Series-3

The Status Bass Evolution Continues...

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The Status Series-3 is a combination of my finest design features developed over the last 30 years.

The Classic Status body profile is retained but it now sports a generous arch to the front face.
A more defined front edge features a distinctive faux binding, complimenting the facing and back woods.

The woven carbon graphite through-neck is set into the main body before the facing veneers are laminated and vacuum pressed on.
This reveals more of the fine woods used in this stunning instrument.

Please click the link below to view the facing veneer options :






 

 

 

Burl Walnut facing, Walnut back woods.
Status soap-bar pickups with 3-band, (Board 303) EQ.
Custom wrap-around blue LEDs and gold hardware.

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As with most Status Bass models the Series-3 has a vast range of custom options available.

Woods, pickups, circuits, LEDs, colours and hardware can all be chosen to suit your particular bass :

  • Headed / headless, 4, 5 and 6 string
    Standard 34" scale headless or 32" scale with BendWell

  • 19mm string spacing on the 4-string
  • 18mm string spacing on 5 and 6-string
  • Custom 16.5mm string spacing on any model
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  • Fretted, plain, lined or micro-lined fretless
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  • Status Soap-bar, P, J, MM pickups.
    Bi-Max pickups with 2-way coil tap.
    Tri-Max pickups with 3-way coil-switching.
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  • Passive, 2-band, 3-band or Paramatrix EQ
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  • LEDs are available front, side or wrap-around :
    Red, green, white, blue or amber
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  • Chrome, black or gold hardware available

  • Choose from a wide range of facing veneers :

    Burl Walnut, Burl Maple, Movingui, Rosewoods,
    Birdseye Maple, Kevasingo Pommele, Malaysian Tigerwood, Masur Birch, Lauro Faia (Brazilian Lacewood) and Zebrano.
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  • The main backwood is normally Mahogany,
  • Walnut or Alder... all classic tone-woods.

Series-3 'Black Beauty'

A laminated facing with faux binding
highlights the deep, gloss black lacquer.


Seen here with Alder / Maple laminated facing,
custom front and side red LEDs,
Tri-Max Paramatrix pickups and EQ.
Gold hardware.

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The 24 fret phenolic fingerboard has a regular 34" scale as standard but the 32" scale, BendWell option and 16.5mm string spacing are available as custom options.

We recommend using Status Hotwire, double-ball strings on all headless basses but regular single-ball strings can also be fitted.
They can be locked into the head-piece with the Allen screws we supply with the bass.

Hotwire strings are all stainless steel and available single and double-ball :
round-wound, half-wound, flat-wound and black nylon.

Movingui facing, Mahogany back with cherry-amber sunburst.
Tri-Max pickups with 3-coil switching and Paramatrix EQ.
Wrap-around red LEDs.
Chrome hardware.

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Woven Carbon Graphite.

The same construction as the exotic wood models is used in this classic looking Status Bass but here we have a woven carbon graphite weave to both the front and back face.




Seen here with custom Tri-Max Paramatrix pickups and EQ.
Black hardware.

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Kevasingo Pommele facing and Mahogany back woods.
Tri-Max pickups with 3-coil switching and Paramatrix EQ.
Front red LEDs and gold hardware.

The Custom transparent colours can be incorporated on the whole body or just the front face.

Cherry Red, Emerald Green, Aqua Blue, Vintage Amber and Tobacco Brown are all available.



Seen here with a Masur Birch facing and Mahogany back
with aqua blue sunburst.
Status soap-bar pickups with 3-band, (Board 303) EQ.
Custom front and side white LEDs and black hardware.
   
   
   

Burl Walnut facing, Walnut back woods.
Status soap-bar pickups with 3-band, (Board 303) EQ.
Custom wrap-around blue LEDs and gold hardware.

The woven carbon graphite through-neck is fitted with a
dual-action truss-rod.
This allows you to set the relief and action to exactly suit
your string choice and playing style.

The 'Black Beauty'
seen here with custom Tri-Max Paramatrix pickups and EQ.
Custom front and side red LEDs and gold hardware.

Custom wrap-around blue LEDs.
Red, Green, Amber and White are also available.

Masur Birch facing and Mahogany back
with aqua blue sunburst.
Custom front and side white LEDs.

 



The faux binding accents the arch-top and more defined front edge.

 

 

 

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