Pawn Shop find.....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DWBass, Apr 29, 2017.


  1. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Just grabbed this from the local Cash Converters. In really good condition. Straight neck and it has StrapLoks. Less than 9lbs too. Just have to upgrade the electronics as the current set is not pleasing to the ear. Planning a full EMG upgrade.
     

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  2. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    DW, just two weeks ago, you said you never find anything good in pawn shops.;) You never know when things will turn around!:bassist:
     
  3. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    LOL. Not a major coup on the price but I couldn't let it pass me by. Oh, and it has a rosewood neck. I'm a maple neck guy but the bass looks good.
     
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  4. Glazenn

    Glazenn

    May 16, 2011
    France
    Spector Legend 4 Classic MIK...
    or is the game rule not to give names ?
     
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  5. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Thanks for ID'ing the bass as I did not know what model it was. Hence no model name given. I know nothing about Spectors. I'm mainly a Jazz bass guy.
     
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  6. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Rosewood fretboard, maple neck. Nice score though - I've owned a couple import Spectors and mostly enjoyed them.
     
  7. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    I had the same one, just in the 6 string version. It played great and sounded decent even with the hz pickups. A solid working bass for sure
     
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  8. Mr_O'B

    Mr_O'B

    Feb 22, 2015
    Congrats on your great find! :bassist::hyper::bassist:
     
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  9. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Excellent! Cash Converters on Denbigh?

    Riis
     
  10. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Yes. Normally they have crap. Was surprised this was there. Price wasn't out of line but I got them to drop off $20.
     
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  11. BassUrges

    BassUrges

    Mar 14, 2016
    Denver
    The best bass I've found at my local pawn shops was an "MIA Fender," priced like a MIM...with an Indonesian serial number.
     
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  12. somebrains

    somebrains

    Feb 7, 2017
    Lolz, there are Warwicks at my local pawn shops.
    Wish they'd take in something I didn't already have.
     
  13. jasonmatthews

    jasonmatthews

    Jul 10, 2016
    Atlanta, GA
    I have one of these and can't stand the tone from it. Upgrading the electronics is the right move! Mine just sits in the closet.

    I only have it because I needed the case it was in for another Spector of mine (one of the nice embroidered Spector cases). Seller wouldn't split them up (can't blame him). $350 for the pair was a steal considering the case on its own is about $200.

     
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  14. Growlmonkee

    Growlmonkee

    Jan 30, 2013
    Florida, U.S.
    I had one, they play nice, are comfortable, light weight, decent hardware, I didn't like the electronics, but, they are worth upgrading.
     
  15. Ninevolt

    Ninevolt

    Nov 26, 2015
    Nice score!
     
  16. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    Always a plus... well, minus, in this case... Nice find!
     
  17. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    A perfect example of a global economy.
     
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  18. Kun2112

    Kun2112

    Nov 2, 2013
    The Korean Spectors are players. Drop in a pair of 35DCs and the EMG BQC system and you will be one happy camper. About the BQC: be sure to experiment with the DIP switches, they really affect the high frequency response curves. It sounds like a totally different pre amp with both on vs both off.
     
  19. Papazita

    Papazita

    Jun 27, 2008
    Ohio
    I never find anything good in pawn shops.
    I never find anything good in pawn shops.
    I never find anything good in pawn shops...(let's see if this works) ;)
     
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  20. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    I had the five string version..... great Bass for the money, but I'm just not a five string guy.
     
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