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Kramer basses...whadda think?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Selta, Jul 22, 2003.


  1. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
  2. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    I would avoid Kramers at all costs, never played one that doesn't feel like plywood, and they seem to be Jackson ripoffs. Never a good buy in my opinion.
     
  3. Bruiserman

    Bruiserman

    Jul 22, 2003
    I wouldn't get another. Very heavy and not the best sounding. I only got it becasue my other bass died in a house fire
     
  4. i have no experience with those kramers.
    but if you find a 70's kramer with the aluminum neck, go for it. those things sound huge. and awesome.
     
  5. KeithPas

    KeithPas

    May 16, 2000
    Poulsbo,Wa
    I had a mid 80's Kramer bass with a P pickup in the neck position and a double jazz pick up in the bridge position. It was a good bass. It was well built and had alot of tone for the money I spent to get it ($400.00). I would not get a new Kramer, they look cheap
     

  6. I have a '79 DMZ-5000. Lots of sustain, great tone and clarity. I rarely fail to get compliments of how cool it sounds. If you want a muddy sounding bass, the '70's Kramers aren't for you.
     
  7. Not a fan of the Kramer... When I worked at mars I played a few... ish.
     
  8. I agree with the comments about '70s aluminum-neck Kramers. I've got one with dual active EMGs and it is one absolutely terrific sounding, fantastic playing workhorse. The eyes of the uninitiated regularly roll when they see it, but once the owners of those eyes hear it, those eyes inevitably return to their normal, forward-facing positions, only to immediately bug out. An added bonus, my left shoulder is quickly becoming gargantuan from holding the thing up...:rolleyes:

    Peace out,
    The Boognish
     
  9. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Anyone got a '70s Kramer laying around for sale...?

    _ray_
     
  10. justBrian

    justBrian

    Apr 19, 2002
    Kansas City, MO
    Here's a pic of a Duke I just picked up in a pawn shop. It's a 1980 model, and it really does rock! You wanna talk sustain? For days man.
     
  11. Scott D

    Scott D

    Apr 21, 2003
    Minneapolis, MN
    me too! except mine was crap, i paid 180 for it and that was 130 bucks too much. played like crap, sounded pretty crappy...