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swalexbass
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For Trade Only: MTD USA Saratoga 5!

Post by swalexbass » 30 Oct 2017, 08:38

Hi Ozbass!

Here's something that's different: MTD Saratoga 5 USA made by the legendary luthier Michael Tobias. The Saratoga is Michael Tobia's take on the J-bass, and he has done a mighty fine job at it. It is light weighted, and the neck is beautifully crafted to allow smooth playability. The bass is in pristine condition and well looked after.

Tonally, It is the most well balanced bass I've played and it has a super rich, deep voicing while delivering plenty of punchy mid as well. Its outstanding evenness across the entire scale demonstrates its sublime quality of craftsmanship. Even at extreme low and high registers, this bass just sings. This bass produces the modern, hi-fi sound with a lot of subtle growl that is unique to MTD basses. It is an extremely versatile instrument and is like a Swiss knife of a bass which can cut through any musical situation. :cool:

Specifications:
Body: Swamp Ash
Neck: Maple
Fingerboard: Rosewood (34" scale, 21 frets)
Finish: Natural with catalyzed urethane finish
Hardware: Hipshot (black)
Pick-ups: Custom wound Bartolini J's
Electronics: Custom Bartolini
Controls: Volume/Passive tone (stacked), treble, mid (push/pull, 400/800), bass, pick-up select, active/passive switch

Spoke to Michael Tobias via e-mail and he told me that this bass will cost 5100 USD brand new. I'm open to trades for other basses of similar quality and caliber (also bass+cash in both ways, if needed). I'll set the Trade Value at $3200. Not in a hurry to let this baby go, so please make serious offers only, thanks.

I'm located in Sydney. Please express your interest with PM only. Photos below.

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MTD USA Saratoga 5 Fender American Standard Jazz V Schecter Diamond Series Deluxe-4
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Re: [FS/FT] MTD USA Saratoga 5!!

Post by deathjazz » 02 Nov 2017, 09:54

I have a sandberg tm5 if something like that may tickle your fancy

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Re: [FS/FT] MTD USA Saratoga 5!!

Post by bassmaniac69 » 02 Nov 2017, 11:47

Hmm, love these basses. Whats the weight of this one?

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Re: [FS/FT] MTD USA Saratoga 5!!

Post by DemBoneZ » 02 Nov 2017, 11:51

pretty sure you need to list a price mate,

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Re: [FS/FT] MTD USA Saratoga 5!!

Post by swalexbass » 02 Nov 2017, 11:54

DemBoneZ wrote:
02 Nov 2017, 11:51
pretty sure you need to list a price mate,
Hi, -as I said above, I'm looking into swapping more so than selling :)
Basses: F Bass VF5 Custom Sadowsky NYC Will Lee 5 Yamaha BBNE2 Nathan East Signature Model
MTD USA Saratoga 5 Fender American Standard Jazz V Schecter Diamond Series Deluxe-4
Amp: Bergantino Forte
Cabinet: Bergantino HDN212

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Re: [FS/FT] MTD USA Saratoga 5!!

Post by swalexbass » 02 Nov 2017, 12:01

bassmaniac69 wrote:
02 Nov 2017, 11:47
Hmm, love these basses. Whats the weight of this one?
I just weighed it, it's around 3.8kg
Basses: F Bass VF5 Custom Sadowsky NYC Will Lee 5 Yamaha BBNE2 Nathan East Signature Model
MTD USA Saratoga 5 Fender American Standard Jazz V Schecter Diamond Series Deluxe-4
Amp: Bergantino Forte
Cabinet: Bergantino HDN212

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Re: [FS/FT] MTD USA Saratoga 5!!

Post by bassmaniac69 » 02 Nov 2017, 12:04

swalexbass wrote:
02 Nov 2017, 12:01
bassmaniac69 wrote:
02 Nov 2017, 11:47
Hmm, love these basses. Whats the weight of this one?
I just weighed it, it's around 3.8kg
Ok, great, thanks! Whats your expectations for a trade value??

