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The new MTD Kingstons & Heirs

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DWBass, May 2, 2004.


  1. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

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    Man, I can't wait for these to arrive! How 'bout y'all??
     
  2. That red one is delicious. :D
     
  3. lyle

    lyle Guest

    Jan 10, 2004
    Vernon, B.C. Canada
    looks like a candy apple, those basses rule.
     
  4. I bought that Blue Active Kingston 5 at the NAMM show, great sounding bass and very well put together.
    I just sold it to another TB'er here - Ironbass, the wide spacing at the bridge and the single humbucker just weren't quite for me, too used to my Spectors :D
    It's a great bass though, but I wasn't playing it at all, so I figured I'd move it out to someone who would play the thing.
    September delivery on the new Active Kingston/Heir line according to MTD.
     
  5. Bard2dbone

    Bard2dbone

    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    And I am already saving my pennies for a sunburst fretless Heir 5 with the rosewood(ish) fingerboard.

    What are those 'boards really made of? Is that phenolic?
     
  6. Hurley

    Hurley

    Feb 12, 2004
    Cape Cod, MA
    I'm not aware of the current price of the Kingston. What are these new ones going for?

    ...just what I need, another item on the GAS list... :p

    :bassist:
     
  7. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    Clinician: EA, Zon, Boomerang, TI. Author "The Art of Solo Bass"
    In the new Bassics Mag, there is a pic of me playing one of those red ones at NAMM. They are really nice. Glad the pickguard is gone

    Mike
     
  8. Limo

    Limo

    Sep 22, 2002
    Reykjavik Iceland
    A bit OT but how do the Kingstons sound, are they in any way similar to a Music Man??
     
  9. I've got one (an older one) with a maple fretboard and a Bartolini NTMB preamp. The sound is very Stingray-ish. The slap tone KILLS.
     
  10. Hurley

    Hurley

    Feb 12, 2004
    Cape Cod, MA
    Sorry to hijack, but does anyone know the MSRP for the Heir?

    Thanks.
    :bassist:
     
  11. Lockout

    Lockout

    Dec 24, 2002
    Illinois
  12. ebozzz

    ebozzz Supporting Member

    May 17, 2001
    Denver, Colorado
    Are they being made with ash or alder bodies now? It sure doesn't look like basswood any longer.
     
  13. i really wish they made a six string version, that would be sweet.
     
  14. Man, i wish i still had my old K5. Pre-zero fret. most comfortable bass i've played. Mine survived the seattle earthquake (YEAH BassNW!! mine was still standing in the shipping area next to a bunch that were ruined).... I should've waited 2 years for the active ones... It seems like a killer choice for under $800 or something close to that... Used ones will probably keep most of their value if taken care of....
     
  15. Yup.... the PG needed to go. :cool:
     
  16. McHack

    McHack

    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    COOL, thank god they dumped that wierd ass lookin pickguard...
     
  17. tonedeaf

    tonedeaf Supporting Member

    I think I prefer them WITH the pickguard. :bag:
     
  18. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Now all they gotta do is cover up those exposed poles in the pickups! ;)
     
  19. McHack

    McHack

    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    Huh, I don't mind the exposed poles one bit... But, that PG literally drove me away from a Kingston.
     
  20. Limo

    Limo

    Sep 22, 2002
    Reykjavik Iceland

    yeah I think it's good you can go back to Jamaica now:D..............................:bag: