Lyndon "Ace" Webb and his Steinberger Synapse
Our friend Lyndon "Ace" Webb (Big Mountain, Leon & the Peoples, Black Uhuru) sent us an email recently. Here's what Ace had to say:
First Bass Guitar I owned, I purchased from a friend in 1985. A headless 4
String with licensed tuner, bridge, and head pieces from Steinberger
(all the signature parts). I did my tweaks and adjustments to personal
satisfaction and felt quite comfortable with the lightweight feel and
flexibility on stage due its smaller size.
Since then I've played for a number of internationally known artists and
groups using a variety of instruments, still thinking "I wish I had a real
When I learned of Steinbergers re-emergence and the new Synapse version
offered, I knew I had to get one as I've always wanted and just might
finally feel what I already thought ... 'absolute and total satisfaction'.
The instrument itself is just beautifully designed, and with it's smaller
size I can be as active and mobile onstage (as I typically am), without
causing injury to either myself or others around me. At first I was
impressed with the fact of not having to make a single adjustment to gain my
usual comfort level in playability. The active electronics are clean and did
give the power and tone adjustability needed. Playing reggae, where the
round, full, boom is a must, but can easily adjust the tone for funk or RnB
as I need it. Then the added peizo pick-up created an interesting option in
tone for the Jazz arena, as it does actually give that acoustic sound
incredibly, and can be mixed in for interesting and creative tones.
I have been totally satisfied with the performance of this Instrument since
acquisition. Though I had to wait a bit to finally get a Steinberger,....
The Steinberger Synapse makes it well worth the wait.
Thanks a Million.
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