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Steinberger Club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by king_xanadu, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. I plan to own one in the not to distant future:hyper::hyper::hyper:

    so #1 is open to who ever wants it

    some one feel free to distribute #'s

    and remember we all love pics so show'em if you got'em :)
  2. iamthebassman


    Feb 24, 2004
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
    I have a very early L2, previously owned by the late,great Dee Murray of the Elton John Band. It can be heard on the "Too Low For Zero" album and its single "I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues".
  3. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Isn't there already a Steinberger club?

    Oh well, here's my highly modded Strangeberger™:

  4. iamthebassman


    Feb 24, 2004
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
    I kinda thought that too, but I don't think I'm in that one. :smug:
  5. Hoover

    Hoover Banned

    Nov 2, 2007
    New York City
    When in doubt, create a new club! That way, when the "original" Steinberger club guys get all in a huff, the "new" Steinberger club guys can rumble with them under the overpass, just like Sharks versus Jets.

    I'll be Ice:
    my L-2, serial #368, obtained new in 1982.
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  6. i think the only better way to open a 'berger thread is with geddy's bass
    but he still owns it i believe
  7. Hoover

    Hoover Banned

    Nov 2, 2007
    New York City

    I'd be real curious to know how many of the guys who were "featured artists" when Steinberger's first hit the market still have theirs: Andy West, Tony Levin, Danny Klein, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Sting... ya don't see any of those guys toting a 'berger any more. Are they just gathering dust in their respective closets?
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  8. I've got an early L2, was endorsed by Steinberger throughout the 80's. This was my workhorse bass from Oct '82'-July '89', loved it and sounds great. It's now retired in my home.:)
  9. Hoover

    Hoover Banned

    Nov 2, 2007
    New York City

    Are those Bartolini's original?
  10. BartmanPDX

    BartmanPDX Supporting Member

    My XL-2, bought new in 1988, and still one of my top two gigging basses:

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  11. There is only 1 Bart and that's the bridge pup, it's not original. The epoxy around the EMG cracked back in '83' and the pup was dead. The tech at the time who replaced the pup couldn't get a replacement EMG, so I ended up getting a passive Bartolini pup, which sounds quite good.
  12. terryfunk4life


    Nov 26, 2007
    Where can you get a old graphite steinburger?
  13. Blazer


    Nov 27, 2003
    The Netherlands
    Rogue luthier employed at Knooren Handcrafted bass guitars
    The only one I can name is UB40 bassplayer Earl Falconer

    Who has been using his L2 for over 24 years and counting.
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  14. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    I've got an old XL25a fretless collecting dust under my bed. I really need to rehab and sell that thing.
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  15. 80jazz


    Jun 28, 2008
    Is it possible for myself to have a number? I have presented 2 pictures of myself with the Steinberger in action.

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  16. llamalor2112

    llamalor2112 Banned

    Sep 18, 2007
    I have a White '87 Steiny XL-2 and an '99 Spirit XT-2 model. Both absofruitly wonderful instruments.
  17. BartmanPDX

    BartmanPDX Supporting Member

    I played my Steinberger XL-2 at a gig on Sunday morning downtown. It was about 40 degrees out, but the Steinberger was cooking. Sounded just great in the mix.

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  18. DanRJBrasil


    Jun 10, 2007
    please put me in, I have a us stein. I was looking foward to see one have this compromise and do a stein club, well done, thanks !! Now what is my number ?? lol
    I put the pics a bit later ;)
  19. DanRJBrasil


    Jun 10, 2007
    there we go ;) :

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  20. DanRJBrasil


    Jun 10, 2007
    now on action
    a rock reggae witha nice improv solo at 3.30min

    and the pics :) :

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