STEINBERGER Synapse XS-1FPA, Antique White 4 Strings Bass – w/Original Gigbag – SOLD!

For sale here’s a brand new STEINBERGER Synapse XS-1FPA Antique White Headless 4 Strings Bass, with its original padded gigbag and instructions manual.

Here’s the specs, directly from the manufacturer’s website:

Steinberger has long been famous for designing the most comfortable and balanced basses the world has ever seen and the Synapse bass is no different. Designed by Ned Steinberger, the Synapse bass guitar is a HYBRID instrument combining the strength, rigidity and clarity of graphite with the warmth and beauty of wood. At the heart of every Synapse is our Cybrosonic™ neck featuring our patented graphite U-channel with adjustable truss rod uniquely crafted into a 3-piece, hard maple neck. We then add a smooth and durable phenolic fingerboard and a glued-in body design to create an instrument with distinctive tonal clarity, sustain, “pop” and response as well as ultimate stability!

One low-impedance, active EMG USA bass humbucker mounted at the “sweetspot” combined with an internal low-impedance preamp and a stereo piezo bridge extends the range on both ends for earth-moving lows and phenomenal transients from slap-style playing. Internal trim pots allow you to adjust the balance of the piezo output between the high and low strings if needed. Equipped with a Rosewood saddle for warm, pure tone, you can install an optional aluminum or composite saddle to create other tonal possibilities as well.

Other features include our Combo™ headpiece that accommodates both DoubleBall™ and single-ball strings, the patented 40:1 ratio, direct-drive double ball bridge for super-fast string changes and rock-solid tuning stability. With it’s headless design and new, innovative “Strap Hook”, the Synapse bass balances perfectly and positions the bass in the ideal playing position when standing. The fold-down leg rest accommodates performance while seated as well.

Provided with a premium, padded gigbag, the Synapse’s headless design is compact and capable of fitting into tight places including most overhead airplane bins. Put it all together and you’ve got a bass of unequalled performance, comfort and flexibility. Steinberger – State of the Instrument.

The bass shows no signs of wear, there is only a minor wear mark on the fretboard around the 20th fret (see attached pic for better reference), slightly visible and not harmful to its playability in any case.

WORLDWIDE SHIPPING at a flat rate of € 75,00 (+€15,00 optional insurance – recommended)


Different Steinberger guitars demo (compared with a Gibson LP)

Here is the link to a downloadable archive where you will find three different audio files. These are audio demos for three guitars: Steinberger GL, GM and a Gibson LP (to hear the contrast with a “normal” guitar).
Every file is recorded with the clean channel and then with an overdrive (both sounds come from a Kitty Hawk Quattro preamp through a 2×12 Celestion V30 loaded cab): first there’s the bridge pickup, then there’s the middle position and at last we have the neck pickup.

Hope you enjoy this quick comparison!

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Steinberger GL audio sample (for reamping)

Have you ever wondered how a Steinberger GL would sound through your gear, but never had the chance to play one?

Here’s the answer to your doubts! A clean audio file recorded straight from the GL, using its different pickup combinations (EMG 89 full, split, EMG SA middle, neck for rhythm, then same thing for solo, just with the split EMG 89 at the end).

You can load this file directly into your rig as you would do for a reamping session, so that you can get an idea about how the GL would sound with your amp.

That’s just a quick demo, if you need more, please ask. I will be very happy to help you.

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