Thread subject: STATII.COM: For all things Status-Graphite :: Status Series 4000 no 245

Posted by hansi on 20-11-2013 13:26
#1

So Here is my Series 4000. It is a headless bass, most likely built in the early 90s' and mostly in very good condition. Whole bass made of composite materials so no wood in the bass at all. Originally bought it as an alternative to my Stingray but have kind of fallen in love with the way it plays so I'm already thinking about getting another Status soon. I need to go over the electrical system soon as there seem to be some issues with the transmittment from the pickups to the output, although that might just be dirty pots (which I am truly hoping it is). I am planning on changing out those plastic buttons for some niceer metallic ones and adding some straplocks since I tend to move around quite a bit on stage. Also dreaming of fitting fingerboard LEDs to it sometime in the future.

Posted by hansi on 20-11-2013 13:30
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http://s806.photobucket.com/user/hansfridrik/library/?sort=3&page=1 Guess the photos didn't upload along with the post

Posted by bassbus on 20-11-2013 13:38
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Clickability http://s806.photobucket.com/user/hans...amp;page=1 hansi's bass i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy343/hansfridrik/photo4_zpsc5ea560d.jpg

Edited by bassbus on 27-11-2021 17:57

Posted by daveski on 21-11-2013 02:13
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Nice bass there Hansi, if I was you I'd fit the strap locks and leave the rest alone as older basses are become harder to find in this sort of original condition.

Posted by enzo on 21-11-2013 02:31
#5

Very nice and rare S4000!

Posted by hansi on 22-11-2013 12:11
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daveski wrote: Nice bass there Hansi, if I was you I'd fit the strap locks and leave the rest alone as older basses are become harder to find in this sort of original condition.
I've actually been getting this from a few others. Maybe I'll just leave it alone for the most part, fit straplocks and watch as the bass rises in price Cool I also always keep everything I change out from my instruments to be able to put them back to the original state but I guess that would be kind of hard when the original parts are heavily modified (fx fitting LEDS)

Posted by me4bass on 23-11-2013 05:32
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Nice pair of basses, Hansi I switched between a Stingray and a fretless Wal for many years. I still have a worn 84' Musicman Sabre that I'll pull out for a rough-house gig. The Status Graphite sound and feel is what I've landed on though, or an upright for jazzin'. Be sure to share any recordings you make with your 4000. Wink

Posted by simonwindisch on 22-10-2016 01:28
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Here's a recording of a Status 4000 5 String, serial 042. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kU8A...kU8A7efbdM. Straight into the desk, everything on mid.

Edited by simonwindisch on 27-11-2021 17:57

Posted by SLOW HAND on 22-10-2016 09:32
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[movie=youtube]/watch?v=7kU8A7efbdM[/movie] Greate!!! Smile It is S5000 www.statii.com/status_cats/reviews/24...index.html

Edited by SLOW HAND on 22-10-2016 09:42

Posted by simonwindisch on 22-10-2016 09:57
#10

Aha, thanks! Simon

Posted by Garbo28 on 24-10-2016 12:56
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I also have a Red S4000. Its a real bruiser of a bass, a bit heavy, but fun to play. Since I've had it I have only fitted straplocks. Not much else required. Though the original owner did admit that at some point the board had stopped working and a repair guy had changed some components to get it working again. So I might at some point buy a replacement board from Rob just to get it back to factory condition (sound wise). But apart from that, it works really well. So how long have you had yours?