Something I miss most about my old Steinberger.

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  1. RevMike

    RevMike Poster Extraordinaire

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    I was over at my friend's place last night. I sold him my old Steinberger a few years back. And sadly he almost never plays it. He handed it to me yesterday and the strings were in tune, but really corroded.

    I asked him, "Don't you ever change the strings on this thing?"

    His answer, "Not since you sold it to me. I'm scared to pieces of the thing."

    I asked him if he had a set laying around, and of course he did, (seeing as how I gave him several sets when I sold it to him). I literally changed the entire set of strings in just under 5 minutes. So easy.

    Dang, I really got to get another one of those things!
     
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    Buy it back
     
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    ANd while you are at it, buy him backbone. No man should ever be afraid of his guitar . . .
     
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    Steinberger. They were the bees knees in the eighties and almost everybody owned one, even Eddie Van Halen.
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    Sometime ago I came across one at a guitar fair and I had a go at playing it but I couldn't get used to the fact that the neck just ends. There's no thickness of where the headstock should have been so I constantly was at the wrong position on the neck.

    Well I'm sure I could get used to that if I owned one but it was pretty strange.

    Check this out.
    http://www.vhnd.com/2016/01/04/eddie-van-halens-5150-steinberger-guitar-restored/
     
  5. Cat MacKinnon

    Cat MacKinnon Friend of Leo's

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    Hey now, I had a Steinberger years ago too and it never scared me! Or Tina Weymouth, for that matter! It's a slightly different bridge design, but there's really nothing about it that isn't straightforward if you just look at it for 30 seconds.

    Unless it has a TransTrem that is, in which case...yeah, have fun with that. :lol:
     
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  6. RevMike

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    Mine didn't have a trans trem.
     
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    One of the stores I worked at sold the Cort copies. We sold lots of the basses, they were just right weight-wise for smaller people. A few of the guitars went, too. they were OK, but needed better pups. At the time, things had a way of turning back up, so I was keeping an eye out, but neither model Cort ever came back.
     
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