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How to tell the difference between a Spector Euro4 and a Euro 4LX

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by custom300, Aug 3, 2013.


  1. custom300

    custom300

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    I'm looking for a Spector Euro4 with the thinner neck profile. Searching in an online environment, are there distinguishing characteristics to help identify a Spector as the Euro4 verses the newer Euro 4LX model?
     
  2. jcburn

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    Visually front or back on its hard to tell but the older Euro models had solid maple wings, whereas the newer LX models have a strip of mahogany (or at least a darker coloured wood) that you can see from side on.
    The older versions came with an Aguilar OBP1 preamp as well.
     
  3. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

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    Yeah as JC mentioned, its mainly the body construction. The old Euro was all-maple body, which is what the classic NS2 of the 80's was.
    The LX has an alder body core with only a laminate maple top, as well as the thin walnut laminate between the two. Just my opinion, but that body construction has less attack, but YMMV.
    The LX's have slimmer necks from what I remember.
     
  4. custom300

    custom300

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    Hey thanks! So if a guy is advertising the Tone Pump, it's probably an LX, correct?
     
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  6. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

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    The problem with used Euros for sale I see most of the time, the seller has no idea what year or which specific Euro it is. So most of the time I see nearly all old Euros being called "LX" and Tonepumps, with the info copy and pasted from Spectors website.
     
  7. dukeisdog

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    +1

    Best to ask for a pic of the open control cavity or email PJ from spector with the serial number and he'll let you know what you're looking at!
     

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