Spector Euro. Help to identify. No serial number

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  1. cheche32


    Jun 25, 2013
    Mexico City
    Hi to all
    I'm looking for your help in this case. I recently obtained a Spector, according to the seller its a Spector Euro 5LX but since it has a custom paint, there is no serial number. While looking for the controls chart I noticed that it has only 1 concentric knob. On line I can online find either 2 concentric or no concenric at all. According to the seller the electronics are standard, so you have any idea which model is this?
    Thanks for your help

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  2. I thought the serial number on these was stamped into the top side or the reverse of the headstock?
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  3. catcauphonic

    catcauphonic High Freak of the Low Frequencies Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2012
    Seattle WA
    Maybe the refin painted the headstock?

    That is a gorgeous shiny color... I want to lick it as it reminds me of candy drool Congrats !
  4. cheche32


    Jun 25, 2013
    Mexico City
    Yes, that's exactly what happened, the custom paint covered the serial. Thanks I also loved the color!!!
  5. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Tacoma WA
    It appears to be a Euro5 LX. Probably not more than about 5 years old or so as the black neck plank running through the body (based on a custom job done by a TB'r that became popular and Spector then reproduced)
    is a fairly new thing.

    The puzzling thing is you don't have the "Hippie Sandwich" (Maple top, Walnut Slice, plain Alder back} body wings.
    Those appear to be solid Maple. Your inlays appear custom too. Spector has recently started offering the Euro4/Euro5
    (2001-early 2004) again, that had solid wings, so maybe.....

    The concentric knob is only related to what pre someone put in it.
    Either way I think this is a real recent bass.

    ……..and pretty!!
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2019
  6. BoomBoomOGTL

    BoomBoomOGTL Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2012
    York SC
    Wow. That plum colored Euro is gorgeous. Enjoy!
  7. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Solid maple wing Euros were before 2004, which means your bass is not a EuroLX it was just the Euro. And the serial numbers after 99 were merely ink stamps on the back of the headstocks. So sorry, yours is long gone with the refinish job.
    If its a 98/99 then the serial would be stamped in the control cavity.

    What a beautiful bass though!
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  8. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

    @NicJimBass is all over these and should be ale to help.
  9. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Tacoma WA
    While this is all plausible, it would have to be a Czech made between '98 and early 2004 because of the inlays
    (unless custom aftermarket upgrade). Plus, as I said, the black neck through, with only the wings being colored,
    is a fairly new finish style for Spector, following the growing popularity of a player's refinish.

    One thing about the inlays: Without seeing a pic of the 12th fret, these could be stickers actually covering dots.

    Edit: After a second look, the fact that the top "inlay" is proportionately much too large than it should be in progression from the previous three (and unusual color), I believe these are probably stickers.
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2019
  10. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    It looks like a custom paint job from someone else and not Spector, since the center black is more trans black instead of solid black that Ive seen.
  11. e.rich

    e.rich undersecretary of enablement Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2011
    W. Newbury, MA
    Pretty. I agree with all of the stuff above. If the scale is 34" and there are dot inlays, this may predate the Euro5s (late 90's if I recall). Phat is spot-on. That would be a really unusual color for actual inlays. If that's the case, this might be an NS5CR or NS5CRFM from that late 90s vintage.

    Regardless, you've got a pretty awesome bass, there. Enjoy it! :thumbsup:
  12. Beautiful color on your Spector - congrats.

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