SOLD Spector Forte 4 SS

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by husky123, Oct 20, 2017.


  1. husky123

    husky123 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 6, 2006
    Leesburg, VA
    Product Specialist and Artist Relations for Bergantino Audio Systems
    Price:
    1950
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    Virginia
    Up for sale is my Spector Forte SS. This was my main gigging bass for a little while as well as the former owner. With that, there is some player wear...mainly buckle rash. I’ve tried to capture a picture of it. It is really not that bad but want you to be aware that this is not a closet queen, it was played.

    This bass has the wonderfully warm and fat Aguilar Super Singles and the Darkglass Tone Capsule preamp. With the warm nature of the pickups in concert with the cutting aggressive preamp, they are a match made in heaven. I much preferred this tone even over my NS 2’s. The master volume has a push/pull pot for active/passive mode. It sound fabulous passive as well. Tonewise, it can sound like a slightly warmer version of an NS 2 but has all the aggressive nature is so chosen with the Darkglass preamp. Where this bass separates itself is when the neck is soloed. It does an amazing P bass rendition but with more clarity, punch and sustain.

    I’ve also upgraded to the USA Hipshot open gear tuners. They are light and very precise.

    Additionally, this was the first walnut stained Forte the Woodstock shop ever produced. The bass weighs 8 lbs. 13 oz. with perfect balance and not a hint of neck dive. The neck is a D shape that’s pretty indicative of the earlier Forte’s. It has a little chunk to it and is definitely not a sword.

    I do not have a hard shell case for this bass but it will be shipped with a very nice padded gig bag and packed to survive a nuclear event. I’m asking $1950 shipped to the lower 48 with no trades and paypal is fine. Please let me know if you have any questions.
     

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    Last edited: Oct 20, 2017
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  2. catcauphonic

    catcauphonic High Freak of the Low Frequencies Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2012
    Seattle WA
    Beautiful wood grain on that baby, looks like a little tiger :thumbsup:
     
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  3. bobunit

    bobunit I'm here. Now what?

    Jul 15, 2008
    To be determined....
    Killer deal!
     
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  4. MDBass

    MDBass Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Dingwall-Fender-Bergantino-Dunlop-Tech 21-Darkglass-Nordstrand
    My former main bass, and listed for a stupid good deal here.

    The neck shape is the "Kramer shave" option :thumbsup:

    Here are some clips of the bass through some Darkglass gear:





    And a clip showing how the Tone Capsule affects the tone v. passive:
     
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  5. LimaGuy

    LimaGuy The Godfather Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2011
    NY
    The Forte 4SS is a great sounding bass.
    It will also play great.

    Husky123 takes excellent care of his basses.

    Can't go wrong if you purchase this.
     
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  6. prue

    prue Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 2006
    New York
    Spector, DR strings
    Great bass, Lee.
     
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  7. e.rich

    e.rich undersecretary of enablement Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2011
    W. Newbury, MA
    Awesome. I could definitely do something fiscally irresponsible today.
     
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  8. MDBass

    MDBass Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Dingwall-Fender-Bergantino-Dunlop-Tech 21-Darkglass-Nordstrand
    DOOOOO IIIIIIIT :D
     
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  9. e.rich

    e.rich undersecretary of enablement Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2011
    W. Newbury, MA
    Haha. I do loves me some enablement. :thumbsup:
     
  10. MDBass

    MDBass Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Dingwall-Fender-Bergantino-Dunlop-Tech 21-Darkglass-Nordstrand
    Only enabling due to knowing from personal experience what a badass bass this is.

    Definitely the best NS style Spector I've owned, and it's been more than a few ;)
     
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  11. anton72

    anton72 Supporting Member

    If I were not awaiting for my new built completion now I'd already jump on it...
     
  12. e.rich

    e.rich undersecretary of enablement Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2011
    W. Newbury, MA
    That's the best part of enabling with Spectors. One doesn't really even need a reason. haha.

    But in all seriousness, that it's the best you've owned...well, that kinda just makes this a complete no brainer....
     
  13. MDBass

    MDBass Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Dingwall-Fender-Bergantino-Dunlop-Tech 21-Darkglass-Nordstrand
    Glad to have helped :)
     
  14. e.rich

    e.rich undersecretary of enablement Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2011
    W. Newbury, MA
    :thumbsup: I'm super stoked. I haven't had a forte in the stable for quite some time, much less one with such a pedigree.
     
  15. husky123

    husky123 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 6, 2006
    Leesburg, VA
    Product Specialist and Artist Relations for Bergantino Audio Systems
    E, did you listen to the clips Matt posted? If you’re trying to get an idea of the tone, that’s what it gets with ease. It can get super aggro but at the same time have plenty of warmth. It has a rare sonic palette, indeed.
     
  16. e.rich

    e.rich undersecretary of enablement Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2011
    W. Newbury, MA
    I did and was amazed. It's funny. My 8 year old's bedroom is right over my office. He was rudely awakened by that Pantera clip coming through my monitors yesterday morning. Loud, naturally. :D
     
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