I love this thing. It is well worth the money.
By: Roland from Bandera, Texas USA
What is your overall opinion of this product?
I appreciate the American Music Supply policies. Brand new, out of the box, I returned two Fender Kingman bass guitars before now. With the complete set up my Fender Kingman bass got before it was shipped to me, the third one meets my demands.
What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music?
The quality of my Fender Kingman bass, I think is very good. I'm using it to play rock, blues, improvisation and studies.
Are the features on the product what you were expecting? What are your favorite features?
With the extra time American Musical Supply spent setting up my bass before shipping it to me from their warehouse, the Fender Kingman bass it is exactly what, and everything that I expected it to be. My favorite feature is the Fender electric bass neck attached to what appears to be a body of an acoustic guitar - a novel idea.
Are the controls logically laid out?
Yes, along with the built in tuner, all controls seem logically laid out and are easy to use.
How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth?
With different strings the tone changes and is good.
How did the stain or paint job look?
The stain looks very nice.
Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range?
I think that for acoustic basses in the same price range it rates at the top in regard to my needs.
How was the action out of the box?
Thankfully, the action was set up nicely for playing right out of the box.
HUGE Bass With Big Sound
By: Guy Mangotree from Fort Worth, Texas
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Solid construction. Standard typical Fender Construction. Very Good
What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could?
The Solid spruce top, solid mohagany construction of the back and sides with the dreadnoughts x inner bracing and 60's thick (as opposed to the thinner 70's Jazz neck)make this HUGE acoustic MONSTER a big sounding Bass even B4 its plugged in.
I run through a little Acoustic AB50 Bass amp and I get twice the output as per my electric Basses through the same amp.
The Bass is just so mammoth (49.15 Inches long) and with a standard dreadnought body thickness....its a bit to wrestle around, and I don't care for the bronze strings it comes with (or any bronze strings) but I am well satisfied overall.
If you want an acoustic Bass that is just HUGE IN EVERY WAY then this is that axe.
Great overall value.
Not perfect, but damn good.
I would suggest a smaller Bass for a smaller or younger player, and my 1992 Custom Charvel Acoustic Fretless Thinner Body Bass will still be my Acoustic of Choice, but I like this Bass a lot and its HUGE, fun, Loud, and different and its a keeper.
Your general opinion of this product.
Overall a very well constructed Bass with good tone, and electronics, but rather unwieldy. BIG SOUND, and I love the 60's style Jazz neck...as that is what i'm close to use to (my main is a '73 Fender Jazz Custom Bass0...(a bit thinner neck).
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
I'M A SLAPPER and this Bass slaps fine (too scrapey with the bronze strings for my style though).
Flatwounds in order, for me.
Bright and BIG.
How did the stain or paint job look?
Superb finish. pickguard was a bit substandard though. my only real complaint. shame on you Fender ! more Quality Control needed from whoever makes the pickguard.
not contoured with precision, and light scratches.