Hmmm… that MTD sound, always unique, distinctive and luxurious. I’ve been playing an MTD 535 for quite some time and I am still loving it.
Earlier this year Bass Player did a good piece on the Z4 and Z5 basses. There is meant to be a Z6 coming soon. That promises to be a cracking 6 string, complete with the Buzz Feiten tuning system, at an affordable price.
The MTD website doesn’t seem to have been updated in a while, but there is an intersting overview of MTD history here. There is a very nice clip on YouTube, which gives a slideshow of a bass being built, and suggests there is a video on the way. Excellent!
We are increasingly spoilt for choice as bass players, even for six strings. Enjoy!
Wonder no more, the guide to playing bass in 11 steps!
If you are after slightly more in-depth tuition, drop by the Music DoJo. I’ve been through a few of the courses and have to say that they are great. The on-line courses are lead by the likes of Adam Nitti, Norm Stockton, David Dyson, Cliff Engel and many others. If you haven’t invested in lessons before, or no longer have a near-by instructor, Music DoJo is the perfect way to move your bass playing up a notch. Not too expensive, but enough of an investment to focus the practice routine!
I missed this one first time round, but at the recent Live Earth event there was a wild bass that was specially made by US bass makers Lakland for the Spinal Tap bassist. Check out the Burning Earth Bass on the BBC site!