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      MTD Kingston KZ 5-String Bass (513943)
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Resonant mahogany body topped with maple burl for a look all its own.

MTD's Kingston KZ 5-string bass is loaded with reversed split coil humbucking pickups wound to exacting specs and attractively housed under burled maple covers that match the top wood. The active electronics, tuned by Michael Tobias, offer bass, mid and treble tone controls, pickup blend and master volume. All of the circuitry is tucked into a shielded body cavity to ensure an extremely low noise floor. The Buzz Feiten tuning system will keep your intonation dead on. 35" scale, 24-fret neck, MTD Quick-Release bridge, and a double-action truss rod are other pro features.

MTD Kingston KZ 5-String Bass Features:

  • 35" scale
    24 medium jumbo frets
    Zero fret 1-3/4" wide
    One-piece neck with satin polyester finish
    Carved mahogany body with maple burl top
    Available in fretless or left-handed models
    MTD active wood covered soap bar pickups.
    Shielded electronics compartment
    MTD quick release bridge, 3/4"
    Double acting truss rod
    Controls are volume; blend, treble, midrange, bass
    Buzz Feiten Tuning System




MTD Kingston KZ 5-String Bass

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  • Cost Effective Excellence!

    As reviewed by D on 3/30/2010

    Okay. So I absolutely live this instrument! This bass is extremely solid for a Bolt-On and has wonderful action. The EQ provides a lot of options for tone. The only irritant is the battery pack. You have to open it with a screwdriver. So annoying! Other than that... I wouldn't change a thing.

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful.
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  • very nice bass

    As reviewed by Charlie on 2/4/2011

    I was originally going after a Kingston Heir 5, but got the Z instead. Pros: Great finish detail. The burl top is beautiful. The neck joint is solid. The neck feels great, the offset shape is very comfortable. The fretboard is fairly flat and wide enough to be playable. The sound of the bass is excellent! The pickups and EQ combined with the 35" scale provide good, solid notes all the way down to the low B without ever getting flaby or thin. This makes the B string really usable. Cons: The fret work was generally good, producing no buzz from high frets. However, I had to dress the fret ends to remove sharp edges. It is now fine since that was done. I don't like the battery cutout with a screwed-on cover. The simple act of battery replacement now requires tools and takes too much time. C'mon, you guys, flip-out battery holders have been standard on other basses for a long time! The output signal could use some more chutzpah. The tone is excellent, but not very loud. Not a huge problem, just an observation. Now that I have everything dialed in, I love the bass, and recommend it to anyone who asks

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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  • Its a Beauty!

    As reviewed by John on 4/2/2009

    Well crafted bass, the design made the material used a lot more expensive. Very nice ergonomics. I personally like the wide neck. And I like how flexible you can tweak the sound from really clean and low to a growly sound. What I dont like though is that you have to unscrew the battery pack at the back in order to replace batteries. But overall for its price.. Definitely a winner.

    29 of 32 people found this review helpful.
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