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SOLD FS: Steinberger Synapse 5-string fretless w/ gigbag CHEAP

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by LanEvo, Sep 28, 2013.


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  1. LanEvo

    LanEvo

    Mar 10, 2008
    Manhattan
    Last year, my wife and I moved into a 1-bedroom apartment in Manhattan. I have way too much gear for such a small space and I'm trying to cut down to just 2 guitars, 1 fretless, and one fretted bass. So, I've got a few more basses and guitars to sell.

    Here's a Steinberger Synapse XP-15 FPA fiver. It's an unlined fretless, but there are helpful dot markers along the edge of the fingerboard that keep you oriented. It's got a piezo element in the bridge and an active EMG in the sweet-spot, which you can blend. It's strung with LaBella Deep Talkin' Bass nylon tape-wounds for that thunky URB tone.

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    Controls are volume, piezo/EMG blend, treble boost/cut, and bass boost/cut:

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    Compared to the original Steinberger XL bass, this one has better ergonomics: it's lighter, has a belly cut, and an extended arm on which to hang the strap:

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    The hybrid wood/graphite neck allows neck relief adjustment, which is especially critical for a fretless bass:

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    The headpiece allows you to use either double-ball strings or conventional strings:

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    Piezo element in the bridge:

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    Comes with original gigbag and owner's manual:

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    more...
     
  2. LanEvo

    LanEvo

    Mar 10, 2008
    Manhattan
    Like the original XL bass, the Synapse has got a folding leg-rest:

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    Still has the plastic on the control cavity and battery covers. I love the rear jack and the fact that it has a little place to keep the Allen keys for the truss rod and bridge screws:

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    Fingerboard is in great shape:

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    The bass has 4 tiny finish imperfections...

    #1 (front)

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    #2 (side)

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    #3 (rear)

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    #4 (neck)

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    I'm looking to get just $525 shipped in the continental USA.
     
  3. swing

    swing

    Apr 25, 2000
    London
    PM'd...
     
  4. LanEvo

    LanEvo

    Mar 10, 2008
    Manhattan
    bump
     
  5. forgot about me?
     
  6. Alivefor5

    Alivefor5 Supporting Member

    Jul 17, 2006
    Indiana
    PM Sent.
     
  7. LanEvo

    LanEvo

    Mar 10, 2008
    Manhattan
    SOLD to a TB member.
     
  8. MarkA

    MarkA In the doghouse. Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    Please close the thread. I read all the way through, thinking about what a cool little bass this is! Congrats on the sale and good luck downsizing for your new place!
     

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