Kramer Alien Reviews
Bought used, online, somewhere
around $400 a while ago, exact
Has the Kramer aluminum neck with
the tone and low maintenance that
go with that. Fast, easy to play
30" scale neck. Stays in tune
almost forever. Never need to
adjust for seasons or strings.
Headless design but uses regular
Very compact, cool passive tone,
plus a switch that even bypasses
both pots [direct lead from PUs].
Looks very crazy.
Looks very crazy. Finish on back
of neck tend to crack because of
wood to metal joints under finish
[not a huge problem, though].
Cast alloy aluminum neck with wood
insets for tone and comfort. Has a
rosewood fretboard unlike any other
Kramer metal neck bass [all others
have composite fretboards]. Body
wood is unknown but it has stood up
well [not overly easy to dent].
Headless design for normal strings
uses normal tuners on back edge of
body. Original pegs and tuner keys
were rather small so I swapped them
out for Sperzel locking tuning pegs.
"Doubled-J" humbucker in MusicMan
spot, knobs V+T, plus minitoggle to
bypass pots [direct feed from PU].
Killer sound from a durable simple
low maintenance package. Compact
and easy to take anywhere. Like a
MM StingRay with 1/3 the weight and
size removed. Good hang balance.
Very player friendly.Golem
rated this unit
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