A travel-friendly 4-string electric bass that can fit in places where other basses can't
The Spirit XT-2 from Steinberger is among the most travel-friendly and convenient basses on the market. The 4-string bass guitar features the same distinctive body shape as the award-winning Steinberger XL Series. It also features the trademark headless neck with the patented Double-Ball tune-once tuning system. The Spirit XT-2 bass's full 34" scale and 24 frets feel familiar and won't cramp your playing technique.
Other features include the patented Steinberger fixed bass bridge with direct-pull, 40:1 ratio machine heads, two (HB - HB) EMG Select bass pickups for powerful output, and a folding leg rest for playing comfort while sitting.
Being only 38.5" in length, the Spirit XT-2 electric bass can fit in places where other basses can't. It also features a 3-piece hard maple neck and thru-neck solid wood construction.
Number of Strings: 4
Body Wing Material: Maple
Neck Material: 3-piece Hard Maple
Neck Joint: Thru-Neck
Fingerboard Radius: 14"
Scale Length: 34"
Neck Width at Zero Fret: 1.50"
Pickups (passive): Bridge - EMG Select Humbucker
Neck - EMG Select Humbucker
Controls: 1 - Neck Pickup Volume
1 - Bridge Pickup Volume
1 - Master Tone
Bridge: Patented Steinberger Bass Bridge with direct-pull 40:1 fine tuners
Tuning System: Patented, Steinberger Double-Ball System
Overall Length: 38.50"
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Comments about Steinberger Spirit XT-2 Standard Bass Guitar:
I bought this primarily for a 10 week bike tour with my band - we carried all of our gear on cargo bikes and towed a sound system powered by bicycle generators. That said, I love the light weight so much this has become my regular gigging bass now months after returning. Tone isn't quite as good as my jazz bass, but dialing it in with the fingers and settings on the amp and it is good enough. My back/shoulder never hurts after a 3 hour show anymore!! The feel takes a bit to get used to. Because of the small body, the strap pegs are closer together and it has the effect of shifting every note two frets to the left from a regular fender style bass guitar - so first fret is harder on your deltoid to reach and play consistently. Sitting down there is a folding leg rest and the fret 'shifting' is not an issue. If you are used to resting your plucking/strumming arm on the body of the bass guitar, forget about it - the body is so small you will have to adjust how you rest your arm/hand. The tuners are more difficult to adjust than regular ones mounted in a headstock, but unless you are dropping D and back during your performance, it is no big deal. Snark (and presumably other clip on tuners) are a little difficult to attach to the headless neck, but work well enough. The gig bag that comes with the spirit will keep it from getting scratched, but isn't padded and will tear rather easily, definitely consider getting an upgrade. This thing took several falls on tour, and like most solid body guitars, it is a tank and will likely withstand lots more abuse. Buy it for the size, weight, and/or visual factor, and give yourself some time to get used to the feel and you won't be disappointed.
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