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Thinning the herd! STATUS, graphite KAWAI, rare SQUIER

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by rojo412, Nov 3, 2012.


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  1. rojo412

    rojo412 MARK IT ZERO! Supporting Member

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    I think 5 basses is too many. And since these get the least amount of use, it's time to reacquire GAS money.

    STATUS GRAPHITE ENERGY ARTIST
    These are a rare find, trust me! I've been looking for years and this finally came up.

    Ash/Mahogany body, Walnut top, Maple neck, Rosewood FB.
    34" scale, zero fret, 18mm spacing at bridge.
    Hyperactive pickups (9v)

    The bass is in great shape, overall, but it has signs of use. With as thin of a finish as it has, there's some scratches and dings, but nothing drastic.
    This is one of the most comfortable to play basses I've ever had. And the tone control is amazing with the ACG preamp installed. I can remove it to reduce the price.
    Includes non-original hardcase.

    $825, with ACG preamp
    $675 with volume-pan-tone



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    SQUIER DELUXE ACTIVE JAZZ V, in the uber-rare WHITE!

    This isn't your stock, run of the mill Squier anymore. Not only is it the rarest of colors for these, but it's been overhauled.
    Sadowsky HC pickups
    Hipshot B bridge (aluminum) (19mm spacing)
    Hipshot Ultralite Tuners (USA)
    Hipshot string tree
    Hipshot Knobs
    Shielded cavity
    Basswood body, maple neck, phenolic 20 fret board.
    As it's got a great setup for mods, it's had numerous preamps in it. But as it sits, there's just a VVT passive setup. CTS vol pots, Alpha tone, Sprague cap.
    Fresh set of strings, too.
    It has the tone of that classic Jazz tone. Not crispy and modern, but absolutely noiseless pickups, plenty of output and great for any kind of mods you'd plan for in the future.
    A few scratches, nothing deep. Feels amazing.

    PARTING IT OUT HERE!
    No one has claimed it yet, $375 whole!



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    KAWAI KRB-105, GRAPHITE NECK! SOLD!!!!!
    These basses are fricking amazing! The tone is akin to anything graphite necked you've ever played (Steinberger, Modulus, Status), but the price doesn't reflect it. This is the best bargain on a bass I've ever played and if it had a 5th string, I wouldn't sell it.

    Ash body, graphite neck, phenolic resin board. Made in JAPAN!
    24 fret, 34" scale. Weighs in at a svelte 7.8lbs!
    EMG active pickups, volume-select switch-tone setup (plugged 4th hole).
    Schaller West Germany hardware (it was made in '88).
    Pickup placement and 1.6" nut make for a Musicman-ish feel and tone. Very throaty midrange, but I've played DUB with this thing and it's awesome.
    Some nics and dings, but overall, really nice shape.
    More pics here

    $330 shipped SOLD!(no case or bag, unfortunately)

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    Shipping is NOT included in price.
    Paypal or Money Order only.
    PM if interested, include a zip code for a shipping quote.
    Not looking for trades, as I have eyes on some things.
    I'm open to reasonable offers, so PM and we can chat.
  2. Aarts

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    Which part of the Energy is made of Graphite :smug:
  3. bass12

    bass12 Fueled by chocolate Supporting Member

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    Status Graphite is actually the name of the company. ;)
  4. rojo412

    rojo412 MARK IT ZERO! Supporting Member

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    The support rods in the neck. But yeah, it's made by STATUS GRAPHITE.
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  6. x64

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    Is that kawai with the white pickup covers a different bass or did this one have different pickups at one point?
  7. rojo412

    rojo412 MARK IT ZERO! Supporting Member

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    It came with the EMGs. I swapped the Dimarzios in at one point, but it's back to the EMGs.
  8. Sleepwalker42

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    There's no way of hear how it sounds besides buying it? :)
  9. rojo412

    rojo412 MARK IT ZERO! Supporting Member

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    You discovered my sales tactic :smug:
    I'll try to get something up that has sound clips. My camera blows for "actual" tone, but I'll see if I can get some sort of idea.

    In essence, though, the Kawai is very 80s, the Squier is classic Jazz, and the Status is... like a wood version of Status (?)
  10. Ploonter

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    The Kawai is cool.
  11. rojo412

    rojo412 MARK IT ZERO! Supporting Member

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    Here's the video/audio, as best as this crap camera can do. Hopefully, you get a general idea. The camera mic gets overdriven easily, sorry. The only way not to overdrive it is to play them with the amp off :eyebrow:

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  12. Sleepwalker42

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    Really not bad for the money!
  13. Sleepwalker42

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    You're not exactly new on this forum ;)
  14. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

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    Very cool.
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  16. Double E

    Double E I ain't got no time to play... Supporting Member

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    Noooooo!!! The white whale! The agony of not having GAS $$...

    GLWTS!
  17. rojo412

    rojo412 MARK IT ZERO! Supporting Member

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    Thanks, E! And everyone else for the kind words!
    When I was making the videos, I just kept thinking on each bass "Man, this sounds good! Why am I doing this again?!?"

    EDIT! New pics added!
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    Payment sent
  20. rojo412

    rojo412 MARK IT ZERO! Supporting Member

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    Kawai is gone! I'm sad to see it go, but I know it'll get love in its new home.

    2 remain...
  21. rogerbmiller

    rogerbmiller Gold Supporting Member

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    Adam- how could you sell that Kawaii without PMIng me first?! I am in tears.

    That said congrats and free bump for an aces TB guy...

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