MTD Saratoga 5 Honeyburst, Rosewood f/b 5 string  Mike Tobias,  Basses, Kingston, Michael Tobias USA, UK :: For sale Bass Direct -  Warwick

 

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MTD Saratoga 5 Honeyburst, Rosewood f/b £875

£699 + £10 UK mainland shipping

Add £30 mainland EU shipping





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The MTD Kingston Saratoga Deluxe picks up where the old-school Saratoga left off by adding active electronics and a flamed maple top. It retains Michael Tobias’ innovations like the asymmetrical 34” neck, the Quick Release Bridge, and the Buzz Feiten Tuning System. 


Stunning looks and gig-friendly active/passive flexibility make this a versatile tool for any bass player. An Active/Passive switch couples the great sounding passive hum-cancelling J pickups directly to the output and engages the passive tone control which is concentric with the volume pot. When in the active mode, the 3-band preamp takes over, with Bass, Mid, and Treble controls offering cut/boost at just the right frequencies. 


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Michael Tobias began his career by doing repairs in The Guitar Shop in Washington D.C in 1974. The early experiences that he gained by fixing a wide variety of instruments, most of them being acoustic, helped him later go one to design and build some of the most impressive electric basses in the world. "The most important thing I learned is that, no matter what the instrument is, it is first and foremost acoustic. If an instrument sounds weak acoustically, adding pick-ups will just amplify its shortcomings," says Michael. "Throughout my career I have tried to apply this principal to everything I build."

Michael's prestigious American MTD basses are incredible instruments that have drawn praise all over the world. Known for their exotic woods, fantastic tone and incredible playability, MTD basses bring out the best in those who play them.

Driven by a desire to offer superb electric basses at a price that everyone can afford, Michael created the MTD Kingston series of basses, which are carefully manufactured to his exact specifications by a high-end, Far East instrument builder. MTD Kingston basses share many of the same design elements and qualities as his handmade American basses, but at a much lower price.

Michael Tobias is a legend in the bass community who's talent and commitment to quality have advanced the art of bass building to a great degree.

Adds Michael, "Thank you for your interest in MTD Kingston. I hope that these basses will bring you satisfaction and enjoyment."


The MTD Kingston Saratoga Deluxe picks up where the old-school Saratoga left off by adding active electronics and a flamed maple top. It retains Michael Tobias’ innovations like the asymmetrical neck and the Quick Release Bridge, and also includes the much-respected Buzz Feiten Tuning System. Stunning looks and gig-friendly active/passive flexibility make this a versatile tool for any bass player. An Active/ Passive switch couples the great sounding passive hum-cancelling J pickups directly to the output and engages the passive tone control which is concentric with the volume pot. When in the active mode, the 3-band preamp takes over, with Bass, Mid, and Treble controls offering cut/boost at just the right frequencies.


  1. Carved bass wood body w/ Flamed Maple veneer

  2. Stunning looks, light weight and great tone

  3. Mike’s personal design concepts

  4. Pro features at a great price

  5. Asymmetrical, Maple Neck

  6. Zero fret

  7. 1 3.4” nut width

  8. Incredibly comfortable and fast

  9. Buzz Feiten Tuning System

  10. Plays in tune anywhere on the neck

  11. Maple, rosewood or lined fretless fingerboards

  12. Something for every player

  13. MTD Quick Release Bridge

  14. Great tone & sustain, instant string changes

  15. Trans Black Burst (gloss) and Deep Cherry Burst (satin)

  16. They look as good as they sound

  17. Two passive, hum-cancelling single coil J pickups

  18. Killer tones for every style of music

  19. Active/Passive switching, added passive tone cntrl

  20. Simple, functional and extremely flexible

  21. 34-inch scale

  22. The tried-and-true classic scale length

  23. 21 medium jumbo frets

  24. Mike ‘s preferred frets for sustain and easy playing

  25. Available in 4 and 5-string models

  26. Old School or New Cool!


Specifications

List prices;

Saratoga 4 - £799

Saratoga 5 - £875

Color Options

- Available in either tobacco sunburst or transparent black high gloss finishes


The Buzz Feiten Tuning System solves tuning and intonation problems with 2 simple steps:


1. Shelf Nut

Our exclusive Buzz Feiten Tuning System¨ (BFTS) Shelf Nut moves the strings closer to the first fret according to our Patented Formula. This eliminates sharp notes at the first three frets.

Buzz Feiten Tuning System Shelf Nut


Top View : Each Shelf Nut is precision machined from high quality bone for superb tonal response.



Side View : The strings are moved closer to the first fret a precise distance based on the scale length, fret width and string gauge of your guitar. The slight overhang of our nut (the 'Shelf') does this without altering your guitar in any way. So it's even fine for vintage guitars.

2. Intonation
Your guitar's bridge is adjusted according to our Patented Pitch Offsets, creating balanced intonation over the entire fingerboard - every fret - every string.


Your Bridge Is Adjusted to BFTS Pitch Offsets

MTD Bass Gigbags £75
Everything Michael Tobias creates is simply the best it can be. Case in point - his
new MTD Gig Bags. Michael spent over a year testing and upgrading a staggering number of prototypes until he felt absolutely satisfied with the final product.

Protect your investment with a name you can trust: MTD.

Available in 1 and 2 bass versions

Zipper does not go around the bottom

Two heavy-duty zippered pouches

Ballistic style, 600 denier nylon exterior

Plush lining with leather appointments

Thick, bilaminate foam padding

Closed cell foam outer layer

Open cell foam inner layer

Genuine leather handle

Dual backpack-style straps


 

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