Item #1428103 Model #MTKSuper5MP-MBK

MTD Kingston Super5 Maple Fingerboard 5-String Electric Bass Matte Black


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Maximum tonal versatility that's a joy to play.

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.

In addition to a 3-band active preamp, Michael Tobias included a 3-way mini-switch for each MM-style pickup. In the down position the pickups are in hum-cancelling 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 hum-cancelling 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 hum-cancelling 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!

  • Shape: Asymmetrical C
  • Wood: Maple
  • Neck joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 35 in.
  • Truss rod: Dual-action
  • Finish: Dependent on color
  • Active or passive pickups: Switchable
  • Pickup configuration: HH
  • Neck: MM-style
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: MM-style
  • Brand: Kingston
  • Series or parallel: Both
  • Active preamp: Yes
  • Special electronics: 3-band EQ
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 16 in.
  • Fret size: Medium-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Inlays: Side markers
  • Nut material: Not specified
  • Nut width: 1.75 in.
  • Cutaway: Double cutaway
  • Construction: Solidbody
  • Body wood: Ash
  • Top wood: Flamed maple
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Control layout: Master volume, balance, 3-band EQ
  • Pickup switch: Not applicable
  • Coil tap or split: Coil tap
  • Tone switching: No
  • Special switching: Preamp on/off
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 5-Saddle adjustable
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast
  • Color: Black
  • Number of strings: 5
  • Pickguard: No
  • Special features: Pickups, Buzz Feiten Tuning System
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China


  • Mike Tobias’ personal design concepts
  • Ergonomically designed
  • Carved ash body
  • Dr Brown’s Burst over flamed maple cap and Matte Black finishes
  • Asymmetrical, one-piece Maple Neck
  • Double action truss rod
  • Buzz Feiten Tuning System
  • MTD Quick Release bridge, ¾” (19mm) spacing
  • Twin MM-style pickups
  • 5 controls : 1 volume, 1 pan, and 3-band EQ
  • Mini-switches to tap pickups
  • Shielded electronics compartment
  • 34” scale 4-string, 35” scale 5-string
  • 24 medium-jumbo frets
  • Zero fret 1.75” wide (5-string)
  • Approx Weight:  8.5 lbs (4-string), 9lbs (5-string)