Sharp looking, great feeling, and killer sounding!
The Kingston Heir 5-string bass guitar has all the same great features of the Kingston Artist and adds a flamed maple top and a single Jazz pickup in the neck position. Electronics and hardware are made to MTD specifications in Korea.
- 35" scale
- 24 medium jumbo frets
- Zero fret 1 3/4" wide
- MTD bridge, 3/4" (19mm) spacing
- One-piece neck w/satin polyester finish
- Carved Ash body (figured maple top option)
- Five controls, volume, blend, plus 3 band EQ
- MTD exposed pole alnico J and MM pickups
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Comments about MTD Kingston Heir 5-String Bass Guitar:
I have owned this bass in the past, sold it when I was no longer in need of a five string. I recommend it as one of the better mid-range, imported 5-string basses on the market. A few features set this one apart. The neck is very comfortable, and I liked the asymetric shape, although this feature is more noticeable on a four string than on a fiver. Liked the zero fret. The overall weight was not too bad. Mine had a maple fretboard, which was easy to play and provided a solid tone, but was rather plain looking and it kind of left me cold. I never got comfortable with 35" scale, but that's just me. The electronics and pickups were good, not great. I preferred the MM pickup to the jazz pickup for tone and beefyness, the jazz pickup sounded a little thin when soloed. Overall, I give it a 7 out of 10.