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Buying a Spector in a store.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Betrayer_Bass, Aug 27, 2012.


  1. Betrayer_Bass

    Betrayer_Bass Profanity Fish.

    Sep 24, 2011
    Oslo, Norway
    Endorsing: Spector basses, Winspear Picks, Spector Formula 603 strings
    Hi Talkbass, how're you? :D

    Now this is gonna come across as possibly kinda stupid (considering I'm not a noob) but is it even possible to find a Spector in a store? I've been to ALL of the stores in my area and there are no Spectors. No Kramers even. Just Fenders, Music Mans, Rockbass (Not "real" Warwicks) and BC Rich. All of which I am not interested in.

    I have serious GAS for a Spector, but what gives? Are they just not shipped to Norway or do I have order one from them direct, like Carvin?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. NOT

    NOT

    Jul 15, 2011
    I've seen half a dozen Spectors at a Sam Ash in Ontario, California. I know you aren't located nearby, but have you tried going to Sam Ash?
     
  3. Betrayer_Bass

    Betrayer_Bass Profanity Fish.

    Sep 24, 2011
    Oslo, Norway
    Endorsing: Spector basses, Winspear Picks, Spector Formula 603 strings
    Unfortunately we don't have a Sam Ash :(
     
  4. RNV

    RNV

    Apr 13, 2010
    Loxahatchee, Fl
    fEARful (I endorse them, not visa versa)
    For some reason I do believe that there are some store that carry them in Sweden. I have some acquaintances who live in Sweden and Finland. I will ask what they know and report back ASAP. I have to deal with the remains of Hurricane Isaac this morning, so it may be a few days.
     
  5. Sparkl

    Sparkl

    Apr 23, 2011
    Europe
    We in Slovenia have a store with Spectors. I just tried the EURO5 today.
     
  6. I'm in Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada. Most stores around here carry the Spector Legend series, but only one store has a Spector rebop. Its an overpriced 4 string that's got lots of abuse considering it's selling at the brand new price.

    I picked up my Euro 5LX locally used.
     
  7. Betrayer_Bass

    Betrayer_Bass Profanity Fish.

    Sep 24, 2011
    Oslo, Norway
    Endorsing: Spector basses, Winspear Picks, Spector Formula 603 strings
    Wow, thanks for the assistance during your difficult time!
     
  8. The only dealer in Norway is 4SOUND. I have no idea if that's close, but you might be able to snag one from them.

    4SOUND/TRE 45
    jorge.falck@4sound.no
    http://4sound.no/

    There are no stores around me that sell Spectors. Luckily, I came across an old ad on a message board of a guy selling one. I sent him a message to see if he still had it. A day or two later it was one its way to me.

    I've only seen one or two other Spectors in my life and they were played by touring bands.
     
  9. sumgruuvz

    sumgruuvz Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2009
    Woodward, Oklahoma
    my best advice is drop a line to spector themselves. im sure pj would be glad to help you out. great guys work for that company. good luck. and s.a.s is a bitch ;)
     
  10. Betrayer_Bass

    Betrayer_Bass Profanity Fish.

    Sep 24, 2011
    Oslo, Norway
    Endorsing: Spector basses, Winspear Picks, Spector Formula 603 strings
    Yeah i've checked out my local 4sound stores, know thr guys there quite well. But no Spectors. I just git a secret message from my band manager though, so possibly this might work itself out :)

    Sas is a bitch!
     
  11. husky123

    husky123

    Jul 6, 2006
    Leesburg, VA
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses and Bergantino Audio Systems
    Yes and there is NO cure. Just ask all of the addicts (me too) in the Spector Club thread.
     
  12. Betrayer_Bass

    Betrayer_Bass Profanity Fish.

    Sep 24, 2011
    Oslo, Norway
    Endorsing: Spector basses, Winspear Picks, Spector Formula 603 strings
    I will cure this itch, even if i have to go to the Czech republic myself!
     
  13. husky123

    husky123

    Jul 6, 2006
    Leesburg, VA
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses and Bergantino Audio Systems
    Spector and Metal just go together so well, no doubt. Good luck in your quest good sir!
     
  14. Raymeous

    Raymeous

    Jul 2, 2010
    San Diego
    Can you say Eddie Jackson? :bag:
     
  15. Betrayer_Bass

    Betrayer_Bass Profanity Fish.

    Sep 24, 2011
    Oslo, Norway
    Endorsing: Spector basses, Winspear Picks, Spector Formula 603 strings
    Thankyou very much :)
     
  16. mcapote

    mcapote

    Sep 9, 2009
    Miami Florida
    spector goes well with many genres ;) Ive used mine for metal, classic rock, country, blues, hardcore.
     
  17. Betrayer_Bass

    Betrayer_Bass Profanity Fish.

    Sep 24, 2011
    Oslo, Norway
    Endorsing: Spector basses, Winspear Picks, Spector Formula 603 strings
    Yeah, I've heard Spectors used in many different genres, from Death Metal to alternative rock. This is like my Warwick, and one reason I have such SAS :D
     
  18. peledog

    peledog Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    If you don't mind a used bass, I might be able to help you out. :D
     
  19. Got this from the Specter website - hope it helps
    BASSPLAYERS PROSHOP
    Montörvägen 3, 1tr
    SE-16831 BROMMA, SWEDEN
    +46 (0)70 228 10 99
    www.bassplayersproshop.com
    www.myspace.com/bassplayersproshop
     

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