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MTD Kingston Saratoga 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Tobacco Sunburst Maple Fingerboard

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Product #423999
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Overview

  • Sarasota 4-String bass guitar
  • 34" scale length
  • Carved basswood body
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $735.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $136.00
  • Your Price:
    $59900
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  • Trans Black Maple Fingerboard

    $599.00 Silver Coverage

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  • Trans Black Rosewood Fingerboard

    $599.00 Silver Coverage

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    $599.00 Silver Coverage

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  • Tobacco Sunburst Rosewood Fingerboard

    $599.00 Silver Coverage

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A J-style bass with hand-made quality at a budget friendly price.

The Kingston Sarasota 5-string electric bass has a carved basswood body that is light in weight, but heavy in tone. This innovative bass has the tried-and-true 34" scale length with a bolt-on maple neck that has an asymetrical neck profile that is incredibly fast and comfortable. A 24-fret maple or rosewood fingerboard give you plenty of room to move and the Buzz Feiten tuning system insures that this bass plays in tune in all positions. The Sarasota is loaded with two MTD passive single coil J-style pickups that deliver a broad spectrum of great tones. Controls include two volumes and one tone.The MTD quick release bridge allows for instant string changes. Case sold separately.

The MTD Kingston Saratoga bass is a modern re-imagining of a classic J bass, at a budget-friendly price. It is Michael Tobias' innovations like the asymetrical neck and Quick-Release bridge which sets the Saratoga apart from the crowd.

Features

  • Sarasota 4-String bass guitar
  • 34" scale length
  • Carved basswood body
  • One-piece bolt-on maple neck with satin polyester finish
  • Asymetrical neck profile
  • Buzz Feiten Tuning System
  • 1.75" nut width
  • 24-fret maple or rosewood fingerboard
  • Double-action truss rod
  • Smoked chrome hardware
  • MTD passive, single coil J-style pickups
  • Three controls: two volume knobs and one passive tone
  • Shielded electronics compartment
  • Ping, sealed die-cast tuners
  • MTD quick release bridge, 3/4" (19mm) string spacing
  • Case sold separately

Order a bass that is both classic and classy.

 
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MTDKingston Saratoga 5-String Electric Bass Guitar
 
4.0

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3.0

Great bass....but

By John Ferguson

from Virginia

Comments about MTD Kingston Saratoga 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

I love the sound of the bass. The zero fret makes a difference in how you can play certain combinations and has certainly spoiled me on future purchases where I'm going to be looking for that zero fret but there are very few basses that offer it. I ended up returing the bass because of the sharp edge of the frets. I couldn't put up with it and didn't think that I should have to file down all of the frets. If it was just one or two, no problem but the quality isn't there in the fret board. However, the rest of the bass if fantastic!
The zero fret makes a big difference and makes the bass a winner. The passive pickups were noisy at times, but I'm told that's the nature of the beast and this is the first passive pickup bass I've ever really played so I'm going to say that's me. The tone and playability was fantastic.
The edges of the jumbo frets are SHARP which cut the in inside of my fingers. This lack of detail killed the base for me. I'm not the only person that has complained about this, too. Maybe they'll fix it in the future as this was a killer.
Very good value but it has production flaws.

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5.0

Best bang for the buck of any 5 string out there

By Jason Collier

from The dirty South

Comments about MTD Kingston Saratoga 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

This is my second 5 string (my first was a Schecter Stiletto, which is also a great bass). If I could change one thing, it would be to add one inch to the scale length. That being said though, the B string is not flubby. I strung mine with medium gauge LaBella flats so those are a high tension string.
The best feature of this bass is the asymetrical neck. It's the most comfortable neck I've ever played. I have the rosewood neck. It also has the Buzz Feitin tuning system; 2 passive J style pickups - the output is hot enough where you would swear it was active electronics. I also can't believe how lightweight this bass is.
If I was blindfolded and handed this bass, I would guess it should cost over twice the price. It is incredible quality and sound for the money.
You will love this bass.

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