Posted by Deman on July 20, 2000 at 00:18:08:
In Reply to: Re: Headless Basse posted by JDP on July 18, 2000 at 23:06:33:
Thanks for the answer...Now, to get to what I guess was my real point anyway...Are these Steinberger repros worth the money? (Not much at that!) I'm looking for a solid Five string that won't break what small bank I have left...and these caught my eye...Doesn't have to be anything special, just something to play with, not nessecarily great gig machine or anything - just thought It would be fun (and useful) to learn...
: : I've played 'Steinberger type' basses for quite a while. I never have really noticed any lack of sustain problems with them. I mostly use mine for slap/pop stuff. I've never played a 'real' Steinberger but they are rare and in high demand by some. You can only find them used. The $269 one you are refering to is probably from someplace like musicyo.com right? Those are 'Spirit' by Steinberger - a much cheaper copy of the originals. The original Steinberger's were made by Ned Steinberger in the 80's and had graphite necks (I think maybe they were ALL graphite)and high end electronics. They were wonderful instruments that still go for around $2000.00 today used. Ned Steinberger sold the rights to Gibson (I think) to make those basses now and Gibson mass produces them under the Spirit by Steinberger name (much like the Tobias basses that are on the market now - Michaeal Tobias makes basses under the MTD line). I'm sure they are OK, but nothing like the 80's counterparts. Hope this helps!
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