Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Oh Yeah! Can you feel it?
No, its not a Steinberger, or even a Hohner, its an American-made, aluminum-necked Kramer "The Duke."
Produced from 1981 - 1985, The Duke represents the last of the aluminum-necked Kramers, and is an eye-catching, ground-pounding little powerhouse. It will definitely get you noticed. Better yet, it's an axe you can travel with! They are lightweight, easy to play, and you can tuck it about anywhere, even when it is in the case.
Although Kramer did offer Duke guitars, too, it is really the Duke basses that are more well known.
Today, we discuss a little bit about the Duke lines. Our source material comes from the following websites:
VintageKramer.com and Vintage Guitar Magazine. Links of interest include the VintageKramer.com serial number registry (which also gave us the Rainbow pic), Harmony Central's Reviews pages, and Circus Magazine's review of the Duke Bass (.jpg format). Please visit these sites for more information.
Today's music selections are "Americanized" by Atomsplit, "Retouch Me" by Kathy Valentine, "5th of July" by Hotspur, "Questions Asked" by Don't Harass Betty, and "Fan of the Bean" by The Clintons.
Please visit the Opinionated Ramblings podcast page for links and info or download Show Number 035 from there for these songs and more.
Until next time...Cheers!