SOLD Steinberger XL-2A (1987)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Europe & International' started by will4bass, Jul 3, 2021.

  1. Price:
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    Original Steinberger XL-2A from 1987. Playing wear but technically fully functional and complete with 'flipper' and battery compartment cover. With soft bag

    Plays like a dream sounds like a.. Steinberger, which is closer to a Jazz Bass, Precision Bass and Music Man Stringray than you might think, with a distinctive solid Steinberger flavour.

    This is the real 'composite' machine. No woods are used. Substantially different than the later 'Hohner B2's' and 'Spirits' (with no doubt much much much better: these original Steinbergers are fantastic really!)

    Selling since I play 5 strings only. Would be prepared to trade with a same Steinberger with 5 strings and wide spacing.

    This is a true gem. Check the internet. There are a few for sale only at prices between €3500/€4500. I am asking €2500
    (Americans: this is USD3000)

    Gladly shipping anywhere at costs.

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    Last edited: Nov 17, 2021
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  2. CryingBass

    CryingBass Sowing the Seeds of Uncertainty Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2016
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  3. Blue_Falcon


    Dec 18, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Hi, still for sale?
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  4. Yes, still have it!
  5. have it… ave it .. ve it.. vi .. it… t
  6. Gunga Din

    Gunga Din

    Jun 22, 2018
    Which circuit does this bass have? Is it VVT or Vol, Blend, Boost?
  7. It has both the original circuit and pickups as the new preamp (Hazlab) and pickups (EMG HBSC). Both fully functional. I do not recall 100% sure if the original circuit has VVT or VBT. The new pre amp for sure has VB and a stacked pot with a two band eq. The original has an active pre amp too but one tone control knob only that in some clever way amphasizez the lows or the highs. Very interesting and good sounding too! I can send you pics of the original pre amp/pickups.. maybe you can see it?
  8. Gunga Din

    Gunga Din

    Jun 22, 2018
    Right, so you have the stacked tone circuit plus the original one? The original circuit boosted highs and lows, and that sounds like what you have.

    Under pressure last year I had to sell my XL2A. Genuinely interested. I'm in Scotland, a short hop away.

    More pix, please, esp of wear.

    Also, any up bow on the neck? Any fret-choking?
  9. Gunga Din

    Gunga Din

    Jun 22, 2018
    Is this the circuit on it now?

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  10. Yes it is!
  11. Yes, I have the new stacked tone circuit plus the original one. Also I have the original EMG's and the new EMG's.

    Yes, the new circuit has the stacked 2 band EQ.

    Being form the Lowlands: love the Highlands!
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  12. Gunga Din

    Gunga Din

    Jun 22, 2018
    Can you also send pix of those original pups, front and back, please?

    The Highlands are grand when there's no midges around.
  13. Haha...midges or midgetgolfers like Trump.. ;-) yes I can. Maybe it is more convenient to do by e-mail?
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  14. Gunga Din

    Gunga Din

    Jun 22, 2018
  15. Martke


    Oct 29, 2008
    The Netherlands
    Hi Will, is the Steinberger still available?
  16. Hi, No sorry, `i just sold it. Will adjust the advert.