My New Toy
In early 1999, I finally acquired my dream bass, a
Design (MTD) 535. I'd played a few of these basses as they came
through Veneman's Music and after making the decision to jump into the
5 string world (after 20 years of nothin' but 4), the MTD 535 had to
be it. To me, it had the absolute best feeling B string, incredible
sound, and amazing feel.
First, a picture, thanks to Eric L. Keep reading if you're
interested in details and a review of the bass.
|Completed:||January 14, 1999|
|Model #:||MTD 535|
|Body wood:||Domestic tulipwood|
|Top wood:||Spalted maple burl|
||Epoxy basecoat, oil/urethane topcoat|
||fretted 5-string bolt-on|
|Frets:||22 w/ zero fret|
Hipshot tuners and bridge with Bass Extender
("D-tuners") on both the B and E
||Custom-made Bartolini +/- 9 volt active pickups
||Master volume, pickup pan, treble, mid, bass boost
and cut; 3 position switch selects mid range
boost/cut point (250hz, 500hz, 1000hz).
|(in the bottom picture, only the one
on the left is mine!)|