I'm going to purchase a used bass to give my 81 rickenbacker 4003s a break ,and here's the 3 basses I will be chosing from . Whichever I choose ,it will be in a trade for some antiques and cost me almost nothing ! I'll be getting one of the three in less than a week ! Bass 1- Spector NS-2A From spector customer service : cherry colored spector bass,rounded body,"Spector " on the active pickups ,black tuners say made in west germany on back with S logo (schallers),black bridge ,dot inlays ,neck-thru body construction .The bass is missing the backplate *this sounds like a model NS-2A, our first import (non-USA made) bass, from the Spector/Kramer era 1986-1990. these were made in Korea with Schaller tuners as you described. Bass 2-Spector ? From Spector custimer service : rounded body,5 point bolt on neck,"emg-ssd " active pickups, chrome tuners with no writing on them (look like schallers),and chrome bridge. *this could be one of several models. can you email me some jpeg pics for proper identification?? Or Bass 3 Fender American Highway One or 1 Seems to be a Highway ONE or 1 bass not sure which .They upgraded from the word One to the numeral 1 recently .I think it's a older highway ONE because recent reviews on musicianfriend list the older highway ONE as having a regular fender bridge ,which this one does ,and a thin satin acrylic finish which this one does .Does it by chance have Highway 1 or One printed on bass anywhere I can look? The upgraded highway 1 has a Badass 2 bridge added ,as well as graphite stiffening rods in the neck,and a nitocellulose finish,and a Greasebucket tone knob to trim back highs and boost bottom end . I love the finish on the spector ns-2a neck thru,and I do love neck thrus , but have heard I'd need to replace the "Spector" pickups with real EMG'S to get a better sound ? The second spector I'm not sure of ,being bolt on .I'm thinking the neck thru would always be a better Spector ? But I also would love to have an american jazz at a good price ,but I'd have to put a badass 2 tailpiece on for starters ! Jeez ! I'm thinkin the Spector Neck -thru ns-2a ,but I'm open for all suggestions ,possibly from previous owners as well ! Thanks for taking time to read all this ! I'll appreciate all answers as to which would be the overall best bass !