Steinberger presents the new XT-2 Standard 4-string Electric Bass Outfit, the Ultimate Travel Bass™ featuring the revolutionary Steinberger body design, patented DoubleBall™ Bass Bridge, Patented 40:1 Ratio Direct-Pull tuning system, powerful Steinberger HB pickups, plus a deluxe gigbag. The Steinberger XT-2 Standard Bass is part of the new Steinberger Spirit Series and is available in Black, Frost Blue, Hot Rod Red, Hot Rod Yellow, White, and Yin Yang Gloss finishes.
Revolutionary Steinberger Bass Design: There was nothing like Ned Steinberger’s guitars and basses when they were first introduced in 1979. Today, with their lightweight and headless design, Steinberger basses are still bold, modern instruments that offer players both a smooth tonal response and rock solid intonation at any position on the neck.
The XT-2 Standard Electric Bass Outfit features the revolutionary Steinberger Bass design with a Poplar body and 3-piece Hard Maple neck that together resonate as a single piece of wood. For traveling musicians, the XT-2 is the Ultimate Travel BassTM. At 38.5” long and only 7.5lbs, its ergonomic design makes it easy to take anywhere including overhead airline compartments. And thanks to its headless construction and
3-piece Hard Maple neck, the XT-2 isn’t as sensitive to temperature changes, which makes it virtually indestructible! The neck has a comfortable 1960's style SlimTaper™-D profile with a Granadilla fingerboard, 24 medium jumbo frets, a 34” scale length, and a 14” radius. A folding leg rest sits compactly on the lower bout of the body. A deluxe padded gigbag is included. An optional hard case is also available.
Patented DoubleBallTM Bass Bridge: Steinberger basses like Steinberger guitars are renowned for their exceptional tone and intonation at all positions. With no headstock, the XT-2 has a Zero Nut Fret with a width of 1.50” that moves up to 2.156” at the 12th fret as the neck subtly widens to 0.70” string spacing at the bridge. The Patented 40:1 Ratio Direct-Pull tuning system and Patented DoubleBallTM Bass Bridge with steel saddle provide exceptional stability and sustain. Without a headstock, the weight of the XT-2 feels more balanced than a typical electric bass. Fine tuning adjustments are made at the bridge and string changes can be made fast! The Steinberger XT-2 is set up at the factory with Steinberger DoubleBall™ (45,65,85,105) strings. Plus, with the Single Ball String Adopter, you can set also set up the XT-2 with any bass string of your choice.
Superb Steinberger Pickups: The Steinberger XT-2 Standard is powered by Steinberger full tone HB-1 (bridge) and HB-2 (neck) humbucker pickups. Controls feature black Steinberger style knobs for Neck Pickup Volume, Bridge Pickup Volume, and Master Tone.
Limited Lifetime Warranty: As part of the Gibson Brands Family of Instruments, the Steinberger XT-2 Standard Outfit comes with a Limited Lifetime Guarantee and 24/7/365 Gibson Customer Service. Visit your Authorized Steinberger Dealer today and bring home one of the world’s most iconic instruments, the Steinberger XT-2 Standard Outfit!
Steinberger XT-2 Standard Outfit (4-string) At A Glance
- Steinberger is the Ultimate Travel BassTM
- Available in Black Frost Blue, Hot Rod Red, Hot Rod Yellow, White, & Yin Yang Gloss
- Patented DoubleBallTM Bass Bridge and 40:1 Ratio Direct-Pull tuning
- Steinberger HB pickups
- Deluxe Gigbag
Neck Material 3-pc Hard Maple
Body Material Poplar
Neck Shape Options 1960's SlimTaper™; D profile
Fingerboard Radius 14"
Frets 24; Medium-Jumbo
Scale Length 34"
Zero Nut Width 1.50"
12th Fret Width 2.156"
Bridge Patented DoubleBall Bass Bridge
Saddle Material Steel
Bridge String Spacing 0.70"
Tuning System Patented 40:1 Ratio Direct-Pull
Neck Pickup Steinberger Bass HB-2
Bridge Pickup Steinberger Bass HB-1
Controls Neck Pickup Volume
Bridge Pickup Volume
Output Jack Premium 1/4" Barrel-Style
Strings Steinberger DoubleBall™ 45-65-85-105
Other Fold Down/Up Leg Rest
Includes Deluxe Gigbag
Weight 7.5 lbs