MTD Kingston Super 5 Five String Bass w/ Buzz Feiten Tuning System
The MTD Kingston Super is the perfect combination of beauty and brawn. The stunning carved body and premium finishes perfectly support an incredibly powerful electronics package. How powerful, you ask? Well, in addition to a 3-band active preamp, Michael Tobias included a threeway mini-switch for each MM-style pickup. In the down postion the pickups are in humcancelling series mode, which gives a big, bold, punchy sound. In the middle position the pickups are in single coil mode, making them sound bright and twangy. In the up position the pickups are in humcancelling parallel mode and they sound bright and sweet, with a slightly lower output than series mode. When both pickups are in single coil mode they are humcancellng when the blend pot is centered.
That is a lot of tonal flexibility! Michael has given you a massive pallet of sonic colors. So get yourself a MTD Kingston Super and start painting!
*Carved ash body
*Mike Tobias's personal design concepts
*Asymmetrical maple neck
*Buzz Feiten Tuning System
*MTD Quick Release Bridge, 3/4" (19mm) spacing
*Matte Black finish
*Twin MM-style pickups
*MTD 3-band preamp
*Volume, Blend, Treble, Mid and Bass controls, mini-switches to tap pickups
*24 medium jumbo frets
*** Laurel wood is the new replacement for Rosewood.