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Beginner Bass - Spector Legend OK?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Hacker, Feb 3, 2006.


  1. Hacker

    Hacker

    Feb 3, 2006
    I am a newbie. Hello there. :hyper: Played a used Spector Legend and really liked the feel. I don't know much about the active/passive electronics thing. Is this a good bass for me to start with? It fits my budget for $350.
     
  2. I don't know the Legend but do know their 'cheap' series (such as the Q2000) are great value for the money.

    Welcome to the forum by the way!
     
  3. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    From a sheer quality perspective, it's good enough for most anyone, from beginner to expert. I would think that the thin (front-to-back) neck profile would be forgiving for a beginner as well.

    Whether or not it suits you, personally, is another question. IF you've tried a bunch of others and you've decided that the Spector suits you, then it is probably suited for you. What else have you tried?
     
  4. Hacker

    Hacker

    Feb 3, 2006
    I tried the traditional Fender-style P and Jazz, as well as some
    Ibanez and Schecter models. Both the neck and the body on the Spector "fealt like home". I am going to pick it up tomorrow I think.
     
  5. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Secret Agent Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    My vote is a solid yes.

    I played bass years ago, but quit for about 10 years. I just took it back up again last month, and I am currently playing a Spector Legend with a Bubinga top. The neck is very playable with my medium-sized hands, and the satin finish keeps your thumb sliding smoothly. This bass has wonderful sustain no discernable dead spots. The active electronics and P-J pickup configuration give a good range of tone. This bass is capable of being very punchy and bright, which I prefer. The smallish body can make it a little awkward while playing sitting down, but nothing that you can't get used to. Some people complain about these being "neck-heavy" but that problems is easily adressed with a quality leather strap.

    $350 is a great price for a Legend, but you should try to talk them down a little. I got mine new for $420 at GC during their after christmas sale. The bubinga top added $20 to the $399 price for the standard finishes.
     
  6. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Secret Agent Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    The Legend has the curved body and better electronics. It is a definite step up from the Q.
     
  7. The Legend would be perfect even for a touring pro.

    I've played a couple and they were all quite consistent in quality.
     
  8. Hacker

    Hacker

    Feb 3, 2006
    Thanks for the positive feedback. The $350 include a brand new $75 Spector Gig Bag. It's not a cheapo gig bag. I just called them and they are putting it aside for me to pick up tonight. :hyper: Thanks guys!
     
  9. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Secret Agent Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    Sounds like a pretty good deal with the gig bag. Congrats.

    Of course, we are expecting pics soon. I love Spector porn. Hey, you show me yours and I'll show you mine. :)
     
  10. Hacker

    Hacker

    Feb 3, 2006
    I'll gets pics up as soon as I can. I will start a new thread. "Spector Porn"