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Sound clip of my new(used) MTD 535

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by masterFunk, Apr 17, 2003.


  1. so I got this mtd ..

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    I thought I would record some clips..
    It kinda sucks, and it's not anywhere close to Adrian's cool clips but... so here you go. :bassist:
    Any comments or suggestions on how to improve my playing will be greatly appreciated :)

    click here
     
  2. It's

    Myrtle burl top with Mahogany body
    maple on maple

    going through..

    mixer (Mackie vlz 1604)
    stereo out to sound card
    recorded on Sonar XL 2.0
    2 bar drum loop made with Roland vdrum

    slight bass boost on the mtd
     
  3. gfab333

    gfab333

    Mar 22, 2000
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Welcome to the MTD brotherhood MasterFunk! That's a nice looking 535, and your sound clip sounds great. Nice tone!
     
  4. Fire-Starter

    Fire-Starter Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    MINNESOTA
    NICE!!! I have never tried a MTD, but you make me want to now!! nice job!:bassist:
     
  5. vanselus

    vanselus

    Sep 20, 2000
    Boulder, CO
    None
    she's a beauty! congrats, bro.

    funny how similar that sound clip sounds to my 535 - and mine's korina/wenge/maple

    you can hear clips on that preamp shootout thing in the amps forum...
     
  6. superphat

    superphat

    Sep 30, 2001
    cool...
    any fingerstyle clips?
    :)
     
  7. mjw

    mjw

    Jun 12, 2001
    Spring, TX USA
    What gfab333 said! :)
     
  8. Berten

    Berten

    Jun 6, 2002
    Belgium
    Which other settings do you use?? Bridge PU or neck PU or balance in the middle??? And the rest of the knobs (treble and mid) on the 'middle'-stand??

    Thanks
     
  9. Thanks guys.

    I'll get some finger style clip when I get a chance.

    So far, I play with blend in the middle most of the time. On finger style however, 75% rear pickup and boost the low mids a little, treble and bass in the middle. It sounds like... lets say, the jaco with about 50lb of weight gain. :bassist:

    vanselus: They do sound interestingly similar, I wounder if it'll sounds similar in the live setting though :bassist: :)
    by the way, isn't korina similar to mahogany?
     
  10. vanselus

    vanselus

    Sep 20, 2000
    Boulder, CO
    None
    you know, i have no idea. its obviously similar enough to not make much of a difference!

    i used to do the 25% rear pickup thing all the time too - but now quite often i use the front. The MTD has the best front pickup response and punch of any bass i've ever played. Another thing that I think is sweet that you might wanna try is rolling almost all the way to the back pickup and plucking the strings near the neck joint - it gives this really hollow, funky sound that sits in a light mix amazingly well. Sometimes the MTD cuts so much you have to find ways to mellow 'er out!
     
  11. I'll definitely try that tonight.

    I know what you're saying about the front pickup. I've never been a big fan of the sound coming from a blend that favors the front PU, but it's definitely digable on this beast
     
  12. vanselus

    vanselus

    Sep 20, 2000
    Boulder, CO
    None
    what are those knobs made out of? they look pimpin. i should get mike to send me some of those :)
     
  13. gfab333

    gfab333

    Mar 22, 2000
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    That's very true!!! it's amazing how articulate and punchy an MTD can be. My 535's B string is so big, fat, clean, authoritative, and articulate, that it is "THE ULTIMATE B" by which I judge all other B strings on other basses.