Does anyone know this Status Graphite bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Risor, Oct 7, 2018.


  1. Risor

    Risor

    Dec 26, 2005
    Latvia
    I recently started to investigate the market for a Status Graphite 5 string bass.

    I found this one on eBay. Does anyone know it - Status Graphite Energy Artist 5st bass? Also:

    1) The seller said it's an Active bass, but in the pics I see a toggle switch - maybe there's a chance it's passive as well?

    2) Do you think the price is reasonable - I just have no idea what this bass would cost on a Used Bass market nowadays.

    DISCOUNT SALE Status Graphite ENERGY ARTIST 5st Bass | eBay

    Thabk you, bass afficionados!
     
  2. NeilGB

    NeilGB Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2012
    SF Bay Area - East Bay
    Hi Risor,

    The Energy bass has a bolt on wood neck. These usually sell for less than the graphite neck status basses. My opinion is that this price is a bit high.

    I haven’t played an Energy bass. I am sure it is a great instrument and will have most of the Status tone.

    I don’t know what the toggle switch does. There is tech info on the status graphite site about their preamps.

    Cheers
    Neil
     
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  3. ajkula66

    ajkula66

    Sep 23, 2016
    NEPA
    FWIW I passed on a 4-string version of that bass in a less attractive finish for $700 about a year ago...no graphite there...so no, I would not pay anywhere near the asking price. But that's me.
     
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  4. Risor

    Risor

    Dec 26, 2005
    Latvia
    Thanks guys, I appreciate this.
     
  5. Dragan

    Dragan

    Oct 5, 2009
    I had status energy 5 strings, pretty similar like that on ebay sale. Playability, construction are top notch. One of best b string ever, too.These basses goes for insanely low prices for what they are worth.
     
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  6. Energy

    Energy

    Jun 20, 2006
    Germany
    Not this particular one, though. 1299 is too much.
     
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  7. Dragan

    Dragan

    Oct 5, 2009
    That particular is more costy than usual but even double that price isnt too much for what you're getting, quality wise.
     
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  8. Energy

    Energy

    Jun 20, 2006
    Germany
    That's true. I had an Energy fivestring myself, it was my workhorse bass from 1994 until 2005. Stunning instrument, extremely well made.
    All I'm saying is, the usual price for a pre-owned Status Energy is significantly lower.
     
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  9. Risor

    Risor

    Dec 26, 2005
    Latvia
    Thanks guys!
     
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