As we approached our 40th Anniversary, I began to consider what might be the
best model to celebrate this incredible achievement.
I currently have no plans to continue graphite composite production so these
will be our last graphite composite basses.
We had already used our iconic Series-II to celebrate thirty years of making unique
instruments so decided the next model should be a bass that appeared way before its time,
one that looked like it was from the future.
All these years later, I decided that if each of these basses could be remastered
they would make a perfect modern vintage model.
have been given a new lease of life.
All use original PCBs and components where possible but some replacement parts
were chosen to improve the quality and performance.
Although original pots are still available, I decided to incorporate modern versions
as they are more consistent and will have a longer life-span.
The active circuits use an 18 volt supply with two PP3 batteries wired in series.
Basses fitted with LEDs also have a separate LED battery.
headless hardware. Double-ball strings are fitted as standard but regular single-ball can also be used by fixing with the locking screws supplied with each bass.
Limited Edition serial number is engraved into the tuner plate.
The Limited Edition Series 2000 basses have
engraved brass back plates with their remastered serial number.
As these instruments are 'vintage' and were all moulded nearly 40 years ago
there may be some very minor cosmetic imperfections but nothing that will affect
the structure or playability of the instrument.
with more information on the specifications page.
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There are only TWELVE 40th Anniversary basses.
Four x Natural, Two x Red Tint, Two x Blue Tint and Four FPPR.
All use versions of the earliest design of pickups and circuits
and have custom front and side LEDs.
There are a total of EIGHTEEN Limited Edition Series 2000 basses in two variations
which feature custom EQ and pickup combinations from different eras.
All instruments have now been completed.
There can be no modifications to the finished models.
We are a very small team and I'm extremely proud of what we have achieved over the
past 40+ years from our dedicated workshop here in Essex.
We ship all over the world and are honoured to say Made in England.
I would particularly like to thank Dawn, Gerry, Roger and Steve for all their hard work and support and for making this REMASTERED project as special as it is.
Between us, we have a combined 165 years worth of experience.
I think we have all earned a jolly good rest.
I look forward to see what the future may hold for Status Graphite.
For more detailed model specifications
EIGHTEEN LIMITED EDITION SERIES 2000 BASSES