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Rating and Reviews: Steinberger TranScale

This guitar features a headless design with a zero fret for improved intonation. Also, because of its rolling capo, it can be a standard or baritone guitar.

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"Steinberger Transcale Synapase/Gt-Pro Deluxe" submitted September 22, 2014

By David H in Lockport, NY
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Musical Background: Many Years
Music Style: Progressive Rock and Classical, Electronic, Modern, Hard Rock, Classic Rock, Heavy Metal, Punk and Pop. New Wave , Alternative,
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Overall: I decided to but both guitars because the GT pro is great for travel. I work in a Foreign country so I can take it any where. While the New Synapse is the better of the two, the GT pro is lighter with a shorter neck and the white finish doesn't leave finger prints. It is very durable and sturdy. The pickups are basic and not very giving but if you have an amp that has a lot of power then they are ok. And still great or better with headphones since you don't need them to loud when private situations require soundless playing. The Gt does not have an adapter for single strings so only double ball strings can be used, unless you buy the adapter for $70-$80 dollars and some for 40 -50. The guitar is what it is ..cheap but durable and solid for moving and storage. You can take it anywhere especially with a battery powered Yamaha TH 10 that weighs only 5-7 lbs. Your really good to go even in the mountains if your playing needs practice. The tremolo is great with perfect tuning, no buzz no fuzz with the strings.The Transcale is the better guitar as the neck and the overall structure of it is bigger better and longer. The piezo and pickups together create a really unique combination of tone and crisp clean sound so the distortion is all up to the amp and pedals you use. But this is good because the makers i think wanted a very precise guitar and they do create just that. Some complain about the EMG pickups, but for me they are loud enough. This guitar is not really like a typical fender or Gibson so beware if you want the feel or sound of these types of guitars, however you can alter the Transcale with a lot of different upgrades (check out Roland). The necks are thick but being that there is no headstock that may be better. The capo on the Transcale is very unique in that it is adjustable and can give the player a very quick adaptable for changing keys. The electronics are very good as the added piezo pickup gives high definition to tone and clarity when hitting and bending on the 24 fret board. Over all I think these guitar have a lot going for them with new innovation and sound design for the experimentalist. So if your looking for new ideas in guitar playing try a Steinberger it just might give you greater expansion and greater experience in playing. zZounds needs to carry the Z-T3 as it is the full body design. The makers are still in business even in korea so the support is still very good.
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"Best Guitar I ever owned" submitted October 1, 2014

By John Lynn in Colorado Springs, CO
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Musical Background: Been playing guitar for 30 years
Music Style: Rock, Country
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Overall: I have always wanted a Steinberger since I first played one in the 80's. The trans scale is a great guitar for exploring different tones. The EMG pickups in addition to the piezo pickup creates some great tones to explore. The only thing missing is the trans trem tremolo but honestly I don't miss the tremolo. The integrated capo is really cool and changes the guitar from a baritone to a standard scale guitar in seconds. Ordering from ZZOUNDS.COM was hassle free and a great experience.
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"A great player with the right modifications" submitted December 20, 2011

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Musical Background: Guitar 40 years
Music Style: All styles
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Ease of Use: I removed the zero and first two frets. Installed my own zero fret in the third slot giving the guitar a 25.5" scale. In this setup I can move the capo back so that its out of the way.
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