I am about to purchase (this weekend for sure) a 4-String MTD Kingston Heir with a Maple Fretboard. I want to know if there's some reason NOT to go with this. I've done my homework and want a really punchy bass for playing a lot of rock/r & b. My only hesitation is from some comments from freinds about not buying a Korean made instrument. The reviews here seem pretty good, so I am just going to go for it. Michael Tobias seems like he knows what he's doing right? Just for reference, the other basses that were in consideration were a Fender Precision Deluxe (MIA - with a maple board) and a Carvin LB70 (with the maple board). For a point of reference my other bass is a Fender JP-90 which I am working on to get some serious Jazz tones from, which is why I desire a more rock oriented bass. THANKS!