So on the weekend I’m going to drive an hour and a half to go look at the Fender Kingsman and the Ibanez AEG24E. The only store nearish to me that has both.
I like the thinner bodies and the looks of both. Besides, the Kingsman is on sale that brings it in line with the price of the Ibanez, around $650 CAD.
In this video Flea is playing a Kingsman, and near the timestamp in this intimate acoustic performance there is a closeup of the bass and it has a plug, or stopper in the sound hole. What’s the purpose of that?
It’s an apt name I discovered by accident when playing pretty loud in a small room. When I turned toward the amp, it surprised me so much it made me jump. The Roar sounds very different than the feedback you get with an electric bass. It’s kind of awesome. Worth doing on purpose just to hear what happens.
The one time I found a Kingsman to play, I liked it a lot. The only complaint I’ve seen is about neck dive from the traditional Fender headstock. It didn’t bother me though. I thought it felt and played as well as any of the much more expensive acoustic basses I’ve tried.