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MTD Kingston 5's - Your thoughts and opinons, also Missouri tb, where can I find one?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pmkelly, Nov 10, 2001.


  1. pmkelly

    pmkelly

    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    I am thinking about adding an MTD Kingston 5 to the ever-growing list of stuff I want... I've read about 'em, looked at 'em on line, even found a place to buy 'em.... So could some one tell me how they are? Specially in comparisons to Fenders... I can't find them in Kansas City, and it will be a couple of weeks before I can get to St Louis to see one... I am in Springfield next weekend, then St Louis the following, so if anyone knows somewhere that stocks them in any of those cities, please let me know! Thanks for the help all!


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  2. ebozzz

    ebozzz Supporting Member

    May 17, 2001
    Denver, Colorado
    Let me help you out before you get beat up. :)
    Run a search on MTD using the engine on this site. There are lots of threads with information regarding the Kingston. I've never had the opportunity to play one as there are no dealers in my area as well. Go to their site , http://www.mtdbass.com , to search for dealers in your area or buy online. I hope this helps.
     
  3. pmkelly

    pmkelly

    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    yeah, thanks for the help:rolleyes:

    Let's try this... anyone who has played a Fender Jazz and a Kingston, then please post your opinions on the differences. Nobody in the postings I saw when I searched adressed the differences. I ask that way because I play jazzes mostly, and am looking for a change...

    Second, I did check for any in Missouri that carry MTD's, and what do you know! nada... so again, anyone in Springfield or St Louis, MO that knows a shop where a Kingston 5 is squirreled away, please sound off. The only shop I found nearby that carries 'em is a place in KC, Kansas that is closed (I believe). So all my questions stand... Anybody else with something constructive to add?


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  4. ebozzz

    ebozzz Supporting Member

    May 17, 2001
    Denver, Colorado
    :rolleyes: Back at you man. I was just trying to help. Especially with all of the talk going on about people not using the resources available before posting.

    Let me try again now. Maybe this won't qualify, as I've never touched a Kingston but I do own an MTD Beast. I'm very pleased with it. I also own an MIA Fender Deluxe Jazz and I find the quality of my Beast to be almost as good as the MIA Fenders. It may even be better than some.

    The tone that I get out of the Beast is very similar to a Fender tone but not exactly. It's more modern in my opinion. Neck is great, Bartolini pickups, doesn't weigh a ton and it has a nice look. Mine is Red Pearl. You've probably read this in the threads but some people seem to feel that the Beast is a much better bass than the Kingston.

    You can still get a Beast for a price very similar to what the Kingston costs. It sounds like it's important that you try before you buy. I can say that the place where the Beast is being distributed will accept a return. I know I still haven't given you what you were looking for but maybe something I've said helped.
     
  5. phogchris

    phogchris www.scarsoflife.com

    May 27, 2000
    Boca Raton, FL
    Let me say this, An MTD Kingston sounds NOTHING like a Jazz bass, BUT, it sounds very similiar to a Fender Presicion bass. That is my opinion on the sound of the bass. There is also no similiarities to a Musicman even though it has similiar pickup configuration. I have owned a Jazz and a Musicman, so I can compare the three...
     
  6. ebozzz

    ebozzz Supporting Member

    May 17, 2001
    Denver, Colorado
    Good point. The Beast is definitely a Jazz bass and a very good one. But hey, I'm crazy about jazz basses!
     
  7. tm3

    tm3

    Oct 10, 2001
    north carolina
    if all else fails, musician's friend sells the kingston and has a 45 day return policy. this implies that guitar center may also carry them.