2017 MTD 535-24 in mint condition. Makore w/red Narra top with matching peghead veneer and matching wooden control knobs. It has titanium neck bars, toasted Maple Neck with a 35" scale, 24 fret Birdseye Maple Fingerboard and custom fitted case. 48.2 mm wide at the nut and 20.5 mm in depth at the 1st fret. It weighs 9 lbs 15.5 oz. A fresh set of MTD strings and the truss rod and bridge allen keys are included.
The pickups and active electronics are a proprietary design for MTD made by Bartolini Inc. which consist of a master volume and pan pot, treble, mid, bass cut and boost, with center click (from neck to bridge).
The three position switch selects the mid range cut and boost point. Down is lower mids, center is middle and up is upper mids. When the mid pot is at center click, the switch has minimal effect.
The EQ has 2 batteries and is a +/- 9 volt system.
MTD Basses can be made to sound very "traditional" by cutting the mids all the way at 1000 (switch in top position), and boosting the bass and treble to 10 with the blend pot at center. This offers a great slap tone.
Boosting the mids at 250 ( switch in lower position), with bass at 10 and treble at 9-10 with the blend pot on the bridge pick up gives the early Bartolini TCT tone. This offers a very percussive finger tone.
*These are just suggestions. The tone will vary depending on the rig and technique used.
Bridges and tuners are custom manufactured for MTD American Basses by Hipshot. All MTD Handmade Basses use the revolutionary Buzz Feiten Tuning System which enhances tuning dramatically, allowing the player greater freedom of expression.
|9 lbs 15.5 oz