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Steinberger Spirit XT-25 Quilt Top Standard 5-string Bass Outfit in Trans Wine Red

The definitive headless bass, with luxurious Quilt Maple top and DoubleBall bridge

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Sam Beattie

Steinberger instruments are known for their eye-catching compact headless designs. The Spirit XT-25 Standard is their flagship 5-string bass, adding extra low-end to the XT-2 design. This model adds a luxurious Quilted-Maple top to their patented DoubleBall bridge and versatile humbucking pickups.

Revolutionary versatile design

The Steinberger is widely perceived as one of best travel guitar solutions on the market. Don’t be deceived by its sci-fi looks; this bass is designed to provide a crystal-clear sound that’s versatile enough for any application. A Basswood body and Maple neck provides a light playability and balanced, neutral tone.

The tonewood combo is the perfect platform for the XT-2’s humbuckers. The HB-1 bridge pickup gives you clarity and bite, while the HB-2 neck pickup adds warmth and weight in equal measure.

Here’s what Steinberger say:

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 XT-2 Standard Bass is part of Steinberger’s new Spirit Collection and is available in Black, Frost Blue, Hot Rod Red, Hot Rod Yellow, White, and Yin Yang Gloss finishes.


  • Finish: Gloss
  • Neck Material: 3-pc Hard Maple
  • Body Material: Basswood
  • Body top: AAA Quilt Maple
  • Neck Shape: 1960's SlimTaper; D profile
  • Fingerboard Material: Engineered Hardwood
  • 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
  • Hardware: Black
  • Output Jack: Premium 1/4" Barrel-Style


  • Neck Pickup Volume
  • Bridge Pickup Volume
  • Master Tone
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