photos for this bass as I was in the midst of crazyness in my personal life when it arrived. Joker took the above photos - and did a nice job as well.

    Jae, you should grab a shot of the back of that bass as the Ash is stunning - as well as the purpleheart/walnut veneers.

    Enjoy - that bass absolutely kills. I was kind of hoping you were going to change your mind and leave it with us!
  18. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Me too!!!

    That's sweet!!