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Calling Status specialists please !

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JayAmel, May 29, 2002.


  1. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Aurillac, France
    Hi,

    Went to my dealer's shop today. He offered me to get a mint Status Graphite 4-string bass (headless) for EUR 305 (approx. $ 270). I did not have the time to try it out though.

    The reason of what seems to be a low price is that the bass belonged to a guy who owned money to the dealer. Since he has no money to pay what he owes, he suggested the dealer to sell the bass and recover his money. All the dealer wants is to recover what is due to him, and that is EUR 305.

    I don't know the exact model of this bass. The shape of the body looks pretty much like that of the S-1 Classic, but it seems to be all-graphite (charcoal grey body). It has 2 pups and 4 knobs. In fact, I even don't know whether this bass is active or passive !

    If someone could help me, I'd be glad. I'd like to identify this model and know for how much it generally goes.

    This bass is supplied with a flight-case.

    Thanks in advance,

    All the best,
     
  2. mcdonap

    mcdonap

    Sep 25, 2001
    From your description, it sounds like a Series 2000. This was the headless, all graphite model. It did have 4 knobs - volume, balance, treble cut/boost, and bass cut/boost. Depending on the age of the bass, there could also be an active/passive switch.

    Provided there's nothing wrong with the bass itself, the price is an incredible deal! Let us know what you decide to do.

    Hope this helps,
    Pat
     
  3. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    A Graphite Status for $270, you say?

    Va rapidement acheter le bass! Si il ne te plait, Je le acheterai de vous pour le meme prix avec plaisir!:D
     
  4. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Aurillac, France
    Thanks !

    So it's a real deal... Going back to the shop tomorrow to try it out. If I like it, I'll buy it. I think anyway this could be a very good backup bass for live situations. But first I'll try it.

    Thanks again,

    All the best,
     
  5. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Aurillac, France
    BTW, for how much does a mint (or near mint) Status Series 2000 usually go ? Just to take the measure of the deal I'm about to get...

    Thanks in advance,

    All the best,
     
  6. hujo

    hujo

    Apr 18, 2001
    Stockholm, Sweden
    There's one just like that in a store nearby.. I don't remember the price, but it was more than 500$, atleast, probably closer to $1000. I'll check it out if I get a chance!
     
  7. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Aurillac, France
    Thanks to all again !

    If I buy it, my purpose is not to resell it, but I do consider an economic way to increase my "collection".

    I'll keep you informed anyway.

    Thanks again,

    All the best,
     
  8. mcdonap

    mcdonap

    Sep 25, 2001
    The Series 2000 certainly is the real deal! Status no longer makes them, but they have a similar all graphite model - the Stealth. (Awesome bass!) Not sure what they retail for, but it'll probably set you back close to $3000. (Worth it, too, IMHO.) I think when Status was producing the 2000, it was around $2500, and this would be in the early 1990's.

    Not sure what your tastes are, but it's a very comfortable bass - beautiful neck, versatile sound, and if you like low action - this will be the bass of your dreams.

    Good Luck,
    Pat