MTD Kingston 5 p/u mods?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by BassBaron, Jun 7, 2002.

  1. BassBaron


    Jul 20, 2001
    San Jose, CA
    I'm thinking of getting a Kingston 5 and was wondering about the pickup. Is it all potted-in in the back? I'd want to add a series/parallel/tap switch ala MM Sterling & Stingray5, but don't know if you can even get at the wire connecting the coils (they wouldn't let me take it apart in the store :D ) Or is it already a 4-wire p/u? Any thoughts from people who have tinkered with a K5 would be appreciated!
  2. If you could explain me how I can find out what you want to know I can look at my K5!

  3. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Well, from memory, it had two wires leading out of it, as memory serves, whatever that means. I had it out while I was shimming the pup (show accident) up a bit to get a bit better output. A red one, and a white one, and they lead directly from the plastic casing, with no other real ways "into" the pickup.

    Of course, I could be mistaken. I often am.