Fretless Spector

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dr. Funk, Nov 21, 2001.

  1. Dr. Funk

    Dr. Funk

    Oct 10, 2001
    Hey folks,

    I found a Fretless Spector 4 string neck-through at the store today. I'm not sure of the model but I know it's made in Korea. It is used but in great shape. It would be my first fretless. It was going for about $350. I may go back and buy it on Friday but I want as much input as I can get ASAP.


  2. It should say on the back of the headstock where it was made. Also, you can check the serial number listed there as well and check the Spector website in the "history" section as to where and when it was made.
    Unless any modifications were done, the Kramer era Korean made models had standard (non-figured) maple bodies, black tuners, black die cast bridge, rosewood fingerboard and "Spector" pickups. Same goes for the newer Korean models except for the pickups (they are fitted with EMG-"HZ" passive pickups).
    The USA made Spectors have figured maple bodies (except for the solid white or black finishes), active EMG pickups, gold plated brass bridge and tuners and a pao ferro fingerbord.
    It is rare to find a Spector fretless on a budget model so either way you can't go wrong (as long as the bass is in playable shape that is).
    Good luck and please let us know how it went!

    PS: here are my Spectors:
  3. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    $350 sounds like a good price. I was in the City (NYC) & I saw a Kramer Era NS-2 Fretless for $999 & I was VERY TEMPTED!!!!!

    Since we're posting pics of our Spector's, I'll put mine here too.
    These 2 I still own
    USA NS-4 & USA NS-5
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    These are gone.
    Natural Oil Finish & blueburst Czech's
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    NS-5 Czech
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    USA NS-4
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