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SOLD 89 Steinberger XL-2A (reduced price)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by pacojas, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    this is an original from the Newburgh factory that i bought in 1990 at Rainbow Music in Poughkeepsie, NY.

    the best thing about this amazing sounding/playing instrument is the “one-off” tone circuit that Ned Steinberger built.

    i was in a recording session when the engineer informed me of a line noise emanating from a poor ground. i contacted Ned and we sat down and discussed my personal tone goals. me, being a touring reggae bassist, was very enthusiastic about having an extra bit of “hump” in the sub-bass region, but also not at the expense of a “shiny” top end. as i spoke Ned took notes and asked me to give him a week. i’m not sure exactly what the “Q” and the “slope” might be, but this thing has a monstrous sound!

    the tone control is a simple Treble Boost (clockwise), Bass Boost (ccw), and everything in between!

    piano-like tones

    frets are excellent for age

    flawless performance

    compact for travel

    outrageous clarity and punch

    weights 8.5lbs

    a few slight battle scars (barely visible)

    worn pup covers (highly visible)

    currently strung BEAD (comes with extra RotoSound sets)

    the replacement volume pot is hair-triggered (not much tension on the throw)

    i am including four extra NOS Roto string sets, two used BEAD sets, some leftover guts from Ed Roman’s store, Allen keys, and an extra gig bag (Synapse)

    was $2700.00
    now $2350.00 plus $75 shipped & insured
    Paypal accepted

    thanks for looking!

    Last edited: Apr 10, 2018
  2. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    That is a beauty! GLWTS
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  3. JeffJ2112

    JeffJ2112 Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2016
    Nowhere Indiana
    Damn, I had that same bass when I was out in California. Up near Monterrey. '90 was about the time I sold it...

    I was an idiot.
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  4. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    it’s quite the tone monster! when i announced to the band it was up for sale the guitarist immediately called his “bassist” brother, lol
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  5. JeffJ2112

    JeffJ2112 Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2016
    Nowhere Indiana
    One of the many basses from back then I wish I had never sold!
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  6. Happy Face

    Happy Face Supporting Member

    May 3, 2007
    Portland, Maine
    It looks like a fair price for a white Steinie in such good condition.
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  7. subtlestew

    subtlestew Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2000
    Kent, CT
    Definitely. Were I selling mine it would be for a lot more than this... great price!
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  8. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    thanks,.. all she needs is a little buffing, new pup covers, and a touch up here and there. i’m semi-retired and don’t hold on to things that aren’t being used much.
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  9. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    i put it on a plane
    it’s going to Spain
    money justa pour like rain

    thank you all for looking! :thumbsup:
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