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2108 posts | Last Activity on 18-01-2023 00:40 by whitewater
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whitewater 18-01-2023 00:40, 1 year ago
Re: Long time owner, sad times
First, concrats @shahid for your recovery, you did everything the right way.

I understood, that Rob might still care about established customer relationships, despite not entering new ones. That said, I'd give it a try and politely ask for his advice. IMHO any luthier should be able to do a fret dressing (I'm gonna give a "Plek Service" a chance next time, which is a computernumerical and laserscan based procedure, which takes the curve under string tension vs. no string tension into account, but this is definitively not necessary). A refret might need some experience with the ebonol fretboard, but again no witchcraft imho. For the pots/electronics, again, every able guitar tech should be able to take care about the pots, and I'm afraid, nearly everyone (incl. Rob) will suggest to discard and replace the old board if there is more to do then replacing pots or switches.
I would not do anything about dents in the Gelcoat of the carbon neck. If this is really your hearts desire, I'd ask at least for Robs advice forn a compatible resin.
Baseline, either Rob might offer some help himself or recommend someone to you who knows about this stuff. Always worth a try.

I won't cue up after @Danish, assuming this beauty should have a 15mm Stringspacing (or 60mm overall) at the bridge, which is not my cup of tea, still wishing you many more years of good health and fun playing it.
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Danish 08-01-2023 21:16, 1 year ago
Re: Long time owner, sad times
Happy to hear you are better and still have your beloved bass.

As far as I know, Rob is no longer taking on any new work, but he might make an exception. You never know. It's worth giving them a call and ask.

I would be careful with other luthiers. Phenolic fretboards and graphite necks are not like wood Wink

In the unlikely event that you some day would think of selling again, please send me a PM. I would give it a good home.

Until then, play it in good health!
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shahid 24-12-2022 06:21, 1 year ago
Re: Long time owner, sad times
I know it’s been three years, but I popped back in to say I made it through this difficult period (very, very difficult!) and thankfully I still have my beloved bass.

I’m sorry to read about Rob’s health. I hope he is able to make a full recovery.

Can anyone advise on how I could go about getting my bass a thorough service?

The carbon graphic neck has some dents, the frets need dressing and the active circuit and pots need attention. Would this have to be done by Rob and team or would any luthier be able to restore? I’m just worried that if parts need replacing that they be originals, particularly in the active circuit.
MrRobKnight
MrRobKnight 11-03-2022 23:14, 2 years ago
Re: Hello from Bedford
Hello all,
I already own one Status, a five string S1 Classic Deluxe (ebay find many years ago) which I love. But, I've always lusted after a Stealth... Came here to find out a bit more hopefully.

Rob
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ValleyArts83 18-04-2021 00:12, 3 years ago
Re: I’m thinking of selling my status matrix 4 series 1!
Sent you a message
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Nicke7337 15-04-2021 08:32, 3 years ago
Re: I’m thinking of selling my status matrix 4 series 1!
Yea, just been refurbishing the inside of the original flight case for when I put it up for sale on eBay in the next few weeks.
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Mark_ir 12-04-2021 12:12, 3 years ago
Re: I’m thinking of selling my status matrix 4 series 1!
Is this still around?
gklijs
gklijs 13-03-2021 22:08, 3 years 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, 3 years 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, 3 years 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, 3 years 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, 3 years 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 years 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 years 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 years 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 years 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 years 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, 4 years 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, 4 years 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, 4 years 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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