Norm Stockton Signature Kingston bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JordanN, Jul 6, 2016.

  1. JordanN


    Sep 25, 2014
    Detroit, MI
    How many of you guys would be interested in that? I totally think it fit in well with the Kingston Lineup. Personally I believe that it might be a more versatile and usable tone, more so than the AG signature. The AG bass is great, but it really is meant for Gospel. The norm bass might more applicable to a wider range of music. Just curious.

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  2. LadyLoveStingRay5


    Jul 17, 2004
    How would it differ from the Kingston Saratoga?
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  3. Mr_O'B


    Feb 22, 2015
    I think the A Gouche Sig. is the best sounding MTD to my ears. It can do the trebly tone like other MTD models and it has the bottom tone that most MTDs lack.

    However, I do think it would be great if Mr. Tobias made a Kingston version on the N Stockton Sig. bass.
  4. JordanN


    Sep 25, 2014
    Detroit, MI

    Could you point me to a good sound demo showing off the bottom end? I feel like Most recordings I've heard lack that and I'm Shocked to hear it can do that.
  5. Mr_O'B


    Feb 22, 2015
    I think Mr. Gouche can eq any tone he wants with his AG Sig bass.

    Good Examples
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  6. I'm shocked to hear anyone thinks that MTD's CANT do big bottom tones or almost any tone, for that matter. Who says they don't, pray tell? I think that most everything Michael T makes can do just about any type of musical style out there.
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  7. Mr_O'B


    Feb 22, 2015
    I may be wrong, but I have seen tons of Youtube videos featuring MTDs and I have not heard big bottom tones.

    David Dyson's back in the day MTD has a lot of bark. I don't hear that tone or the tone of Mr. Gouche's MTD with other MTD models.
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  8. I would never rely on you tube for a real representation of ANYTHING music related. Go play one. I have played many. The only one I own right now is a Tobias Killer B 5 string and used it as my main gigging bass for over ten years for many styles and genres. I have been playing professionally for 50 years. But don't take my word for it go play one. If you can't get low tones out of it, it's not the bass it's the amps problem.
  9. Mr_O'B


    Feb 22, 2015
    I hope to play one sometime this year. However, my opinion is based on what I have seen and heard on Youtube.
  10. Go to the MTD threads/club thread and ask for studio samples. Not these NAMM type crappy recordings shot on someone's phone. They are so compressed you can't tell anything. In spite of that I hear low tones are you looking for some sub/reggae type sound or just old school tones? Either way they can do it.
  11. Dan Knowlton

    Dan Knowlton Sometimes you're the dog, sometimes the tree Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Palm Coast, FL
    None of the MTD's that I have owned were weak in the bass - maybe someone messed up the electronics on the ones you have heard? Mine have had great low end with the controls flat and could be bass monsters with just a tiny bit of boost.

  12. Basing your opinion of a bass on YouTube videos is like basing your information of the world on Fox News.
  13. Mr_O'B


    Feb 22, 2015
    Youtube may not be perfect, but it gives you a general idea of what bass sounds like!
    I have seen Andrew Gouche play live (Cafe Cordiale) on multiple occasions.
    His MTD's tone was the same live as it is on Youtube.

    I've also seen Sekou Bunch (Carvin SB5) and Hadrien Feraud (Smith) live at the Cafe Cordiale.
    I preferred the tone of Andrew Gouche's MTD over the Carvin SB5 and Smith. I love the tone of the AG Signature!

    The three basses that Norm Stockton plays sound good, but I am not blown away by them.

    I am not here to debate about MTD basses, because I think they are great basses!
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2016
  14. MrLenny1

    MrLenny1 Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2009
    New England
    A good quality amp & speker is really needed to asses a bass's output.
    That's what Mike Pedulla told me when trying out his axes.
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