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Spector HazLab 9v tone

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bravel, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. bravel


    Mar 8, 2014
    Wondering if I'm crazy to swap out my Euro5XL pups (EMG40TWX) and pre/pots 18v, etc etc for a hazlab 9v pre and a EMG 40P5 and EMG 40JV5.

    My goal is to get as close to that '80's NS 4 string Spector tone in a 5 string Euro5XL

  2. superdick2112

    superdick2112 Registered Rickenbacker Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    The Centennial State
    It should sound great, but I hope you already have the Haz pre...

    If not, be prepared for an indefinite wait and a price of $600 or more.
    Spector 9-volt Haz preamps have been backordered for over a year now.
  3. bravel


    Mar 8, 2014
    Have the Haz pre.. I was just wondering about the Soapbar P/J setup in the 5 and if that will get me as close as possible to the traditional 4 string p/j setup in a NS2
  4. MDBass

    MDBass Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Spector-Dingwall-Aguilar-DR-Tech 21-Darkglass
    Yep, the only real difference then will be the wings (solid maple in the NS-2 vs. maple/walnut/alder sandwich in the Euro5).

    It'll sound killer, and very close to the classic NS-2 tone :bassist: