Alum. XKB-20 Production Yr. Per Serial Number

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icemann427
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Alum. XKB-20 Production Yr. Per Serial Number

Post by icemann427 » Thu Dec 07, 2023 2:35 pm

Howdy,

I have an XKB-20 Aluminum Bass that I am trying to determine its year of production. I've seen several serial numbers quite a bit higher than mine that were produced between 1979 and 1981, but can't find a cross reference website or other Bass' that come close to mine in its number. My SN is: A1789. I'm guessing a 1977 or 1978 but I can't figure out the first year of production, either.

Anyone know or help me find a website that might have that information?

Thanks so much!

G

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Re: Alum. XKB-20 Production Yr. Per Serial Number

Post by 80sChris » Thu Dec 07, 2023 3:28 pm

Vintage Kramer shows the XK range running from 1980 to 1981.

http://www.vintagekramer.com/alum.htm

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Re: Alum. XKB-20 Production Yr. Per Serial Number

Post by icemann427 » Thu Dec 07, 2023 8:03 pm

Hmmmm,

In looking on the internet, today, I found a few XKB-20's with differing serial numbers in attempting to find out what year mine was. Per one owner, he stated his XKB was a 79' with the SN of A4893; another owner had SN A5511 and he stated it was either an 80' or 81'; another with SN B5046 was said to be an 83'. I see on the Kramer website you gave me that the XK was presented in 80' and dropped in 81' Beats the beans out of me. I'll look, again, for more, tomorrow...

Thank you for your reply and the link. Chris!!

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