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2101 posts | Last Activity on 13-03-2021 22:08 by gklijs
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gklijs 13-03-2021 22:08, 29 days ago
Re: Hi from the Netherlands - Eventually looking to by a 5 string.
I kind of want to order the first of April. But still not sure, was kind of set on a 5-string headless Chris Wolstenholme signature bass. But recently became aware of Bogart also selling basses with graphite necks. Big plus as since it's EU, the costs are clear. Also I still find it a bit weird the led for status last only 10 - 40 hours and need a separate battery, the Bogart one seems less bright also, making them more usable.

But the Bogart is not a through-neck and the bridge is one piece. So the Status is likely superior, just have to figure out how much more expensive it would be, and if I'm ready to spend so much more for it.
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big rob 24-02-2021 02:43, 2 months ago
Re: I’m thinking of selling my status matrix 4 series 1!
I might be interested, drop me a line
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Nicke7337 23-02-2021 09:22, 2 months ago
Re: I’m thinking of selling my status matrix 4 series 1!
Hi , I’m new here , I have a matrix 4 series 1. At least that is what I believe to have!! I looks exactly like the matrix 4 in the flyer and in the IM +RM review on the catalogues and reviews page. Am I right in thinking the serial number is on the bridge on this model ? Any advice would be much appreciated. N
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Wombat 12-02-2021 20:21, 2 months ago
Re: Hi from the Netherlands - Eventually looking to by a 5 string.
You might be interested in this one then:

https://www.basschat.co.uk/topic/394285-fsft-status-stealth-5-reduced-last-price-1400%C2%A3/

I'm not 'recomending' it mind, I'm just a member of basschat and saw it there!

I've used Rocksmith and it is a fun tool but the bass sounds are a bit limited. You can probably find some tracks with the bass removed you could play along to.
gklijs
gklijs 29-01-2021 20:24, 2 months ago
Re: Hi from the Netherlands - Eventually looking to by a 5 string.
Just going to keep on talking to myself here. As it turns out I don't really like shiny. So leaning towards all satin lacquer. With which the color teint would be hardly visible, so not really worth is. I think amber led would be neat, and calling her "Amber Stars". I'm also reconsidering if I really need/want the closer spacing and the pickups in different positions.

On my current Yahama the pickup near the bridge also has a bit more room, which makes the sound almost the same of the pickup near the neck. It's hard to hear any difference changing the pickup blend, so having the pickup close to the bridge might actually be nice. From the status website de difference in width at the 12th fred is only 1,2 mm, for a 5 string going from the standard 18 to 16.5 mm. My fingers are not that long, but it doesn't seem like that 1,2 mm will help a lot with fretting.

I also bough a splitter, so I should be able to use Rocksmith, while also hearing the sound directly from the combo.
gklijs
gklijs 24-01-2021 04:17, 3 months ago
Re: Hi from the Netherlands - Eventually looking to by a 5 string.
Not off topic at all. With Rocksmith I mostly 'played' songs. But they do some processing to the sound so it sounds nice as long as you hit the notes.

I'm not sure if it was on this board or somewhere else, but someone had a streamline made with the pickups placed like the CW one. That seems like the best of both. If I still want one by April first, I'm going to place an order. Probably with a red teint, 16,5 mm placing, wrap-around leds (white or red) and a satin lacquer neck.
Kalwynn
Kalwynn 23-01-2021 22:11, 3 months ago
Re: Hi from the Netherlands - Eventually looking to by a 5 string.
Hello from France. I was running through the topics, and found it sad nobody answered your post.
Unfortunately I have no advice to offer, as I don't know much about Rocksmith or Streamline basses.
But IMHO it's important to feel happy about your bass and gear, so don't hesitate to purchase what you think you like the most.
There are always opportunities to sell an instrument and get another one if your tastes change ! Wink

(hope I wasn't off-topic ^^)
Kalwynn
Kalwynn 23-01-2021 22:04, 3 months ago
Re: Hi, New member
Hi Marc, welcome Smile its seems to be pretty quiet in here.
Have a nice day !
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Garfybass 23-01-2021 21:23, 3 months ago
Re: Hi, New member
Hi there, I'm Marc, a new member on here, owned a couple of models over the last 35 odd years of playing bass. Haven't currently got a Status in my life as yet but hoping to change that. Really hoping to get back to playing with others as its been a long time since I had the time to commit to it due to a busy working life.

Keep safe & well all.
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gklijs
gklijs 18-01-2021 22:35, 3 months ago
Re: Hi from the Netherlands - Eventually looking to by a 5 string.
Hi,

I decided I wanted to pick up playing bass again. Before I used the 'game' Rocksmith a lot. Thought I made lot of progress, but when playing with an amp it sounded pretty horrible. So this time I'm staying away from Rocksmith, at least for now. Working though Hal Leonard Bass Method - Complete Edition, and really liking it again.

