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Korean made Spector NS2000/Q5

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ignus, Oct 3, 2001.


  1. Ignus

    Ignus

    Jul 27, 2001
    Does anyone know if this bass is worth the money? I have a Yamaha RBX765A And do enjoy it, but am looking for a second bass. I could possibly pick this one up for around 400-450. Would it be as good as my Yamaha?

    John
     
  2. I have one for sale.. It's a great bass, I just don't want to play 5's anymore...
     
  3. Alexvs

    Alexvs

    Oct 18, 2000
    Kalmar, Sweden
    I've tried a NS 2000/4, I dont know what it is that seperates that one from the Q5.

    I liked the bass, I thought of buying it for a while, but I bought a Warwick instead.

    The neck and sound of the Spector is great, but I thought that it felt a bit "sloppy" or whatever you wanna call it. Some buzzing in the upper frets too.
    Overall: A good bass, great for slapping!
     
  4. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    The 2000/4 is neck through with a carved body, like the Czech and US Spectors.

    The Q series has an non contoured body and a bolt on neck.

    They are both made in Korea.
     
  5. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    I tried a NS2000Q4 that one of my customers bought.

    It is very live sounding and despite it´s basswood body, it sound like no other basswood bass, it has a great "live" sound that is excelent to get a growly pick tone and excellent slapping tones.

    Good low action that allowed me very fast slap riffs and great tapping.

    The string spacing is close and the neck is very thin , and extremely comfortable, it was a delight to play.
    Sadly, it only had 4 strings.
    :D

    Bridge = Premium Brass Bridge
    Pickups = EMG HZ, first time I tried them. very good better than Mighty Mites.
     
  6. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I like the Bolt on NS-2000 Spector basses. I had the same bass that I used as a back up to my USA NS-5. I sold it only because I got a GREAT deal on an NS-5CR on Musicians Friend. If you can, go to a store that has the Spector & bring your Yamaha with you.
     
  7. I.'.I.'.Nakoa

    I.'.I.'.Nakoa Guest

    Aug 10, 2000
    Fort Worth.
    i played one the 4 string ones, i LOVED it, perfect for slap and tap playing. and finger style as well.
     
  8. I.'.I.'.Nakoa

    I.'.I.'.Nakoa Guest

    Aug 10, 2000
    Fort Worth.
    it as a nt. quilt top.
     
  9. flipperwhite

    flipperwhite

    Jul 12, 2001
    usa
    uuummm!!!...Spectors :)
     
  10. Ignus

    Ignus

    Jul 27, 2001
    Thanks guys.. I put a high bid on one through Ebay and won the auction. The guy had NO RESERVE set on it and started the bidding at $399.00. So, if this sale doesn't fall through on the dealers part (which i don't think it will cuz he got good ratings) than I picked up an $800.00 bass for $410.00. Does that sound right?

    Ignus
     
  11. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    1) That bass does not cost $800
    2) $410 is not high if the bass is new, it is still lower than retail, but just a little.
    3)Does it have a case?
     
  12. Ignus

    Ignus

    Jul 27, 2001
    I meant that I bid high.. I was the highest bidder which was $410.00. The bass runs retail at $749.00. I was just at Spectors site. I have seen them through musicians friend for $569.00 as well as other places and haven't found it cheaper than that.. Soooo.. $410.00 is a damn good deal. No if's and's and but's about it.

    Ignus
     
  13. eric atkinson

    eric atkinson "Is our children learning "Is our teachers teachin

    Feb 4, 2001
    Joplin,Missouri
    I had to work for about a hour at are local music store and had to tune several of those! I also thought that it was very sloppy. But then again before i tuned those i had to tune a europe bass and a bolt on usa. So between the 2 they were not even close to the same! But i aslo tuned several other basses that day and for the price range it was the best! Others i tuned were washburns-cheapy model yuck! Ibanez and peavey! Ohh and a old bently!
     
  14. Ignus

    Ignus

    Jul 27, 2001
    I got it!

    It was $440.00... That is with shipping & insurance and it comes along with a gig bag.

    Ignus
     
  15. jvtwin

    jvtwin What it needs is a little more cowbell

    Jan 26, 2001
    LA Calif.
    Congrats! You did good. I paid 600 w/ hs case for my Q5. I did change to EMG 40's and 18volt system. Made a world of differance for the mid and high end tone.
     
  16. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    If it's new, you got a good deal.
     
  17. Ignus

    Ignus

    Jul 27, 2001
    Yup.. Well here's the link if you guys want to check it out.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1468160546&ed=1002158507

    What I can't figure out is why only one other person bid for it. Did I miss something? Ohh by the way.. They only charged 60 bucks for a hard shell case.. Guitar Center charges more than that. So, I'm paying $490.00 with bass, h/s case, taxes and shipping... Not bad.

    Iggy