Kramer DMZ1000/2000 questions

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mwaanders
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Kramer DMZ1000/2000 questions

Post by mwaanders » Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:31 am

Hi all, I am Marc , new on the forum. I have the chance to buy a Kramer as shown on the pics. I have a few questions about this guitar to you Kramer experts.

1. I am confused with the models name. Is this a 1000, a 2000 or a 1000 with 2000 circuitry (coil taps)?
2. Serial is 02726, which build year would that be?
3. Strangely the two E tuners are gold hardware the rest is metal...is that usual?
4. I can buy this one for US$580, is that reasonable, hard case not original.
5. Obviously somebody tampered with the electronics, so probably I have to rewire. What would be the schematics for this one?

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TIA for your answers, hope somebody can help.
Marc

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Re: Kramer DMZ1000/2000 questions

Post by sixstring » Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:25 pm

Welcome.
Looks like a DMZ2000 http://vintagekramer.com/alum.htm
:hit for that price!
But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd.

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Re: Kramer DMZ1000/2000 questions

Post by RockStringBender » Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:47 pm

this is my 2000 for comparison

it is a late '78- i'll check the serial number and check the electronics and get back

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Re: Kramer DMZ1000/2000 questions

Post by _xxx_ » Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:12 pm

If the neck is straight, the price is ok.

Wiring is basically like Les Paul, with added coil split switches.

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Re: Kramer DMZ1000/2000 questions

Post by mwaanders » Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:34 am

OK, replaced the pots with CTS, new strings and adjusted.
This thing is sounding GREAT :mrgreen :mrgreen

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Re: Kramer DMZ1000/2000 questions

Post by menace » Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:25 pm

Has the rare - Bounty.....the Quicker Picker (ups) Upper shielding.... dielaughing
It's not really hoarding if your shit is cool....

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Re: Kramer DMZ1000/2000 questions

Post by _xxx_ » Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:42 pm

LOL... now "had", I guess.

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