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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Peter Guthrie, Aug 10, 2018.
Thanks for noticing!
Yes, it's a fake and nothing at all like the original. I tried one not too long ago, if it's the same manufacturer for this one, it's even a poorly made copy at that. Had buzzing up the wazoo from badly done frets, bridge was super stiff to tune, pickups are of poor quality. Not even worth a "fake" price imo unless you're really into modding it to get it half way decent.
I owned an XM for a long time. That’s fake.
Ill agree with the all of the above for sure...I would bet money that Don Greenwald at headlessusa would agree as well
Not even close. Knockoff of some sort.
Now, on the other hand, if it were outright advertised as a Steinberger copy, and had CHEESEBURGER stamped on the body, I'd kinda want it...
Run, Forrest... run!!!
What appears to be rosewood on a Steinberger M (or any Steinberger for that matter)???
Plus, body shape is off... logo is off... face dots are off (shouldn't have anything on the 24th)... switch wasn't standard on original Steinberger basses... and that looks like hanger frets on the fretboard... eeeesh.
Yeah, that seller is up to no good.
I’ve owned a Steinberger since 1985. That is not one.
ETA: hilariously enough, they have one good idea on that thing. I pulled my middle volume, made the remaining one a master volume, and put in a toggle. If you’re doing fast switching between rear-pickup “Pino” cello-tone and both pickup rock tone, which I do, it works far better than having dual volume controls. But this is an instrument that is not going to make anyone happy.
Also,the Tuner block on the fake is much wider than on the real one.
That’s a wood neck as evident by the rosewood board. Maybe this is a Hohner Jack that has been painted and decaled? The Jacks has the license by steinberger bridge and the XM shape like this one does.
Peter... your thoughts, if it didn't have the logo and was priced accordingly for a no name instrument...
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I think buying a deceptive copy is probably a bad idea even if it plays well. What possible advantage is slapping a logo on it going to beee?
Guaranteed to cure all slices and most hooks...
... you can shank me later...
Looks suspiciously like an alibaba special or something of that ilk. I searched the Jack series and didn't see any with the XM body shape.
I'm a big Blue Oyster Cult fan and that is Buck Dharma's "Cheeseberger". I met the band years ago and got a really close look at it...a thing of beauty. He got a lot of his stuff from our buddy Ed Roman.
Those early BOC albums rule! Buck is one of the greats.
I wouldn't buy it for $5.
But I would ask the seller something like: "If I bought this bass for the full asking price, would you be able to look yourself in the mirror and be proud of what you see? Would you be able to sleep well at night? Do you believe in karma?"
I think it's a cool looking bass. Love the body shape, but I probably wouldn't even have looked twice of I hadn't seen the logo.. and I definitely wouldn't have dragged you guys into this whole thing. .