Selling my just traded-in MTD 6 string. It is a great player and one of the earlier basses Michael Tobias has built.
It has spent most of its life with an active preamp and a huge power supply jack built into the body. According to the previous owner (a fellow BCer) Michael himself restored the bass to its original state, re-installed the original Bartolini pre and closed the hole with a matching wood part. The quality of the work is excellent as expected.
The bass has a wonderful low action and with its 3,9 kg it is a featherweight, considering it is a 35" 6er !
Amboyna Burl Top (that is a VERY expensive wood today)
Leightweight Ash body
Maple neck and board
Wenge cap on headstock and Wenge plates
Bartolini pickups and preamp (V/Bal/B/M/T and Mid frequency switch)
18 mm spacing at bridge
3,9 kg (true !)
Original HSC (has seen better days)
Everything works fine. Frets have long life left.
Superb bass, custom made in Markneukirchen.
I got this bass in a trade and enjoyed it very much. Due to a permanent switch to fretless bass, I am selling this very special instrument.
Half the price of a new one (£6,000/6,500).
Schaller Machine Heads with wooden knobs
Just-A-Nut III Brass
Neck Wood: Wenge neck, 5 laminates
Fretboard: Tigerstripe Ebony fingerboard
Fluorescent Side Dots
Fingerboard Radius: 26"
Scale length: 34"
Width Nut: 45,0 mm / 1.8" - Width 12th fret: 60,8 mm / 2.4" - Width 24th fret: 69,11 mm / 2.7"
Fret quantity material and size 26 Jumbo Bronze (extra hard) frets (width: 2.9 mm / height: 1.3 mm) -
Frets: IFT - Invisible Fretwork Technology
Body Shape: Curved Body Shape
Bodywood (Topwood / Backwood): Bubinga Pommelé body
Pickups Active EMG soapbar H/H
Electronics: Active MEC 3-way electronics
Pot layout: Volume & Balance stacked P/P for active/passive / Mid / Treble & Bass stacked
Bridge system: 2-piece solid Brass Warwick Bridge
Strap system: Warwick security locks
Construction: Hidden neck
High Polish Finish
Hardware colour: Chrome
Weight: 5,6 kg
Included accessories: Warwick User Kit including hex key tools and Cleaning cloth
Certificate: Individually issued certificate of authenticity
Original and super solid flightcase.
I 've got used Tobias Basic 5 to sell.
Handcrafted of premium tonewoods
2- piece maple body
5 piece Asym neck with dual truss rods
Pau ferro fingerboard with mother of pearl markers
Hand rubbed oil finish
Mid cut/boost switch for quick changes of tone
Pickup blend control
Master Volume and push/pull Slap Tone switch
Trade for Modulus 5 Quantum
ABM Brass bridge