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Steinber Early 80's.. Need Help

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jmbstudios, Dec 4, 2001.


  1. jmbstudios

    jmbstudios

    Dec 4, 2001
    South AZ
    I have an early model Steinberger... It has the bolt on neck.. About a year after I bought it it turned yellow (it was white) I called steinberger and they said they had a batch of 500 that went out that did that.... And if I wanted a new body they would send me one.... I cant seem to find the model number of this bass. Body is swamp ash????? Composite bolt on neck.... EMG p'ups (not select>>this is a PRE-GIBSON piece. So on and so on... If anyone out there can help me out I would appreciate it.
    I have been to the steinberger site and could not find this model.........
    Thanks in advance for your help....
    JM
     
  2. natebass

    natebass

    Sep 6, 2001
    Bremerton, WA
    does it look like a flying v with the tips cut off??? or does it look like a normal bass body??
     
  3. jmbstudios

    jmbstudios

    Dec 4, 2001
    South AZ
    Yes it looks like a stubby flying V.
    Do you have any information on serial numbers.. Mine is N44**.
    I have seen others with serial numbers over 13500.
    Any help is greatly appreciated!
     
  4. natebass

    natebass

    Sep 6, 2001
    Bremerton, WA
    ...i've seen them before...try writing Ned Steinberger @nsdesign.com for details; all I remember is that they were made until 85 or so...
     
  5. ESP-LTD

    ESP-LTD

    Sep 9, 2001
    Idaho
    The "Mini-Vee" as it is sometimes called is an XP-2; suggested retail was $995 and they sold from about 1980 to the early nineties I think.

    Go to www.worldclassguitars.com for complete information (including parts).
     
  6. jmbstudios

    jmbstudios

    Dec 4, 2001
    South AZ
    Does anyone know what the worth of this piece is now... I have never seen one for sale. I saw a neck go for $500.00 once but thats about it....
    And the serial number on that one was much later than mine.

    Thanks!!!!!!!!:cool:
     
  7. jmbstudios

    jmbstudios

    Dec 4, 2001
    South AZ
    I saw that Steinberger makes a Flying V like you were talking about... Like a mini.... My Bass is much like the original (Same Size) just a little wider body, not much, and a bolt on neck... But it does look like it could be a V if the legs were extended... But they are cut off at the tuners..

    Is that the XP-2