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  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

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    I played a nice Euro Spector NS-2 today. The strings were sort of old, but the set up was certainly decent. The bottom line is that it is a nice bass, but I much prefer my Rebop. The dual soapbars do it for me.
     
  2. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

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    Dumb question, but what is the difference besides the soapbars vs PJ? Bolt on vs NT?
     
  3. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

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    The Rebop is bolt on with soapbars. The NS-2 is NT with a P/J set up.
     
  4. dedpool1052

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    also, the euro4 has a brass nut as opposed to a platic/graphite nut, and the bridge on the rebop is aluminum, whereas the bridge on the euro4 is brass.
     
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  6. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

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    Cheese,

    What are the weights like?

    I love my USA Forte 5 but the damned thing is in Peavey T-40 weight territory.... 11.7lbs!:help:
     
  7. dedpool1052

    dedpool1052

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    go to basscentral's website and look up the euro spectors. they post the weights. i remember some of them hanging around the 8-9lb range.

    edit - well, they post SOME of the weights. i bet if you called and asked they might weigh them for you.
     
  8. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

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    Thanks but I want to understand if a NT Euro is super heavy like my Forte and if the bolt on Euros are much lighter.

    I believe that a large portion of the NT Spectors' weight can be attributed to the solid maple wings and brass bridge, but I may be wrong.
     
  9. Thundar

    Thundar Supporting Member

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    Yes, typically the Euro NT's are heavier than the ReBops...I have owned several of both. My last NT Euro5 was a little over 10 pounds.
     
  10. dedpool1052

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    the weight seems to fluctuate, but the euro models use an alder back/walnut middle slice/maple top body. with the bolt-on euros, i'd imagine the would weigh less than the solid maple US NT's.
     
  11. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

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    My Rebop is a bit over 8 lbs.
     
  12. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

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    Thanks. I think a Rebob is what I should be looking at.

    Sorry for the derail....;)
     

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