I picked up a MTD Artist bass. Its a 2002 and is a 5 string. FS/FT Rare 2002 MTD Artist 5 Bass-M.I. Czech Rep. ::: Nordstrand Pups and i got a tobias growler from the mid 90's TOBIAS GROWLER 5 STRING GIBSON MADE MID 90'S,BARTOLINI,WENGE So far i think i like them a lot but have not had enough time to really make up my mind. Anyone have experience with these basses? i am wondering if i paid too much, but i had a hard time finding info on them. Seem to have comfortable necks, and good electronics. tell me your thoughts!