Focus 3000 question

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Focus 3000 question

Post by Missmykramer » Thu May 04, 2017 3:43 pm

My first Kramer was a candy apple red Focus 3000. I never should have sold it. Looking around the interwebs every Focus 3000 I see has a coil split mini toggle on it. Mine did not have this. i think it was about 1984 when I bought it. Was their a year they were made without the coil split?

Thanks for any help!

If anyone has a Focus 3000 with a surfer dude painted on the back and the body repainted white, let me know! I've been looking for years. Last seen in Moscow Idaho.

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Post by sixstring » Thu May 04, 2017 5:39 pm

Welcome.
The 3000D did not have a switch but it also lacked the output jack cup. It had a jack mounted on the gaurd where the second tone was.
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But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd.

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Post by sixstring » Thu May 04, 2017 9:22 pm

Matsumoku made Focus 3000 also did not have a switch.
Note the pup ring.
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But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd.

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Focus 3000 question

Post by _xxx_ » Fri May 05, 2017 3:44 am

I think the later models got the switch at some point... at least I saw a few on ebay with the switch installed.

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Post by sixstring » Fri May 05, 2017 8:08 am

84 ESP made beaks had switches.

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But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd.

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Focus 3000 question

Post by Missmykramer » Fri May 05, 2017 9:41 am

Thank you for al the replies! Mine looked just like the 84 ESP made model, but with no coil switch.

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Post by Frunobulax » Fri May 05, 2017 2:04 pm

Another example would be the Globe Pacer. But labelled as "Pacer series" not Focus (even if it is technically an early Focus).
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Focus 3000 question

Post by Full Crib » Fri May 05, 2017 9:56 pm

sixstring wrote:Welcome.
The 3000D did not have a switch but it also lacked the output jack cup. It had a jack mounted on the gaurd where the second tone was.
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My first thought when I saw the belly of this one was Matsu.....I have never cared for that look/contour, but it is striking a fancy at the moment.

Come on OP...dig up some photos of this baby so we can help you find it :headbang

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Focus 3000 question

Post by Missmykramer » Mon May 08, 2017 2:22 pm

Full Crib wrote:
sixstring wrote:Welcome.
The 3000D did not have a switch but it also lacked the output jack cup. It had a jack mounted on the gaurd where the second tone was.
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My first thought when I saw the belly of this one was Matsu.....I have never cared for that look/contour, but it is striking a fancy at the moment.

Come on OP...dig up some photos of this baby so we can help you find it :headbang
I will try to find some pictures!

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Focus 3000 question

Post by Missmykramer » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:19 pm

I finally dug up a pic of my old Focus 3000. I remember having a seymmore duncan jb installed with a toggle. The second toggle was just to fill the hole. Don't laugh to hard, it was the 80's...
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http://s28.photobucket.com/user/wannabe ... p.jpg.html

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