Currently using a Yamaha TRBX 304 CAR, but dreaming of a 5 string Status. I also like Metal / Rock, and often they use a detuned 4 string. Which I did also with Rocksmith, but I don't like the reduced tension of the strings. Also learning the notes now, so want to keep it just in tune, else it gets confusing.

Really like the idea of using a Graphite neck, or even whole graphite bass. Thinking about a Streamline, but I don't really need it to be compact, and the limited toning options might me regret it in the long run. Then again it's a slippery slope and I quite like Muse, so a Chris Wolstenholme Woven Chrome seems pretty amazing.

For now I'm making an afford to train at least once each day, as it only makes sense to make such an investment if I will be using it a lot.
moo
moo 16-06-2020 18:07, 10 months ago
Re: Hi from Australia
You can always ping Rob & Dawn. Sometimes they can shed some light on an older bass.
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Paisley 15-06-2020 19:30, 10 months ago
Re: Hi from Australia

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moo wrote:
Welcome!

Not even Rob understands the Serial Numbers he used!!!

Grin

Glad you're loving your Status. They are superb basses.

If you have a look at 'The Database' you might be able to find another one similar to yours which might give clues to the age!


Cheers; thanks for the reply. Smile

Haha; yeah I suspected the serial number may have had little to nothing to do with the build date. Grin

I'm curious more than anything else; I've seen a few other Sharks & they all had a printed six digit serial number, however mine just has an inked on 4 digit number (it's actually faded to the point where you can just barely read it).

Good idea about the database; I'll go through it later & see if I can find any numbers in the same range as mine.

Cheers! Smile
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moo
moo 15-06-2020 18:46, 10 months ago
Re: Hi from Australia
Welcome!

Not even Rob understands the Serial Numbers he used!!!

Grin

Glad you're loving your Status. They are superb basses.

If you have a look at 'The Database' you might be able to find another one similar to yours which might give clues to the age!
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Paisley 14-06-2020 14:17, 10 months ago
Re: Hi from Australia
Hey everyone, Status newbie here! Smile

I recently picked up a Shark 5 String. Great little Bass; I was after a passive 5 String for recording (all my 5 Strings are active) & it came up for a good price, so I grabbed it. It was originally going to be purely for recording; however after doing a bit of a setup on it it's fast becoming one of my favourite Basses, so I'm going to look at gigging it a bit (once we actually get back to gigging that is....). Grin Has a few chips & nicks, & the pickguard looks like it's not only warped but shrunk as well, but it sounds & plays really nice.


Just out of curiosity does anyone know how to decode the four digit serial numbers? From what I've read I'm pretty sure mine's a mid-90's model (tort pickguard with the single chrome pickup in the P bass position), but it'd be nice to know for sure.

Cheers all. Smile
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sgh42
sgh42 28-01-2020 07:22, 1 year ago
Re: Greetings
Welcome Efrey!
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efrey 26-01-2020 20:25, 1 year ago
Re: Greetings
Hello from Italy!

I'm a 36 yo amateur bassist. I currently own an G&L L2500 Tribute and I play mainly fingerstyle.
I'm searching information about Status basses, in particular the Streamline model, so I thought this forum would be the right place to read about it and ask questions!
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shahid 02-12-2019 05:01, 1 year ago
Re: Long time owner, sad times
Thanks for your feedback everyone. I think if that's the case then I'll probably hold on to it until I get lucky!
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molan 27-11-2019 05:02, 1 year ago
Re: Long time owner, sad times
I bought a custom finish 80’s S2 this year that’s in immaculate condition and with a genuine ‘one of a kind’ paint job.

It cost me under £1,500 and it had been up for sale for quite a while (at higher prices) but simply wasn’t selling
moo
moo 26-11-2019 20:06, 1 year ago
Re: Long time owner, sad times
https://www.dropbox.com/s/l29z8fraar2....jpeg?dl=0

There it is ‘clickable’

Very sad you have to sell your beautiful bass.

More sad news is that, although in my (and many others here) opinion these basses are superb in every way and should carry a high second hand ticket price, they just don’t fetch that much money. I have 2 5 strings... one series II and one Empathy. I paid £1,200 & £950 for them. They are both in immaculate condition. I think you will be very hard pushed to find that €3,000 price tag.

Having said that, these basses are less and less frequently seen on the market. So you might get lucky!

I wish you all the best with your sale and hopefully someone comes along who is looking for exactly that and is willing to pay What the bass is worth!

Moo
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ejnarDK 26-11-2019 07:30, 1 year ago
Re: Long time owner, sad times
Welcome from me too.

Mint condition, original hardcase and paperwork, no shipping/pickup and test possible, the right buyer, generous wife in christmas mood, snow slowly falling outside the windows....

The longer away you move from the above conditions the lower the price.
I'm far from an expert, but this is based on my own sale of a similar bass this august with a mid 70 serial number.

I would estimate that it could fetch you up arround 2800-3000 euro. Perhaps you'll have to wait for the right buyer. Like with a lot of fine art, demand varies.

/DK
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@thegreek Good point! Will look into it
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@moo Thank you Sir !!!
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