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Post by RBT » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:02 pm

:alien NBD ... arrived just hours ago. Sometimes its the strange things that appeal to me, and this is one of them. Its not an expensive guitar, this one is Korean but assembeled in Asbury Park, NJ .... seems like this area, of this state, was unlucky juju for several guitar manufactures back in the day. :bang

I did not want to post this in the lumie section, out of respect to our lumie forum brothers, as there is no comparison to our beautiful Kramer metal neck guitars and Basses. However, there is deep history between Kramer and the maker of this brand.

If you have never seen one before, its a VACCARO V2 X-Ray in a hard to find five string, w/ 2 "J" style single coils...ala Jazz Bass. Not much info to be found on the web, since they were only in production from 1998-2002, when they too had to close its doors. I was very fortunate to run across this and drop the hammer.

The condition of this Bass, as I opened the case, really sup prized me...does not show much wear, and cosmetically very clean, and un-molested! Pictures were taken with no clean-up work done, and still presents itself very well.

Since I have not even fired it up, I'm not sure if it will remain stock, or if I'm going to have to violate her (more later). I do know that the moment I rapped my hands around the neck, all was going to be good....very slim neck, and just felt nicccce! :jump

Any more info would greatly be appreciated...most of my questions regarding tone and hardware will be answered ... after I have time to put her on the table for an in-dept look.

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This one sports a 24 fret Rosewood neck (Korean), you usually see only the 22 fret versions..."American Versions" are even more expensive, sporting the nicer inlays on the neck and "Ebonol" fretboards.....and again, not many 5'ers :thumbs
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Post by sixstring » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:11 pm

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Post by kremark » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:24 pm

It looks pretty rad. I was just looking at different types of finishing techniques for metal finishes, like candies and metal flake. That finish is an attention grabber indeed. Nice score! :bling
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Post by KickstartMyHeart » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:03 am

This. Is. The. Shite!!! Hot damn, a rare bird and a real beaut drool drool drool .

Ron has the complementary guitar.

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Post by _xxx_ » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:12 am

You should have posted it in the lumie section, it's a valid lumie. And a nice one too, those guitars were really well made :thumbs

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Post by RBT » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:58 am

KickstartMyHeart wrote:This. Is. The. Shite!!! Hot damn, a rare bird and a real beaut drool drool drool .

Ron has the complementary guitar.

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haha, funny you mentioned that...somehow I could feel Ron lerking about in the shadows ready to pounce :yikes ....but I was quick on the draw :guns
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Post by Del Hudson » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:12 am

That is a nice score. You never see these for sale. Kudos for keeping her out of the Kramer museum.
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Post by RBT » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:56 am

Thanks guys, I'm really happy with this buy....fired it up and now feel the stock pick-ups will do the job for now. I'm in the set-up process and discovered the previous owner desperately wanted his action to be low (I mean stupid low) :bong , which won't work for me
since I tend to have a heavy hand, depending on the style of music I'll be playing. The nut (a cheap one at that) is going to be replaced, he either sanded it down or filed the nut grooves down to much, sucking in the strings well into the nut...perfect for creating that wonderful buzz sound...easy fix. I'm going to have to make a tool, for truss rod adjustments in the future ... but its set ok with a slight relief, and string height set to my liking. We'll see what needs to be done after the "nut transplant" :mrgreen

This will be a very nice player when the set-up is completed.
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Post by leftykramerguy » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:45 pm

Nothing ugly about her :bling
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