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I ordered a Steinberger off eBay, but when I got it there wasn't enough tension in the spring for the bridge to float in tune. The guy who had it before me kept the bridge locked all the time - that probably messed it up over time or something since he didn't properly adjust it. Either way that one is back since he was nice about giving a refund and I ordered a Steinberger GU Deluxe off of MusicYo. They're still in stock and they routinely go for $400+ on the eBay, so grab one while they're in stock. They're great axes anyway WHEN THEY WORK xD.

Without further ado, picatures:


Comes with a gigbag.


Bridge


Controls


Bridge dive

The neck is very thin and feels a tad thicker than a Wizard, having a C instead of D profile. I have .09-.42 strung up on it right now with ~2mm action on the high side. The bridge holds tune most excellently - my G-string isn't going out constantly like on my $100 Chinese special (though I still love that one to death). Stringing up and tuning took about 5 minutes, literally - no string cutting or anything, but you have to use double-ball strings or buy a $30 adapter for regular strings, which does then require cutting. Either way it's still quicker than Floyd stringing. The bridge has the ability to lock in place a-la Tremol-no or Speedloader systems, so you string up that way, unlock, then adjust a spring tension knob until it stays in tune while floating. The tremolo can dive like no tomorrow and pull up quite far as well. Initially I had issues with it returning to tune from pull-ups because I found out the bridge was hitting the side of the trem cavity, but a teeny bit of sandpaper and 5 minutes later it was all good.

The pickups are not very special sounding, but they are quiet. Like on my other guitar I noticed they got rather muddy on higher distortion - I'll be swapping these out once the guitar's warranty runs out ;-).

In short I love this thing pretty good. I might wanna get the action down a bit more and maybe sand the neck for a flatted back, plus the aforementioned pickup swap and possibly a white refinish, but that all needs to wait until this thing has nothing left to lose.

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Last edited by Mo Jiggity at Sep 12, 2007,
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Quote by Mo Jiggity

In short I love this thing pretty good. I might wanna get the action down a bit more and maybe sand the neck for a flatted back, plus the aforementioned pickup swap and possibly a white refinish, but that all needs to wait until this thing has nothing left to lose.

Comments?


I was lying when I said that. It's absolutely terrible.

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Steinberger GU/Spirit w/ Moses Graphite neck, EMG 81-85
"Fireball" Pacer/RG hybrid

Furman Power Conditioner
Axe-Fx Standard
ART SLA-1
Yamaha S112V
Peak FCB4N
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I will only forgive you if you are a Genesis fan and you play Home by the Sea
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Quote by Deviant1853
I will only forgive you if you are a Genesis fan and you play Home by the Sea


Nah. Blue Oyster Cult inspired me. That's why I want the white ;-).
Steinberger GU/Spirit w/ Moses Graphite neck, EMG 81-85
"Fireball" Pacer/RG hybrid

Furman Power Conditioner
Axe-Fx Standard
ART SLA-1
Yamaha S112V
Peak FCB4N
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Nice... bonus points for the Lost Boys poster.
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Nice... bonus points for the Lost Boys poster.


Sorry for the bump, but holy crap I can't believe you noticed that. Well done!
Steinberger GU/Spirit w/ Moses Graphite neck, EMG 81-85
"Fireball" Pacer/RG hybrid

Furman Power Conditioner
Axe-Fx Standard
ART SLA-1
Yamaha S112V
Peak FCB4N