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kramer basses?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by johnmallory34, Jun 15, 2003.

  1. johnmallory34


    Jun 13, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    Never heard of it. But there's a good Kramer Neptune on ebay with spector pickups. If anyone has played one, tell me if you think this is a good deal. Thanks.:bassist:
  2. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Kramer was an innovative maker based in NJ starting in the mid 70s. Earliest models had aluminum necks :eek: and that's all they made until the early 80s when they got into wooden neck guitars and basses.

    Eddie Van Halen was a big endorser and as 809s hair metal thrived, so did Kramer. They even owned Spector for a few years.

    Kramer went under by the early 90s and the name was sold to various companies until Gibson bought it and now sells imported Kramer branded guitars and basses through the online dealer musicyo.com.

    Older American made wood neck Kramers can be good bargains, as they used quality parts (like Schaller bridges and tuners,EMG and DiMarzio pickups, etc.). The Korean and Japanese made Kramers are worth much, much less money.

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