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SPECTOR® Club - Part 70

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Oct 19, 2013.


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  1. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Long Island, NY
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    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
  2. In before actual spector owners.

    On-topic: Anyone know if the Made in Korea "Performer" series is any good?
     
  3. johnsonabq

    johnsonabq Hanging on in quiet desperation... Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 2011
    Albuquerque, NM
    In with #347

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    Performers and Legends are both a good value and good players.
     
  4. worshiprocker

    worshiprocker Tonepump Junkie Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2011
    Mesa, Arizona
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    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses
    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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  6. worshiprocker

    worshiprocker Tonepump Junkie Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2011
    Mesa, Arizona
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    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses
    in with an old shot oil finish EuroLX
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  7. Clearwave

    Clearwave Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2011
    The Dirty South
  8. johnsonabq

    johnsonabq Hanging on in quiet desperation... Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 2011
    Albuquerque, NM
    Wow Donny, that sweet! Why'd you sell it?
     
  9. Worldeeeter

    Worldeeeter Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
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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!!!
     
  10. Jasonger

    Jasonger

    May 16, 2007
    NW Ohio
  11. superdick2112

    superdick2112 Registered Spector Addict Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    Highlands Ranch, CO.
  12. johnsonabq

    johnsonabq Hanging on in quiet desperation... Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 2011
    Albuquerque, NM
    I love that shot. Very cool.
     
  13. worshiprocker

    worshiprocker Tonepump Junkie Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2011
    Mesa, Arizona
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    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses
    I didn't like the lack of "ping" in the tone, due to the oil finish
     
  14. Relayer71

    Relayer71

    Jun 25, 2009
    NYC
    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
     
  15. MDBass

    MDBass Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
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    Endorsing Artist: Spector-Dingwall-Aguilar-DR-Tech 21-Darkglass
    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 ;)
     
  16. iceboxbass

    iceboxbass Living the Dream! Supporting Member

    Feb 22, 2010
    "icebox of the State"
    IN!
     

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  17. THE DANiMAL

    THE DANiMAL

    Nov 22, 2007
    Bartlett, IL
    In with my euro and ReBop!
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  18. iceboxbass

    iceboxbass Living the Dream! Supporting Member

    Feb 22, 2010
    "icebox of the State"
    I had one...A very good bass! There are Pros who use the Performers on tour. :bassist:
     
  19. CBNJ

    CBNJ Sorry brother.

    Feb 13, 2009
    New Jersey
  20. iceboxbass

    iceboxbass Living the Dream! Supporting Member

    Feb 22, 2010
    "icebox of the State"
    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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