Steinberger Spirit XT-25 Quilt Electric Bass, 5-String (with Gig Bag)

Feature: What it does:
Poplar body Lightweight hardwood known for bouncy tone
Hard rock maple neck Extremely strong; bright tonal character
Granadillo fretboard Distinct "bell-like" tone, similar to rosewood
Steinberger gearless tuners High 40:1 tuning ratio for unparalleled accuracy
Finish: Gloss
Neck Material: 3-pc Hard Maple
Top Material: AAA Quilt Maple Veneer
Body Material: Poplar
Neck Shape Options: 1960s SlimTaper; D profile
Fingerboard: Basswood composite
Fingerboard Radius: 14"
Frets: 24; Medium-Jumbo
Scale Length: 34"
Zero Nut Width: 1.625"
12th Fret Width: 2.40"
Bridge: Patented DoubleBall Bass Bridge
Saddle Material: Steel
Bridge String Spacing: 0.64"
Tuning System: Patented 40:1 Ratio Direct-Pull
Neck Pickup: Steinberger Bass HB-2
Bridge Pickup: Steinberger Bass HB-1

- Neck Pickup Volume
- Bridge Pickup Volume
- Master Tone

Hardware: Black
Output Jack: Premium 1/4" Barrel-Style
Strings: Steinberger DoubleBall 45-65-85-105-128
Other: Fold Down/Up Leg Rest
Includes: Deluxe Gigbag
Weight: 8.2 lbs
Length: 38.5"

- Single Ball String Adaptor (#STADB05)
- Hard Case (#ST-A0188-BL), Case UPC = 711106371450

Warranty: Steinberger Limited Lifetime
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 10.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 14 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): XTSTD5QTB1
Shipping Weight: 10.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 14 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): XTSTD5QTL1
Wine Red
Shipping Weight: 11.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 14 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): XTSTD5QWR1
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-444-2766
(2 ratings)
Submitted July 1, 2018 by Sheldon Roy in Salem, OR
"Worth the long wait"
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
Ordered the quilt top XT-25 wine red back in March. The delivery date kept getting pushed back. No fault of zZounds, but I was getting pretty frustrated. Then suddenly I received the notification that it had shipped. 5 days later I had it. I had read the limited reviews, some good, some not. Some saying there were blemishes in the finish and other problems. So I unpacked it carefully and looked it over literally with a magnifying glass. Don't know about others, but mine is FLAWLESS ! and BEAUTIFUL ! Pictures do not do it justice. Frets and intonation are great. The wood used on the fretboard is very hard and very pretty as well. Light and compact, when I whipped it out to show my bandmates their jaws literally dropped ! It was funny to see. My only critique, the tuners were/are stiff and hard to turn. I put a few drops of liquid wrench on them and worked them in/out a few times. Better. But still hard to tune exactly. It will take me some time to adjust the tone to what I want. Trial and error. I have a 4 string Spirit and a hard case for same. The XT-25 does not fit into this case. Too wide. The gig bag it comes with is adequate. I'm not a gig bag guy. Will have to get a hard case (when they're available). Bottom line, I love this bass ! for under $500 you are getting a unique instrument. I'm sure the standard model at $50 less is just as good. BUY IT !
Musical Background:
Been playing bass for 50 years.
Musical Style:
Rock, Blues, Pop, Country
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