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Weird Status bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by hujo, Jul 18, 2001.


  1. hujo

    hujo

    Apr 18, 2001
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Hey people. I have somewhat of a problem, and I know you guys are the ones to talk to. I was down at the local music-store today, and i played a Status bass. I didn't have time to plug it in, but it was SO comfortable to play. Now, the problem lies in, that i do not know what model it was. I looked at the company's website, but it wasn't there. I think it must be an older model - it was used, btw.. Now, it had the normal Status body style, but a wooden body, i think it might have been alder, definitely not sure, and a wooden neck (that was really comfortable, assymetric, thin, great string-spacing). It had one, passive pickup (well there were only two knobs, so i'm guessing it's passive). Silver hardware. It had a pickguard aswell, stretching out on to the upper horn. And oh yeah, it was a five-stringer.

    Does anyone have any experience or information about this bass? Do you like it? Is it worth about 900 dollars used?

    I'd be mighty grateful if anyone could help me out here!
     
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    <p>Sounds like a Status shark. I'm pretty sure the neck is actually graphite reinforced.</p>

    <a href="http://www.fretted.com.au/main/products/bass_guitars/status.htm#Shark%20Bass" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.fretted.com.au/images/products/bass/stat_srk.gif" border=0></a>



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  3. hujo

    hujo

    Apr 18, 2001
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Thank you! I'm going to have to go try it out again. Do all Status basses play that nice?
     
  4. coyoteboy

    coyoteboy easy there, Ned Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2000
    Sactomato, CA
    Dunno about all Status basses, but the one SC-2 headless 35" scale 5-string that I almost bought was probably the best bass I've ever played. I really should have bought that one. the fretwork was flawless...perfect.
     
  5. The neck profile is pretty nice on all their basses.

    I've had a go on several over the years. I can't stand the old headless 4 string models, but the energy was a really nice, simple bass with a fundamental great sound.

    The Stealth is pretty impressive, although probably a little too harsh sounding for my tastes. I'd also be paranoid about owning an all-graphite bass. Outdoor gigs during a thunderstorm probably not a good idea :)

    Did you click on the photo I sent you. There's a link to an online catalogue with suggested prices. It'll give you an idea of whether the one you are interested in is for at a reasonable price.
     
  6. hujo

    hujo

    Apr 18, 2001
    Stockholm, Sweden
    yeah, i had a look at the website. damn ugly one, at that. why aren't these models on the Status Graphite homepage? weird... anyway, the bass in the store costs about 800$ That's less than half the original price, but i'm not sure it's worth spending that on a passive, one pickup bass, even though it plays nicely. I haven't tried it again, though, so I don't know how it sounds plugged in. Perhaps that one, passive pickup is really versatile? *wishes desperatly* For some reason, i doubt it.