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The MTD Kingston Series Andrew Gouche Signature Model

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JAUQO III-X, Feb 8, 2013.


  1. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
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    I was checking it out at winter NAMM 2013. The bass sounded very good to my ears. The overall quality is top notch with USA electronics (for those to whom it may matter).


     
  2. fuzzychaos

    fuzzychaos Supporting Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    Ohio
    So, assuming you've played a USA MTD, how close would you say it gets to them sound and play-ability wise?
     
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  4. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Banned

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    Yes I have. It has a tiny aspect that it's not USA made (but not in a bad way) and I have played Andrews personal USA model and the sound of both models pretty much are the same.

    A blind fold test would not really reveal that one is lacking over the other in regards to tone.
     
  5. onda'bass

    onda'bass Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2010
    Buffalo Ny
    I have been looking at a 5'er of this same model. sounded great!
     
  6. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Banned

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    I was really impressed with the sound of the bass.

    The bass that I was playing belongs to bassist Ben Jones.
     
  7. madbassplaya

    madbassplaya

    Dec 28, 2007
    That's the best looking import MTD i've seen.
     
  8. Lync

    Lync Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    NY
    Wow-that sounds really nice!

    How much do they retail for? I would be interested in a 5 string.
     
  9. jongor

    jongor Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2003
    Maine
    $1900+ for a Kingston??
     
  10. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    $1,900 for a Kingston is better than $4,300 for a USA MTD.
     
  11. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Banned

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    And it's a great bass for the money.
     
  12. rmars

    rmars

    Jan 2, 2004
    Bettendorf, Ia
    Sounds great... though I think you could probably play a 2x4 strung up with dental floss and make it sound amazing! LOL!

    Strange enough was actually just looking at the 5 string version of that bass. I'm usually a passive J bass guy but I'm kind of itching for a modern sounding 5. Played a K series MTD a few years back and was shocked how well it played.
     
  13. Lync

    Lync Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    NY
    MTD's have beautiful necks. My Kingston 5 is really comfy. Pretty mean sounding too with the single MM pickup. The Gouche I bet is just super sweet.
     
  14. rmars

    rmars

    Jan 2, 2004
    Bettendorf, Ia
  15. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Those single MM Kingston's do play great. I would love to pick one of the old passive ones.
     
  16. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Banned

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    Thank you.


    As you can hear in the video that the bass definitely get a modern sound out of it.
     
  17. benjonesonbass

    benjonesonbass

    Jan 23, 2008
    Portland, OR
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    Thanks for the shout out Jauqo. This is one of the finest basses I have ever owned. I am not about the USA vs. import argument at all. I have owned many instruments over the years, both American and import. What matters is if the instrument looks, plays and sounds the way you want it to. If it does then it is a good instrument for you. All I can say is even including the custom instruments I own and some USA's the MTD Kingston AG-6 gets the most play time these days along with my Carvin SB5000.
     
  18. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Banned

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    You're very welcome Ben.


    I agree.
     
  19. luvmuziq

    luvmuziq

    Nov 7, 2008
    Brooklyn, NY
    do you know which bartolini model that can get me closest to that sound?
     



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