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SOLD: MTD Grendel Fretless 5-string (Czech “Stadium” model for The Bass Centre... none more black!) NOW £375
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Beautiful Michael Tobias-designed 5-string fretless, crafted in the Czech Republic. Sold as the “Stadium” model for the Bass Centre. These are very nicely made, and both play and sound great.

I would say condition is pretty good, there are playing marks (and gloss black is pretty unforgiving of fingerprints etc).

- I think it’s a poplar body. Lovely sculpted shape including a beautiful heel contour

- maple neck with unlined 2-octave wenge fingerboard and matching headstock facing

- black hardware

- Schaller tuners, Hipshot bridge

- 34” scale, 18.5mm spacing

- Bartolini J pickups

- Bartolini 2-band electronics, plus three-way mid switch (boost / flat / cut). One of the knobs appears to be missing a cap.

- currently strung with Dunlop flatwounds

- setup and custom ebony ramp by Martin Petersen at The Bass Gallery, plenty of mwah!

This is a lightweight bass (3.9kg) and balances very well on a strap.

Little demo here, please forgive the playing!  Pickup blend centered, EQ flat, mid boost off.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/f7aar3tct5gfqu3/MTD Grendel Demo.mp3?dl=0

Collection preferred from London SE3.

I have some other stuff for sale here, would certainly be tempted by upward trades for more than one item.

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Bump. Interesting trades considered, particularly a Noble preamp or a medium scale Precision... I have a few things listed so could combine for the right trade.

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Great basses these, the bartolinis sound superb- great for a modern 'jazz bass' sound.

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Please do feel free to try me with offers if at all interested. 

On 09/06/2018 at 11:48, Skinner said:

Great basses these, the bartolinis sound superb- great for a modern 'jazz bass' sound.

Agreed!

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2 hours ago, bassbloke said:

Hi.  Is the ramp removable and has it affected bass in any way? 

@bassbloke Ramp is actually currently off the bass. Has not affected the bass at all. 

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Could you please tell me the weight, does it have any markings on the neck as I have yet to play a fretless bass

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