rep p/up's for steinberger XL2

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by martin303, Oct 13, 2001.

  1. martin303


    Sep 23, 2001

    Does anybody out there know what pickups
    will fit a steinberger xl2 h/less bass.

    I have tried getting the original EMG HB'S,
    3 MONTHS and still waiting !!!

    Do the EMG HZ'S fit or maybe bartolini's.

    Any suggestion's ??

    In case your wandering the last pickups had an argument with a flightcase. kin ouch !!!!

  2. ESP-LTD


    Sep 9, 2001
    I've had a few Steinie's; they are a standard sized soapbar I believe, although the originals may have some unusual construction, so if you are trying to ducplicate the exact sound, you will want some Steinberger EMG pickups.

    You could probably get a broken one or parts on E-Bay, or from Peekamuse Music in NY (big Steinberger dealer). You can find LOTS of info at:
  3. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    The Steinbergers use the EMG HB which is the same size as a Gibson guitar humbucker. There are almost no other pickups that will fit. DiMarzio used to offer one, not sure about Bartolini.

    FOIRGET ABOUT EMG HZ!!!!!! By comparison to the real EMG HB they are crap.

    Why do you need to swap out pickups for the same type anyway?
  4. ESP-LTD


    Sep 9, 2001
  5. Suburban


    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    Bartolini makes pups in the same sizes as EMG, and I believe Basslines does to.

    For some reason, EMG soapbars have become standard sizes!