My New (to me) Spector NS-JH5! (Big Pics)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Lockout, Feb 26, 2005.

  1. Lockout


    Dec 24, 2002
    Bought this bass for $1255 on eBay last week. It arrived on Friday, but I wanted to wait until I had some pictures before making a thread about it.

    It's an NS-JH5CM with maple body/neck, pau ferro fretboard, Hipshot Style-A bridge, Gotoh tuners, EMG pickups and Spector TonePump preamp.

    Here are the pictures! :hyper:






    I love the tone I'm getting out of this thing... It has that characteristic Spector growl, and an amazing slap tone. The fingerstyle tone is a bit bright yet, but it's probably due to the newer strings. Once they get nice and dead I think it'll sound perfect. :cool:
  2. Nice acquisation! Congrats.
  3. Can you get the jaco growl with the bridge pickup?
  4. PunkerTrav


    Jul 18, 2001
    Canada & USA
    Very sexy.
  5. Lockout


    Dec 24, 2002
    I'd say it can do the jaco growl pretty well... Maybe not exactly, but certainly good enough for me. ;)
  6. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
  7. BassFiddle63


    Oct 4, 2002
    Lookin' cool there! I dig those pups. Congrats! ;)
  8. Timbo


    Jun 14, 2004
    Very nice
  9. Lockout


    Dec 24, 2002
    Thanks for the comments, guys. :)

    Now I have a quick question. How are the Spector gig bags? Are they as good as any other gigbag in their price range? I'm not really looking for anything special, just something with a pocket and enough cushioning to keep the bass nice and secure. Is $50 a good price for one?
  10. 4string4ever

    4string4ever Guest

    Apr 18, 2004
    Orlando, Florida
    What year model is it? Does this bass have a dent in the edge of the fretboard on the B side, right around the 5th fret?
  11. Lockout


    Dec 24, 2002
    It's #138, from 2/24/03. No dents at the fifth fret that I can see. Why do you ask? :)
  12. 4string4ever

    4string4ever Guest

    Apr 18, 2004
    Orlando, Florida
    looks just like one I used to own...mine was from '02 though.
  13. dooft11

    dooft11 Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2003
    So nice
    i have been watching on this one as well, but the shipping to hongkong will kill.. nice bass
  14. Lockout


    Dec 24, 2002

    Got a shot of it with my Lull and my Aggie rig:


    Someone needs to take this camera away from me. :D
  15. Lockout


    Dec 24, 2002
    Can any of you Spector-owners answer this?
  16. cetera


    Apr 29, 2004
    Surrey, England
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses & Cort Basses
    Lovely bass! Congrats! :) :bassist:
  17. RevGroove

    RevGroove Commercial User

    Jul 21, 2002
    Burlington ON Canada
    Manager, Account Services: Long & McQuade Ltd. (Burlington); MTD Kingston Basses International Emerging Artist; Bartolini Electronics Emerging Artist
    Nice snag!

    How do you like that TW at the bridge? I'm looking for one for my fretless NS2000Q5 as well...

    ...and sorry, I use Warwick Rockbags, I don't know anything about Spector gig bags...
  18. jivetkr


    May 15, 2002
    for a bass that nice, get an incase gig bag. you wont regret it.
  19. Lockout


    Dec 24, 2002
    I really like it... The single-coil mode is nice and smooth, and seems to sound good for jazz, etc. Popping it into dual coil mode boosts its output and gives it a bit more of a growl, which I think sounds good for funk and rock. It gives the bass some extra versatility. :)
    The Incase bags do look very cool, but they're expensive and seem to have quite a few features and accessories that I really don't need... All I really need is something simple that provides enough padding to keep the bass secure. The Incase "Slim Bag" does look closer to what I want than the "Tour Bag", but it's still $150, and I don't know if I can justify that on a gig bag. *shrug*
  20. adam on bass

    adam on bass Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2002
    New Braunfels, Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Spector, GK, EMG and D'Addario
    The bag is top notch. It is hard to fold it that's how thick it is.