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How much would you pay for this bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by snowdog2, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. snowdog2

    snowdog2

    Mar 25, 2012
    I'm considering buying this steinberger QX25. How much is it worth? Comes with case and string adapter and a new bartolini preamp. ImageUploadedByTalkBass1390334862.554569.jpg ImageUploadedByTalkBass1390334877.637705.jpg ImageUploadedByTalkBass1390334887.237111.jpg
     
  2. pfox14

    pfox14

    Dec 22, 2013
    Based on what I've seen on eBay - $800-1000
     
  3. FourBanger

    FourBanger

    Sep 2, 2012
    SE Como
    I'll give you 15 Bob for it.

    (sorry I just saw the movie with that line, anybody name it?)
     
  4. snowdog2

    snowdog2

    Mar 25, 2012
    No idea, what is it?
     
  5. pedroims

    pedroims

    Dec 19, 2007
    Michigan
    I had one but dont remember the country where it was made, i bought it and sold it for $300
     
  6. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Nice bass.
     
  7. FourBanger

    FourBanger

    Sep 2, 2012
    SE Como
    30 Bob and she's yours!

    I mean, correct.
     
  8. Be_eM

    Be_eM

    Jul 27, 2013
    Bavaria, Germany
    Wow, so many helpful comments… this is a Steinberger XQ2, made in USA (1994, Nashville era), and has a little irregularity with the serial number. A high number like this (15xxx) should have a "TN" (Nashville, TN) prefix, not an "N" (Newburgh). However, to my best knowledge there's nothing wrong with this bass, and I've seen it go for more than $2k on ebay in 2012. Well, this price looks to high, as the XQ bass is not as sought after as the XL, but I think a value of $1,200 to $1,600 (like the XM) seems reasonable. Also depends on the overall condition, of course.

    Minor edit: just saw those new bartolini pickups. I don't think they're original, therefore probably less value, not more, at least among the Steinberger community.
     
  9. snowdog2

    snowdog2

    Mar 25, 2012
    Thanks for your help! He's asking $1500
     
  10. Be_eM

    Be_eM

    Jul 27, 2013
    Bavaria, Germany
    I'd try to meet somewhere around $1,400. Steinie fans are very picky with non-original parts, at least the collectors among them. However, as a "player" which you like and plan to keep it may be well worth the $1,500 as well.
     
  11. Dluxe

    Dluxe Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2011
    Austin, TX
    I had a Nashville era XQ 4 string bass and it had the Barts in it. I believe they were an option at that time.
     
  12. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

    Oh man I had one almost just like that from the same era. I loved that thing, bought it brand new in probably 1994 or 5. $1100 from Musicians Friend! Mine had Basslines pickups, not sure about the preamp. I also got a matching 4 string later on and it did have Bartolini pickups so they could be original. Never seen Barts with a white logo though.

    All that being said, I personally thing $1500 is way too much for these. It's not a 'real' Steinberger. But if it's worth that to you, it is a good bass. I'm thinking more like $700 but I'm no expert. Especially considering you can get a used Zon or Modulus for $1500 or less (if you're wanting a graphite neck).
     
  13. Be_eM

    Be_eM

    Jul 27, 2013
    Bavaria, Germany
    Huh? It is. Just not an L-type. But designed by Ned, built in USA, so what is not "real" here?
     
  14. SaneseBass

    SaneseBass Banned

    Jan 22, 2014
    That one has wide string spacing. Those tend to cost more.
     
  15. Be_eM

    Be_eM

    Jul 27, 2013
    Bavaria, Germany
    This applies to XL2-5 basses, which are VERY expensive if they have a wide spacing. In contrast to those the XQ25 basses all had the wide spacing, without exception.
     



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