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Not sure if it counts but I have 2 P basses with status necks. Well actually one with a status jazz neck and the other a GMT P bass neck. GMT was the original company Rob Green had before Status. 

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I used a Status Stealth II (5-String; Headless) exclusively for about 10 years. 

 

It’s a lovely bass but a conventional 4-string bass seems to work better in my current rock covers  bands.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Chezz55 said:

I used a Status Stealth II (5-String; Headless) exclusively for about 10 years. 

 

It’s a lovely bass but a conventional 4-string bass seems to work better in my current rock covers  bands.

 

 

Do you still have the 5?

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1 hour ago, pbasspecial said:

Not sure if it counts but I have 2 P basses with status necks. Well actually one with a status jazz neck and the other a GMT P bass neck. GMT was the original company Rob Green had before Status. 

Still counts if it has Status on it.😎

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56 minutes ago, Alan Wilkes said:

Do you still have the 5?

Yep, it's the one in my avatar - through-neck CFC with red tint and red side LEDs.

 

it doesn't get played much these days but every so often I'll open the case and look at it for a few minutes - then pick it up and noodle for a while and then put it back in its case until the next time ................. bit of a waste really I should play it much more than I do.

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Just picked this up in a trade. I've owned a 3000 and a S2 Headed 5 String before but never a Kingbass. 
 

I'm closer in playing style to Billy Jean King than I am to Mark King but the combination of the 32" scale and the 16.5mm spacing feels really good. I forgot how nice graphite necks are too play too. 
 

The body shape is taking a bit of getting used to and the lower frets feel a long way away due to the placement of the strap button. It's early days though and although I can dial in some great sounds, I do feel a bit of a fraud in playing a stunt bass :)

 

Here it is with my other recent acquisition; a Fender US 75th Anniversary P Bass. Talk about chalk and cheese...

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Yes, not my main gigging bass anymore but my S2 Classic was my ‘go to’ for about 10 years. I’ve owned a Streamline and earlier model (can’t remember which) lined fretless. 

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I had one for about 10 minutes back in the 90s. I think it was one of the mid-price models - played great but I wasn't too keen on the sound, so I tried to put in a different active preamp, which didn't work out too well. Fortunately, I still managed to sell it for more than I paid for it and ended up buying a Warwick Streamer! 

 

I recently saw Rhino Edwards playing in a tiny venue with a headed Status four string, which looked and sounded great...! 

 

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I’ve a Status Chris Wolstenholme 4 in woven chrome/burst. With red LEDs.

 

and a 1988 S2 headless 5 string. 
 

Amazing basses. I’m after another 5 string with wider spacing when their books open again. 😊

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2 hours ago, yorks5stringer said:

Just dug out this to remind myself what it sounds like as other basses have found themselves at the top of the use pile....! Its a GP custom or soemthing similar.

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Ah, much missed 😘

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A Status Eclipse was my main gigging bass from the mid 90's up until about 2005. A great bass which sounded lovely. black burst which looked awesome too.

 

 

Like this one

 

 

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1 hour ago, Cosmo Valdemar said:

Love those inlays!

Thanks, me too! They're a custom option derived from the John Entwistle Buzzard models. They're actually not inlaid, but rather liquid white epoxy resin that was cast into routings in the fingerboard - so they're absolutely seamless. I love the contrast with the ultra black phenolic fingerboard and how they closely match the white of the body. So much that I chose one as my avatar 😎

It's the looks of this bass that made me want it in the first place, and made me buy it without trying or hearing it first. No regrets! 

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