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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Listen, Jun 5, 2002.
old basses, with no headstock, and the tuners are at the end of the body?
I have one... It's crap but its looks cool. More of just a fun thing to have then a actual gigging bass.
If you are looking for a Steinberger XL-2 (the all composite boat oar style bass), eBay is a great resource and they can be had for 1K or less.
Music Yo sells new the all wood Spirit models for between 250 - 350 and has just released new graphite neck models for considerably more.
If you want a new modern version, check out the headless basses that status makes.
I have two, and they're higher quality than the price would have you think. Why do you think it's crap?
I don't like the feel of the skinny neck or how it is weighted. I don't like how it sounds either and it is hard to tune.
I saw a few on ebay yesterday, all between $250 and $700. Some were copies of the Steinies, though. Only the
$700 was an actual Steinburger, and it was white.
Funny how different people have different perceptions of the same thing!
I think they have necks like baseball bats, and both of mine tune very easily when I use quality strings (not the MusicYo ones). (Try unscrewing the tuner knobs and using a dab of heavy grease on the threads and moving parts - they'll slick right up and keep in rock-solid tune.) They balance extremely well on strap or in lap with the kickstand. The factory pickups aren't the best, but they're no worse that what's in a MIM.
Which one do you have? I'm talking about the "boat oar" model.