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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. Torn Bassist

    Torn Bassist

    Feb 8, 2013
    How does the back of the neck look now, any pictures (I pushed on the link and it just shows an error)?
  2. bobunit

    bobunit I'm here. Now what? Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2008
    IMG_20190107_170626106. IMG_20190107_170633124. IMG_20190107_170635455.
  3. Torn Bassist

    Torn Bassist

    Feb 8, 2013
    Fantastic work, looks outstanding and you did a great job cleaning it up!
  4. bobunit

    bobunit I'm here. Now what? Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2008
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  5. BigLoopDuke

    BigLoopDuke Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    DSM, IA

    I know I'm late for First Friday, but this sexy Euro just arrived from NJ. All thanks to Brother G aka @Corevalay for hooking me up with another slamming Spector. Has the BTS preamp and it simply rocks. The neck is unbelievable. Never thought I'd find a more comfortable neck after the Wimbish, but this is just perfect.
  6. Maiden Bass

    Maiden Bass Banned

    Feb 11, 2007
    So here it is folks!

    My Spector-Strand in the making, complete with photos!

    I just sent my brand new Spector to Nordstrand Audio / Mo's Shop and these photos are from the work being done today!

    I plan on posting a complete review after I get it back, but you can see from these photos the super high quality of work they do there, including full shielding with all Nordstrand Audio electronics!

    Last edited: Jan 8, 2019
  7. Holdsg

    Holdsg I should be practicing Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    So nice
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  8. YaPeL


    Feb 25, 2016
    c-can I join the crew guys? poopy pic, and its korean made, but its the first 5 string bass that gave me GAS IMG_5111.
  9. ampegfuzz

    ampegfuzz Supporting Member

    Feb 13, 2007
    Davenport, IA
    Wish I could of made my Nordy cavity looks that nice. :) Interested to hear how you like the big blades. I almost got those but settled for the big splits instead.
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  10. Maiden Bass

    Maiden Bass Banned

    Feb 11, 2007
    Dude, Mo is a Bass Magician, that's why I sent it there! :thumbsup:
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  11. Maiden Bass

    Maiden Bass Banned

    Feb 11, 2007

    I will post a review as soon as I can, but those are not the Big Blades, they are the new hum cancelling Zen Blades!

    Zen Blade 4

    I am also getting the Big Splits on my new Forte 4 BEAD bass!

    Big Split 4
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2019
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  12. Laklandfan

    Laklandfan Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2010
    New Orleans, LA
    I was hoping to ask Spector owners, why does Spector seem to like the shorter neck-length jazz pickups in their bridge positions. Is this to get a desired sound or another reason?
  13. bassman74

    bassman74 Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    Any forte 4 owner here? Especially the ones with aguilar’s super singles or doubles? Never been a fan of pj pickups.

    I tried a forte years ago, I was impressed by the playability, weight and comfort but not much by the emg pj tone.

    Yesterday I listened to a YouTube clip
    With the new pickup location and wow. I know it’s YouTube the audio may not represent exactly the real bass’ tone but wow!

    I’m curious, did they try to replicate the pj pickup location or did they went with MM and P location?

    If you have one, what’s your impression?
  14. I owned two Forte-4 with Aguilar Super Singles and Super Doubles and preferred Super Singles for clarity and growl. Forte-5 with Super Singles is still my number 1 bass.
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  15. jack7265

    jack7265 Supporting Member

    Apr 24, 2011
    Avondale, La
    With the string spacing at the bridge, the short jazz pickup is better suited. I had a custom build that I was going to use the Dimarzio Model J standard jazz pickup in the bridge, and Stuart Spector recommended against it, and showed how the poles in the short jazz pickup lined up with the strings at the bridge.
  16. cuttermkr


    Mar 30, 2014
    Is it possible to add a trim pot to a non trem tonepump? I'm thinking about changing the preamp, but I'd like to try it with the gain cut back before I do. Man I thought my old L2000 was hot.
  17. Holdsg

    Holdsg I should be practicing Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    I suppose anything is possible, but it's typically cost prohibitive. There seems to be a number of Tone Pumps in the secondary market at any point in time (some trim, some not) so I'd just look to buy one with the trim pot.
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  18. yeldarb69 (Brad)

    yeldarb69 (Brad) Supporting Member

    Jul 11, 2010
    Lower your pickups as far down as they will go. That should tame allot of the signal.
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  19. shadowrider

    shadowrider Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2017
    Rochester, NY
    I found @gclark51 's maple top CTB picture; any other maple top CTB owners out there? Considering ordering one with walnut stain...
  20. Clearwave


    Sep 29, 2011
    The Future
    Nice wiring work! ...like the knobs too. Gary turned me on the bolt on's at the Spector Hang...
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