For Sale

2012 Walnut Fodera Imperial Demo

2012 Walnut Fodera Imperial Demo



Demo is using slight onboard EQ to taste. Starts with both pickups, dual coil, then single coil, then neck dual/single, bridge dual/single.

“Daughters” is intentionally darker- slightly off center pickup pan towards bridge pickup. This is from a play along recording I was using to practice. There is a solo at 2:51. IMG_0282

December 2014

Sadowsky bass NYC 5 for sale- eventually

My Sadowsky 5 string 24 fret will be for sale when my new Callowhill is done in 4-8 months. If you’re interested, contact me and let me know and I’ll contact you when I’m ready to part with it. Specs on my gear page.

UPDATE: This bass has been sold as of 10/9/12!

January 2012

For Sale: MTD 535-24 Bass


For Sale: MTD 535-24 Bass

Handmade in March 2009 by Michael Tobias in USA; FS by original owner5 string, 24 frets ($4800 for bass, $200 extra for 24 frets)Figured birdseye maple fingerboard, maple Neck (a $500 upgrade)Alder body, figured rosewood top.Matching rosewood truss rod cover and headstock ($200 upgrade)

Buzz Feiten tuning system

Asymmetrical neck, zero fret, 19mm spacing at bridge

Standard finish- catalyzed acrylic urethane satin

Black Hardware

Bartolini pickups- proprietary design for MTD The controls are: master volume and a pan pot, treble, mid, bass cut and boost, with center click (from neck to bridge). The three position switch selects the mid range cut and boost point. Down is lower mids, center is middle and up is upper mids. When the mid pot is at center click, the switch has minimal effect. This EQ has 2 batteries and is a +/- 9 volt system.
Brown TKL Case – not used ever. ($270)

This bass is in incredible condition- 9.5/10. It has no major dings or scratches- in fact almost nothing at all! The frets have been played on with Nickel strings only and still have lots of life in them. The bass has been stored in a humidity controlled, smoke free environment.

Incredibly lightweight bass at approximately 8.4 lbs (according to my mediocre scale- I actually thought it weighed less!) This is the lightest combination MTD makes, and was recommended to me my Michael himself in request for a lightweight bass with an excellent traditional fingerstyle sound while maintaining the characteristic MTD tone. Of course, it also has a fantastic slap tone and can get very P-bass like with the front pickup or Jaco J tones with bridge pickup. Very versatile and shoulder friendly bass!

Retails new for $6,470

Get it near mint for $SOLD .

NO TRADES. I will not reply to trade requests, thanks!

I may be able to provide some audio and video samples- serious buyers only please.

October 2011

For Sale: Roscoe Century Signature 6 string Bass

For sale:
Roscoe Century Signature 6- their top of the line bass, with “3D” carved top with belly carveRare Madrone Burl top

Spanish Cedar back

Wenge fingerboard with 12th fret Wave inlay, and custom maple inlays on treble side of upper fingerboard (Aid in visibility up high; done by Mark Tenorio of Tenoriowerx guitars)

Bartolini pickups and pre with mid range switch

5-piece all quartersawn maple/purpleheart/purpleheart/maple “Wedge” neck (the heel of the center lamination is wider than the headstock)

Bolt-on neck with single-action trussrod and dual graphite rod reinforcement

Matching headstock

Hipshot A-style bridge and ultralight tuners, black finish

Hardshell SKB case- never used

Weight- 10lbs, 3oz

Made in 2006

This bass is versatile and can range from deep and throaty like a “P” to singing and contemporary. The Spanish Cedar and madrone give it a natural, acoustic sound. I have used it in the pit of the Broadway musical “Wicked”, at Red Rocks Ampitheatre, church, and a ton of jazz gigs, all to great success. I’m only selling because I’m not playing much 6 string these days. I have home and studio audio clips if you’re interested.

The bass is in excellent condition – 9/10. Frets have a little wear but have some life left in them. A bit of wear from my thumb resting on the neck pickup. There are no flaws on the body, one dent on the underside of the neck I didn’t notice until now, and a few scratches on the top of the neck that you can’t feel unless you play with your thumb over the neck, which you shouldn’t be doing on a big 6! Just giving you full disclosure- it really looks like it did the day I got it. Stored in a smoke free, humidity controlled environment.

Fresh set of Da’addario XL 165’s with tapered B and low action and great intonation. This neck is very stable and I have only had to adjust a few times since I bought it new.

If you add all these options up today, this bass would $5,580 list.
I’m asking $SOLD  shipped and insured in the CONUS, but will ship internationally for additional cost.

September 2011

For sale: Heritage H-555

This is a 2003 Heritage H-555.  This particular guitar features a lovely antique natural finish that has an amber tint to the natural color with black flamed pickguard, gold hardware, ebony fingerboard with inlays, upgraded HRW pickups, and a 3 piece flamed maple neck with a stringer. (I believe the stringer is bubinga). This the upgraded version of the 535 and much prettier than the 535 or Gibson es-335 if you’re unfamiliar with this rarer model.



Info from Heritage:

Neck : 17 degree peghead pitch; one-piece curly maple neck; single white bound mother of pearl and abalone inlaid head veneer.

Fingerboard : 24 3/4” scale ebony single white bound fingerboard with 22 frets; mother of pearl and abalone inlays.

Body : Double cutaway semi-hollow body with laminated arch curly maple top and back; multiple white bound top and white bound back; solid curly maple rim; single white bound pickguard; with f-holes.

Body Size :

Rim Thickness – 1 1/2”

Body Width – 16”

Body Length – 17 7/8”


Electronics : Two gold humbucking pickups; with two volume and two tone controls; selector switch.

Hardware : Individual gold plated machine heads; gold plated stop bar tailpiece and adjustable bridge.

This stunning guitar has been not been used for gigs; I am a pro bassist and it has lived in my humidity controlled (40-55%) home studio, where it gets played maybe an hour a week. The frets have some life in them.


The guitar is very good overall shape, however, there are some chunks taken out of the finish over the binding from the 2nd to 12th fret where some tape from a fret polish pulled the finish up (price adjusted accordingly!). See photos.  There are few scratches from string changes on the headstock, and some patina on the tuners. It sounds great!


Includes Heritage Hard shell case, not used since it rarely left the house!

Priced at $SOLD including shipping in CONUS.  Contact me through email if interested.


September 2011