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i like this bass... anyone had experiences with a kramer?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Sprinkler, Aug 4, 2002.

  1. Sprinkler

    Sprinkler [account disabled]

    Jul 31, 2002
    kramer baretta 522 s/p

    Neck-Thru, Solid Wood Construction • 5-Way 'From Funk to Fat' Rotary Pickup Selector • Designed in the USA Dual-Rail Bass Pickups

    Technical Specifications: Neck: 3-pc Canadian Hard Maple
    Neck Profile: Elliptical, Slim-Taper
    Construction: Neck-Thru
    Body Wings: North American Alder
    Neck Pickup: Dual-Rail Bass Humbucker (N2S)
    Bridge Pickup: Dual-Rail Bass Humbucker (B2S)
    Controls: Neck Volume
    From "FUNK" to "FAT"
    1 - Both pickups, single-coil mode
    2 - Bridge pickup in parallel and neck pickup single-coil mode
    3 - Bridge pickup in parallel and neck pickup in series mode
    4 - Bridge pickup in series and neck pickup parallel
    5 - Bridge pickup series and neck pickup series

    Bridge: Kramer 5750 Adjustable Bridge
    String Spacing: 3/4" (0.750") Center to Center
    Machine Heads: Gotoh GB7 Die-Cast (20:1 ratio)
    Nut: Brass
    Nut Width: 1.750"
    Frets: 24 Jumbo Nickel/Steel
    Headstock: 14 degree pitch
    Reverse, Pointy
    Fingerboard: 24 fret, Indian Rosewood
    F/B Radius: 16"
    Scale Length: 34"
    F/B Inlay: Pearl Dots
    Finishes: Black, Metallic Blue, Red, and White


    what do you think?
  2. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    The New kramer basses aren't any good IMO. I've played one before and the pups and electronics work poorly... The older kramer basses are allright.. but i wouldn't spend my money on a new one
  3. pigpen02


    Mar 24, 2002
    i had a late eighties kramer bass (hot pink). absolutely awful, piece of junk. never played one of those models, but.....not for me.

    have you played it yet?
  4. Sprinkler

    Sprinkler [account disabled]

    Jul 31, 2002
  5. sbasssman

    sbasssman Guest

    Jan 1, 2002
    I have one.

    I think it's a nice bass for the money.

    You can get a good variety of tones quickly
    leaving all the knobs in one place but just rotating through the switch.

    I don't think it's popular to like Kramers around here, but those are good basses. The neck throughs are very good.
  6. punkfunkfreak


    Dec 16, 2001
    you can only get that from musicyo.com am i right?

    i reccomend the tobias basses from that site,...i wouldnt know about the kramers tho...

    Ddont worry about the delivery or anything tho. theyre very good there and customer service is A*

    my 2 cents...
  7. Sprinkler

    Sprinkler [account disabled]

    Jul 31, 2002
    the kramer has a l337 head though :p

    hmmm i hate it when some say it suck and some say it's good :urgh:
  8. whats with the Tobias on the site are they good bass or what.i have played older ones and liked them alot.but i heard some thing to the effect there not as good any more.
  9. punkfunkfreak


    Dec 16, 2001
  10. Sprinkler

    Sprinkler [account disabled]

    Jul 31, 2002
    how could i forget harmony central! stupid me :p
  11. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    If the Kramer looks interesting, try it out. The worst that could happen is you'll be out shipping. MusicYo has a very nice return policy.
  12. sbasssman

    sbasssman Guest

    Jan 1, 2002
    The people at MusicYo are very nice and
    accomodating. Don't worry a second about buying a bass from them. They have excellent values in the Steinberger, Toby, and Kramer worlds.

    Of course, there's also the official low end bass of TB, the Essex, from RondoMusic.com.
  13. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    for a hundred or so more you could get a G&L L2000 that has the same kind of pickup selection and is actually good sounding and playing.

    but - BJ's right, you can always return it if you don't like it so you might as well try it.
  14. jazzbo58

    jazzbo58 Bassist for My Man Godbey

    Apr 21, 2001
    New Orleans, LA USA
    I haven't tried the new Kramers. I purchased an 8 String bass from them back in '83. It played great then and still plays great today. It has an aluminum neck, so it's a bit heavy.

  15. whats the deal with the 300$ tobys are they any good.
  16. ndjx


    Oct 26, 2001
    G&L L2000? Where can I get one?
  17. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    BROTHER!!!! :D
  18. Gibson bought out Tobias a few years back, and started mass producing them in Korea. Before that, Tobias was a well known and respected high-end bass. Don't get me wrong, the musicyo "Tobys" are damn good for the price (i own a Pro-5 and i love it...gorgous piece of mass production), but they're not what the once were.
  19. just_a_poser


    Apr 20, 2002
    A friend of mine got a Kramer off of musicyo. I don't know what model or anything. I think it played pretty good. Last time I saw it one of the control knobs had came off, but I didn't notice anything else. Although his strings were really old and worn, so I couldn't play it much then. But uh yeah, he liked his. He has a new one now. I only played his once, and that was before I started playing, so I can't tell you too much about it, but he really liked it.
  20. punkfunkfreak


    Dec 16, 2001
    what he said.


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