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SPECTOR® Club - Part 37

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Jun 27, 2012.

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  1. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
  2. Jasonger


    May 16, 2007
    NW Ohio
  3. cableguy

    cableguy Supporting Member

    Jun 4, 2009
    North Bend, WA
    In case anyone didn't see this at the end of the last thread.

    Anybody who has had these two basses care to comment on the sound and playabilty between the two. I'm still looking for the right NS2A but sometimes wonder if I would be better off saving towards the Euro? (this would take quite a while since I just started a new job at a pay cut) The only Spector I have played so far is my Legend 5. I'm thinking since I have enough now for a NS2A to go that route, upgrade over time, then get a Euro down the road. Any advice from you guys who've had both?
  4. sumgruuvz


    Apr 28, 2009
  5. GBassNorth


    Dec 23, 2006
  6. Jasonger


    May 16, 2007
    NW Ohio
  7. Basstovsky

    Basstovsky Stuck on those 4-strings Supporting Member

    Feb 29, 2008
    In my experience they are kind of close, the Euro obviously has beefier hardware and prettier looks (figured wood, big MOP inlays etc) than the NS-2A, but tonewise I find the Euro sounds better with a pick than the NS-2A, and the NS-2A is more suited to fingerstyle. This is all in my experience but many people seem to agree that the preamp and pickup differences give them a pretty different character.

    Upgrades/changing parts will change these dynamics though, the NS-2A most people upgrade to active EMG pickups, or high-output passive pickups as the stock pickups are a little weak. There is a lot of love for the NS-2A, but it is easier these days to find a decent Euro, a lot of it is down to your own preference :D
  8. 5string_phunk

    5string_phunk Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    WOW! Is that TWO MM pickups I see?? :bassist: How does it sound?
  9. Tat2dHeart

    Tat2dHeart Only two strings away from an attitude problem.

    IN. On page 1 even. And, with new pictures.


  10. Jasonger


    May 16, 2007
    NW Ohio
    MASSIVE! Absolutely massive.
  11. This is where I'm still at. Looking to add another early Euro or CR soon.

  12. ubnomnar

    ubnomnar Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    So Cal
    The "White Whale" is in:bassist:

    That's the bass... not me:bag:
  13. LimaGuy

    LimaGuy The Godfather

    Apr 21, 2011
  14. In!

    And about to get me some Jammit action with Pantera. I've held off long enough. :bassist:

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  15. cableguy

    cableguy Supporting Member

    Jun 4, 2009
    North Bend, WA
    That is a cool shot Sam.......
  16. Jaymi

    Jaymi Pink Bass Man

    Feb 11, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Ampeg , GHS
  17. Man I want me a matte black Spector of the US variety!

    Also, how do you guys post these bigger pictures? Mine are always small and you have to click to blow em up.
  18. Zitch

    Zitch Supporting Member

    May 12, 2010
    Akron, Oh
    Thanks guys for the opinions on the B3k on the previous thread. Also........here =)

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  19. SodaCity bass

    SodaCity bass Bartolini Artist, MTD Artist, LaBella Artist Supporting Member

    Aug 4, 2011
    Blythewood, SC
  20. LimaGuy

    LimaGuy The Godfather

    Apr 21, 2011
    For the price range ($500ish) a NS-2A in good condition is a great value.
    If you can get one with Active EMGs or upgrade to EMGs I am sure you will be very happy with the tone.

    The lowest price for a Euro will be around $700-$750.

    The NS-2A neck will be thinner front to back then a Euro.

    String Spacing
    NS-2A's are 43mm at the Nut and 17.78mm at the Bridge
    Std Euros are 41mm at the Nut and 19.08mm at the Bridge

    Keep in mind NS-2A's hold their re-sale value well.
    If you buy one now and then sell it later to help fund a Euro, you will most likely break even.

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