Where's the Status Love?

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  1. SidMau

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    It seems these are some of the least mentioned basses here... I certainly don't hear about them much. I have a fantastic fretless smart bass that I love to death. Anyone else here love their Statii?
     
  2. bass12

    bass12 Fueled by chocolate Supporting Member

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    No, I sold mine. :D
     
  3. GM60466

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    too rich for me these days
     
  4. bassclef112

    bassclef112 Supporting Member

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    I had a Kingbass and I loved it, but the short horn body made it a bear to balance comfortably so I had to let it go. Otherwise it was killer in every respect.

    If I ever get another it would have to be a full size body.
     
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  6. bass12

    bass12 Fueled by chocolate Supporting Member

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    I had an S2 that balanced perfectly on a strap. It was a really nice bass but, ultimately, not my thing. But tonal preferences aside, Rob Green definitely makes great basses.
     
  7. topo morto

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    They are a Brit thing. Like other Brit things (e.g. playing with a pick, dubstep, and dogging) they are not for everyone. Only us Brits.
     
  8. bassgod0dmw

    bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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    I'd love to have an S2 or a King but I don't see either of those happening any time soon.
     
  9. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

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    I'd love to have one! A headless Green Stealth 5 fretless! Mmmmmmm!
     

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  10. WillInDenver

    WillInDenver An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure. Supporting Member

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    Flashy basses and flashy bass players are out of fashion right now. All the kids are playing P-Basses and T-Birds. (I guess T-Birds are flashy in their way.) For better or worse, I associate Status basses with Mark King in particular and slap playing in general, and I don't think that carries a brand these days.

    Sadly.
     
  11. WillInDenver

    WillInDenver An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure. Supporting Member

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    The more recent version of the Kingbass does though, no?

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  12. kvnjcbsn93

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    I've loved the ones I've played. A s2 headless fretted and fretless 6 are on top of my gas list. But the fretless will probably never happen since rob doesn't do graphite fretboards.
     
  13. bassclef112

    bassclef112 Supporting Member

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    Looks a little longer, but it's hard to tell whether it'd be long enough to approximate a Fender location.

    Besides, it's too late now and I'm not in the market for anything.

    This was mine:
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    As far as image - I put no stock in that at all. A world class bass that suits me will appeal to me, and I don't really care what the look projects to others. If it balanced right for me I'd still have it. It sounded amazing, Mark King notwithstanding - I don't slap at all.
     
  14. jim777

    jim777 Tarantula Lobbyist

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    I would trade for one in a minute if the opportunity presented itself.
     
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    I owned a six string Energy for a while; the tone didn't do it for me so I ended up selling it.
     
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    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

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    Loved the overall design & construction but the Hypereactive pups and elex were a bit overwhelming for any of my projects.

    Riis
     
  17. stuhammfan

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    I've got a status empathy that is stunning, both in tone and playability. It's my favorite bass, and I'd say it's as good as any bass out there, I wouldn't trade it for any other bass out there , including Ritter or Fodera. And it sounds superb in the studio. We status owners all know just how amazing these basses are, it's our little secret :)
     
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    I cannot say enough good things about my Status Streamline. I saved up my whole life for one and it was worth every British penny!
     
  19. silky smoove

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    Rob makes my absolute favorite necks. My two primary basses have Status Jazz necks on them, and I just picked up a used Stingray at a scary low price that will be receiving a Status Stingray neck.
     
  20. bass12

    bass12 Fueled by chocolate Supporting Member

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    The neck on my S2 was one of the most comfortable I've ever played.
     
  21. WillInDenver

    WillInDenver An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure. Supporting Member

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    I certainly didn't mean to suggest that a player has to slap to own a Status bass - but I do think Mark King has had a lot to do with Rob Green's success, and in the aggregate people probably think of a Status as a slapping bass brand. And, sadly, the kids don't much slap these days.
     

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