For sale/For Trade a beautiful MTD 535-21 from 1995, very good shape, lightweight (3.7kg) and very rare with this woods configuration.
It's a bass from second year of the MTD's production (finished in December 1995), delivered with original brown hardcase and Mike's letter.
Its weight is really surprising for a 5 string and it is very balanced. The sound is filled with growl and presence, lots of low-mids and a really strong character.
This is according to Tobias, the sound he had in mind when he thought about the evolution he wanted to make by launching this new brand in the early 90s.
Here are specifications :
Body : Korina, lightweight whith a wonderlful golden color
Neck : Wenge, quartersawn, one piece, 4 screws bolt-on with asymetric profile
Fingerboard : One piece of Wenge
Scale : 35"
Frets : 21 + 1 frets silver/nickel in perfect shape
Headstock : 2 + 3 with Wenge veneer
Nut : Bone
Pickups : Originals MTD/Bartolini, inverted P pickups
Preamp : Original MTD/Bartolini, works with two battery, +/-9v configuration
Controls : Volume/Blend/Bass/Mids/Treble + Mediums frequencies switch 250/400/800 Hz
Tunes : Originals Gotoh GB707
Bridge : Original Wilkinson in perfect condition
Strings Spacing at Bridge : 19mm
Strings Spacing at Nut : 9mm
Knobs : MTD
Hardware color : Black
Trussrod : One working and perfect set up rod
Land of Craftsmanship : Handmade in USA
Weight : 3.7kg
This bass is very easy to play and the weight is super nice when you are standing. The bass has a few strokes and a few marks, but nothing bad for a bass of this age.
It’s an instrument that has been played and that resonates wonderfully. The sound is typical MTD, with snap and an unbeatable slap sound. The woods used really offer a very ample and imposing sound, with a very good definition and a really important presence in a mix.
You can see pictures in full HD here : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/18LL6pQFNSi13FkmicCoRCf_hwKYAFCxp?usp=sharing
And listen a lots of soundclips here : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lENbaYYXVDuhg6jlYJiZX5azU6uf8fj3?usp=sharing
Don’t hesitate if you want additional photos or soundclips.
For exchanges I am quite open, I am interested in fretted or fretless basses, from 4 to 6 strings.
Rather looking for a Fbass, Leduc, Ken Smith, or whatever...
For information :
Price new in 1995: $ 3500 + $ 300 (Wenge neck and fingerboard) + $ 300 (Korina body) + $ 140 (Hardcase) = $ 4240 or current $ 7240 with dollar inflation
Current new price: $ 5,200 + $ 500 (Wenge neck and fingerboard) + $ 300 (Korina body) + $ 450 (Hardcase) = $ 6,450
3200£ is for average trade value.
For straight sale, price is negociable.
PRICE DROPPED: £900
For a very limited time I'm also open to near offers.
For sale is my Fender Marcus Miller signature Jazz Bass. I bought it on BassChat in around 2012; not sure when exactly or who from, since the messages are gone. It had been upgraded by the previous owner with a Sadowsky VTC preamp and Hipshot D-Tuner in matching reverse/nickel. You can say "modded, not upgraded" but I think it's hard to disagree these are legitimate upgrades. The VTC feature itself makes so much difference, the tone control being functional in both passive and active modes allows for some superb tones. Like, cutting most highs with the tone control while boosting treble with the active knob (which is centered somewhat lower, freq-wise) when on bridge pickup soloed, gets you that dark but focused and super spiky tone of electric jazz/fusion virtuoso.
Then of course you get a superb slap tone, clean and classic jazz bass sounds and everything you can reasonably expect from a bass of this format. It's bright, punchy, meaty, growly, snappy, airy, open, clear and big.
The bass is super playable. When I bought it, the nut was a tiny bit high, I found, so I got Andrew from Anaconda Basses (they weren't really a thing yet then, about to launch) to make me a brass one. It improved playability and effortlessness in lower registers, open string sound and sustain (possibly) and harmonics (audibly).
It's as good a jazz bass as you'll get, if you're into this sort of thing.
I recall checking the serial number once, and the result said 2007-2010. Also, I think it weighed at 4.1kg, will edit if I remember wrong. It's fairly light and very well balanced. The battery keeps forever. I changed it recently after more than 2 years. It was still going strong, just messed with my inner comfort.
Unfortunately, I seem to have inherited arthritic tendencies, so combined with my long fingers, I can't really play a jazz neck anymore. I've commissioned a build of a bass based in some ways on this one, and it will also be funded by this sale - therefore no trades, I'm afraid.
I'm willing to post, will need to figure it out though. I will change strings to brand new D'Addario XL steels or nickels (buyer's choice) in 45-105.
The bridge spacing is 72mm centre of the B string to centre of the G string
The nut spacing is 39mm B string centre to G string centre
It has a bolt on Status C neck made of graphite, but it has the middle area profile slightly flattened, so a bit like taking a C neck and shaving the profile flatter.
Mono-rail bridge units
Standard 19mm string spacing
2 Status soap-bar pickups with three-band E.Q.
Variable midrange frequency, master volume, pickup blend control &18 volt power supply
A great bass to be sure for the next owner.
I can be a little flexible on price within reason, pickup, play and a cuppa preferred, but can ship at the buyers expense and risk.
Cool and rare Gibson from the '70s. Apparently less then 1.000 were made, so there aren't too many of them around. As comparing from the internet (serial numbers and type of tuners), it's likely to be from 1972 or early 1973. I bought it as being a 1972 myself.
As you can see from the pictures, the bass has been used. It has a lot of user marks and finish checking all over. The bridge has been replaced (original one in poor condition is still there), as well as the truss rod cover. It should be mentioned that the plastic cover of the bridge pickup has broken at the point where the adjustment screw enters. Someone tried to melt it together again, but its still loose. I've set the hight, and left it this way.
Further this bass is in good functional condition. The neck is straight and all hardware and electronics function like they should.
This bass plays and sounds great. It has an open, clear and full punchy sound. Not what is usually expected from a Gibson. It's also a very light instrument; my kitchen scale says it's only 3,35 kilos!
The original hardcase is included.
Asking €1.100 (approx £975)
Now €750 with hardcase included or €650 without hardcase.
The bass is located in the Netherlands. Shipping is possible at buyers risk and expense.
Trades are welcome: old fender Mustang guitar, am std strat... 2eq stingray with lacquered neck, bunch of effects pedals, Mustang bass case, cool old Japanese basses.....
Pedulla MVP 5 for sale in very good condition - mainly studio use throughout its life.
Michael Pedulla retired last year so they are no longer being made. Last UK list price for a similarly spec model Was £5,750.
No trades please.
AAA solid maple body wings
3 piece maple neck
Bartolini (proprietary to Pedulla) P/J pickups
2 band active electronics
17.5mm ABM bridge
Gotoh gold hardware
Very good condition (hardware shows age and some slight tarnishing but body is truly mint).
Frets leveled recently so it plays with super low action if required