Posted by jd on January 15, 2001 at 02:05:42:
In Reply to: Re: Steinberger posted by El Pájaro on January 10, 2001 at 06:40:05:
: : Any comments on Steinberger basses would be greatly appreciated.
: they look like toys (and perhaps a little too 80's for my taste!), but they do sound great. I had the chance to try one some years ago and was very impressed with its accurate, balanced sound.
: El Pájaro
I own a Steinberger XQ-graphite neck,wood body-totally 80s aqua blue and funky shape! Unfortunately it's out of comission right now because the bridge saddles broke and parts are hard to come by. I really miss it-I bought it used about 5 months ago and immediately fell in love with it's balance and tone. It feels great in my small hands-the neck is very narrow at the nut but very round along the back(baseball bat like as others say but stays narrow up to the 24th fret. The active EMGs are super clean and have really good output. The eq is just vol,vol,tone but I find I can coax a good number of sounds from it switching between bridge/neck pu's. It's got nice lows and is really bright on top-great for reggae and rock. To me the sound has a certain "aura" about it-others find the sound "sterile". Most people either love 'em or hate 'em. As you can tell I love mine. If you buy one-which you can get for pretty cheap(the XQ and XM series anyway) just make sure you give it a full checkup when buying because parts are hard to come by like I said, although they are available. If you have other questions feel free to email me.
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