The Kramer Club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 2x4strgkramers, Jan 14, 2009.


  1. 2x4strgkramers

    2x4strgkramers

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    Ok I see lots of love for everything else but us Kramer guys get left out in the cold. If you have pictures of your Kramers post them up. Here are mine.

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  2. etechstan

    etechstan

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    Location:
    Stow, Oh
    I had a Duke in '83, love to have one now.
  3. Whammytap

    Whammytap

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    Kansas City
    And how on earth do I do that? I'd love to show off my Baretta 5 and my Focus 8000. Although the Focus is getting a custom paint job right now.
  4. davkane

    davkane

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    Location:
    Chicago
    I do love my kramer, but I am trying to sell. It has the most wonder tone, but heavy

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    Are you giving out numbers?
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  6. mrniceguy715

    mrniceguy715

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    Location:
    oklahoma
    got a custom using some Kramer parts. I dig the neck
  7. jordacr

    jordacr

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    Location:
    Murfreesboro, TN.
    I think Kramer made super nice basses and tend to get overlooked for some reason. I actually only have Kramer basses at this time.

    Here is my Pioneer Special. It has an unfinished neck that feels awesome!!!!!!. Great P-bass copy.
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    I also have a Focus 77 bass that is kinda rare. Don't see too many of them. Super nice bass with a Schaller double j pickup.
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    And after having to sell my Fender Jazz recently because of finances, I really missed having a jazz type bass. I just won this Pioneer Double J on ebay yesterday for $158 (thank goodness for Christmas money!!). Can't wait to get it. It will go great with the Pioneer Special.
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  8. KramerBassFan

    KramerBassFan

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    I'd like to join. I'll get pics of my Midnight Blue 87' Kramer Forum Three up later....
    Thanks.
  9. jazzbo58

    jazzbo58 Bassist for The Patrick Godbey Band Supporting Member

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    Location:
    New Orleans, LA USA
    Here's my 8 String from back in 1983. Not sure of the weight , but man it's heavy!

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    Cheers,
    Jim
  10. rrybicki

    rrybicki Supporting Member

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    Cleveland OH / Guangzhou PRC
    Here's my double Darkstar '79 650b.

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    Darkstars don't make it any lighter.

    Russ
  11. jazzbo58

    jazzbo58 Bassist for The Patrick Godbey Band Supporting Member

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    Russ the Darkstars make that bass look awesome! I'm sure it sounds as good as it looks.

    Cheers,
    Jim
  12. rrybicki

    rrybicki Supporting Member

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    Jim,

    Thanks. Yeah, they are a real good match for the Kramer. With flats the bass just kills.

    One of these days I'll do a single pickup version.

    Russ
  13. FL Knifemaker

    FL Knifemaker

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    Very cool!! How much does it actually weigh?? I'm not a Kramer expert but I don't remember them being ALL that heavy, back in the day. My Peavey T-45 with a single DS weights just under 12lbs and it feels like a TON :eek:
  14. rrybicki

    rrybicki Supporting Member

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    I'd guess about 12 pounds, maybe a bit less. I think it was a bit over ten when I first got it. Darkstars are like big iron slugs and I bet they weigh a pound apiece.

    I am out of town for a while right now, or I'd weigh it for you and let you know.

    There is something odd about the ergonomics of the bass. Even though it is the heaviest bass I own, it is also the most comfortable (with a 3 or 4 inch strap).

    Russ
  15. FL Knifemaker

    FL Knifemaker

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    Weight aside, it's a very cool and unique bass. I'm sure it sounds incredible as well. I should have weighed the DS pup on my digital scale when I had it out. Despite the weight of my bass, it's the one I play the most.
  16. 77westy

    77westy

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    Oct 25, 2008
    I have a sweet old acoustic Kramer Ferrington. Black with original HSC you could actually sleep in it is so big.
    My usb ports are on the fritz so when I get them fixed I will post pix.

    Love the bass, had it redone by a luthier who used to work for herritage guitars.
  17. TimboZ

    TimboZ

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    South of Buffalo
    My Kramer Ferrington Bass

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  18. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

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    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Check out the new Kramer model they had up in the Fender room at the NAMM Show:

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    I think the production model will have and EMG (instead of Bartolini) pickup. This thing had a great neck on it, and played really well.

    Tom.
  19. KramerBassFan

    KramerBassFan

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    BTW, what kind of neck joint is on that new Kramer Bass?
    Thanks.
  20. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

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    Damn, I don't think I took a shot of that. As I recall, it was a bolt-on.
  21. Kemet09

    Kemet09

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    Chi-Ca-Go
    I got this same bass in white!!! I'd never sell it!!! :bassist:
    Oh yeah & a black Duke too.... It stays untill I get a Steinberger to replace it... lol

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