Carbon/maple hybrid delivers the warmth of wood and clarity of graphite.
A New Line of Premium-Quality Steinbergers!
Nothing looks, sounds, and performs like a Steinberger and the new Synapse line is no exception. Designed by Ned Steinberger, the Synapse is a hybrid instrument combining the rigidity, clarity, strength, and definition of graphite with the warmth and beauty of wood. The result is a bass guitar of unparalleled beauty. As with every Steinberger instrument, comfort and playability are a given. Some Highlights of the Steinberger Synapse
Combo Headpiece: the functional advantage of Steinberger's headless concept dramatically improves balance, ease of tuning, and tuning stability. All Steinberger guitars feature the patented Double-Ball tuning system that allows string changes in seconds. The Combo Headpiece accommodates both Double-Ball and Single-Ball strings. Zero-fret: By using a zero-fret instead of a traditional nut, intonation is improved. It also allows for use of varied string gauges because there is no nut slot to widen. Action at the first fret and beyond is more consistent and improved as well. Adjustable Pickup Stabilizer: Like other pickup mounting methods, Synapse pickup stabilizers allow you to raise and lower pickups to the optimum height. But unlike others, Steinberger Stabilizers keep the pickups parallel to the strings and don't allow the pickups to inadvertently tilt from side to side. They also add a clean, uncluttered look to the Synapse. CybroSonic Technology: Combines the patented Steinberger graphite U-channel with a truss rod to create an ultra-stable yet adjustable "hybrid" neck with the same definition, clarity, and focus that you've come to expect from Steinberger but with the added "warmth" of a 3-piece Maple neck. Phenolic Fingerboard: Much harder and more durable than wood, this ultra-stable composite material works in conjunction with CybroSonic technology to give the Synapse guitar consistent feel and sustain as well as brilliant harmonics with no dead spots. Each note seems to jump off the fingerboard for the dynamic "live" quality that identifies the Steinberger sound. Strap hook: the patented strap hook allows the Synapse to hang in the optimum position on your body while maintaining perfect balance. And Much More!
- Cybrosonic Technology featuring an integrated graphite U-channel combined with a three-piece hard maple neck
- Maple wings
- Phenolic fingerboard
- Flamed maple top
- Trans finish
- EMG USA humbucker
- Piezo bridge
- Ebony saddle
- Direct-drive double-ball bridge
- Fold-down leg rest
- Recessed tool holder
- Recessed output jack
- Strap hook
- Combo headpiece
- Zero fret
- 34" scale
- Takes single- or double-ball strings
- Includes gig bag
You don't need a heavy axe to get heavy tone. Let Steinberger take a load off your shoulder. Order now.
Synapse XS-1FPA Custom 4-String Bass Specifications:
- Bridge: Patented 40:1 Direct-Drive Double-Ball Bridge
Case: Premium Gig Bag Included
Controls: Master Volume; Magnetic Piezo Blend with detent, Hi-EQ boost/cut, Low-EQ boost/cut, and 3-position pickup selector
Nut: Zero Fret (nut substitute)
Pickups: One Low-Impedance EMG USA Pickup