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Esh Hero V vs. MTD Kingston V

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mara, Nov 7, 2001.


  1. Mara

    Mara

    Jan 11, 2001
    Finland
    Hello guys and gals. I've narrowed my quest for my first 5-stringer to these two specimens (until something else pops up...).
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but those two basses seem to be up there with the bigboys, but costing considerable less (around £450).

    And now I'm stuck and I need your help in deciding which one to go for. I think both basses have advantages over eachother. Hero is handmade in Germany, Hingston handmade(?) in Korea. Hero comes with an active box made by a company which delivers electrics for Mercedes-Benz and a pups of your choice (1 or 2 MM-style, 2 J-style or a 1 MM-style at the bride + 1 J-style at the neck), Kingston has a cheap(ish) MM-style pup. The setup for Kingston is apparently great, especially the extra string works perfectly, I haven't heard anything about the playability or setup of Hero V (Hero IV is a joy to play, apparently).

    It's all speculation and the final word will be layed down when I actually get to test both of these babies, i.e. when we start getting ESH basses too over here in Scandinavia...

    I'd appreciate any info, Thanks!

    -Mara
     
  2. Mara

    Mara

    Jan 11, 2001
    Finland
    I ment active soapbars in the Hero, not MM-style... where's that coffee?!


    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....
     
  3. hujo

    hujo

    Apr 18, 2001
    Stockholm, Sweden
    I haven't played either, but do you know for sure that ESH basses will come to Scandinavia? Is there a distributor, that you know of, that will import them?

    If so, who is it, and when are they coming? :)
     
  4. Mara

    Mara

    Jan 11, 2001
    Finland
    Too early to tell, but I heard they're looking into it. Could take sometime though...
     
  5. hujo

    hujo

    Apr 18, 2001
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Cool. Where in Scandinavia do you live?