SPECTOR® Club - Part 70

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  1. smperry

    smperry Moderator Supporting Member

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    In before actual spector owners.

    On-topic: Anyone know if the Made in Korea "Performer" series is any good?
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    johnsonabq Hanging on in quiet desperation... Gold Supporting Member

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    Performers and Legends are both a good value and good players.
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    worshiprocker Tonepump Junkie Supporting Member

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    They are good basses. I owned an older performer and was very impressed. You won't get the classic Spector tone, but it sounds great. I think Ice has played a newer model Performer
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    worshiprocker Tonepump Junkie Supporting Member

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    in with an old shot oil finish EuroLX
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    johnsonabq Hanging on in quiet desperation... Gold Supporting Member

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    Wow Donny, that sweet! Why'd you sell it?
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    In, with my "soon-to-be-back-in-the-shop" NS-4. I tried 3 G-strings' but fret #19 has an issue at G (high D).
    I have to go to Atlanta the week of 11/4; Atlanta Bass Gallery has committed to fix it while I'm there.
    FRUSTRATION - GRRRRR!!!
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    johnsonabq Hanging on in quiet desperation... Gold Supporting Member

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    I love that shot. Very cool.
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    worshiprocker Tonepump Junkie Supporting Member

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    I didn't like the lack of "ping" in the tone, due to the oil finish
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    That quilt! That color!!! I'd stare at it all day and not get any playing done!!!!!

    Never seen that one before, very nice!


    Great pic!


    More Spector, less console! :D
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    I love how fast these threads move...stilling waiting to take a family photo until the arrival of a custom build and the new Aguilar HOT pickups for the '79 NS-2 I just picked up :bassist:

    A huge thanks to Patrick for his care and devotion in bringing the best basses in the world back to the center of the market, looking forward to hanging with him, Stuart and PJ at NAMM and scoffing at all the kids wank slapping on NS-2's that cost more than their cars...that's how I met Stuart after all ;)
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    I had one...A very good bass! There are Pros who use the Performers on tour. :bassist:
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    iceboxbass Living the Dream! Gold Supporting Member

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    Continuing a subject from Part 69...

    Several TB threads regarding this subject, but it boils down to simple physics. To get the same volume & projection as a good Martin D-28 guitar, an acoustic bass would have to be as large or larger than an upright bass.
    The same thing applies to bass amplification - we bassists need 10x the power and 6x the speaker cone area to match the volume levels of an electric guitar.
    This especially frustrates me... While I can easily fit my 400-watt SWR Headlite amp in my gig bag accessory pocket, I'll forever be burdened with having to haul a hefty sized speaker.


    Yes I read the bass acoustic thread a few months back...and pretty much after reading all responses, I decided to not pursue an acoustic bass...for now. :meh: You're right about the physics...maybe there's an Upright Bass in my future. :bassist:

    Might just as well do the gig with your Spector and a small amp. I have a guy with an acoustic group that calls me regularly to play lounge gigs and I just bring a Spector and a small amp (usually with a 2x10 cab, although I'm thinking of going with a single neo 15) and it all works out quite well.

    Same with me...I have my Ampeg B-15T, BA-112 and Acoustic B-20 for Small to Big gigs:bassist:

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