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Stange MTD...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JP Basses, Dec 27, 2002.


  1. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    ...found on a german site.

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    It's he first "one pickup" MTD I've ever seen!

    JP
     
  2. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Whoa! You should forward this pic to Mike and get some info on it.
     
  3. Mike

    Mike

    Sep 7, 2000
    Cali
    Very cool. Call me kooky but I see two pickups. (Could it be the mystery mushrooms?)
     
  4. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I was going to mention 2 p'ups but, I wasn't 100% sure.
     
  5. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    one way or the other, it is pretty weird...
     
  6. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    Sorry, but I do not see a second pickup!

    To me, the basse features one pickup and a two piece bridge with the tailpiece made of wood.

    BTW,

    I found another cool site today:
    http://www.j-guitar.jp/sea/stock.cgi?sp_id=1005

    Some interestiing J type basses under the Bacchus brand ;-)

    Peace, JP
     
  7. That is one gorgeous babe!

    oh


    my


    GAWD!!!


    :eek:
     
  8. Jon Burnet

    Jon Burnet

    Jan 21, 2001
    Memphis, TN
    he made one similar at namm with just a p pickup. that was a blues monster!
     
  9. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    What's the scale length on that one? The bridge is so far down it looks like it should be on another instrument.
     
  10. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    i see 2 pups- but im old and did a lot of chemicals way back when...
    ive seen them with a bridge that was actually a pup- he made a few of these- maybe its an Eclipse- i have played a fretless with this configuration- sounded great, like an upright.. almost.
     
  11. Benbass

    Benbass

    Jan 28, 2002
    Kansas
    Cool! Either way I like the looks of it. Nice combination of woods.
     
  12. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    i'm with jp, guys. if you look at the low b, it looks like the taper ends right past the middle of the 2nd "pickup", which would not be the case if that were a pickup. i'd say that's a 2 piece bridge with a single pickup.
     
  13. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    could be , JT and JP_ someone should email him this and ask- i would but every time i speak to Mike it costs me a few of thousands!!! ;)
     
  14. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I like it. A lot.
     
  15. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    Yep, I've noticed that too...

    I've just e-mailed Mike....you'r safe Adrian! :D

    JP
     
  16. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    so the tapered part of the string isn't supposed to make contact with the saddle? :confused:

    or is it that the mass is too low for there to be a good output for the pickup to pick up?
     
  17. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    the latter.
     
  18. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    Looks like a single pickup to me as well. I don't see whats so weird about a fretless bass with a single bridge pickup and piezo's though. In fact I thought that is fairly "common." Maybe it's just an MTD thing...
     
  19. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Ditto. If there's a 2nd "pickup", it would be piezos bridge saddles (IMO).
     
  20. Tsal

    Tsal

    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    If you look at the "second pickup", there are some dark lines going across the strings that look like saddles - most obvious on G and D strings.