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Kramer The Duke (like Steinberger)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by TALL&STOUT, Dec 4, 2012.


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  1. TALL&STOUT

    TALL&STOUT Music is my religion Supporting Member

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    Here is a super rad headless bass that will let you get your 80s on all over again.

    All original, 1983 Kramer "The Duke" 4-string, Aluminum neck bass with OHCS, made in the USA. Thats right, the case is the original hard shell and it looks lie you are bringing a piccolo flute to practice.

    The pots are a bit scratchy and could use some love. I bought this for my son, but I think an Epiphone EBO might be better for balance on the leg or another type of short scale bass.

    [DEL]$360[/DEL] $320 shipped to your door CONUS
    Might consider a trade, whatcha got?

    http://www.vintagekramer.com/alum.htm
  2. TALL&STOUT

    TALL&STOUT Music is my religion Supporting Member

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    Made in USA plate and Made is West Germany tuners.
  3. twocargar

    twocargar Supporting Member

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    Pretty cool! I have a VM Jazz with a P neck if you're interested in a trade.
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  6. TALL&STOUT

    TALL&STOUT Music is my religion Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the offers twocargar and subtlstew, however, I will have to pass. Bass is still available!
  7. kjpollo

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    Does this one have any weird grounding issues?

    I had one back in the day and one reason I traded it was because it suddenly developed an audible hum that would only quit when I was touching exposed metal (strings, bridge, unpainted aluminum strip along the side of the neck) Obviously not much of a problem while playing but enough to drive you nuts in between tunes.
    I took it to 2 different techs-both said it was some kind of grounding problem and neither one could find it. So I ended up trading it in on a T-40.
  8. TALL&STOUT

    TALL&STOUT Music is my religion Supporting Member

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    kjpollo-
    I havent noticed any hum or grounding issues, but I've only been playing it at home on my little ampeg ba112. I can take it to the studio and run it through the big rig to see if we get any unwanted noise. I can understanding how annoying that would be.
  9. spufman

    spufman Supporting Member

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    Seems like all the interest is coming from New England! I have an original Guild Ashbory with original bag and extra silicone strings, if your interested in a tiny-for-tinier trade. The Ashbory is in very good shape, with an updated pickup element (the real Ashworth one) installed a few years back.
  10. TALL&STOUT

    TALL&STOUT Music is my religion Supporting Member

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    Still available, $320 shipped CONUS
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  12. TALL&STOUT

    TALL&STOUT Music is my religion Supporting Member

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  13. husky123

    husky123 Supporting Member

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    I had one of these bad boys back in the day. Great little bass and really cool tone.
  14. TALL&STOUT

    TALL&STOUT Music is my religion Supporting Member

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    Played the duke for an hour this week. Other than a scratchy pot, not odd sounds or hums. Fun little bass, just no use in my projects.
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  16. TALL&STOUT

    TALL&STOUT Music is my religion Supporting Member

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    PM replied
  17. Vain1

    Vain1

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    More Pm's sent.:cool:
  18. MaddAnthony_59

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    What scale is this?

    Bump for my West Coast Brother!
  19. TALL&STOUT

    TALL&STOUT Music is my religion Supporting Member

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    And sold to Vain1!
  20. MaddAnthony_59

    MaddAnthony_59 Supporting Member

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    Damn! What is the scale?
  21. Vain1

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    I believe it is a 31 inch scale.

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