I won an MTD Kingston 5 on eBay last week, and I finally got it today. I came home to see a nice big box (along with a couple smaller boxes that had strings, new wax for my warwick, and a new 12ax7 tube) and had an instant grin. It was in a big box covering the case it came in. After unpacking it, I was surprised at how nice it looks in person. Body is beautiful. The neck is smooth and fast. It's a bit wider than my warwick, but not as thick. The action is nice and low. I ran up to my amp and cab, and plugged in right away. This bass sounds amazing.. especially for $275. lol. Without even trying, it has the "mwah" sound. The tone is full of mids. I wish it had an eq though so I could add some more lows, but I'm not too worried about it for now. The bass is a dream to play. My intonation is pretty damn good too in my opinion. Maybe I'll pick up a preamp down the line. I'm bringing it to my next band practice, and I'll see how it mixes with my band, and how hear how well it cuts through two guitars. My only concern is that the nut on the truss rod is stripped, and I have some slop in the low C-D area in my B-string (not too bad, but it can be noticed when I'm sustaining a note). What should I do about this?