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Any Status headless owners about?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by HeavyDuty, Sep 6, 2004.


  1. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    If anyone here has a recent vintage Status headless, how well do their tuners work?

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    I'm looking for alternatives to a Steinberger bridge. Thanks!
     
  2. Hi

    I have these tuners on my Kingbass.

    They are well made and allow very fine tuning adjustment. I can't really comment on the longevity as the bass is only a couple of years old. However Status gear is generally well engineered so I wouldn't anticipate any problems. I would say that they don't feel as bomb proof as the old style Status bridges but that could just be because they are not quite so clunky and a bit more fine looking.

    If I have one gripe (IME) it is that if you set the string height low the string tends to obstruct the intonation locking bolt. Meaning you have to almost totally remove (not just loosen) the string to release and tighten this bolt, Often times knocking the intonation adjustment you have made out of whack while doing so.

    That's my take.

    Cheers

    Nick
     
  3. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    Already used tham, they work great, no the lightest stuff but well made.

    I asked ABM about an aluminium version of those bridge. they would do it but for 20+ quantity only.

    Peace,
    JP
     
  4. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    JP, these are the same as the ABM bridges?
     
  5. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE

    exactly.
     
  6. A9X

    A9X

    Dec 27, 2003
    Sinny, Oztraya
    I have some coming so I'll let you know my opinion when they arrive.
     
  7. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Thanks, all!

    Dharmabass, if you report back it'd be great.