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=the Framus Soulman Club - Say What???

Discussion in 'Bass Guitars' started by Hardy, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. Hardy

    Hardy Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    I bought my first Warwick in 2008 and instantly joined this forum. I read a lot about Warwick and ofc about vintage Framus basses in the last 11 years. I own a modified Framus Junior. But I can´t remember that I ever read anything about Framus basses made by Warwick? Now I found out that there was such a bass built: the Framus Soulman bass. Reminds me of a Katana with a Fender shaped body. So: what is the story of these basses?

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    Hoggles Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    Hmm interesting. Here's Andy playing an '01.


    Some more info and specs. Maybe only produced 1 year, 2001?
    Framus Soulman 5 Review
     
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    Interesting bass, never heard of it before. What was the reason to produce a Bass under the name of Framus?
     
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    Hoggles Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    Probably just due to Framus' storied history of making basses. I'd guess. I'd love to see Warwick/Framus start making some of those old classics again. That'd be really cool.
     
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    But with normal string spacing please. Some old Framus basses seem unplayable.
     
  6. Hardy

    Hardy Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    My Framus Junior has such a narrow string spacing. And a short neck. After one minute of playing you get used to it. But yes: a new „oldie“ line should not just copy the old constructions 1:1, but show a modern version of it.
     
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    Hardy Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    This is a seller from Bassic, Jogi is a nice guy, I already bought some stuff from him. I can recommend him :)
    This bass appeared on Bassic before you started wondering about them, I just thought you have seen this bass on Bassic ;)
     
  9. Hardy

    Hardy Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    Yes maybe I saw that there. First thing I found was the Andy Irvine vid. And then a review at Gitarre & Bass. Strange story. Even in this forum I can’t find any discussion about these basses.
     
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    Hi, I am New to this page and I could really use some help. I was recently gifted a beautiful Framus soulman 4, the thing is I am a drummer so I don't really know a thing about basses. I resarched this bass in swedish forums (where i'm from) but all I got was a german review from when it first came out. I know that the price for it back in the day was 1364 euros but i would love to know what it is worth today and it's story. Best regards Jakob
     
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    Hi Jacke99! Welcome to the forum!

    Rather than selling it, maybe it's your chance to learn Bass? :)

    What the bass is worth is what someone is willing to pay for it today. I know that's not really the answer you want, but since there are none for sale on even Reverb, it's hard to tell what the market will support in terms of a price.

    That being said, depending on the model, a Framus guitar (not bass) from the early 2000s tend to not be worth that much. My 2008 Renegade was retail of €1500, is now selling for slightly less than half of that.
     
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    Thank you for the reply Hector! I have played around with it a bit but i just feel that such a rare instrument deserves to be played by someone that truly cherishes it. I'm not looking to sell it just for the sake of money, I just though that maybe there is someone out there searching for it since they are so hard to come by.
     
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    Hardy Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    This bass strongly reminds me of the Warwick Katana Bolt on. Means it worth would be around 650,- EUR. But why not trying to get more?
     
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    Hi Hardy, thanks for your estimated price. The soulman i have looks exactly like the one in the very first picture you uploded in this thread. I agree with you that one could probably sell it for more then 650,-EUR but i think it would be rather hard to find a buy er...
     
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