[quote name='doctor_of_the_bass' post='989410' date='Oct 15 2010, 04:36 PM']the guy in the London area with the raspberry red one! Are you on here, if so I must meet up with you and play your bass as I want one!!! If anyone else owns one, I would be very interested in meeting up to try yours!
Yeah I still have the red CS-74. Needs some work on the electrics. Some earthing problem as the treble/bass pot has been disconnected and it buzzes a bit even at moderate volume. I just need to get round to sorting it out. Never played it klive as a result...still using my warwick streamer stage II (made for me in 1989) for everything. i will be getting Martin up at the bass gallery in Camden to sort it out...he says its an easy problem to fix.
I went into a bass guitar shop on Denmark Street two years ago and nearly fainted as Chris Squire was in there with his wife. I told him I had just got a CS 74 from America and he was chuffed to bits...said he had two. I thought: 'yep, I know'. He was very shy actually (or maybe just itching to get away!). I think we are probably the only two pepole in the UK with CS 74's.
The headstock does not sweep back at an acute enough angle so the strings keep popping out of the nut (just one of many design faults to be honest...it's a great piece of history to have though and I love it). I think Chris's bass must have had the same build fault as I notice he's had a 'thingy' attached to his headstock to stop his strings doing the same thing!!
PS: Not for sale but good luck in finding one. I still have the bass player mag from 1986 (Geddy Lee on the front with his black Wal), which had the original Mouradian ad in the new gear section. I drooled over it back then and it's taken over 20 years to get one. Rumours still abound that Jima nd his son are going to build them again. I would call them direct and just ask them. The ballpark figure I read for them - $3500