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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Mar 28, 2014.
Jack, wow. Is this past and present?
That is an insane amount of Spectors to go through in 6 years
I guess it says a lot of the Korean Spector quality that you've kept a few of the Legends.
And you saved the best for last with that Blue NS2
I am responsible for taking two of those NS-2’s off of Jacks hands! Wouldn’t mind getting at least one more!
Yes, it includes all the Spector basses that I've had, or still have. These are the ones I still have.
While I fear that this would be a lot to ask... I'm super curious if you can try and outline why you are keeping those. There are a few in this list that do seem slightly redundant / overlapping...
I have to ask if you had to pick a favorite which one would it be?
I love your Blue Kramer and the Brooklyn beauty.
The 2004 Legend 4 is a great little bass. I keep it mainly for when I go on trips. I currently have Dimarzio Model P & J pickups, along with a Darkglass Tone Capsule. I also put a brass nut on it. So, it's set up fantastic, and wouldn't have any problems playing it for a gig.
The Legend 5 Classic doesn't get much use, but it's available if I ever needed a 5 string. I've got custom Lindy Fralin J/J pickups in it, along with a DTC. So, it's not too shabby. It also has a brass nut.
The NS-2 DW #1090 is my favorite due to the excellent feel of the neck in my hands. I made a trip from New Orleans to Marietta, Georgia to pick up the Blue Kramer, and it was well worth the trip. The Brooklyn has a fantastic neck on it, which I prefer slightly over the Kramer basses I have.
I keep the ones I have because they are the ones that feel more comfortable to play. That's the one problem with the USA basses having individually shaped necks. No two basses have an exact match for the feel of the neck. Some necks are close to being the same, however.
And, even though some of the basses may be about the same, I've upgraded the pickups and preamps in just about all of them to give me some unique sounds.
Yes you did. And, at times I wonder whether I should have kept them, or not. However, I've got enough nice basses that I don't have any regrets. I'm glad you're enjoying them.
So, do you even get to play all of them?
Even gigging, I don't think I would get to play so many! But I wouldn't mind owning them, lol.
Though as it is, I currently have 5 and I'm trying to cut down to 3. I have 2 in the classifieds, but haven't bumped one in a while because I'm on the fence about it. I've spent the last few days playing the others to see if I keep that one and get rid of one of the others, but it's so damn hard to make a decision, they're all excellent basses!
The one I am sure about selling it's because I played it the least - I know if I take it out of it's gig bag, I will probably start having second thoughts! But I am not gigging or in a band situation currently, and my intent to write/record has been derailed a few times by personal issues and lack of time. But I would feel bad keeping them all knowing I have limited playing time and would never really play them all. Decisions, decisions!
As far as gigging, I've used all that I currently have except for the two Legends and the fretless. I used better than half the basses that I don't have any more for at least one gig. My first Spector was the Coda 4 DLX, which I got to replace the Fender Jazz Basses I was using. I used it for close to a year before I got my first NS-2 bass. After getting used to the NS-2, I reluctantly sold the Coda 4 DLX.
At times I consider whether I need to keep all the basses, but they are each special in their own way. So, it will probably be a while before I sell any that I currently have.
It's good that you take careful consideration before letting any of your basses go. I've had a few that I'd like to get back.
The new euro 5 like mine is 8.9 lbs. Just under 9...
I'm thinking of putting a noll preamp in my Spector lx5. I heard they work great with the EMG TW's. I guess I might have to change the jack though. Also it will be 18 volt. Anyone else ever use a noll preamp?
I especially dig your Euro LE 79.
Even though I mainly play a 6-string, one day I hope to find one for sale. Same goes for a Euro LE 77.
I really like the look of the early Brooklyn Spectors, the ones with the solid walnut wings.
Just let me know if you ever want to sell either the blue or dusty rose (not sure what the real name of the color is) NS-2’s or the NS-2O!
My 77 LE is one I know will not go anywhere.
I can’t blame you one bit for wanting to keep it. If I only the funds when they were being sold new!
(I snagged this photo from Google.)
I’ve only had the pleasure of playing two US made Spectors. And the first Spector that I played looked very much like this one. Talk about a “Oh WOW!!” moment. The comfort factor of it’s design totally flooded me. And it’s sound blew my mind.
If you ever get the option to get a USA build, go for it. The last two I did I specified thin neck profile, and they are fantastic players. One is fretless, and one is fretted.
That way you can get it built like you want. May take a few greenbacks and a little waiting time (normally 4 to 6 months). But well worth it, especially if you want a bass you'll keep for a while.
I'm having a crazy idea involving BEAD tuning of a Spector NS Dimensions 4 string bass, but would likely need to part with my unicorn EBMM 25th Anniversary HSS 5 string. Any input from owners on the 4 string version of the Dimension bass? I know the 5 string has the Low B issue...just curious on thoughts for the 4.
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