What better occasion for my first post than to lift a massive thumbs up for Status?
I have three basses with a Status neck and love them. So much so that I'll soon get a fourth one! I have a fretted Jazz, a fretless Jazz and a 5-string Stingray inspired (Cutlass would probably be more correct...) fretless.
Scott Smail of Grove Guitars is in the process of building me a 5-string Stingray inspired crate-top, this time fretted.
The Warmoth jazz bodies needed a very slight routing to accommodate the necks. I can't say for the Stingray, as it was a custom built body.
They probably fit without problems on original Fender and MM basses, but I haven't tried.
I live in Norway and the massive temperature changes between outside and the stage are a challenge for wooden necks: with graphite there are no issues, they stay in tune and no adjustment are needed. That was my main reason for trying out graphite.
In addition, they are beautifully built, extremely sturdy and stunning to look at!
Soundwise I think they are great too. There's a depth and "glassiness" that I love, with great definition and sustain. Both live and in the studio this seems to give an extra edge in making the bass present in the mix.
Oh, and Rob and Dawn are great too.