This is an older MTD - the main difference is the neck. It's easily the best neck I've ever had in a bass. Slim and comfortable. You can play for hours on this at breakneck speed.
This bass fits right in a funk, blues, soul, rnb, jazz, Twisted Sister, whatever. Does NOT stick out in a mix in a bad way, this stands out in a good way. You can do fatness and/or punch. 21 frets for fat slap tone on E & B strings
The bass has some wear.
The bass originally came with an experimental (I think) high voltage pre-amp that had an external PSU. The socket for the PSU was fairly big, and the bass was modded to then current MTD spec by Mr. Tobias, and the socket hole was plugged up. The hole is in the edge of the bass, faving the floor in playing position. (And the craftsmanship of the repair/modding is, of course, of the highest order)
· MTD 635
· Ash Body
· 35″ Scale Length, 21 Frets
· amboyna burl top
· Maple Neck
· Maple Fingerboard
· Bartolini Soapbar Pickups
· Bartolini 3 Band Preamp (active treble, mid, bass) w/ 3-Position Mid Switch
· Black Hardware
· Weight: Approx 3,9 kg (and it's an extremely well-balanced bass.)
· Original Case (with a lot of use)
· recently put strings
· recently put strings
I could change for a Ken Smith 5 or 6 strings. To do this, I value my MTD at € 3,800
Ken Smith Elite 20th Anniversary Flamed Redwood Top 6 string (1 of 11 made)
Best Ken Smith out of the 10 or so I've owned for a very rare (very few have ever come out for sale) bass.
Not looking for trades - selling as bringing down my collection and mainly play jazz style basses these days.
Lots of feedback in the forum
Flamed Redwood Top with Matching Headstock.
Body Core and Heel Blocks are made of Tiger Maple. The Laminate between the Redwood and the Tiger Maple is Black Walnut, and the Body Features are Tropical Walnut.
The Neck is made of Hard Rock Maple with African Bubinga features and heel laminate.
The Fingerboard is Macassar Ebony and has Mother of Pearl Top and Side Dots.
Pickups and Electronics are the same as the BSR "EG" and includes Series/Parallel Switches.
The bass has a 20th Anniversary Backplate and Truss Rod Cover.
These were $6,000 when made new in 1999/2000.
Bass has cosmetic wear / bumps from the previous owner (I am the second owner and have owned it for the past 15 years), which is reflected in the price, but functionally it works perfectly and the frets are almost as new and plays with an incredibly low action with no buzz.
34" scale. 18mm string spacing
4.6kg / 10.1lb
Ken Smith in his quest for the best tone woods found only a limited amount of this rare, old, seasoned, air dried, Figured Redwood. Because of the limited amount, only 11 of the KSA 6 flamed redwood basses were made.
1990 made in USA bass in great condition.
Features 2 band HAz Labs eq (with active/passive switching).
I believe the woods are:- Koa body, natural; gloss finish, maple/walnut through-neck neck, Ebony fingerboard.
Smith bridge, Smith dual coil pickups, chrome hardware. Weight 8lb 7oz/3.8kg