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Re: [FS/FT] MTD USA Saratoga 5!!

Post by swalexbass » 02 Nov 2017, 12:09

bassmaniac69 wrote:
02 Nov 2017, 12:04
swalexbass wrote:
02 Nov 2017, 12:01
bassmaniac69 wrote:
02 Nov 2017, 11:47
Hmm, love these basses. Whats the weight of this one?
I just weighed it, it's around 3.8kg
Ok, great, thanks! Whats your expectations for a trade value??
Hi, I will PM you
Basses: F Bass VF5 Custom Sadowsky NYC Will Lee 5 Yamaha BBNE2 Nathan East Signature Model
MTD USA Saratoga 5 Fender American Standard Jazz V Schecter Diamond Series Deluxe-4
Amp: Bergantino Forte
Cabinet: Bergantino HDN212

bassmaniac69
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Re: [FS/FT] MTD USA Saratoga 5!!

Post by bassmaniac69 » 02 Nov 2017, 12:12

:thumbup:

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Re: [FS/FT] MTD USA Saratoga 5!!

Post by narcdor » 02 Nov 2017, 12:43

Trade also requires a list price, so peoples know what you expect in a trade! Simples!
B: Fender Mustangs, Narcdor Precision, Lindsey Precision, Nash Jazz, Framus Star Bass, EBMM Stingray
A: O'Neill B15 copy, Mesa Walkabout, Ampeg Repro 15, Fender Neo 15
FX: TC Electronic clip on tuner and lotsa fuzz

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Re: [FS/FT] MTD USA Saratoga 5!!

Post by swalexbass » 02 Nov 2017, 14:09

narcdor wrote:
02 Nov 2017, 12:43
Trade also requires a list price, so peoples know what you expect in a trade! Simples!
Price added. Thanks.
Basses: F Bass VF5 Custom Sadowsky NYC Will Lee 5 Yamaha BBNE2 Nathan East Signature Model
MTD USA Saratoga 5 Fender American Standard Jazz V Schecter Diamond Series Deluxe-4
Amp: Bergantino Forte
Cabinet: Bergantino HDN212

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Re: [FS/FT] MTD USA Saratoga 5!! (Price edit)

Post by narcdor » 02 Nov 2017, 14:34

No dramas, you can just opt for a trade only if you like, up to you, as long as every listing has a price.

Lovely bass that, I wish I could afford it myself :cry
B: Fender Mustangs, Narcdor Precision, Lindsey Precision, Nash Jazz, Framus Star Bass, EBMM Stingray
A: O'Neill B15 copy, Mesa Walkabout, Ampeg Repro 15, Fender Neo 15
FX: TC Electronic clip on tuner and lotsa fuzz

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Re: [FS/FT] MTD USA Saratoga 5!! (Price edit)

Post by swalexbass » 02 Nov 2017, 15:21

Gotcha~ Thanks Narc :)
Basses: F Bass VF5 Custom Sadowsky NYC Will Lee 5 Yamaha BBNE2 Nathan East Signature Model
MTD USA Saratoga 5 Fender American Standard Jazz V Schecter Diamond Series Deluxe-4
Amp: Bergantino Forte
Cabinet: Bergantino HDN212

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Re: [FS/FT] MTD USA Saratoga 5!! (Price edit)

Post by handyz » 07 Nov 2017, 17:04

what kind of bass u like to swap? cheers

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Re: [FS/FT] MTD USA Saratoga 5!! (Price edit)

Post by swalexbass » 08 Nov 2017, 13:03

Looking to trade for a Ken Smith, F-Bass, Roscoe or another MTD even. Of course, based on the superiority of the model, cash can be added from either party on top of the basses.
Basses: F Bass VF5 Custom Sadowsky NYC Will Lee 5 Yamaha BBNE2 Nathan East Signature Model
MTD USA Saratoga 5 Fender American Standard Jazz V Schecter Diamond Series Deluxe-4
Amp: Bergantino Forte
Cabinet: Bergantino HDN212

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