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Hot news! Steinberger to be re-introduced into retail stores!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by HeavyDuty, Jan 26, 2004.


  1. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Andy over at Steinberger World is reporting that Gibson is preparing to re-introduce the Steinberger line at Summer NAMM! Andy is usually dead on with his news, since he enjoys a special relationship with the factory.

    Apparently, a decision has been made to introduce a mid-priced line to be distributed through traditional dealers.

    Interesting news!
     
  2. JRBrown

    JRBrown

    Jun 21, 2000
    North Carolina
    What's inclluded in the Steinberger "mid-priced" line?

    JB
     
  3. XL-2 REVIVAL!!!!!!!

    BRING BACK THE BLAK BOXXX BABY!!!!!!!
     
  4. andrewd

    andrewd

    Sep 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    this better not be more of the non-graphite **** on musicyo.com .......
     
  5. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Ohh, tasty, although one headless is enough for me.
     
  6. NCorder

    NCorder Smoke-free since 4/3/05

    Dec 26, 2002
    Dayton, OH
    I'm cornfused, I thought you could always get new Steinbergers at Musicyo? no? :confused:
     
  7. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    Not the "real" ones! Hopefully they will do a 5 string with WIDE (3/4") string spacing this time, instead of that stoopid thing they did before - putting 5 strings on a 4 string bass! :p They do that, and I'll be SEVERELY tempted! :D
     
  8. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    I hear ya...

    [​IMG]
     
  9. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    I never did like Steinbergers very much. They're too light, I don't like the neck flopping around when I'm playing. I had one of the first ones ever made, and got a pretty penny for it when I sold it. Also had two with synth attachments, one internal and one external. If they found a way to put a little more weight on the ball end of the neck, I might consider checking one out. If they're just gonna make 'em like they used to, I probably won't be interested. IMO they may look cool, and may even sound okay, but they're not functional when it comes to daily gigging. Just IMO of course... :)
     
  10. Man, I want one, just for covert playing.

    Bring it to school, stuff it in my glovebox.

    It's all good;)
     
  11. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    I hear ya!!

    I might get one and stash it here at work!!!

    :cool:
     
  12. sweet!..I really wanna try the non-spirit steinies...
     
  13. Deano Destructo

    Deano Destructo Music Man/Upton addict. Hasn't slept since 1979. Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Yeah, the choice between a boat paddle and a toilet seat. If this is the future image of bass I guess there's always drums:eek: :D .






    :bag: *Fortifying against bovine and the bongo horde* :bag:
     
  14. Killdar

    Killdar

    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    [chant]X-L-2! X-L-2! X-L-2! X-L-2![/chant]

    If they're making wide 5's, ohhhhhhhh man!

    [chant]X-L-5! X-L-5! X-L-5! X-L-5![/chant]
     
  15. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    No real details yet, but they'll fit between the USA graphites and the Spirits. Maybe a graphite-necked import?
     
  16. JRBrown

    JRBrown

    Jun 21, 2000
    North Carolina
    ;)
    [​IMG]
     
  17. Version Luminol

    Version Luminol

    Dec 6, 2003
    I totally agree, it was always a pain when i played b/c the guitar tended to lean away from me and it was very annoying to have to constantly pull it back, but nice looking basses nonetheless.
     
  18. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    I have no problems at all with either my XM2A or (Spirit) XZ-2 - as a matter of fact, the XM2A hangs better than any other bass I own.

    Don't lump the broombasses with the wood bodied models!
     
  19. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    I would love to have that for travel! Too bad you aren't interested in the fretless... :bawl: