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  • Number of strings: 5
  • Body material: Maple
  • Neck material: 3-piece hard maple
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      A great 5-string bass that has a distinctive, award-winning body-shape, along with amazing features .

      The Spirit XT-25 is a 5-string bass guitar featuring the same distinctive body-shape as the award-winning Steinberger XL Series and the trademark headless neck with the patented Double-Ball tuning system. Other features include the patented double-ball Steinberger bass bridge with direct-pull, 40:1 ratio machine heads, 2 (HB - HB) Steinberger bass pickups and folding leg rest for playing comfort while sitting. And the XT-2 is perhaps the world's most travel-friendly and convenient bass ever made. Being only 38.5" in length, the Steinberger Spirit XT-25 can fit in places where other basses can't. It also features a 3-piece hard maple neck and thru-neck solid wood construction. Also comes with a gig bag.

      While this bass comes set up for a low B string, there is a Steinberger string set available to make it a high C instrument instead (see our SKU #100929).

      Features

      • Number of strings: 5
      • Body material: Maple
      • Neck material: 3-piece hard maple
      • Neck joint: Thru-neck
      • Fingerboard: Rosewood
      • Fingerboard radius: 14"
      • Scale length: 34"
      • Frets: 24
      • Neck width at zero fret: 1.625"
      • Pickups (passive): Bridge -Steinberger bass humbucker
      • Neck - Steinberger bass humbucker
      • Controls: 1 - Neck Pickup Volume, 1 - Bridge Pickup Volume, 1 - Master Tone
      • Bridge: Patented Steinberger Bass Bridge with direct-pull 40:1 fine tuners
      • Tuning system: Patented, Steinberger Double-Ball System
      • Overall length: 38.50"
      • Includes gig bag

      Get this portable bass that has a solid wood construction, order it now!

       
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      SteinbergerSpirit XT-25 5-String Standard Bass
       
      3.7

      (based on 15 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (6)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (5)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (3)

      75%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Fun to play (5)
      • Good feel (5)
      • Good tone (4)
      • Solid electronics (4)
      • Good pick up (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing (6)
        • Jamming (4)
        • Recording (3)
        • Small venues (3)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Great bass at low price!

        I'm a four strings bass player and I wanted a White XT-2 bass but unfortunately they don't make them in white so I've bought a white five strings bass. The finish is not...Read complete review

        I'm a four strings bass player and I wanted a White XT-2 bass but unfortunately they don't make them in white so I've bought a white five strings bass. The finish is not perfect but great for the price, the bass is very comfortable and fun to play I don't have any problem with the strap button and don't need any extension on the bass. The standard strings on the bass are quiet overtoned but I've change them for some Rotosounds Swing Bass and the result is great! The passive pickups are very good but I'll probably change them in a near future for some EMG HB (neck) & HBCS (bridge) pickups + BTC System to sound more like a vintage Steinberger XL bass. I'm so satisfied with my Steinberger Spirit XT-25 White bass that I'll order a four strings XT-2 in black!

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        Good things come in small packages

        I've owned my XT-25 for a few years now. I did add the extension hook available from Steinberger, to give the bass a better balance. I wasn't very happy with the way...Read complete review

        I've owned my XT-25 for a few years now. I did add the extension hook available from Steinberger, to give the bass a better balance. I wasn't very happy with the way it balanced without it, but the extension solved the problem. The leg rest works really well when seated; you might not even need a strap! As for tone, I think this bass has it's own unigue sound. I actually love the stock steinberger strings that came on the bass. Generally I run the bass a little more volume from the front pickup and the tone rolled off just a little. It sounds great. I always have a blast playing this bass. The string spacing is closer than most other 5 string basses. So I have a little trouble slapping and thumping on this bass. Also, since it it a 24 fret bass, the sweet spot for thumping it is a few frets up from the end of the fingerboard, as opposed to a fender with 21 frets; you just thump right near the highest fret with those. So it isn't business as usual for thumping and poping, even though you can adapt, somewhat; and it sounds great when you get it. The thing that holds me back from really taking this bass to the gig as my main axe is it doesn't have quite the guts I need. It sounds great, but it lacks the drive I'm used to from a P bass, or my main work bass , my G&L L2500. The Steinberger is really fun in a more intimate coffee house gig, or rehearsal, or traveling, especially flying. The bass records REALLY well ! I enjoy the bass sooooo much. I like it for what it is.
        THE main feature is it's headless, and compact design. Two good pickups give a decent variety of tone. Leg rest works so well you won't need a strap when seated. Rear tuning seems to take some getting used to, but once set the bass really stays in tune. Balance was not happy untill added the Steinberger extension strap hook. Problem solved. I don't like the tiny dots on the side of the fingerboard. They don't show up very well, so it is difficult to get a quick visual que at a glance.
        My bass was literally flawless! Finish reminds me of a grand piano!
        Great bass for the money!! Still might need a more traditional bass though.

        Reviewed by 15 customers

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        2.0

        ordering a guitar in the mail

        By jimmyjam

        from Gilbert, az

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Flat Sound

          Best Uses

            Comments about Steinberger Spirit XT-25 5-String Standard Bass:

            When I got the guitar, I realized the notes past the 14th fret were out of tune. I took it into the shop and they explained to me that you need to be careful shipping from different places because guitars will warp and crack traveling through different climates. luckily he told me my guitar was still salvageable just needed the neck to be re adjusted and intonation done.

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            5.0

            Great little bass for the price!

            By Thunder Wiegert

            from Lincoln

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Steinberger Spirit XT-25 5-String Standard Bass:

              Happy with the bass, nice portable can take it anywhere with you, once you get use to the knobs you can adjust to about any sound you want. I did end up getting a hard shell case Musicians Friend did not carry them so I hard to order one from SamAsh they seemed to be the only ones who still carry them (and I would highly recommend getting one of these cases if you do any traveling at all) Very pleased with the Bass so far..

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              4.0

              Nice bass

              By TS

              from Washington State

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Steinberger Spirit XT-25 5-String Standard Bass:

                Construction is excellent and plays very well. Really surprised by the fret work. Usually don't see this quality with lower price instrument. The one down side is this instrument needs a strap hook like the Synapse model to enable the bass to hang in a better position with a strap.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great Bass for the money.

                By D. C.

                from Wyoming, and all points in between..

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Perfect Size For Travel

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Steinberger Spirit XT-25 5-String Standard Bass:

                  This bass arrived promptly from Musicians Friend. I was looking for a bass to pack on the plane, as I have withdrawals without one. It seemed to have a fair setup, and the fret edges are nicely done. After adjusting the neck, and the intonation, it plays great. Same bridge as my Spector's. The neck seems thick,but is easy to play. The strap buttons provide , when hanging, easy access to the upper frets. When it's strapped it feels more like the length of any of my 35" scale basses, because of where it hangs. I was put off by the reviews of this bass, but it's great for travel or heading to practice. For Four bills, it plays way better than most of the MIM Fenders, or some the other overpriced firewood that's out there. The pickups are lacking sand in the bag, so I'll upgrade later. It stills sounds fair through my Mark Bass or my Phil Jones amps (although much less aggressive). Also, the gig bag is fairly flimsy. For the price, a great bass. I like it. Enjoy!

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                  5.0

                  Love my Spirit Xt-25 5-string bass

                  By Doug007

                  from Richmond, VA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Pick Up
                  • Good Tone
                  • Solid Electronics

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Rock Concerts

                  Comments about Steinberger Spirit XT-25 5-String Standard Bass:

                  I had a similar bass to this one years ago and wanted another one. Love the size and unique design. Easy to play and great tone. I've owned a Fender Jazz bass, and enjoy this one just as much.

