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New Spector- Screw Weddings

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bentem, Jul 15, 2003.


  1. bentem

    bentem

    Oct 18, 2002
    Rockville, MD
    I have been looking for a new bass for a while now, so when i went to a wedding a few weeks ago in new york city, i went to a couple of music stores to see what they had. In guitar World, theres a store in the classifieds called 30th st. Guitars, so i went there in the morning, before the wedding.

    When you first go in, there is a wall literarly covered with vintage strats, and a few teles. THe rest is weird guitars, and effects, and an iguana. In the corner there is a little staircase that leads up to another room with a bunch of basses. I played a bunch of them, but ended up with a Korean Spector NT 5 string. It was $700 cash, including tax and a case. I didnt have all that money with me, so i left, got the money, and during the middle of the wedding i left and went to the store, and bought it and was back in time to see them cut the cake. (and show it to the bassist in the band, and just about half the people at the party:D )

    In conclusion, its an awesome bass.I put in a set of DR fat beams. Its really comfortable, it has good string spacing, a big chunky neck, and tons of sustain. It has a nice, rich sound with the neck pickup, but the bridge pickup is a little thin sounding. The bass's sound is not that good for metal IMO, but its got an absolutley amazing slap sound, and its decent for blues, rock, etc. Then again my amp is not a tone machine either. I put in a review at harmony central, but i didnt really know what to say, and it dosent make much sense. Its a beautiful bass, its kind of like a redburst.


    Heres a pic
     
  2. Since you are obviously still alive, I take it that this wasn't YOUR wedding?!!;) :ninja:
     
  3. bentem

    bentem

    Oct 18, 2002
    Rockville, MD
    haha, no it wasnt.:D :D :D
     
  4. 5stringDNA

    5stringDNA

    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    Welcome to the Club! I just upgraded from my korean to a Czech myself! :D I can't wait for it to come in teh mail.. You made a wise decision. the NT koreans are very good basses, yes, awesome for slap. Spector=Tone monster!
     
  5. slugworth

    slugworth Banned

    Jun 12, 2003
    So. Calif.
    Enjoy that bass! Spectors are beautiful instruments, no matter where they are made.
    You will love that bass for sure.
     
  6. 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
    I play a Korean 5 NT myself (NS2000/5)

    Excellent choice! Welcome to the club!!!:bassist:
     
  7. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Ah, also in the NS2000/5 club.

    I'm finding I actually prefer the chunky, gloss neck to a thinner satin finished neck. Then again, I have large hands, so that might be part of it. I really dig the NS2000s. I got mine for right around a GK-700RB in trade from our own PMKelly, and couldn't be happier. What really tickles me is the mids this things puts out. The highs and lows are fairly bland, but the mids are just the sound I'm looking for.

    I also dig the medium string spacing at the bridge, and the nut is just wide enough.

    Only downside to me is the Spector bridge, and archaic, if rock solid, bridge.
     
  8. Johnny BoomBoom

    Johnny BoomBoom Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2001
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Nice bass! Enjoy!


    I'm surprised about your neck pickup being a bit thin though - what brand is it?



    I've owned 5 Spectors - although only 3 of them were with me for any length of time. Two NS5CRs and a REX2000/5.

    Build quality and sounds are fantastic - never had a problem with the pups sounding thin....EMGs and EMG Hzs in the REX.
     
  9. bentem

    bentem

    Oct 18, 2002
    Rockville, MD
    Its the bridge pickup, theyre EMG-HZ's. I may just need to do some eq'ing though
     
  10. brake

    brake

    Jun 23, 2003
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Nice!! I'm joinin the Spector club soon (possibly an NS2000/q4 on the weekend!)
     
  11. 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
    Try sticking a second battery in series to the tone circuit. It works, trust me...can I get a witness?

    :D
     
  12. bentem

    bentem

    Oct 18, 2002
    Rockville, MD
    Oh yeah, that reminded me of something else. I tried to open the back elecrtonics plate, but when i took all the screws out, it was still stuck in place, as if it was glued in.

    How do i put another battery in ?
     
  13. 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
    I have the same problem with my compartment cover too. I just take a small flat head screw driver and VERY CAREFULLY coax it off.

    As far as the wiring for the second battery, I'll save the search: EMG Battery Upgrade info

    Good luck!