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Steinberger L2 - A Geddy Thanksgiving!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by WalWarrior, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. WalWarrior

    WalWarrior Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2006
    Maryland Suburbs
    Years ago when I worked for GE, I was called in on a brief on call issue on a Saturday to consult on an install in Washington, DC for what my boss said would take 5 minutes. I was on my way to a rehearsal when my pager went off. ( this was 1991 ) No cell phones then... The 5 minutes turned into over an hour. I return to my vehicle to find the window smashed and my prized Steinberger L2 and Brooklyn era Spector I just purchased from Gordon Miller Music gone. It felt like I had been kicked in the nuts a million times. Last night I found a Vintage Steinberger L2 from 1983 with a slightly higher S/N (+500, 8 mos newer) than my original in mint condition. This is indeed a Geddy Thanksgiving! Grace under Pressure here I come! I feel whole again!
  2. bassclef112

    bassclef112 Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2003
    New York City, NY
    Congrats on finally coming full circle with the Steiner. I know you'll enjoy it for the amazingly innovative and totally awesome bass it is!

    (I have an '86 XL-2 that I will never part with).
  3. MethodsofDance


    Nov 19, 2013
    Wow, that must have been a seriously painful moment, I'd have totally flipped. Anyway thats a damn nice bass, I'd love to get one someday.
  4. ERIC31


    Jul 1, 2002
    Maricopa, AZ
    Let's see a picture of that prize!! =)
  5. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    I had serial number 550ish. Cool piece
  6. WalWarrior

    WalWarrior Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2006
    Maryland Suburbs
    Awesome, thanks for the replies guys. This bass was owned by a touring pro who bought it new in 1983. Not a scratch on it. What a score!

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  7. WalWarrior

    WalWarrior Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2006
    Maryland Suburbs
    I lost it. When the cops came I was flipping out. Cop pissed me off telling me I was an idiot for leaving them in the car, even for a second. I kicked the side of his car and put a huge dent in the door. He knew I was pissed. I'm lucky he didn't arrest me for that. I scoured all the pawn shops in proximity for weeks. No trace. I saw my Steinberger on ebay, S/N 808. I bought it used and have no proof it was ever mine. ( I don't even remember if the cops filled out a report) It looked like it had been abused since so I didn't bid to get it back. Never again will I let instruments out of my sight, let alone leave them anyplace. That Spector was awesome as well. That would have been my 3rd Brooklyn era. The other two I currently own are black. The one that was stolen was a red burst. Live and learn.
  8. iamthebassman


    Feb 24, 2004
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
    Mine's #295, formerly owned by the late, great Dee Murray.
  9. WalWarrior

    WalWarrior Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2006
    Maryland Suburbs
    That's way cool! Congrats to YOU -