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SOLD Kramer DKB-2 "THE DUKE" Super Custom "Dukensein"

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Koeda, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. Koeda

    Koeda Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2007
    Spring cleaning two of two. USA Vintage Kramer DKB-2 "THE DUKE" Super Custom Headless Bass Guitar with OEM Kramer HSC & Stand. You asked for a two pickup Duke - you got it - aka "Dukenstein"! more pics being created - The Kramer Club

    Bxxxx - early '81-early' 83 Serial Number made in the Neptune NJ Factory. 1982 Kramer literature sites the color options as only black, white and creame. This one is classic Black.

    The debut of the Duke series was in 1981 and lasted only 4 years. Clearly Kramer's answer to the then popular Steinberger maintaining the minimalist nod to it's inspiration. Comprised of a Maple body and a short scale 30 1/2" Aluminum/Maple neck, the Dukes were tuned at the base of the instrument. Ebonal (bowling ball material) fingerboard with dots that are aluminum. Tuners are Schaller and came stock with a single Shaller Double Jazz pickup. The neckplate, along with the Kramer logo and serial number read "The Duke".

    On this Super Custom, the Shaller "Double J" Pickup has been replaced with a one of a kind Double DiMarzio Model J pickup. A Dimarzio Model P pickup has also been added. The three way switch is wired as a Neck-Neck+Bridge-Bridge standard selector switch. Series/parallel is on the push-pull pots for each pickup. This is now the most versatile Duke on the planet. This Duke balances well on a strap and plays great!

    The frets show minimal wear and bass is in overall very good condition. There are some minor surface scratches/ding/checking but overall in great shape. Does not have the often seen cracks down the back of the neck along the aluminum/wood strips border. This Duke would look great in your in a collection or flashing up on stage.

    A modified for Kramer Duke's Dean Markley Axe Rack Folding stand is included with the bass and case. Red Duke currently available in another post - pic for demo of stand only.

    Last edited: Mar 18, 2018
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  2. Koeda

    Koeda Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2007
    Had a relief question - feeler gauge is tight with a .015 on the eighth fret. Skinniest pick I have is a .60 mm Dunlop Nylon and that is too much. Neck bow not an issue on this Dukenstein! Thought a pic or two would get the point across.

  3. Koeda

    Koeda Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2007
    Keep ur eye out for the Dukenstein in TX. He is sold and Austin bound!

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