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Woo Hoo! Now part of the MTD club!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pd_5string, Aug 31, 2002.

  1. pd_5string

    pd_5string Admin: Accnt Disabled

    Jan 23, 2002
    Gard is THE man !

    New MTD...finally bit it and bought one...been eyeing them for a LONG time, and now felt like the time:


    Thanks Gard!
  2. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    you deserve it :)

  3. Benbass


    Jan 28, 2002
    Congrats!! I love MTDs and that truly is one of the nicer looking ones. Is that maple burl? Very nice!!!
  4. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    hey PD!

    WOWIE ZOWIE baby!!!

    perfect addition to the family!!!

    do tell, do tell.

    no doubt some clips are in the works. first impressions?

    Gard's one of the best. BC truly cares about their customers.


  5. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    oh, not to get off topic,

    but here goes...

    my new beastie:



  6. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Nice MTD! I hope it becomes your main bass. Those are awesome!
    Another victim claimed by the Pusherman! Way to go Gard! :p
  7. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    Alright Peter! Welcome to the club. I just love mine. I know that you are going to be real happy with yours.

    I can't wait to hear what kind of music you've got up your sleeve with that beauty.

    Please let me knw what kind of strings that you finalize with on yours.
  8. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    That's some beautiful figuring on the wood, congratulations. :)

    In a beautiful world, I would have a 435. It would be nice, anyways.




    ...I think I meant "resent"...


    By the way, Keith Roscoe is pure EVIL...


    ...more on that story later as it develops...

  10. pd_5string

    pd_5string Admin: Accnt Disabled

    Jan 23, 2002
    Maple Burl
    Tulipwood Body
    Wenge neck/fingerboard
    Bart pickups
    Matching headstock
    Amber finish

  11. LA


    Oct 17, 2001
    I'd love to have a 535 someday. But I'll settle for the two I already have.


  12. gfab333


    Mar 22, 2000
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Congratulations Peter!! Gard is indeed a great guy, and we're lucky to have him as a member of the TB community. He's also trying to help me on an acquisition right now.

    Your bass looks great! my 535 has a maple burl top, ash body, maple neck, and Wenge fretboard. From what little I know about the tonal response of woods, your all Wenge neck is going to impart a really serious punch to your tone, and your ability to cut through the live mix of a band.

    Let us know how things go at the first gig you use it on.
  13. Ari


    Dec 6, 2001
    Congrats... that bass is beautiful. I hope you will find enough "value" in it !

    Mine is the one below on the bass central MTD page (got it in a trade with another TBer) :


    It's a great instrument. Awesome for slap !

  14. pd_5string

    pd_5string Admin: Accnt Disabled

    Jan 23, 2002
    Oh yeah. Why?

    Wenge neck and fingerboard
    Killer burled maple top
    Assymetrical neck
    3-band EQ with adjustable midrange
    Some kind of advanced tuning system I know nothing about

    Ari, does your bass looks to be a myrtle burl with a tulip wood body, no?
  15. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Dang, Peter! 4 wood neck basses in 3 months? What is this world coming to?:p

    Congratulations! Those Fenders are pretty, but that MTD is a work of art. And a wenge neck! If I can ever afford an MTD, that's what I want.
  16. Jeff in TX

    Jeff in TX Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2000
    Lone Star State
    Nice bass, pd! Congrats!!

    Looking forward to hearing it!

  17. Peter: Love that burl top and the overall "look" - congrats on the new baby!!! (GARD is an evil pusher...)

    I suppose that is Buzz Feiten's system with the 0-fret. Buzz was a great player in his days with Paul Butterfield, and his tuning solution to guitar open chord tonality issues is quite creative. I don't think it makes as much impact on bass, but I haven't heard any basses using the system - I'd be interested in your opinions after playing it a while.
  18. Congrats man, that's a SWEET bass.
  19. I believe quite a few Washburns are like that!
  20. Dirty Road Cola

    Dirty Road Cola Guest

    Sep 8, 2000
    Gainesville, FL
    7 strings to rule them all.

    What? Who? I didn't say nothin'. Shee.

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