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Satus s2 6 strings > need some comment

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jassco, May 12, 2005.


  1. Jassco

    Jassco

    Jul 16, 2004
    Hi to all,

    i'm really interessed by this status S2 6 strings :

    6-STRING HEADLESS
    S2-CLASSIC BOLT-ON NECK


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    Book-matched flame maple with mahogany back
    Amazaque centre block
    Natural satin lacquer on body
    Gloss lacquer on neck
    6-string woven graphite bolt-on neck
    34" (864mm scale), 24 frets with zero fret
    Phenolic fingerboard
    Black hardware
    Monorail bridge/tuner units
    2 Status soap-bar pickups
    Three-band E.Q. with variable midrange frequency
    18 volt power supply

    I just want to know if there is someone here that have one of this wonderfull bass or if anyone have tested it. Just to be really sure before to seriously look for buy it.

    (scuse me for my hawfull english :rolleyes: )
     
  2. phxlbrmpf

    phxlbrmpf

    Dec 27, 2002
    Germany
    Status basses sound awesome and play like the proverbial butter, if you want a modern, thick sound, go for it. It MAY be difficult to get an old school bass sound out of it, though.
     
  3. TRIPSTER

    TRIPSTER

    Aug 13, 2003
    Sulphur LA
    I have an S2 classic 4 and it's quite a bass. Great tone and is built to last. If you get one you won't be disappointed.
     
  4. Jassco

    Jassco

    Jul 16, 2004
    and what about the balance ? No neck diving (for the headless model )?
     
  5. Horny Toad

    Horny Toad Guest

    Mar 4, 2005
    NJ
    Amen. My KingBass is a joy to play. I got murdered on the exchange rate, but it was worth every penny. :bassist:




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  6. phxlbrmpf

    phxlbrmpf

    Dec 27, 2002
    Germany
    No balance issues whatsoever. Even on my headed Status Fiver, neckdive is nonexistent.
     
  7. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    I agree completely - my Status S2 Headless is a superb instrument, flawless, really, at what it does. But it won't do "vintage" like a traditional design bass. Whatever you do with EQ it has that very distinctive Status tone, albeit in loads of different varieties as regards highs, low, mids.....
     
  8. Jassco

    Jassco

    Jul 16, 2004
    ok thanks ( for the neck diving, it was previsible that there is'nt problem, but we never know :smug: and i HATE neck diving ).

    Does anybody have a sound clip from his status bass ?
     
  9. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    No clip I'm afraid - I haven't got round to recording it yet. The nearest I've got is a clip of my fretless Jazz with a Status neck, which would be misleading as it sounds like what it is - a Jazz with a graphite neck - rather than a "complete" Status.
     
  10. No neck diving at all.... Not even close. There is also a Status Message Board Via Yahoo Groups at:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/statusgraphitebassguitars/

    Stealth-2 Fretless Headless 6 Soundclips here (live and home studio clips):
    LIVE:
    http://grasstain.com/mp3/Insulin.mp3
    http://grasstain.com/mp3/Consequence.mp3

    HOME STUDIO:
    http://grasstain.com/mp3/Terrien Solo Bass/Fastidious.mp3
    http://grasstain.com/mp3/Terrien Solo Bass/Hereiam.mp3

    Enjoy.........