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NickS
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:21 pm    Post subject: The other Swinger Reply with quote

I only became aware of this guitar last week.

The Kingston Swinger
There's one on ebay now or was recently
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, >>here<<

$484 BIN, wut?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a Kingston one-pickup job - got it at a New Orleans pawnshop about 5 years ago - one of the shops that overcharges for everything - I paid $25.00 for it - I'd say $482 is high.

My dearly departed Kingston:

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

light-saber tremolo ftw
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's interesting is that Kingston's scooped-out Swinger predates Fender's by 4 years or so.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

finboy wrote:
light-saber tremolo ftw

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickS wrote:
What's interesting is that Kingston's scooped-out Swinger predates Fender's by 4 years or so.


That is interesting in view of the Fender Swinger history - weird.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yea, very weird.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

finboy wrote:
light-saber tremolo ftw


It looks a little out of place, I'm not so sure that started life as a trem...

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SAVEStheDAY wrote:
finboy wrote:
light-saber tremolo ftw


It looks a little out of place, I'm not so sure that started life as a trem...



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

idk if i love or hate this.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard that these guitars are great for slide, which usually means that they suck as regular guitars with terrible action but have a great sound otherwise.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickS wrote:
What's interesting is that Kingston's scooped-out Swinger predates Fender's by 4 years or so.


Very interesting indeed.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd listen to some demos before getting it... IF it sounds bad and you get it then there is no looks-factor to help you re-sell it.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pullover wrote:
I heard that these guitars are great for slide, which usually means that they suck as regular guitars with terrible action but have a great sound otherwise.


It's because the necks are baseball bats, the string spacing is balls, and the action is sometimes poorly adjustable. However, these pickups generally sound fantastic, especially for slide guitar jammin.
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