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SOLD Price Drop: MTD Kingston Z5, fully upgraded Hipshot, Barts

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by OldSchool50, Mar 30, 2015.


  1. OldSchool50

    OldSchool50 OldSchool50 Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2013
    Connecticut
    Price:
    825
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    Connecticut
    PRICE DROP: $825 Shipped. For sale is my Kingston MTD Z5, which I took in trade last year on TB, and only played a few hours. Just not playing a five so I am putting this out there. This Z5 is in excellent condition and one of the first runs of the Z's made because it came with black tuners and bridge. The stock electronics have been replaced with Bartolini pickups and preamp. The pickups are the Bartolini quad coil. These pickups are $300 new. According to the original seller (link below) the pickups can be coil tapped etc but they are now running as humbuckers in parallel right now.

    The bridge has been upgraded to a Hipshot, the same as on the US made MTD's. The knobs have been changed to American MTD-style knobs. THis has the Buzz Feiten tuning system. The strings have very little play on them. The bass is in excellent condition. I can only find a small nick near the input jack and two small scratches on the back of the neck. The strings have very little play on them.

    Comes with a MTD hard/soft shell case.

    To quote the original seller: “I would put my bass up against the Andrew Gouche models or the ZX's. and both of those are over $1300 more than mine. And they still come with the cheap hardware. “

    Price is $825 shipped in CONUS. I've got my eye on something so no trades.

    Original ad.
    FS/FT MTD KZ5 Fully Upgraded-Hipshot, Barts | TalkBass.com

    Specs:

    •5 -string
    •35" scale
    •24 medium jumbo frets
    •Zero fret 1-3/4" wide, 5-string
    •One-piece neck with satin polyester finish
    •Carved Mahogany body with Maple Burl top
    •MTD quick release bridge, 3/4" (19mm) spacing
    •Double-action truss rod
    •Neck:Maple with Rosewood board
    •Five controls:volume, blend, plus 3 band EQ
    •MTD passive, wood covered soap bar pickups
    •Buzz Feiten Tuning System
    •Weight = ~8 - 8.5 lbs
    •Korean made

    Upgrades:
    •Hipshot B-Bridge
    •Bartolini P25C (Quad-coil)
    •Bartolini 3 band preamp (push/pull for active/passive on volume knob)
    •USA MTD style knobs
    mtd 3. mtd 1. mtd 4. mtd 8. mtd 2. mtd 5. mtd 6. mtd 7. mtd 9.
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2015
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  2. Coreyeon

    Coreyeon

    Mar 23, 2015
    Can you give me a call at 9893920670 I am very interested in your bass
     
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  3. Brother Goose

    Brother Goose The Process IS the Reward! Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2013
    Syracuse NY
    God Is Love
    This looks like a great deal and gives me hope that the right Kingston/Lakland Skyline will be there to fill my 35" 19mm craving- that even cowbell cannot satiate- when the $$ magically appears in my bank account...

    I'd over to trade this for a side of beef/massage therapy-landscaping services or house-sitting, but you were specific about no trades!
     
  4. OldSchool50

    OldSchool50 OldSchool50 Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2013
    Connecticut
    Thanks for making me laugh out loud.
     
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  5. OldSchool50

    OldSchool50 OldSchool50 Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2013
    Connecticut
    Some interest but still here
     
  6. OldSchool50

    OldSchool50 OldSchool50 Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2013
    Connecticut
    Weekend bump
     
  7. ahh man this is tempting me drool
     
  8. OldSchool50

    OldSchool50 OldSchool50 Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2013
    Connecticut
    Make it happen bump!
     
  9. pnutz

    pnutz Supporting Member

    pm'd
     
  10. Nice looking bass.... might be tempted to to sell a kidney or beg my wife to get me an early christmas present :).....
     
  11. OldSchool50

    OldSchool50 OldSchool50 Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2013
    Connecticut
    This should absolutely be sold by now. A lot of bass -- with quality upgrades -- for the money. I''ll attribute to tight market and tax time.
     
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  12. OldSchool50

    OldSchool50 OldSchool50 Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2013
    Connecticut
    bump
     
  13. lippylou

    lippylou

    Sep 10, 2012
    Anchorage AK
    PM'd
     
  14. Still Available? I'm in Toronto I'd like to buy!
     
  15. OldSchool50

    OldSchool50 OldSchool50 Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2013
    Connecticut
    On hold pending sale
     
  16. JoseEchevarria

    JoseEchevarria Supporting Member

    Nov 24, 2012
    if that sale doesn't happen please do let me know... my number is 484-353-4172 my name is jose.. I have the money at hand.. please give me a call or text
     
  17. OldSchool50

    OldSchool50 OldSchool50 Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2013
    Connecticut
    Will do. I should know soon. Thanks for the interest
     
  18. JoseEchevarria

    JoseEchevarria Supporting Member

    Nov 24, 2012
    Was the bass sold?
     
  19. OldSchool50

    OldSchool50 OldSchool50 Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2013
    Connecticut
    Stay tuned. THis may be back up for sale
     
  20. lippylou

    lippylou

    Sep 10, 2012
    Anchorage AK
    Copy that staying tuned!
     

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