Thanks for the welcomes guyz!
1) figger out how to add an avitar from my pics. It always tells me they are too large a file. I only have a smart phone...no computer.
2) I could only post one pic in my original post? I tried to add more and nuthin' happened? Will try to add more here.
Under the locking nut (removed) it's stamped "made in Germany "....original?
My plastic spring cover plate has a nifty hatch door in it...for easy access to the spring/claw compartment. A sticker on the backside of it says "made in Japan ". I've never seen that on any Kramer...unusual?
I've replaced the bucker with an old Dimarzio SD. The oem was not labeled or marked in any way. Both single coils were non functional....no dc resistance.
YES! Good catch on the string camps...I would not have noticed that. I've been playing it in a non locked mode so far. Have to switch back to 10's....these 9's have no meat and go sharp when I fret them, lol.