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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by StErLiNgBaSsIsT, Nov 11, 2001.
i heard kingston 5 basses are killer. any one who uses em tell me what you think.
No offense, but scroll down the main basses page...
Or....click the link above if you are lazy!!
Just one thing to mention.
I've never tried an 5-string before today, but quickly sampled a few couple of hours ago at my local shop. I'm also looking for a 5-stringer and Kingston has been up there on top of my list with Esh Hero V... until today. I tested Fender Jazz V, MTD Kingston V and MM Stingray 5 and to my horror the Kingston had the clumsiest neck of them all, not to mention sharp fretedges. After reading treads about the planklike neck of the MM Stingray 5 - I was pleasantly suprised, I felt right at home with it. The Jazz V felt nice as well. Both of these basses are ofcourse in totally different pricescale than the Kingston and I think it shows. Damn. I still have my hopes going for the Esh Hero V...
I recently ordered a K5 after trying one out at a Lansing, MI music store. The fit and finish was superb, unlike other made in Korea basses I've played. It's a long scale (35"), so the low B is not floppy at all, and the maple neck option is why I chose it over the Ibanez BTB-405 (another great bass, tho'). It's a simple vol/tone setup, though it looks like you can add actives later if you wanted to, the electronics cavity being on the large side. I enjoyed the look and the feel of the Kingston and to me at least, the playability is second only to an Ibanez SR series 5-string.
I'd be using mine, but it's on backorder since the 9th of October...