Ned Steinberger Gibson 20/20 bass Just purchased, need advice
Posted 26 March 2012 - 01:00 PM
Before I chew her up, I'ld love some information on the electronics system as well as anything else anyone knows. So, help?
Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:56 AM
Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:34 PM
Hi, I have both colors, Ferrari Red & Luna Silver, (to my wife's dismay!) I have most info available on them, I'll post it in a few days. Walter Carter thought that only 12 were made, the concensus on the Last Bass Outpost is that there are less than 100. If you search for Gibson 20/20 on ebay, a few advertisements pop up.
Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:16 PM
Posted 09 April 2012 - 03:47 PM
It had a toggle wired in, and the input jack is broken. One tuner is bent an missing the knob but Roger at Sperzel is fixing me up best they can. The bass will live again.
Today I disassembled her and cleaned everything. This was covered in dirt. Thanks to a pic on FlyGuy's website I have a wiring picture, so I can restore it..
I'll post pix soon. Can one of you call me at 732-966-3385?
Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:10 PM
Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:08 AM
Tried to rewire it back to normal per the picture on Fly's website. I think I have it right but now can't tell if the pickups are functioning correctly.
It is serial number 83417683
Ferrari Red (well used to be, but the paint is really bad)
The Steinberger signature and 20/20 on the upper horn are still decent.
The pickguard has a hole in it for an afternarket toggle and the corner by the upper horn is broken off.
I had to replace every screw on the pickguard as well as all the hunbucker screws and springs. It was missing all the springs and the screw heads were stripped.
All the tuners work. Thanks to Roger at Sperzel, I have replacement spacers and knobs on the way, so the tuners, once I straighten the one post, will all be back to good function.
I'm on the fence with painting this, as the paint is really bad.
I'm still glad I rescued her from some guy in Baja Mexico, but I might go onto the PayPal and dispute the charge.