I played a Korean Spector today

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ldiezman, Nov 18, 2001.

  1. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    So I played a Korean spector not expecting a great deal from it... Well.. I was blown away. That bass sounded great. I like it a lot. It sounded much better than the czech model spec setting beside it. and for $700... i could probably find it for less. but I just bought my stingray a few months ago so i don't need it.. but it sounded great.. just thought i'd let you guys know that :)
  2. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    The Korean Spector's are great. IMO the Czeck Spector's sound & feel much better. I've owned both @ the same time but that's one Spector-Nut's opinion. ;) Ask the Salesman @ the store to put a new set of string on the Czeck & give her another A/B w/the Korean.
  3. I've played both too, both great. The Czech is a little better sounding than the Korean(IMO, might have been the crappy Laney I had to play em both thru though), but the Czech feel was 50 times better. Awesome, awesome neck and spacing, fantastic sustain. It had it all, except the colour(plain blue - Black Cherry here I come!).

    As soon as I'm in University the student loan/grant is getting blown on an NS5CRFM.
  4. flipperwhite


    Jul 12, 2001
    you know they have a "rex" model?
  5. PanteraFan: I've got the exact same bass that you're looking for (NS5CRFM in Black Cherry). It's absolutely awesome! You will NOT regret getting one, I can almost guarantee it.

    Strangely enough, I also spent my extra scholarship money for mine.

    You know what they say about great minds....:p
  6. I know about the Rex model; same bass as a 2000/x, just a different body style.

    Da5id: I knowhow good they are, I spend all my time in music stores playing and drooling on em:D.
  7. Having recently taken possession of a Korean model Spcetor - ironically the REX 2000/5 I have had a fair amount of time to A/B it to my Czech NS-5CR. The Czech Spector is well worth the extra money - I'm not saying the Korean one is bad, it's a brilliant bass for the money too, way better than MIA Fender stuff(BTW I have an older US Fender!!!!)

    The main differences I noticed were that the Czech had a fuller sound and the finish was much better. The Korean one has some 'dings' - apparently dueto the polishing process in Korea (according to a friendly neighbourhood guitar tech!)

    Playability wise they both feel really good to me - although I had to change my style a bit for the REX to accomodate the different body shape.

    IMO - the Czech one is worth the extra, but if you can only stretch to the Korean one get it - you won't be disappointed!
  8. Mike


    Sep 7, 2000
    I owned a Korean Spector once and it was a great bass. I wish I still had it. Unlike a few other large manufacturers, Stuart really doesn't make a disappointing instrument no matter what the price
  9. *ToNeS*


    Jan 12, 2001
    Sydney AU
    actually, my Korean Spector is starting to piss me off greatly :mad: i _hate_ the slap tone on it .. it sounds like a bell ringing or something! the E is waaay too energized to the point where it's heaps louder than the other open strings, and the tuners are loose as hell.

    but i'm aching for a 5-string (joined nu-metal band with two guys who play 7-string Ibanez's ... :eek: you should hear me click. i've had to tune my four B-E-A-D, and with the extra light strings that i'm prone to, this is a bad thing!), so i guess i'm just making excuses?
  10. I'm sure the Korean Spector you played sounded good, don't get me wrong, but the Czech's Electronics, hardware and quality control is much better. There is one thing to remember. Many music stores neglect to replace batteries (for the active electronics) and strings on a needed basis and this neglect will really make a great sounding instrument sound poor. Nothing like old, worn, greasy strings and a near dead battery to ruin the day. I'd bet if fresh strings and batteries were placed on both basses then you'd hear the difference. I didn't spend the extra money on my 3 Czech basses for nothing. Again, I'm not downing the Korean Spector but there is a reason why there's such a price difference between them.