Steinberger or Status Streamline Basses?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Felix Lopez, Feb 25, 2019.

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  2. Status Graphite

  1. Felix Lopez

    Felix Lopez Mettā

    May 15, 2018
    Steinberger or Status Graphite Streamline Basses?

    Can you please share what would you buy if you could get one between the two? and why?

    Thank you in advance for your input!


    Last edited: Feb 25, 2019
  2. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Bootlegger guitars : S.I.T. Strings Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    Florida USA
    Steinberger Lseries for collectabilty
    Status for everything else
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  3. Wanker_Joe


    Sep 26, 2017
    I'll take an old-school Steinberger 100% of the time.
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  4. Felix Lopez

    Felix Lopez Mettā

    May 15, 2018
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  5. DrDAV14

    DrDAV14 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2008
    Denver, Colorado
    I've had and have both. They are 2 different basses in sound and feel. A lot of the choice depends on what your after. The Steinbergers are pretty bullet proof- no trus rod, consistent clear sound, pivot plate is cool.
    The Streamline is excellent also, Rob can build it how you want it- 34" or 32" scale, any type of pickup set up you can imagine, and every finish under the sun available. Steinbergers that are in good shape are more expensive than a Streamline build from Rob. You have a fun choice/endeavor ahead of you. Enjoy the trip!!
  6. bdgotoh

    bdgotoh Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2002
    Pacific NW
    The string spacing on L-series Steinbergers is too narrow for me at 17mm. I didn't measure my Streamline but it felt normal, like 19-20mm. The Status had great feel and balance, in fact it was the best headless I've ever had. I liked it better than a couple of Steinbergers and a couple of David King headless basses that I owned.
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  7. hdfixer

    hdfixer Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2008
    Bend OR
    I have a headless Status Stealth that's just incredible. The body is a more conventional shape than the Streamline which I find to be a bit more comfortable than the Steinberger oar shape when standing. It's very compact and lightweight with astonishing workmanship and very flexible controls. Definitely a keeper!
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  8. 48thStreetCustom


    Nov 30, 2005
    Hey, how do you like that wireless system? Have you ever used it with pedals?
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  9. DrDAV14

    DrDAV14 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2008
    Denver, Colorado
    You can get the Streamline with either 19mm string spacing(Std) or option for 16.5mm spacing.
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  10. TrustRod

    TrustRod Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2016
    Northern California
    I had a custom Status, it was unplayable and returned immediately. The fret beveling extended to under the string so when you fretted a note the string would slide off the fingerboard. The frets were also unfinished with flat tops and grind marks. I was a fan for years based on playing other ones but the one I was shipped sucked and weighed a ton.
  11. Dluxe

    Dluxe Guest

    Jan 9, 2011
    Steinberger L2 with Status Strings! :)
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  12. Feel-X

    Feel-X Inactive

    Apr 23, 2019
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  13. Feel-X

    Feel-X Inactive

    Apr 23, 2019
    Sharing Info:
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  14. Feel-X

    Feel-X Inactive

    Apr 23, 2019
    REVIEW by Stuart Clayton:
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  15. Feel-X

    Feel-X Inactive

    Apr 23, 2019
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  16. Feel-X

    Feel-X Inactive

    Apr 23, 2019
    Here is mine:
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  17. Feel-X

    Feel-X Inactive

    Apr 23, 2019
    Xvive Audio U2 Digital Wireless Guitar System
    Charges pretty quickly and sounds Ok but it does not work well in areas with heavy Wi-Fi use! There are much better choices out there for a wireless if you want a VERY reliable/high quality sound for your gigs, performances, etc but they are way more expensive. I feel that the Xvive clouds my tone a bit. Also, every once in a while there are small interruptions in the sound, so I definitely don't recommend it for recording or to use it with pedals. It also interferes sometimes with bluetooth. I guess you get what you pay for... It's great for practice IMO.
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  18. Felix Lopez

    Felix Lopez Mettā

    May 15, 2018
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  19. Green Knight

    Green Knight Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2016
    Shameless shill: got a Streamline in the Classifieds at a killer price.
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  20. Felix Lopez

    Felix Lopez Mettā

    May 15, 2018