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Luis D Sarabia

PostPosted: 01/31/2002 at 9:56 AM    Post subject: KRAMER & TRAVIS BEAN link

I want to know the difference in the Travis beans and the Kramer Travis Beans guitars. thank you

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wiggle

PostPosted: 01/31/2002 at 2:38 PM    Post subject: RE:KRAMER & TRAVIS BEAN link

There is no such thing as a Kramer Travis Bean. Early Kramer guitars were manufactured with aluminum necks (as they were TB followers.) People who sell their Kramers like to put 'Travis Bean' in their posts to get into more search results. Not many know that Mr. Kramer used to work with Travis, and left the company to make his own brand. Even fewer people know of Henry Vaccaro, ex-CEO of Kramer, who left the company with the rights to their aluminum necks. He went on to make Vaccaro Guitars; one of the few manufacturers today that specializes in guitars with aluminum necks. The aluminum is encased in wood, so that the neck isn't as cold to the touch. Personally, I like the cold feel - perks me up.

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hank

PostPosted: 01/31/2002 at 2:54 PM    Post subject: RE:KRAMER & TRAVIS BEAN link

If memory serves me correct, wasn't Kramer the sales rep for Travis Bean, in the early days?? You have to love the cold neck, I wouldn't trade it. h

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Luis D Sarabia

PostPosted: 01/31/2002 at 5:14 PM    Post subject: RE:KRAMER & TRAVIS BEAN link

Please tell me about the difference in sound. Do these two sound familiar or totally different. Thanks Luis

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wiggle

PostPosted: 02/01/2002 at 4:00 PM    Post subject: RE:KRAMER & TRAVIS BEAN link

there is a similarity in sound, due to the aluminum neck. if you want an even more defined sound, and a better crafted guitar, spend the extra couple hundred bucks on a bean. heck, there's a beat up bean on ebay right now that will probably go for cheap. looks like the flaws are all cosmetic. if it were me, i'd get this beat up bean than a kramer. oh, and kramers have some of the aluminum on the neck carved out and replaced by wood, so as to reduce the cold feel. what a cop out!

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2000 71

PostPosted: 02/02/2002 at 1:16 PM    Post subject: RE:KRAMER & TRAVIS BEAN link

Due to the fact that both the bridge and the pick-ups are mounted in the one-piece aluminium-neck on the Travis Bean you got a sustain and sound that is oustanding compared both to Kramer and most of other basses. As the volume of aluminium is the special thing with the Travis Beans one often forget that the pick-up's. (speaking of the basses), is much better than the diMarzios or what it can be on the Kramers!

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Ezra

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PostPosted: 02/03/2002 at 5:09 AM    Post subject: RE:KRAMER & TRAVIS BEAN link

The kramers also have a bolt on neck as opposed to the Bean neck thru construction.

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