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notes from the field: kingston 5 fretless update

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by frederic b. hodshon, Apr 20, 2002.


  1. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    so, i've had this thing for a few days now.

    i was a teeeeeeency concerned about getting used to the 35" scale.

    took me a bit.

    my streching regimine fixed that fairly quickly.

    now, i'm SOLD on 35" scale.

    my 34" bass seems kinda puny now.

    the b, THE B!!!!!!!!!

    can't wait to get my unlined phenolic neck!!!!!

    sorry for the rant...i love spending little, and getting lots.

    plus, Mike T. is really supportive. even with his bottom end product!!!

    535? mmmmmmmmmmmmmm........................

    fred
     
  2. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    That 35" is nothing! I can go between it and my 4 34" with no problems.

    and THE B!!!

    I was worried a bit about the neck dive, but that was because I'd never had a bass that did that. Fortunately, the act of playing is enough to hold it up, so it's not a strain in the slightlest.

    And I love that nearly flat radius Mike Tobias has on there. It's buttah!
     
  3. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    Fred -

    Yeah, the K5 fretless RAWKS! :D

    Mike do too!!! ;)

    Nicest dude in the biz, and one of the giants at makin' basses. One day I will own a 535 or 635....one day....
     
  4. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I've been saying that since I picked one up the first time I was at BC... Heck, even a 435. If Mike made it, I'll own it!