Steinberger Q5, XQ5. What's the word on these?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Blackbird, Sep 18, 2001.

  1. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    I'm interested in a five string headless bass, and since I love steinbergers, I thought one of these might be interesting. Has anybody ever played one? Any comments? Mind you, I'm not talking about the cheap Korean MusiYo knockoffs, I mean the real thing, like the one on the pic below.

    So, what's the 411? Thanks.
  2. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
    Creator of: iGigBook for Android/iOS
    I currently have a 5 string XQ5 that has the Basslines pickups and pre-amp which gives it a sort of Ken Smith type of sound, to my ears. I like it, it's a good five, quality build and, well, headless!
  3. ESP-LTD


    Sep 9, 2001
    I think the string spacing scared a lot of folks off; it probably takes a lot of practice to get used to a 5 with tight string spacing.

    I think once you get there it's a nice tool.