I moved into a small apartment and have too many basses. I've got to thin out the herd asap.
First up is a Kramer USA "tuning fork" bass. The model number is DMZ 4001
and the serial number suggests it was built in 1980 at the Nepture, NJ factory. It's got a lined fretless neck and single DiMarzio pickup.
The neck is very thin and fast; feels very much like a Geddy Lee Jazz Bass. Minimal neck relief. Very low action. Strung with fresh Webstrings s.s. roundwounds (round core, 40-60-75-95 gauge) put on last night.
In terms of tone, it absolutely nails the Bakithi Kumalo "Graceland" vibe. Mwah for days. Comes with original hard-shell case in excellent condition. Asking $575
for quick sale. Will entertain reasonable offers.
The only defect is a hairline crack along the back of the neck, with a small chunk of clearcoat missing:
Fingerboard is in fantastic shape, with minimal grooving from the roundwounds:
I've got brand new Fender strap-locks mounted. The original machined aluminum strap buttons are included:
Even comes with the original warranty card, which remains unfilled:
Again, I set my asking price to just $575
(plus shipping) so that it moves quickly. Not interested in trades...I need the space!