In love :: Classic Steinberger XL

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In love :: Classic Steinberger XL

Post by Cory » Wed Feb 06, 2008 6:05 am

I had a brief affair this week. At the wedding of a bandmate we took the opportunity to take the stage and play while the band took a break. I had the privilage of borrowing the weddingbands classic Steinberger XL. I have never played a bass that felt so right. I decided to have a look at one for myself, but a second hand full graphite bass is both expensive and very hard to come by. Does anyone have any experience with the new style Synapse XS with the graphite truss rod?

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Re: In love

Post by foal30 » Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:17 am

Oh Yeah, oh Yeah, oh Yeah oh Yeah, oh Yeah, oh Yeah, Oh Yeah

I knew it would happen
who is next?
Rog, Steve or Timi?
It may not happen overnight, but it will happen.

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Re: In love

Post by Dan » Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:39 am

I'm afraid it won't be happening to me ;)

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Re: In love

Post by john » Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:11 pm

ha i like this.
i could be tempted one day , always had a soft spot for em.
but if we were making bets on who will get one next my moneys on timi, based on the amount of gear he goes through

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Re: In love

Post by beagle » Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:06 pm

foal30 wrote:Oh Yeah, oh Yeah, oh Yeah oh Yeah, oh Yeah, oh Yeah, Oh Yeah
I knew it would happen
who is next?
Rog, Steve or Timi?
It may not happen overnight, but it will happen.
Cory's your new best friend foal! :D
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Re: In love :: Classic Steinberger XL

Post by Shaeve » Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:51 pm

The synapse is just awesome.

whoever said stop pulling the head off it was wrong!!!
Two balls are better than one - Steinberger Me!

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Re: In love :: Classic Steinberger XL

Post by john » Sun Jun 28, 2009 12:35 am

:lol: . It's natural

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Re: In love :: Classic Steinberger XL

Post by Crazykiwi » Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:29 pm

I really like the Steinberger blend necks too, they're not too brittle sounding and have the right amount of solidity. I have an M-series Steinberger with a transtrem waiting for me to pull the trigger on when I get a job.
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Re: In love :: Classic Steinberger XL

Post by foal30 » Wed May 26, 2010 11:26 am

just thought it was appropriate to lift this great thread back to where it belongs...
at the top

where is Cory?
Slave to the Rhythm Changes

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Re: In love

Post by Jazzbass » Wed May 26, 2010 3:06 pm

foal30 wrote:who is next?
Rog, Steve or Timi?
It may not happen overnight, but it will happen.
The safest best in the 42 known universes is that Rog will NOT be getting one, Reuben! :lol:

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Re: In love :: Classic Steinberger XL

Post by pins » Wed May 26, 2010 5:28 pm

For me as much as anything else when choosing a Bass,the looks are just as important as anything else.

I am afraid Stienbergs and all other headless bass's just don't cut the cheese,regardless of playability,sound etc.

But Beauty is in the eye of the beholder to all you headless fans. :D

edited for the truth Im told (paragraph removed) when it comes to ugly women :wink:

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Re: In love :: Classic Steinberger XL

Post by beagle » Thu May 27, 2010 4:58 pm

foal30 wrote:just thought it was appropriate to lift this great thread back to where it belongs...
at the top
where is Cory?
You're manipulating the system... how can you sleep at night?

I met Cory in the flesh along with his lovely mrs and a very cute little baby at the mission bay blues fest a few months back.
I'm thinking family has forced the bass to third place and his interest in Steinlarger was greater than Steinberger.
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Re: In love :: Classic Steinberger XL

Post by john » Thu May 27, 2010 5:52 pm

beagle wrote:... and his interest in Steinlarger was greater than Steinberger.
My Steinlager on the screen :lol:

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Re: In love :: Classic Steinberger XL

Post by kiwijetpilot » Mon May 31, 2010 12:03 am

I have the Steinberger XL2 (had it for many years) AND the Status Stealth II graphite headless bass.

I love them both, I don't play the XL2 much these days as I'm more into 5 string, but the Status has the same qualities. Beautifully even tone, very light and very stable. I haven't tuned it in months and it is STILL in tune - and it gets played 3-4 hours a week. In fact, I bought it back with me in the aircraft hold from the UK, and it was still in tune when it arrived in NZ. Amazing.
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Re: In love :: Classic Steinberger XL

Post by ryla » Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:48 pm

I'm an ex L2 owner ( :roll: ) and totally endorse anything Ned designs - love the Steinberger. Dont knock em till you try/hear em.

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