Thread subject: STATII.COM: For all things Status-Graphite :: Wanted: Status Streamline 5

Posted by petebass on 21-02-2020 00:07
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Hi there, I'm gassing for a lightweight bass that is easy on my aging back. I'm currently playing a Stingray 5 so something in the punchy sound realm would be great. That rules out semi and hollow bodies, and most short scale basses. A Status Streamline 5 would be perfect but they aren't common on the used market, so I'm open to anything similar. Looking forward to seeing what you've got Smile

Posted by andre on 24-02-2020 18:38
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Hello Petebass, I may have exactly what you need! Send me a PM when you get a chance or an email to andresimha@fastmail.com Cheers, André

Posted by petebass on 27-02-2020 04:05
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andre wrote: Hello Petebass, I may have exactly what you need! Send me a PM when you get a chance or an email to andresimha@fastmail.com Cheers, André
PM Sent.

Posted by petebass on 30-05-2020 13:23
#4

Bump. Anyone else got a Streamline 5?

Posted by petebass on 22-08-2020 16:42
#5

Bump. Still looking Smile

Posted by Jeroen on 23-08-2020 13:18
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Have you considered something along the lines of a Steinberger shape? Hohner B25's are very nice and light (and very affordable too). They do require some modifications to compensate for the weird ergonomics: the Streamline is somewhat of a singlecut design, with normal strap button positions, but the Hohner has the front strap button behind the 21st fret! So on a strap, the first few frets are awkwardly far away. I have a 4-string B2A and it's a lovely bass to play and sounds great in active mode (but very bland and dry in passive).

Edited by Jeroen on 30-09-2022 03:49

Posted by petebass on 01-09-2020 17:39
#7

No longer required. I bit the bullet and ordered a new one.

Posted by andre on 08-09-2020 17:48
#8

Well done Pete Wink

Posted by cecoulter on 10-09-2020 06:36
#9

Congratulations: Please don't forget to post sound samples when you get it. I have been intrigued about the Streamline bass for a LONG time and would love to get on! I play mostly jazz and to most gigs I take an electric upright bass AND a bass guitar. The streamline would make my equipment carrying so much easier... not too mention on the occasional flight, I could get a custom flight case and fit both the Electric upright and Streamline easily.... BUT I can not find any legitimate videos /sound samples of the Streamline. 99% percent of videos of Status basses are people slapping "Mark king style".... I need to know if a Streamline would have a warm/ growling sound that would fit well for a walking bass line....No jazz players (that I know off) play Status basses.... It is hard to guess since it is all graphite.... Hence my hesitation to get a used (or new ) version. Many thanks in advance and congratulation on the new Status order!

Posted by petebass on 12-09-2020 07:56
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cecoulter wrote: Congratulations: Please don't forget to post sound samples when you get it. I have been intrigued about the Streamline bass for a LONG time and would love to get on! I play mostly jazz and to most gigs I take an electric upright bass AND a bass guitar. The streamline would make my equipment carrying so much easier... not too mention on the occasional flight, I could get a custom flight case and fit both the Electric upright and Streamline easily.... BUT I can not find any legitimate videos /sound samples of the Streamline. 99% percent of videos of Status basses are people slapping "Mark king style".... I need to know if a Streamline would have a warm/ growling sound that would fit well for a walking bass line....No jazz players (that I know off) play Status basses.... It is hard to guess since it is all graphite.... Hence my hesitation to get a used (or new ) version. Many thanks in advance and congratulation on the new Status order!
No problem, I'm not a jazz master by any stretch, but I can knock out a walking bass line that will give you an idea. You'll have to be patient though, I won't receive the bass for ages yet. FWIW, I have another option for you to consider. I have a tiny Ashbury electric bass that has rubber/gut strings that sounds very close to a full size double bass. When I say tiny, I mean tiny. It's uke sized. And it wasn't expensive. I'll post a clip of that as well if you like.

Posted by petebass on 07-12-2020 06:55
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For Cecoulter and anyone else who is after a better idea of what a Streamline 5 sounds like. I did my first gig on it yesterday and recorded it on my Zoom Q2n. It's not studio quality, but it gives a good representation of what the stage sound was like. I'm going to say it's probably not a great bass for walking bass lines. But my initial thoughts are this is an excellent bass in so many ways. Have a listen: https://youtu.be/bOOMuOVMaa0

Edited by petebass on 30-09-2022 03:49

Posted by andre on 07-12-2020 16:38
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That's very groovy! Nice one and love the Streamline; mine is white Smile

Edited by andre on 30-09-2022 03:49

Posted by SLOW HAND on 07-12-2020 22:30
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Hi Pete, perfect walking bass line. Thanks for the Streamline audio sample. Cool

Edited by SLOW HAND on 30-09-2022 03:49

Posted by cecoulter on 10-12-2020 01:35
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Bass looks very ergonomic and comfortable! It sounds really good in the mix and you played very well. Bass is a winner! Congratulations. I do agree with you that it is probably not the right sound for Jazz walking bass lines.... The other Status models are better suited for that, but your bass sounds fantastic in that band!

Posted by petebass on 11-12-2020 15:03
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cecoulter wrote: Bass looks very ergonomic and comfortable! It sounds really good in the mix and you played very well. Bass is a winner! Congratulations. I do agree with you that it is probably not the right sound for Jazz walking bass lines.... The other Status models are better suited for that, but your bass sounds fantastic in that band!
You are too kind, thank you for the nice words.