Kramer 5150 Build

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Kramer 5150 Build

Post by Tdi Guy » Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:39 pm

So Im going to build a 5150 Kramer. Any suggestions on purchasing parts? Musikraft? I also see Ed Roman Guitars sells a complete kit.
Lots of different ideas on the wood. Basswood, Poplar, Alder. What is the best choice? Pickup? I have used a Custom Custom in the past in my old Kramer circa 985 model and loved the sounds..

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Re: Kramer 5150 Build

Post by topsportsmanta1 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:37 pm

I built mine using poplar kne body
Pariah 5150 pup that nails that era closest pup i have used for that tone he nailed
Origional 84
Gotoh tuners

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Re: Kramer 5150 Build

Post by T.J.Fuller » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:59 pm

What is a great testimony to KNE is this / the fact that they offer POPLAR as a body choice
Basswood is a good tone wood

Poplar is actually a great tone wood

BUT, in mass production there would be many chips / gouges etc ... not an easy wood to work with

this is why you don't see many poplar guitars / Basswood better to work with cheaply

But KNE's Poplar body at 109.00 / that is a killer deal

So I ordered a poplar SD / strat style one humbucker / last week from Mitch :wink:
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Re: Kramer 5150 Build

Post by kikka » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:27 am

Hi all, I´m new here. I built my version of 5150 using a new Kramer Pacer Classic and it works well for me.

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