34" Spector Euro 5LX?

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  1. Son of Bovril

    Son of Bovril

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    As the heading implies, did they ever make a 34" Euro 5LX?

    I have an older one with the DC pups and the EMG 2 band preamp

    Everywhere I read they talk about the Spectors being 35" but mine doesn't feel like a 35" or require longer strings like the other 35" basses I know...
     
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    I think when Spector started using 'Euro' instead of NS5CR - around 1999 or 2000 (?) - they switched to 35" scale.
     
  3. Son of Bovril

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    So I possibly have an NS5CR not a Euro?
     
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    gene beauchamp Supporting Member

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    Measure from the nut to the edge of bridge saddle and that will tell you,
     
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    Right from PJ himself regarding the scale change:

    > Subject: Re: Green Euro 5
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    > 2001 produced Euro5 would be 35" scale. the scale change was in 1999.
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    > PJ
     
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    The older 34" five string basses are hard to find. They would be the dot inlay necks with the SSD headstock logo. They might have made a few crown inlay 34" fivers, but I havent seen one. My '99 was a 35 incher, and after a while my left hand hurt.

    Oh and Euro doesn't mean its an LX. They were made for years before the LX version came out.
     
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  10. Son of Bovril

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    It is a dark transparent green color with crown inlays and flamed maple wings, I'll post the serial no. Tonight when I get a chance

    I have since replaced the EMG BTC with a Bart 3 band with variable mid switch and would like to add the EMG TW pickups as well to give it some singlecoil options
     
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    Like it was said earlier,measure from the nut to the end of the 12th fret.If it is 17" it is a 34",if it is 17 1/2" it is a 35".This is the easiest way to tell.
     
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    Thanx Yeldarb69 will do tonight
     
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    After doing a fair bit of research It appears I have an NS5CRFM which is indeed a 34" neck after measuring
     
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    For future reference, the guys at spector are great with customer service and a quick email with a pic of the back of the headstock (serial number) should get you a quick response on build year, scale length, stock pre, etc.

    One of the reasons why I love this company so much!
     
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    Thanx Dukeisdog :) much appreciated!
     

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