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                  1.0

                  Don't even bother

                  By 38 Basses

                  from Seattle

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Can Play Sitting Down

                  Cons

                  • Cannot Play Standing Up
                  • Cannot Use Light Strings
                  • Fret Buzz
                  • Poor Pick Up
                  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship
                  • Strap Must Be Custom Made

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Steinberger Spirit XT-25 5-String Standard Bass:

                    don't waste your time! spend the extra and get the synapse!

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                    5.0

                    Great product

                    By fmnpr

                    from Puerto Rico

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing
                        • Recording

                        Comments about Steinberger Spirit XT-25 5-String Standard Bass:

                        NICE

                        Comment on this review

                        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Good Value for the Money

                        By David

                        from KY

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                        • Fun To Play
                        • Good Feel
                        • Good Pick Up
                        • Good Tone
                        • Lightweight
                        • Solid Electronics
                        • Stays in tune well
                        • Well balanced

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Jamming
                          • Practicing
                          • Small Venues

                          Comments about Steinberger Spirit XT-25 5-String Standard Bass:

                          I have owned this bass for about a year and would highly recommend it. I bought this bass for a couple of reasons; 1) I wanted a 5 string bass and 2) I was tired of the "Neck Drop" that I constantly get with my Thunderbird. The bass sounds good and is fun to play. It took me a little while to get used to the 5th string and the headless, but it is now pretty much the only bass I play.

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                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Good things come in small packages

                          By Charlie

                          from Lake Tahoe, NV

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                          Comments about Steinberger Spirit XT-25 5-String Standard Bass:

                          I've owned my XT-25 for a few years now. I did add the extension hook available from Steinberger, to give the bass a better balance. I wasn't very happy with the way it balanced without it, but the extension solved the problem. The leg rest works really well when seated; you might not even need a strap! As for tone, I think this bass has it's own unigue sound. I actually love the stock steinberger strings that came on the bass. Generally I run the bass a little more volume from the front pickup and the tone rolled off just a little. It sounds great. I always have a blast playing this bass. The string spacing is closer than most other 5 string basses. So I have a little trouble slapping and thumping on this bass. Also, since it it a 24 fret bass, the sweet spot for thumping it is a few frets up from the end of the fingerboard, as opposed to a fender with 21 frets; you just thump right near the highest fret with those. So it isn't business as usual for thumping and poping, even though you can adapt, somewhat; and it sounds great when you get it. The thing that holds me back from really taking this bass to the gig as my main axe is it doesn't have quite the guts I need. It sounds great, but it lacks the drive I'm used to from a P bass, or my main work bass , my G&L L2500. The Steinberger is really fun in a more intimate coffee house gig, or rehearsal, or traveling, especially flying. The bass records REALLY well ! I enjoy the bass sooooo much. I like it for what it is.
                          THE main feature is it's headless, and compact design. Two good pickups give a decent variety of tone. Leg rest works so well you won't need a strap when seated. Rear tuning seems to take some getting used to, but once set the bass really stays in tune. Balance was not happy untill added the Steinberger extension strap hook. Problem solved. I don't like the tiny dots on the side of the fingerboard. They don't show up very well, so it is difficult to get a quick visual que at a glance.
                          My bass was literally flawless! Finish reminds me of a grand piano!
                          Great bass for the money!! Still might need a more traditional bass though.

                          Comment on this review

                          (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          XT-25 sad bass

                          Comments about Steinberger Spirit XT-25 5-String Standard Bass:

                          The lack of sound is what is so poor.
                          I owned one of these for a year. I tryed it on Rock, Jazz, Folk, pop, everything. It didn't sound good on anything. Mostly due to weak pickups (these cheap EMG have no deepth of tone) that need to be replaced. And the stiff like a rock neck that has no flex at all. Yea it stays in tune but it sounds like a fork on a plate. If you own a Fender P or J bass you will be disapointed with this 5 string headless. Overall the sound is poor. For the price it's a mistake when there are so many better sounding basses in this range. Just plain SAD. I sold mine after a year of frustrations.
                          Well built but not well designed.
                          Could be used as baseball bat.
                          Makes interesting conversation piece.
                          But not a good value

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