In this video Carey Nordstrand swaps out and we compare some Nordstrand Big Rig and Big Blade pickups on this amazing Michael Tobias Design USA MTD Saratoga 5 String Bass.
This bass has a Nordstrand 3b preamp and DR Lo Rider Strings.
Here is a quick demo video featuring an outstanding MTD USA Saratoga 5 string bass. This is one of the best feeling and constructed basses I have ever played. Michael Tobias is making some of the most sought after basses in the business.
This bass features a Maple neck with Birds Eye Maple fingerboard, and a Poplar body, it is loaded with Nordstrand Big Rig Pickups and Nordstrand 3b Preamp.
The bass was recorded direct through my A-Designs Audio KGB 1-tf DI and is loaded with DR Strings Lo Riders.
This is a quick demo video of the MTD Saratoga 5 loaded with Nordstrand Big Blade pickups. The preamp is the Nordstrand 3b Preamp. For the first half of the video I have the preamp/on-engaged with the treble cut about 10%. For the second half of the video, the preamp is bypassed/off. For both examples I have both pickups on.
I used the A-Designs Audio KGB-II DI/Preamp straight into Logic audio and DR Strings Lo Riders on the bass.