Gear Watch: MTD Kingston CRB and Saratoga Basses
MTD Kingston has released their new CRB and Saratoga basses, which will be shipping within the next month. The new models are Mike Tobias’ take on classic P and J-style basses, with his own twist.
Both Models are available in 4 and 5-string versions, have 34″ scale necks, and have carved Basswood bodies. They also mimic classic elders by utilizing passive pickups with simple tone and volume knobs. The necks are available in Maple, Rosewood, or Ebonol (fretless only).
The MTD Kingston CRB and Saratoga basses start at a retail of $569, and will be available in the coming weeks. For more info, visit MTD Kingston on the web.
MTD Kingston CRB and Saratoga Specs:
- Available in 4 and 5-string models
- Lefthanded and fretless models also available
- 34” scale length for both 4-string and 5-string models
- 21 medium jumbo frets
- Zero fret 1-1/2” wide, 4-string
- Zero fret 1-3/4” wide, 5-string
- One-piece neck with satin polyester finish
- Carved Basswood body
- MTD quick release bridge, 3/4” (19mm) spacing 4 and 5-string
- Double-action truss rod
- Neck Options:available in Maple, Rosewood, or Ebonol (fretless only)
- CRB:Two controls: volume and tone. Saratoga:Three controls:two volume knobs and one passive tone
- CRB:MTD passive P-style pickup Saratoga:MTD passive, single coil J-style pickups
- Shielded electronics compartment
- Buzz Feiten Tuning System