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Spectorcore-4 for first fretless?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BloodlessWar, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. BloodlessWar


    Sep 25, 2013
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    So tomorrow night, I will have the chance to try out/purchase a Spectorcore 4 string fretless bass in an orange/amber color.

    This will be my first fretless if I buy it, so I'm thinking the lined board is a good thing. The bass is being sold for $400 with gig bag, strap, and strap locks included. From what I can tell through my research this is an excellent deal based on price of a new one.

    My question is whether you TBer's have had good experiences with this bass (if you've tried it) or heard about whether it's a good instrument. Also, what are the must-ask questions when buying a used bass?
  2. Mike Sorr

    Mike Sorr Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2012
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    I've had two and wish I had them back (had to sell them during after being laid off). They're great instruments, great sound, great construction and $400 is a steal. If you don't want it, hook me up!
  3. jbybj

    jbybj Supporting Member

    Jun 11, 2008
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    I had the fretted version of the exact bass you describe. It had an exceptionally high comfort and playability factor. It just about played itself. It had a Piezo and a magnetic pick up. The magnetic was an EMG HZ passive. I was not wild about the sound of the EMG but blending in the Piezo made a very crisp punchy well-rounded hi-fi tone. I sold it to a friend in need. And I had over 30 bases at the time. I do think about it and miss it often.

    As far as what to look for make sure the truss rod still works and that the electronics squirt out some sound. Besides that it's what you see is what you get. good luck and enjoy. Beautiful basses IMHO

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