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Any ideas where to find used Status Graphite basses in US or Canada?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by HeavyDuty, Jun 20, 2003.


  1. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    I've had the urge for a Status Graphite bass for awhile now, but can't justify new prices.

    The places I've been looking don't seem to see many of Rob's basses. Any ideas?

    I'm thinking a used headless S1 would be great...
     
  2. DaveBeny

    DaveBeny

    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
  3. Mike

    Mike

    Sep 7, 2000
    Cali
    He's right. The Bass palace. Other than that just keep looking on the web. They pop up every now and then. That's how I bought both of mine which I eventually sold.
     
  4. berklee46

    berklee46 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2000
    MA
    I don't think I've ever seen any used headless S-1 models around. Rob does have one in stock at what seems to be a very nice price:

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    No. 2726
    4-STRING, S1-CLASSIC DELUXE HEADLESS
    Ash top over alder back
    Transparent Aquamarine blue gloss lacquer
    Headless 4-string graphite bolt-on neck
    34" (864mm scale), 24 frets
    Phenolic fingerboard
    Black hardware
    2 Status pickups
    Board 300 E.Q. with 18 volt power supply

    Sterling 765 Euro 1,225 U.S. Dollars 1,350


    Roughly how much are you looking to spend? There are usually guys on the Status Yahoo group looking ot sell as well...
     
  5. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Yeah, the Swami is the only place I see Status stuff with any kind of frequency. I'm also keeping an eye on the Status YahooGroup.

    That blue one is what got me started! It *is* gorgeous, but a bit out of my price range at this point. I'm hoping I can score a used S1 in the $800 to $900 range (or less), but that may be a pipe dream.
     
  6. berklee46

    berklee46 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2000
    MA
    Drop Rob Green an e-mail. I think you may be surprised at what you could get that bass for. Who knows, he may be having a special.

    I've always gotten *killer* deals on basses directly through Status!
     
  7. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Scott, every time I look at a pic of that blue S1, I get a woody! The 18V system is the icing on the cake. I dropped Rob a line... let's see what happens.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. berklee46

    berklee46 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2000
    MA
    Yeah, it's a beautiful looking bass and even for the $1200 price that's listed, it's a great deal, especially with the upgraded electronics. I think most of the earlier S-1's had only 1 pickup, so this is essentially a bolt-on S-2 model with a different EQ system.

    Let me know how you make out!
     
  9. Mike

    Mike

    Sep 7, 2000
    Cali
    Actually, Heavy, it's the Bass Place in AZ, not the Swami. I screwed up. Check them. They are best over the phone.