Status Chris Wolstenholme Signature Bass

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Chris Wolstenholme Signature model
Status Chris Wolstenholme signature Bass
Manufacturer Status Graphite
Used Blue-LED: (prototype) ?—
Blue-LED: 2012-08-12
White-LED (Turquoise finish): 2012-10-16
Red-LED: 2012-10-16
White-LED (Stealth finish): 2015-07-17 (?) -
Body type Alder encased in one-piece graphite composite
Neck joint Neck-through
Body covering High gloss lacquer
Wood Alder body, wrapped in a carbon-graphite shell
Bridge Mono-rail bridge units
Electronics Master volume and pickup blend controls
Pickup(s) 2 Status hum-cancelling pickups
Special circuits Treble and bass active E.Q. plus bright switch
Control orientation reversed
Midrange boost circuit
Custom L.E.D. lights in fretboard


This model is custom made for Chris. It's based on the Status S2-Classic, but differs in a few points from his forerunner:

  • The bridge pickups has been moved away from the bridge by 20mm to make the right-hand technique a little more flexible.
  • The neck pickup has also been moved towards the fingerboard by 10mm which makes the tone a little warmer.
  • Volume / pickup balance and bass / treble controls have been reversed when compared to a standard Status bass. This has no effect on the way the controls operate, it's just a personal preference Chris has.
  • A new midrange control has been fitted : this has individual controls for both mid frequency and mid cut / boost. This allows you to pin-point the exact midrange frequency then adjust exactly how much is to be boosted or cut. This midrange control can be pre-set and there is an on/off switch to by-pass it completely.
  • Chris also specified front LEDs as a custom option. His main bass currently has blue LEDs (red, green, amber and white are also available)
  • Black hardware is standard on Chris' basses (gold and chrome are also available)
  • Individual mono-rail bridge units are fitted as standard.

Probably, he first played his custom model at the Olympic Closing Cerenomy. It's unknown, if this model differs from the prototype model, wherefore it's unclear if he used the signature model first-time in 2012 or 2011. At the beginning of the The 2nd Law stadium tour Chris received, according to his tweet, three new custom basses, of which one is the Status Chris Wolstenholme Signature Bass 5-string an the two others 4-string custom models. One has white-LED's embedded and a blue finish, the other one has red-LED's. The two new basses replaced the walnut and graphite Status S2-Classic.


Blue-LED Signature Bass

Blue LED Signature bass

Chris uses two of the blue-LED basses, whereof one of them is the prototype model based on the Status S2-Classic.


  • Standard (EADG): The Resistance tour, Olympics, warm-up gigs The 2nd Law tour
  • Drop D (DADG) or Standard with E string tuned down to C (CADG): The 2nd Law tour, Psycho UK Tour
  • Half step down (D#G#C#F#): US Club Shows (Starlight)

Songs used for

(Songs played before 2011 with the prototype model are also included)

White-LED Signature Bass (Turquoise Sunburst Paint Scheme)

White LED Signature bass


  • Drop D (DADG): US Club Shows (Hyper Music [one-time])

Songs used for

Red-LED Signature Bass

Red LED Signature bass


  • Drop D (DADG): Drones Promo Tour (Psycho [one-time])

Songs used for

White-LED Signature Bass (Stealth finish)

White LED Stealth Signature Bass

This bass was presuambly first used at the Vieilles Charrues Festival 2015. It features white-LED, but unlike the other white-LED bass this one has the normal stealth finish.


Songs used for

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