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SOLD FS: Status-Graphite 6-string Kingbass: Headless and all Carbon Fiber

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Proton Lenny, Mar 2, 2013.


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  1. Proton Lenny

    Proton Lenny Supporting Member

    Apr 24, 2006
    Portland Oregon
    Alright Ladies and Germs,

    So if you are looking for something a little different, you've come to the right place! I'm selling my barely used, practically perfect condition, Status Graphite 6-string Headless Kingbass. It is the "graphite" edition as well. Lets run down some specs.

    • 6-strings
    • 34 inch" scale (unbelievably good sounding B!)
    • 17.5mm string spacing
    • completely carbon/graphite neck (with adjustable truss rod)
    • phenolic board
    • alder body vacuum wrapped in carbon weave
    • two Status soap bar pickups
    • a phenolic finger ramp between the pickups (this is just stuck on with double sided tape, easily removable if not your thing)
    • Status 303 active circuit (had them replace the blend knob with a 3-way pickup selector, makes for rapid tone changes on the spot and unloads the pickups for a fuller sound when using both at the same time)
    • zero radius neck (same thing you'd find on a classical guitar, makes the right hand have a completely even feel across all the strings, and I don't notice a difference in the left hand from a traditional radiused neck)
    • all status hardware
    • custom deeper cutaway (had Rob carve out about an inch and half on the upper horn to make it easier to access the top few frets, made a huge difference!)

    So a couple notes about this bass. It plays wonderfully! Can setup the action as low as you want. Balances great because of the lack of headstock weight. It is has an oddly warm sound for a graphite bass. Nice punchy bass notes, but the chords are gorgeous on this thing. The lack of string to string crosstalk is better on this bass than any other I've played. The active circuit is very useful and easy to find the tones you are looking for. I'm selling this with its Status Hardshell case and 4 sets of extra double ball headless Status Strings. You can use any kinds of strings you like with the Status, but the double balls are just so easy to change! Can change out a six string set in about 5 minutes!

    I've had this bass almost exactly a year and really haven't played it all that much. I bought it at the height of my touring schedule, and pretty much right after I bought it I went back to school. So it has basically just been sitting it my room. It is in absolutely perfect shape as far as I can tell except for a small blemish on the string retainer around the nut. Probably scraped it while changing strings. I'd love to keep it, but alas, I need the cash more. I paid about $4300 for this thing new a year ago, looking to get $3500 shipped conUS. Feel free to PM me with questions. Not really looking for any trades, but if you have a simple passive Jazz bass I might be interested in a small partial trade.

    Proton

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  2. ModulusAcacia

    ModulusAcacia Commercial User

    Mar 22, 2000
    Middletown/Cincy, OH WHO-DEY!
    owner: J. Kennedy Guitar Repair, Guitar tech for Walk the Moon
    bring on the pics! Free bump from another Status player :)
     
  3. Fred312b

    Fred312b Proof that gear doesn't make you a better player Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    I'm not seeing the pics in either chrome or internet explorer...
     
  4. BoomBoomOGTL

    BoomBoomOGTL Supporting Member

    no pics displayed, red exes
     
  5. ModulusAcacia

    ModulusAcacia Commercial User

    Mar 22, 2000
    Middletown/Cincy, OH WHO-DEY!
    owner: J. Kennedy Guitar Repair, Guitar tech for Walk the Moon
    I don't even get red X's. I feel like I'm getting ripped off! ;)
     
  6. Proton Lenny

    Proton Lenny Supporting Member

    Apr 24, 2006
    Portland Oregon
    Mid-afternoon bump. Did the pictures show up this time guys?
     
  7. Fred312b

    Fred312b Proof that gear doesn't make you a better player Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    I see it... Wow... Damn you sequestration!!!
     
  8. I often wish my Status was a 6...that bass is very classy!
     
  9. bassbuddha

    bassbuddha Gold Supporting Member

    Damn that's cool. I love my Kingbass 4, but that would be the bomb!
     
  10. jim777

    jim777 Tarantula Lobbyist

    Aug 7, 2006
    South Jersey
    That bass is cool as hell, I love looking at the pics. It should have LEDs in it somewhere! :)
    Someone is going to be a very happy camper when this shows up on the doorstep
     
  11. Proton Lenny

    Proton Lenny Supporting Member

    Apr 24, 2006
    Portland Oregon
    Bump.
     
  12. ModulusAcacia

    ModulusAcacia Commercial User

    Mar 22, 2000
    Middletown/Cincy, OH WHO-DEY!
    owner: J. Kennedy Guitar Repair, Guitar tech for Walk the Moon
    I keep drooling at this thread.... what's the weight on this thing?
     
  13. Proton Lenny

    Proton Lenny Supporting Member

    Apr 24, 2006
    Portland Oregon
    To be honest, I'm not sure exactly. It is on the heavy side. My Ritter was 8 and half pounds. I'd say this a few pounds heavier. 10-11 pounds? With a good wide strap I had no problems wearing it for 3-4 hours straight though.
     
  14. jeffbass

    jeffbass Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2005
    Lexington, KY
    Wicked nasty awesome bump.
     
  15. Afc70

    Afc70 Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2004
    Northeast Arkansas
    Pm'd
     
  16. Brian Reihms

    Brian Reihms Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Graphite bump!
     
  17. Afc70

    Afc70 Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2004
    Northeast Arkansas
    Love me some Status bump!
     
  18. notrt

    notrt

    Jun 29, 2004
    PM headed your way with a few questions...thanks! Really nice piece!!!
     
  19. Wow! I usually don't like headless basses, but that is one of the best looking basses I have ever seen! GLWTS!
     
  20. Proton Lenny

    Proton Lenny Supporting Member

    Apr 24, 2006
    Portland Oregon
    Saturday evening bump!
     

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