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SOLD Status Graphite Energy 5, carbon neck, OHSC

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by rojo412, Oct 19, 2015.


  1. rojo412

    rojo412 Sit down, Danny... Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    Price:
    $1600
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    Ohio
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    This is the jewel of my collection. When I was more of a 5 string player, this bass was my go-to. And I still love the damn thing... but I'm feeling the itch to upgrade to a different Status. And I can't afford to "just buy another one", so I gotta move this to move on...

    STATUS GRAPHITE ENERGY 5
    Woven carbon fiber bolt-on neck
    Phenolic resin board 24 frets (and a zero fret)
    Alder body
    Hyperactive pickups with active EQ (treb +/-, pan, volume)
    Brass bridge and string retainer
    34" scale, 18mm bridge spacing, 1-7/8" nut
    9 lbs, 13 oz
    Hiscox OHSC included
    Dunlop straplock buttons (no locks)
    Sadowsky style control knobs (originals included as well)

    Over the years, I've had a couple Status Graphite basses and each of them has been fantastic. The Empathy I had before this was fancier with the woods and 3band EQ... but I like this bass better than that one! It's got a fantasticness you have to play to believe.
    Despite the simplicity of controls, the bass can be dialed in to all kinds of different situations. From ultra deep throbbing dub tone to a crispity-crunchity Mark King tone, it's all there.

    The frets were leveled and crowned, so they are perfect. The action can get stupid-low! It plays like a dream (which I why I love Status and won't ever hesitate to buy another one). Strings are Ken Smith and used for about 2 hours.

    Before I got it, this bass got some use and there's 2 things I'd like to disclose:

    1) There is a finish crack along the bass side of the fingerboard
    I got the bass and this was there. The previous owner bought it with it and never noticed a problem. I had a local tech fill the crack, you can see it, but you can't feel it. It hasn't moved in the 3 years I've owned it and I trust the stability of this neck for MANY years to come.
    2) The input jack area has some finish cracks.
    I bet a cable got stepped on and stressed the finish. But the wood is STRONG and solid. I've taken out the preamp and checked it, all is well. But it's there and I want to tell you that.

    That's it. The bass is amazing otherwise. If this was all Status made, I'd keep it. It gets compliments every time I use it. I just have some major GAS for a headless, LED'd version in a 4 string, so I have to pile up cash and wait for that to become available. And since this sits in the case looking pretty these days while my 4 bangers get played, I may as well let it go. GAS, she is a cruel mistress!

    $1600 shipped to the US
    MONEY ORDER STRONGLY PREFERRED. I can do Paypal if needed, but would prefer not to on this.
    Int'l possible, but likely expensive, PM for a quote

    TRADES: If you have a Status to trade that is HEADLESS and has LEDs, let me know.
    Otherwise, no trades (unless they are WILDLY in my favor). :thumbsup:
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2015
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  2. rojo412

    rojo412 Sit down, Danny... Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
  3. bass12

    bass12 Say "Ahhh"... Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    You forgot to mention that Rob makes some of the most comfortable necks on the market! ;) Nice bass - I miss my Status.
     
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  4. rojo412

    rojo412 Sit down, Danny... Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    He sure does! That's just a given for me, I guess that's why I forgot... ;)
     
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  5. handofseven

    handofseven Soaking up the cathode rays...

    Mar 23, 2010
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    GAS: All time high!

    Time to smash 'ol piggy and count what shakes out.
     
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  6. rojo412

    rojo412 Sit down, Danny... Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    Do it, D!
     
  7. Bipslapper

    Bipslapper Well Ahoy, Paloi

    Sep 20, 2009
    Cape Cod, MA
    Pissah bass! If I didn't have 3 Moduli, I'd pounce. Good luck.
     
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  8. rojo412

    rojo412 Sit down, Danny... Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    I replaced my Modulus Q5 with my first Status Empathy many years back. Modulus basses were some of the finest basses I've ever had the pleasure of playing and back then, I thought NOTHING would be better...

    But Status changed that thinking for me a bit. Nothing against Modulus at all (other than my personal 35" scale issues and the fact that Status never went out of business), but I really like what Status makes for how I play.
     
  9. bassman28

    bassman28 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 31, 2010
    North Carolina
    Basspluckers.com
    I second that my friend, I own 7 now and they are a step above the rest. Rob Greens basses are state of the art in the Graphite realm and I've owned every brand out there. And I want this one bad!!!!
     
  10. rojo412

    rojo412 Sit down, Danny... Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    Seven! Holy moly, what a stable! I'm super jealous.
    If you have any of the 7 that you want to part with, now or in the future, feel free to let me know :bassist:
     
  11. boyet

    boyet

    May 15, 2007
    Miami
    Goodness! One of my dream bass!!
     
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  12. rojo412

    rojo412 Sit down, Danny... Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    Trust me, people... this is a primo bass! Sometimes I think I'm nuts trying to replace it with something flashier. All I've ever wanted in Status tone is in this bass.
    BUMP
     
  13. rogerbmiller

    rogerbmiller Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2003
    NYC
    My gooeyness this thing is beautiful!

    Stealthy. Rojo sigilo!

    And the Hiscox case iteself is worth a couple hundred dollars.

    Must...resist...the urge...
     
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  14. rojo412

    rojo412 Sit down, Danny... Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    The case is bad-ass, that's for sure! It's like a flight case, but in a regular case disguise.
     
  15. rojo412

    rojo412 Sit down, Danny... Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    There's a chance this may head head out northwest...
     
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  16. rogerbmiller

    rogerbmiller Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2003
    NYC
    Why is this bass still here?!?!?! I don't need this kinda temptation
     
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  17. rojo412

    rojo412 Sit down, Danny... Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    I'm patiently waiting for my man D to be ready for it.
    But yeah, there's not many Statii around at all for sale anywhere!
     
  18. handofseven

    handofseven Soaking up the cathode rays...

    Mar 23, 2010
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Fundage accumulating! :bassist:
     
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  19. rojo412

    rojo412 Sit down, Danny... Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    This is going up north to my good buddy D!
     
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  20. handofseven

    handofseven Soaking up the cathode rays...

    Mar 23, 2010
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Ohhhhh yeaaaaaaaah!!!!
     
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