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New Spector USA Bolt on 5

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rugrat, Jun 18, 2004.


  1. rugrat

    rugrat

    Nov 12, 2003
    Northwest Illinois
    It just came in today. What an amazing instrument! All that I expected and more! The only thing I don't understand is the locking bridge. The online manual says there is a allen screw on the side of the bridge. I don't see one anywhere. Can someone help me?
     
  2. danshee

    danshee Banned

    May 28, 2004
    Chicago, Illinois
    Should be easy dude. You just gotta look. I've got a Trev Wilkinson bridge on my 6 and it does the same thing. It should be right in the side. good luck
     
  3. rugrat

    rugrat

    Nov 12, 2003
    Northwest Illinois
    I still can't find the darn thing. Am I going blind? Should it be on the side of the bridge or on the side of one of the saddles?
     
  4. adam on bass

    adam on bass Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2002
    New Braunfels, Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Spector, GK, EMG and D'Addario
    On the side of the bride itself.
     
  5. RAM

    RAM

    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    If you're holding the bass in playing position, check on the side of the bridge by the "G" string, the side next to the control knobs.

    And, a word of caution: make sure it's tight before taking off the strings or you'll end up with all 5 saddles in your lap!:eek:
     
  6. rugrat

    rugrat

    Nov 12, 2003
    Northwest Illinois
    I don't think my model has it.
     
  7. CaracasBass

    CaracasBass

    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    I know you have other and more important things in mind rigth now, but....uuhhh... where are the PICS? :rolleyes:
     
  8. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    The US Bolt-On bridge does not have a side allen screw, it is a Hipshot "A"-style bridge, and adjusts like pretty much every other bridge in the world.

    To be certain, check to see if there is a typical intonation adjustment screw in each of the bridge saddles. If it does, then your hunt is over, there is no locking screw.
     
  9. rugrat

    rugrat

    Nov 12, 2003
    Northwest Illinois
    Yep Gard, your right. Thanks! I'll get pics up soon guys.
     
  10. rugrat

    rugrat

    Nov 12, 2003
    Northwest Illinois
    Here's the pic. It is a NSJH5CM #140. I had to borrow this from the Bass Central website. This is the actual Bass, I bought it from them. Great place to shop by the way. I didn't know that Gard worked there until recently or I would of contacted him first. Doug and Beaver were quite helpfull though. Well, thanks everyone. I'll be in the Bahamas the rest of the week, sitting on the beach with cold one, dreaming about my new bass. :cool:
     
  11. rugrat

    rugrat

    Nov 12, 2003
    Northwest Illinois
    This picture doesn't even come close to showing the details of the wood. The grain is actually much darker giving a wonderfull contrast.
     
  12. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    is it fretless???? :eek: :confused: I can't really tell...
     
  13. incognito89x

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    Sep 22, 2002
    Royal Oak, Michigan
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  14. RicPlaya

    RicPlaya

    Apr 22, 2003
    Whitmoretucky MI
    That's a beauty! Nice find...
     
  15. rugrat

    rugrat

    Nov 12, 2003
    Northwest Illinois
    It's 35". I also owe a thank you to BASSWHORE. He guided me through the whole process. He knows a bunch about Spectors. ;)
     
  16. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    rugrat, no worries, Doug & Beav do right by folks, I couldn't have done any better by ya!

    That's a truly beautiful bass, if they made those with 3/4" spacing, I'd be all over one (working on PJ & Stuart about it now ;) ).

    Drink a couple for me while you're there will ya, ya lucky bastid - a beautiful new bass, then a vacation in the Bahamas.... :p

    :D
     
  17. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Gard, be on them for some 3/4 5ers, and a Euro 6 (any spacing!)

    GET US A EURO 6!
     
  18. danshee

    danshee Banned

    May 28, 2004
    Chicago, Illinois
    The screw is on the knob-facing outside of the bridge. Or the crotch facing side as I like to put it. Lucky bridge! Yah I just ordered a Euro 5er from Beaver down there and he was great to work with. Much better that the idiot zit-popping know nothings at Guitar Center. Here, this was an actual answer to a question of mine about a Spector from their "Bass Specialist"
    Q: Does it have the Aguilar preamp or the Tonepup?
    A: What is that? :rollno: