Saw the above on the Bay newly listed for this ridiculously cheap price this afternoon. I ummed and ahhed for a few mins but when I moved to the payment page it suddenly vanished. You snooze- you lose I guess.
Did some lucky individual just pick up a Status for under 500? Did someone just buy a stolen treasure? Or did the seller mis-type the price before realising and quickly withdrawing?
I didn't need another bass but what a tremendous bargain!
The bridge spacing is 72mm centre of the B string to centre of the G string
The nut spacing is 39mm B string centre to G string centre
It has a bolt on Status C neck made of graphite, but it has the middle area profile slightly flattened, so a bit like taking a C neck and shaving the profile flatter.
Mono-rail bridge units
Standard 19mm string spacing
2 Status soap-bar pickups with three-band E.Q.
Variable midrange frequency, master volume, pickup blend control &18 volt power supply
A great bass to be sure for the next owner.
I can be a little flexible on price within reason, pickup, play and a cuppa preferred, but can ship at the buyers expense and risk.
A big potential purchase has come up and sadly I need to move on a couple of basses to help pay for it
So, as a result, here is my lovely Hartke XK4 active bass. I always wanted one of these as I had played one in a shop approx 15 years ago and had been blown away by the massive (almost Status/Modulus graphite-sounding) active tone, striking black/chrome and brushed aluminium looks... and easily playable neck that felt like it was short-medium scale! It didn't disappoint and I've hugely enjoyed owning and playing it. Indeed, soundwise, it's been a fave of many musicians I've ever played with as it cuts through with authority and ease.
Here's the original sales blurb from Hartke:
Designed to Larry Hartke's specifications and featuring high quality components throughout, the XK-4 represents a more accessibly priced option for professional bassists. This precision instrument features a Poplar body coupled to a Vaccaro double T-Bar aluminum component neck system with a rock maple neck shell that provides a familiar feel and easy playability. This unique neck system consists of a lightweight aluminum aircraft extrusion welded to an aluminum triple-plated chrome headstock. It not only ensures maximum resistance to atmospheric conditions and string tension, it provides exceptionally long sustain and tuning stability over the long run. A Rosewood fretboard with ultra fat action neck finish and Nickel-Silver frets further enhance playability while the XK-4's Zero-fret design provides flawless open string response.To best capture its extraordinary sustain, tone and presence, the XK-4 is equipped with high performance passive pickups and active electronics. Other features include dual volume controls; concentric bass/treble tone controls; a chrome bridge and tuning machines and a brushed aluminum finish pickguard. Like the XL-4, there is a lifetime guarantee on the neck assembly.
34" scale length
Vaccaro double T-Bar aluminium neck
Rock maple neck shell
Nickel silver frets
Zero fret for flawless open string response
P-J passive pickups with active electronics
Dual volume controls
Concentric Active Bass/Treble controls
Heavy Duty 'Hartke branded' Chrome bridge
Gotoh Chrome tuners
Easy access 9-volt battery compartment
Brushed aluminium finish pickguard
Sadly, less than 1000 of these were ever made when Vaccaro suddenly went out of business and production ceased in around 2002. Condition is excellent (especially for a 18 year old bass!) with just a couple of very light surface dings on the body edge. More pics available on request.
These are high quality instruments and were priced at around $1000 / £800 new when they came out. I therefore feel I'm offering a bargain at just £SOLD!
Happy to courier at your cost (prob around £50 for 24hr UPS via Interparcel).
Payment by cash on collection (from Guildford/Woking area), Paypal (you pay all fees) or direct bank transfer.
Please see my extensive positive feedback thread for assurance of a clean, honest transaction.
Superb and rare Status S2 n°41 from the 80's, in very good condition for its age.
The praise for this bass is well established, the legendary Status sound!
It is a real collector's item with some marks on the gloss.
Weight: 4.35 kg
- Carbon graphite/composite through-neck
- Phenolic fingerboard, 24 fret
- Scale length 34-inch scale
- Total nut width 48mm (string spacing at nut 10mm)
- String spacing at bridge 15mm
- Walnut top, mahogany core
- 2 x Status Hyperactive pickups
- 3-band active EQ
- Controls: Volume, Pick-Up Balance, Treble cut/boost, Bass cut/boost, active/passive switch
- 2 x 9V battery in quick-release compartment to rear
- Hard case
- New Rotosound 66 Swing Bass 40 - 125 strings