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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Jun 27, 2012.
Continued from http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f8/spector%AE-club-part-36-a-891572
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?
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
WOW! Is that TWO MM pickups I see?? How does it sound?
IN. On page 1 even. And, with new pictures.
MASSIVE! Absolutely massive.
This is where I'm still at. Looking to add another early Euro or CR soon.
The "White Whale" is in
That's the bass... not me
And about to get me some Jammit action with Pantera. I've held off long enough.
That is a cool shot Sam.......
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.
Thanks guys for the opinions on the B3k on the previous thread. Also........here =)
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.
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.