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Status Series 2

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Spike, Mar 26, 2001.

  1. Picked up this 80’s Series 2 yesterday.


    Any other Status owners out there?
  2. kcm


    Jun 17, 2000
    Woking, Surrey.
    Nice one Mike. I played that bass when Nick bought it in Exeter, goes like a goodun!!
  3. Kcm,

    What a coincidence. Thanks, Glad to know that you liked it too. Nice one.
    Can’t wait to gig it on Saturday.
  4. kcm


    Jun 17, 2000
    Woking, Surrey.
    I've got a 2000 which I'll post some pics as soon as I work out to do it. How do you use Photopoint to do it? My photos are uploaded to Photopoint but how do I get them to talk bass?
  5. kcm


    Jun 17, 2000
    Woking, Surrey.
    Here's my Status 2000...

    <img src="http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1610303&a=12284610&p=44834146&Sequence=1">&nbsp;<img src="http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1610303&a=12284610&p=44834147&Sequence=1"><br>
    <img src="http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1610303&a=12284610&p=44834148&Sequence=1">&nbsp;<img src="http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1610303&a=12284610&p=44834149&Sequence=1">
    Pics by Micko Cookson, previous owner
  6. Looks good kcm. What year is it?

    Any other Status owners out there with pics?

    How high are these Basses regarded in the U.S.?
  7. kcm


    Jun 17, 2000
    Woking, Surrey.
    Serial No 347. Not sure of the year. Got a lovely weave on the graphite hasn't it!
  8. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Status basses are not as well known in the US because they're really hard to find. People who like graphite usually end up with Modulus because Modulus is everywhere. Or, of course others swear by Zon...

    I'd love to come across the Stealth! I'm not able to, however, because I'm not familiar with any dealers in Chicago, let alone a 150 mile radius of Chicago that carries them...

    I have talked to some dealers, however, who've told me that people who buy Status basses are people who aren't buying a name, but are interested in great tone! I can kind of see where that came from, since not too many people use Status in the US. Maybe one day, I'll be one of those few who do;)

    BTW: those basses look AWESOME!!!:D:D:D
  9. kcm


    Jun 17, 2000
    Woking, Surrey.
    'ere Mike, Nick reckons that the blue one might be an ex-Mark King ( check Status Club)

    Whaddya reckon??
  10. kcm,

    Could explain why he was so eager to get it.
    Good luck to him, I hope it was Mark Kings old Status.

    Rob Green told me a couple of years ago he thought it was a one off colour.

    It was a great bass and i'm glad it's gone to a good home, but the Series 2 is just as good and I love that flamed maple, also it’s good to change things around now and then.

    Besides, Mark is coming round tomorrow to buy the one I got off Nick :D :D :D Only Joking.

    You're right about that graphite weave on your Status, very nice.
  11. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    THere is a status owners club on yahoo, for those interested.

    Great basses guys!
  12. kcm


    Jun 17, 2000
    Woking, Surrey.
  13. air_leech


    Sep 1, 2000
    nice basses!

    I heard they don't sound sterile like your average American made Graphites (let's call them "Z" and "M" for the time being :))

    for how much did you pick it Spike? if I may ask.
  14. air_leech,
    I actually did a swap deal for an old Status Series 2000 with Nick, the founder of the Yahoo Status club.
    I should think it's worth about £900 ($1270), maybe a little more as it has the flamed maple top, here in the UK.

    kcm, what do you reckon?
  15. Niels Keijzer

    Niels Keijzer Guest

    Nov 27, 2000
    I have a status energy bass...no graphite neck (mainly wood), cheap entry model.

    But it plays nice, and I'm glad to add up to the statistics.
  16. kcm


    Jun 17, 2000
    Woking, Surrey.
    "I should think it's worth about £900 ($1270), maybe a little more as it has the flamed maple top, here in the UK.

    kcm, what do you reckon?"

    With the Yahoo club as popular as it is I would say 800-900 is a good price. Good to sell, bad to buy!
  17. I tried out a couple of 2nd hand Status basses at the Bass Centre in London a week ago - a 3000 and a 4000, each going for £399. excellent build quality and playability.
    there's also a Stealth4 going for £999, but something's up with it- only made a buzzing sound through the amp.
  18. Braxen


    Apr 5, 2001
    Hey fellas! Just found and joined this site!

    Bought a Status Energy 4-string, graphite yesterday...and I´m curious what you "professionals" have to say about it. Do all the Energy basses have the "extra fret" and graphite?

    What exactly does the graphite do?

    Hard to say if i like it or not, since I haven´t had the time to try it out thoroughly.

    But I feel that it responds a LOT quicker than my Fender Jazz -76...and has great sustain and harmonics.

    What kind of bass have I bought? Feels great for slapping and solo playing, the strings are probably like 20 years old...so I´m putting on a new set.

    Please tell me that I made a good choice by buying a Status... :)

    Oh, paid 6.500:- Swedish crowns...about $700...brand new, was that a good deal?
  19. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Welcome to Talkbass!:D:D

    The graphite, in theory, is much more stiff than wood. What it'll do is to make the neck less susceptible to environmental factors, such as humidity. Some people feel that graphite is not as desirable, sonically. Others feel just the opposite! It may add sustain to your bass, moreso than if it didn't have graphite. It may add brightness and have an affect on any deadspots that may have otherwise existed...all for the positive.

    It's truly hard to say exactly what affect graphite has on every instrument, but these theories are held as firm beliefs by many!

    You said you paid about $700 for it? And, you love it? That makes it TOTALLY worth it! Status basses are highly regarded, as I've often heard! I think you made a good buy, from what you tell me.
  20. Braxen


    Apr 5, 2001
    Thanx a bunch for the rapid response...

    Have been playing it for a few hours now, and I like it more and more.

    On the website it says that it should have a 2 piece "alder" (whatever wood that is.. :) ) body, but I have ash.

    What´s the difference and which one would you prefer?

    I´ll write down the details that came with the bass, maybe someone could tell me if it´s a regular Energy or and what´s good and what´s not so good.

    Model: energy 4-string
    body wood: ash
    neck construction: 3-piece maple
    finish: polyurethane
    circuit: board-100
    pickups: status hyperactive
    hardware: black

    I also have a "0 fret" or what you call it...which I could not see on the bass on the Status website.

    And the "black graphite" stops approx. 2 cm from the first pickup, while it runs "through" it on the website-bass.

    Thanks in advance for your "help".

    Best regards

    Erik, from sweden.

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