Bass Selection (MTD Kingston or Carvin) Input Needed
I have been wanting a Carvin LB70 in J/MM configuration for ages. Built out the way I want, the bass would cost roughly $1,500.
When I look at the Kingston Heir, it matches more than 90% of the Carvin build - but "only" costs about $900 new.
That said, there ARE some differences...
1) The Carvin is built in the USA.
2) The Carvin would have a 5-piece neck.
3) I'd order the Carvin with black hardware (Just aesthetics, but hey, if I'm ordering...).
4) If the Carvin single coil J pickup drove me nuts with hum, I could easily exchange it for an H50A. (Hum really bugs me!)
5) The Carvin has a hipshot style bridge with thru-body string capability, the Heir has the MTD quick-shot.
I'm sure there are more differences, but these seem to be the highlights.
So... Is the Carvin $600 better than the Kingston?
Any thoughts and insight you could share would be greatly appreciated! -Spiff