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Steinberger Spirit XT-25 Quilt Top Standard 5-String Bass Guitar

The Steinberger XT-25 "Quilt Top" Standard is the the Ultimate Travel Bass featuring the revolutionary Steinberger body design, Low B (5th string), patented DoubleBall Bass Bridge and a patented 40:1 Ratio Direct-Pull Tuning System.


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MSRP: Old Price $832.00 Discounted Price $499.00 Save : $333.00 (40%)

MSRP: Old Price $832.00 Discounted Price $499.00 Save : $333.00 (40%)
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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 Steinberger XT-25 "Quilt Top" Standard 5-string Bass Outfit features the revolutionary Steinberger Bass design with a 5th string tuned to Low B, a Poplar body, and a 3-piece Hard Maple neck that together resonate as a single piece of wood. For traveling musicians, the XT-25 is the Ultimate Travel Bass. At 38.5" long and only 8.2lbs, 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-25 isn’t as sensitive to temperature changes, which makes it virtually indestructible! The neck has a comfortable 1960s style SlimTaper-D profile with a basswood composite 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.

Steinberger basses are renowned for their exceptional tone and intonation at all positions. With no headstock, the XT-25 "Quilt Top" 5-string has a Zero Nut Fret with a width of 1.625” that moves up to 2.40” at the 12th fret as the neck subtly widens to 0.64” 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 traditional headstock, the weight of the XT-25 "Quilt Top" feels more balanced than a typical electric bass even with a 5th string. Fine tuning adjustments are made at the bridge and string changes can be made fast!  The Steinberger XT-25 is set up at the factory with Steinberger DoubleBall (45-65-85-105-128) strings. Plus, with the Single Ball String Adopter, you can set also set up the XT-25 with any bass string of your choice.

The Steinberger XT-25 Standard "Quilt Top" 5-string Bass Outfit 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.

  • Steinberger is the Ultimate Travel Bass
  • "Quilt Top"
  • 5-string Bass (Low-B) with Steinberger Humbucker Pickups
  • Patented DoubleBall Bass Bridge and Patented 40:1 Ratio Direct-Pull Tuning System
  • Deluxe Gig Bag included

Get your Steinberger Spirit XT-25 Quilt Top Standard 5-String Bass Guitar today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Bass Guitar
  • Gig Bag

Good bass!!!!


Its light!!! Sounds perfect and there's no weight!!



I would not buy this product


The good thing about this bass is the fact that it's perfect for travel. That's about it. The build quality is subpar. The finish is constantly peeling (including the metal covers for the pickups). I've only played this bass about eight times and always goes back into its case. I've purchased this bass in August and for the majority of the time, it's been with Gibson for repair. It's not worth the money.




The Steinberger Spirit has risen like a phoenix.


I love my new Steinberger Spirit XT-25 bass. It's everything a novice musician could want. Just a few minutes ago, I received an accidental refund email, which hopefully is a false alarm. This bass is also great for traveling, which I hope to do often. The Spirit has risen from its ashes once again.


Spearfish, South Dakota


Great buying experience


The Bass is surprisingly fun to play. Although I am used to active pick ups, they seem to be adequate. Players with shorter arms might find a challenge with the long scale. For the price point, it seems well-made snd the finish is nice


Hesperia, ca


Spirit XT-25 Quilt Top Standard 5-String Bass Guitar

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The manufacturer's warranty covers parts and labor for the lifetime of the product. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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