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SOLD Status Stealth 5-string, tinted Red Carbon fiber, headed!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by ModulusAcacia, Mar 27, 2013.


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  1. ModulusAcacia

    ModulusAcacia Commercial User

    Mar 22, 2000
    Middletown/Cincy, OH WHO-DEY!
    owner: J. Kennedy Guitar Repair, Guitar tech for Walk the Moon
    FS ONLY: Late 90's Status Stealth 5-string, all carbon fiber construction, red tint carbon fiber, phenolic fingerboard, 34" scale, 18mm spacing, dead flat fingerboard radius (feels INCREDIBLE!) 24 frets + zero fret, Status hyperactive pick ups into an 18-volt 2 band EQ with 3-position mid switch, this one was made before they had truss rods in them, but the neck is straight and solid. 9 lbs. on the bathroom scale. It's in great condition, I'd call it 95% with only a few tiny dings to speak of. (the finish is very reflective so check all the pictures to see that most everything that looks like a flaw is actually a reflection) The only issue worth serious note is the original owner removed the dual strap buttons on the back edge and placed one in the center. Quite frankly, the bass balances better on the "center" strap button so I left it, but I did put a few black felts around the original screws that held the buttons on. Comes with a Hiscox status/Trace Elliot T-bass case that houses and protects the bass just fine. The bass is professionally set up and has a fresh set of D'addario XLs 45-105 with a taper wound 130 B-string on it.

    This is hands down one of the best basses I've ever touched in terms of playability and tone. low and buzz free action the whole way up the neck and the flat board just kills, in fact I'm going to have it on my custom bass I'm having built I like it so much. I tried to capture the 3D effect of the carbon fiber weave in the pics, but they really don't do it justice. As good as it may look, it sounds better! I just used it to record with my band and the engineer was blown away by the tone. Zero effects, zero compression, zero anything needed to make it sound great. (I can send sound clips if wanted) With the tone controls set flat the bass is a bit sterile, but when you dial in a little bass, adjust the mids to the frequency of your liking and roll off a touch of treble the thing fills a mix like nobody's business. Roll the treble in and it cuts like a hot knife through butter.

    I'm in love with this bass, and it will one day be one of the one's that got away, but it's time to go the custom route and get what I really want.

    $1900 shipped in the lower 48, no trades
    *I also have a brand new set of Hipshot Ultra-lite tuners I'd install for an additional $110*
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  2. lang3735

    lang3735

    Mar 13, 2012
    Sydney Australia
    Bump for a sweet looking bass! :D
     
  3. morguedoc71

    morguedoc71 Supporting Member

    May 22, 2009
    Yowza! Insanely beautiful!!!
     
  4. rojo412

    rojo412 Walnut is fun! Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    So amazingly awesome. Wish I could blow my tax refund on this and sell all of my other basses...
    GLWTS!!!
     
  5. ModulusAcacia

    ModulusAcacia Commercial User

    Mar 22, 2000
    Middletown/Cincy, OH WHO-DEY!
    owner: J. Kennedy Guitar Repair, Guitar tech for Walk the Moon
    Who's stopping this from happening? ;)
     
  6. rojo412

    rojo412 Walnut is fun! Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    Wife... other basses... :D
     
  7. ModulusAcacia

    ModulusAcacia Commercial User

    Mar 22, 2000
    Middletown/Cincy, OH WHO-DEY!
    owner: J. Kennedy Guitar Repair, Guitar tech for Walk the Moon
    speaking from experience, you can totally get rid of all those problems :ninja:
     
  8. Afc70

    Afc70 Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2004
    Northeast Arkansas
    Free status bump from a fellow status player! Killer bass! Status basses are my favorite basses, bar none .
     
  9. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    Little Rock, AR
    bump for Justin, good god I wish I needed a 5 string!!
     
  10. ModulusAcacia

    ModulusAcacia Commercial User

    Mar 22, 2000
    Middletown/Cincy, OH WHO-DEY!
    owner: J. Kennedy Guitar Repair, Guitar tech for Walk the Moon
    I'll trade you straight up for your Fodera. Just think about it ;)
     
  11. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    Little Rock, AR
    Yeah but you would have to tune down and play with a capo. God gave you small nubby hands for a reason my friend..lol

    BTW I can't wait to come up and have my Acacia refretted! I'll bring the Fodera and Benavente when I get the work done. Probably have to bring my liver as well...


     
  12. ModulusAcacia

    ModulusAcacia Commercial User

    Mar 22, 2000
    Middletown/Cincy, OH WHO-DEY!
    owner: J. Kennedy Guitar Repair, Guitar tech for Walk the Moon
    best to leave the liver down south, we'll only be damaging it here.
     
  13. Halegroove

    Halegroove Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2010
    N. KY/Cincinnati, OH
    Bump for an awesome bass and TBer. I'll come by and look at it if it lasts long enough Justin.
     
  14. ModulusAcacia

    ModulusAcacia Commercial User

    Mar 22, 2000
    Middletown/Cincy, OH WHO-DEY!
    owner: J. Kennedy Guitar Repair, Guitar tech for Walk the Moon
    If you get a chance and are up my way definitely stop by. This rivals tour old F Bass in coolness :)
     
  15. Junk420

    Junk420

    Jul 19, 2012
    Cornwall, Ontario
    Oh my God.....

    I hate being poor.
     
  16. J-O

    J-O

    Jun 27, 2010
    Wow, amazed you are selling this one. This thing sounds and plays phenomenally good. Good luck with the sale!
     
  17. Nice looking bass. Free bump for a great guy and if he says the bass is this good, you can bet on it.
     
  18. dessunx

    dessunx

    Dec 2, 2008
    Singapore
    I used to have a similar model in black. Sold it years ago and have regretted ever since. This is a great bass. Free bump for ya.
     
  19. ModulusAcacia

    ModulusAcacia Commercial User

    Mar 22, 2000
    Middletown/Cincy, OH WHO-DEY!
    owner: J. Kennedy Guitar Repair, Guitar tech for Walk the Moon
    It's hard to let go, but after a trip to Michigan this weekend I'm putting my head (and tools) together with Shawn May and we're going to cook up a custom for myself. It's time to rustle through the old wood pile... :)
     
  20. bass12

    bass12 And Grace, too

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    As a former Status owner I will add that Status makes some of the most comfortable necks in the business. Beautiful basses that are seriously underrepresented and underrated in North America.
     

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