Hohner Steinberger B2A Outputs?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Seathal, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Seathal


    Jan 20, 2011
    I bought a 1987 Hohner (Licensed by Steinberger) B2A. 4 strings, Active/Passive EMG Select Humbucker pickups.

    What's got me bothered is the output. It has a 1/4 jack output and a XLR output. Do you know by chance if the 1/4 output is a TS or a TRS? Is it needed for the Humbuckers to be efficient? (mine has a humming noise when not pressing the strings at the passive setting) Does the XLR provide a Low Impedance Balanced signal, as in a DI? How is a XLR or TRS/balanced output from an instrument supposed to be connected to the unbalanced input of an amp or a stompbox?

    Also, as a side thing. What's the most popular/best way to use straps and straplocks with these kind of bass? The upper lock is located in a rather unconventional and non-practical spot.
  2. number11


    Jun 17, 2010
    The 1/4 output is whatever a standard jack is.

    The XLR is like a DI

    As for the strap button issue, thats a function of using the small body without the strap pivot of the real Steinbergers.

    The best soilution is to buy a Synapse strap hook.