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Hiya all!

 

I got a steinberger last year and now, after some times, I wanna know if this is a real steinberger or a clone.

 

Can someone help me?

 

Thank you so much ^^

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Hiya all!

 

I got a steinberger last year and now, after some times, I wanna know if this is a real steinberger or a clone.

 

Can someone help me?

 

Thank you so much ^^

 

looks like a copy to me...if not; it's a old one. you may want to try emailing customer service with the serial number and pictures.

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For some reason we're not able to see the pictures. Email us at service@gibson.com with the pictures and serial number and we'll be happy to check it out.

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I have examined a few L-series Steinberger basses, and the details on that one look just a bit 'off' to me.

 

The lack of 'EMG' icons on the pickups stand out, unless they were worn off.

 

The fact that the 'STEINBERGER' logo is peeling up.

That shouldn't happen, not unless the original player was unusually rough on the instrument.

 

I don't know.

It's tough to tell by just photos.

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It looks nothing like my L2 . The bridge , knobs , pickups , battery cover , and it looks like wood at the back , not graphite . I think you got dudded .

Hope it didn't cost you an arm and a leg .

rick

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I have examined a few L-series Steinberger basses, and the details on that one look just a bit 'off' to me.

 

The lack of 'EMG' icons on the pickups stand out, unless they were worn off.

 

The fact that the 'STEINBERGER' logo is peeling up.

That shouldn't happen, not unless the original player was unusually rough on the instrument.

 

I don't know.

It's tough to tell by just photos.

Deja Vu?

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For all that it matters, 8 months later, and regarding a guy who came dropped a question, and never posted again.

 

I'll gladly listen to your input regarding the features and less-than-remarkable pedigree of this fellow's Steinberger copy.

 

I'm always willing to accept an education from a Steinberger expert.

I have only held or played them a half dozen times over the years, so my experience is limited.

 

I did get to chat briefly with Rick Derringer in 1991 at the Batschkapp, in Frankfurt am Main, regarding his Steinberger six string.

He was a really nice guy, and his Steinberger was quite interesting.

It had the full body (though no headstock naturally), and was red.

 

:)

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No, just to clarify, I am not a Steinberger expert.

I have never offered that I was.

Nor would I ever want to be.

 

Steinbergers are really cool, they stay in tune very nicely, and they have a consistent tone.

But there is an artificial feel to the neck that just doesn't turn me on.

 

More so for the six-strings than the bass models, but still it's there.

That composite thing.

 

May God bless you as well, Mr. Gibson, and keep you warm and well.

:)

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did you find out what you have? I have acquired the same bass, and was wondering what i have...

 

 

You have something wooden, black, without a head, but doesn't even contain a single part that's made by Steinberger. So the answer in all cases is no, this is not a Steinberger, not even a good copy of one. The sticker logo, though, maybe… ;)

 

Bernd

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