SOLD Kramer The Duke (like Steinberger)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by TALL&STOUT, Dec 4, 2012.


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  1. TALL&STOUT

    TALL&STOUT Bassics Studio Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2008
    San Diego
    Owner of bassicsstudio.com
    Here is a super rad headless bass that will let you get your 80s on all over again.

    All original, 1983 Kramer "The Duke" 4-string, Aluminum neck bass with OHCS, made in the USA. Thats right, the case is the original hard shell and it looks lie you are bringing a piccolo flute to practice.

    The pots are a bit scratchy and could use some love. I bought this for my son, but I think an Epiphone EBO might be better for balance on the leg or another type of short scale bass.

    [DEL]$360[/DEL] $320 shipped to your door CONUS
    Might consider a trade, whatcha got?

    http://www.vintagekramer.com/alum.htm
     
  2. TALL&STOUT

    TALL&STOUT Bassics Studio Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2008
    San Diego
    Owner of bassicsstudio.com
    Made in USA plate and Made is West Germany tuners.
     
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  4. twocargar

    twocargar Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2008
    Manchester, NH
    Pretty cool! I have a VM Jazz with a P neck if you're interested in a trade.
     
  5. TALL&STOUT

    TALL&STOUT Bassics Studio Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2008
    San Diego
    Owner of bassicsstudio.com
    Thanks for the offers twocargar and subtlstew, however, I will have to pass. Bass is still available!
     
  6. kjpollo

    kjpollo

    Mar 17, 2008
    CT
    Does this one have any weird grounding issues?

    I had one back in the day and one reason I traded it was because it suddenly developed an audible hum that would only quit when I was touching exposed metal (strings, bridge, unpainted aluminum strip along the side of the neck) Obviously not much of a problem while playing but enough to drive you nuts in between tunes.
    I took it to 2 different techs-both said it was some kind of grounding problem and neither one could find it. So I ended up trading it in on a T-40.
     
  7. TALL&STOUT

    TALL&STOUT Bassics Studio Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2008
    San Diego
    Owner of bassicsstudio.com
    kjpollo-
    I havent noticed any hum or grounding issues, but I've only been playing it at home on my little ampeg ba112. I can take it to the studio and run it through the big rig to see if we get any unwanted noise. I can understanding how annoying that would be.
     
  8. spufman

    spufman Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Central CT
    Seems like all the interest is coming from New England! I have an original Guild Ashbory with original bag and extra silicone strings, if your interested in a tiny-for-tinier trade. The Ashbory is in very good shape, with an updated pickup element (the real Ashworth one) installed a few years back.
     
  9. TALL&STOUT

    TALL&STOUT Bassics Studio Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2008
    San Diego
    Owner of bassicsstudio.com
    Still available, $320 shipped CONUS
     
  10. Idiot Savon

    Idiot Savon Tall, Dark, Handsome, etc., etc.

    Jun 22, 2009
    New Haven, CT
  11. TALL&STOUT

    TALL&STOUT Bassics Studio Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2008
    San Diego
    Owner of bassicsstudio.com
  12. husky123

    husky123 Supporting Member

    Jul 6, 2006
    Leesburg, VA
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses
    I had one of these bad boys back in the day. Great little bass and really cool tone.
     
  13. TALL&STOUT

    TALL&STOUT Bassics Studio Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2008
    San Diego
    Owner of bassicsstudio.com
    Played the duke for an hour this week. Other than a scratchy pot, not odd sounds or hums. Fun little bass, just no use in my projects.
     
  14. TALL&STOUT

    TALL&STOUT Bassics Studio Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2008
    San Diego
    Owner of bassicsstudio.com
  15. Vain1

    Vain1

    Feb 14, 2009
    Seattle
    More Pm's sent.:cool:
     
  16. MaddAnthony_59

    MaddAnthony_59 Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2006
    Columbus, IN
    I Channel Surf During Commercials. (Drives my Wife CRAZY!!!)
    What scale is this?

    Bump for my West Coast Brother!
     
  17. TALL&STOUT

    TALL&STOUT Bassics Studio Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2008
    San Diego
    Owner of bassicsstudio.com
    And sold to Vain1!
     
  18. MaddAnthony_59

    MaddAnthony_59 Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2006
    Columbus, IN
    I Channel Surf During Commercials. (Drives my Wife CRAZY!!!)
    Damn! What is the scale?
     
  19. Vain1

    Vain1

    Feb 14, 2009
    Seattle
    I believe it is a 31 inch scale.
     



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