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Spector.....Euro VS. USA

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 4string4ever, Dec 5, 2004.

  1. 4string4ever

    4string4ever Guest

    Apr 18, 2004
    Orlando, Florida
    I'm wanting a Spector real bad.......Besides the preamp, is there any significant difference between the two?
  2. Timbo


    Jun 14, 2004
    No not really. They are both AWESOME instruments. Not much of a difference at all.
  3. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader"

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
    I have 2 spector czech models, one a 4 the other a 5. Both well made, easy to play. They fit the hands nice. I've never played the American version, but with the proper set up, I can't imagine there being much difference. I'm pretty sure that I have the aguilar pre-amp in both, which is my main choice of pre-amp in any bass.
  4. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses
    Hopefully RAM will chime in, he owns a US-made Spector NS, and he's tried the other non-US Spector variants. I haven't had the chance to try a newer US-made model.

    I really like the sound and eronomics of my Czech-made Spector. It's neck is 'D' shaped, many people call it a 'baseball bat' neck. I personally find it's neck to be really comfortable.

    I haven't played a US-made Spector in decades, I tried a friend's NS-1 in the early 80's. It had walnut body wings, a single DiMarzio P-style pickup and an original Badass bridge. I'd love to have that bass today!

    My local Spector dealer told me the Czech-made models are about 90% of what the US-made Spectors are.

    Whatever that '90%' means, IMO the Czech-made 'Euro Series' Spectors are amazing instruments.