1) I picked up this bass yesterday and am still trying to find ANY info about it. Nothing from deep google dives, searches and reading on kramerforumz and vintagekramer.com, image searches, reading through archived Kramer catalogs. From what I can tell, Kramer didn't make a lot of basses, didn't use Bartolini pickups, and didn't regularly make use of this particular headstock. The neck plate says has the Kramer logo and 28674, but not country of origin. Can the collective braintrust of TB help me learn more so I can rebuild this bass to it's original beauty? [update: Kramer forum users suggest that although it has a Kramer neck plate, it is unlikely a Kramer bass. In which case, Grand Prix is the brand, not the model. Grand Prix were made in Japan] 2) I bought the bass because I saw a strange craigslist ad for a practice amp, cord and stand for $50, with a free bass thrown in. That piqued my interest. However there was only one grainy photo of the bass. Supposedly there is a crack on the bass but the seller didn't know where. It was parent selling it for their college kid who had gotten it from their friend and it doesn't seem like anyone played bass. The seller was only a couple miles away and the price was low enough to take the gamble. Wow, what a find! The bass is in great shape. Beautiful playing wood neck, with perfect condition electronics and Bartolini pickup. Solid construction all around. Good balance. Great tone. The only known issues are a few nicks and a cracked nut (but it still plays ok as is) 3) This is my first post in a long time. Back in the mid-2000s I was a member and have since lost the login info plus the email address attached to this account. Regardless, I was very grateful for the TB community at the time for turning me on to Schroeder cabs. The overall atmosphere here is warm, knowledgable and helpful - that can't be said of a lot of other forums. So it may be a little belated, but thank you all for the many many wonderful posts throughout the years!