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NBD: Steinberger Content

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DigitalMan, Nov 14, 2016.


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  1. DigitalMan

    DigitalMan Wikipedia often mistakes my opinions for fact Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    I can either write a long post, or I can play my new bass. This Steinberger XL-2 officially washes away my only "one that got away" regret for selling a bass.

    Happy Monday!


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  2. Dluxe

    Dluxe

    Jan 9, 2011
    Austin, TX
    I hope to get another L2. Great basses!
     
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  3. DigitalMan

    DigitalMan Wikipedia often mistakes my opinions for fact Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    Quick note - this bass has some serious, serious tone. It has more fire in its belly than I remember.
     
  4. CGremlin

    CGremlin Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2014
    Congratulations! I'd like to get an L-2 or XL-2 myself. The last time I played an XL-2 I didn't bond very well with the feel, but I need something compact since I don't have a lot of room here and it's pretty damned hard to whack the headstock on one.
     
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  5. BrentSimons

    BrentSimons Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2004
    Vergennes,VT USA
    Nice! That looks like it's in great condition! Enjoy!
    Brent
     
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  6. I had a very early XL2-5. I miss it. A lot.
     
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  7. Peralta

    Peralta Commercial User

    Nov 7, 2016
    That's a dream bass man, seriously awesome. Congrats and enjoy bro.
     
  8. nixdad

    nixdad

    Aug 15, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Nice!
    I had one of these in the early 80's myself. The neck was a bit too chunky for my taste, but man, it had tone for days!
    Curious...what is the serial number? If it's #1125, somehow you got my old bass!
     
  9. Gnal

    Gnal

    Apr 22, 2014
    Congrats! XL2's are great basses. I've had mine since '03.
     
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  10. wintremute

    wintremute mediocrity at its finest Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2014
    Vegas
    Endorsing Artist: Langstrom Carrot Farms
    Where did you get it?
     
  11. stacker

    stacker Banned

    Feb 24, 2010
    scotland
    Come on, we need the story.
     
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  12. stacker

    stacker Banned

    Feb 24, 2010
    scotland
    That would have been an L series. I had an L2 a few years ago and it was fuller in the neck profile than the XL. Not a lot but it was discernible.
     
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  13. Gilmourisgod

    Gilmourisgod

    Jun 23, 2014
    Cape Cod MA
    Very Nice! Still have my old 83' XP2, still my #1. Under-rated and misunderstood, the most stable basses ever made, mine simply NEVER goes out of tune. Very nice condition too, well scored Sir!!
     
  14. DigitalMan

    DigitalMan Wikipedia often mistakes my opinions for fact Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    A little higher than that one. But if I did I probably wouldn't admit it to avoid any awkward and unsolicited proposals. :D
     
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  15. DigitalMan

    DigitalMan Wikipedia often mistakes my opinions for fact Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    I went with the folks at Headless USA. I am very much a new bass kinda guy, so this was a close as I was gonna get.
     
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  16. DigitalMan

    DigitalMan Wikipedia often mistakes my opinions for fact Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    True story, this bass was shipped across the country over the course of a week. I plugged it in and checked the tuning. It was strobe-tuner perfect. Not almost perfect, I mean perfectly in tune. Really strange, cause I would expect strings settling, temperature changes and etc to have some impact.
     
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  17. CGremlin

    CGremlin Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2014
    I'm actually not surprised. Steinies are nothing if not stable.
     
  18. Gilmourisgod

    Gilmourisgod

    Jun 23, 2014
    Cape Cod MA
    I have taken mine out of the case after months and found it perfectly in tune. The solid-state neck and micrometer tuners just don't move perceptibly in any normal temperature range. New strings will stretch a little, but once that's done, your Golden. I love knowing that the bass is going to feel and play exactly the same every time, regardless of the season.
     
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  19. Be_eM

    Be_eM

    Jul 27, 2013
    Bavaria, Germany
    That serial would be an L2, not an XL2 :)

    Edit: @stacker was first ;)
     
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  20. jgroh

    jgroh Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    Pennsylvania
    Nice. I really miss my XL2. I had an L2 but liked the XL2 much more. I sold it to buy a Spector. I really like the Spector but I liked the Steiny more.
     
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