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SOLD MTD Kingston Saratoga 5 - Heavily Upgraded

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by bluefizz, Dec 23, 2016.


  1. bluefizz

    bluefizz

    Aug 8, 2008
    Los Angeles
    MTD USA, Bartolini Electronics, Tsunami Cables
    Price:
    $950
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    California
    I love this bass, and I have gone back and forth about selling it.
    Its not getting much playing time anymore since I got my MTD 635 a few months back, so I decided to see if people would even be interested!

    About the bass...

    MTD Kingston Saratoga 5 - Original Finish was Tobacco Sunburst
    - Serial #MTD10050273
    - Machine Tuners upgraded to Hipshot Ultra-Lite clovers with a drop tuner on the B to go to a low A.
    - Pickups upgraded to Bartolini 59CBJD L1/LN1 dual in-line hum-canceling pickups
    - Preamp is Mikes pre he uses in the USA Saratogas. Bought straight from him.
    - Vol-master tone Stack/blend/treble/Mid Push-Pull/Bass/Active-Passive Switch
    - Bridge upgraded to a Hipshot B-Style Brass Bridge with 19mm spacing
    - Input Jack upgraded to Locking Neutrik jack.
    - Dunlop Hidden Black Strap locks

    Bass was refinished in a nice Matte Black by Pat Wilkins in Los Angeles (well, in the valley if you live here). He did an amazing job!

    So this bass has been played and gigged. Its not in show room condition and Im not going to say it is. There are some scratches by the knobs, near the jack, head stock, and by the neck screw. I took pictures of everything.

    Im asking $950. Im not in a rush to sell, as I might not even sell it in the end.
    This is a great sounding bass, easy to play, and very versatile.
    I have a GruvGear black Gigblade 1 it will ship in.

    Questions, let me know.

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    Last edited: Apr 17, 2017
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  2. G RICH 5

    G RICH 5

    Dec 19, 2006
    Detroit
    Sweet
     
  3. Neng Cha

    Neng Cha

    May 5, 2014
    Let me know if you still have this, I am interested and am in CA also.
     
  4. bluefizz

    bluefizz

    Aug 8, 2008
    Los Angeles
    MTD USA, Bartolini Electronics, Tsunami Cables
    I still have it. Send me a PM.
     
  5. JordanN

    JordanN

    Sep 25, 2014
    Detroit, MI
  6. bluefizz

    bluefizz

    Aug 8, 2008
    Los Angeles
    MTD USA, Bartolini Electronics, Tsunami Cables
    Whats fun is I was actually going to get the BTB845SC when it comes out haha.
     
  7. JordanN

    JordanN

    Sep 25, 2014
    Detroit, MI

    Guessing that's a no on the trade deal lol
     
  8. bluefizz

    bluefizz

    Aug 8, 2008
    Los Angeles
    MTD USA, Bartolini Electronics, Tsunami Cables
    Unfortunately yeah. Great looking bass though!
     
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  9. ranat

    ranat

    Dec 22, 2010
    LA California
    Any sound clip
     
  10. bluefizz

    bluefizz

    Aug 8, 2008
    Los Angeles
    MTD USA, Bartolini Electronics, Tsunami Cables
    There's some videos on YouTube.
    Happy Medium

    Just look in the videos for the bass :)

    Unfortunately you can't really trust these due to a few being live videos and depending on the Sound guy , and the others are running through an Eden WT1205 (which makes everything sounds good) compressors, eqs, etc.
     
  11. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    Man great bass here and what great stuff you guys are doing with Happy Medium. I would keep it if I was you but I'm not...
     
  12. bluefizz

    bluefizz

    Aug 8, 2008
    Los Angeles
    MTD USA, Bartolini Electronics, Tsunami Cables
    Thanks!! I appreciate it!!

    I went back and forth about selling it but I haven't used it for any gigs/recordings in the last 8 months. It is a killer bass, but I decided to make some room, save up for another instrument, and let this go to someone that will use it.
     
  13. Nick Thorpe

    Nick Thorpe Supporting Member

    Jun 3, 2013
    Boston, MA
    Is this still available?
     
  14. keke-bass

    keke-bass

    Jan 17, 2018
    hello your business is always available ? please ?
     

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