The MTD Kingston Saratoga bass is a modern re-imagining of a classic J Jazz style bass, at a budget-friendly price and is one of our most popular models. The sound of the J bass has been pivotal in the development of many musical genres. The MTD Kingston Saratoga retains that great sound but packages it in a wonderfully designed instrument.
It is Michael Tobias’ innovations like the asymmetrical neck, balanced body, Quick-Release bridge and lighter weight which sets the Saratoga apart from the crowd. You will love the high output hum cancelling passive pickups and passive electronics. It has a bright sound like the original J bass and is rich in the midrange as well as the treble and sounds great for funk, reggae, blues, rock, heavy metal, country, and of course, jazz!
The Kingston Saratoga offers both beginning and touring bassists a bass with great classic tone at a great price. It is a workhorse on stage and in the studio and has the beautiful lines that will fit in with any gig.
Description & SpecsThe following specs were carefully collected and recorded by a skilled technician. For a more detailed description and questions regarding sound, feel, or cosmetic condition, please visit our Lincoln Avenue showroom or call to speak to one of our Used and Vintage experts.
Finish Details: Original Body Material: Basswood Neck Material: Maple Fingerboard Material: indian laurel Neck Profile: Medium D Neck Thickness (IN): 1st – 0.80″ 12th – 0.91″ Fingerboard Radius: 16.00″ Nut Width: 1-3/4″ Scale Length: 34″ Neck Details: Satin maple neck with unbound maple fingerboard Electronics: Original active single-coil pickups and preamp. Controls include an active/passive switch, stacked volume/tone pot, pickup blend pot, and 3-band eq. Pickup Measurements: Reading not available due to active electronics Hardware: All original Weight: 9lbs Modifications/Repairs: None Case Details: None Cosmetic Condition: This bass has light play wear. The glossy finish has minor surface scratches throughout. Serial Number: MTD21060073 Tech Notes: Plays well with low action and light neck relief. Frets are tall and show little sign of play wear.