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SOLD Spector Helium NS-2

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by johnsonabq, Feb 19, 2017.


  1. johnsonabq

    johnsonabq Hanging on in quiet desperation... Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 2011
    Albuquerque, NM
    Price:
    $3500
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    New Mexico
    Up for sale only is my beautiful Claro Walnut Spector Helium NS-2. It has the extremely comfortable, fully carved body that is crafted with a beautiful Claro Walnut top, backed by reclaimed redwood. A 3-piece maple neck runs through the entire length of the instrument and features a 24 fret Pau Ferro fingerboard with Spector’s Mother of Pearl Crown inlays. This bass has an amazing tone and sustain, yet weighs in at only 7.9lbs. It currently has EMG PJAX pickups in it and a drop tuner, but I’ll include the original pickups and E tuner with it. Comes with original Spector hardshell case. This bass is less than a year and a half old, and in mint condition.


    Specs:

    Claro Walnut top backed with reclaimed redwood
    Neck through with shaved “Thin Neck Spec”
    Pau Ferro fingerboard with MOP crown inlays
    Chrome Hardware with drop tuner and aluminum bridge w/brass saddles
    EMG PJAX pickups with Spector 9v HAZ preamp
    Weight is 7.9lbs

    Asking $3700 $3500 shipped to CONUS only. No trades and PayPal only.

    This bass is a supreme example of Spector’s Helium NS-2. It plays like a dream, has tone for days, and the lightweight construction is VERY easy on your shoulder for hours of playing comfort.

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    Last edited: Mar 16, 2017
  2. Snowglo

    Snowglo Pro Aris et Focis Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2013
    Orygun
    U.S. Military endorsement since 1984
    You always have the nicest basses! I his one is a stunner.
     
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  3. Laklandfan

    Laklandfan Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2010
    New Orleans, LA
    I've always wanted a NS2/4. Does this one have the DW neck?
     
  4. johnsonabq

    johnsonabq Hanging on in quiet desperation... Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 2011
    Albuquerque, NM
    It isn't a Wimbish neck. It does however have the thin neck spec. That means it's the standard width from side to side, but shaved for a thinner neck from front to back.
    It's a beautiful playing neck.
     
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  5. Laklandfan

    Laklandfan Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2010
    New Orleans, LA
    Can I ask how they balance? Do they have neck dive? Does the pjax sound better than the normal the normal pj?
     
  6. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    :jawdrop:
    That grain is stunning. It looks like a brown granite counter top. And I mean that in a good way.
     
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  7. johnsonabq

    johnsonabq Hanging on in quiet desperation... Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 2011
    Albuquerque, NM
    Zero neck dive. The PJAX pickups are brighter than standard. That's why I will include the original pickups. They are an easy swap with the EMG quick connectors in case the PJAX pups aren't to your liking. Then you can sell whichever ones you don't want.
     
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  8. Laklandfan

    Laklandfan Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2010
    New Orleans, LA
    That's really cool, I didn't know the haz could use the quick connectors. I thought they were still using solder.
     
  9. johnsonabq

    johnsonabq Hanging on in quiet desperation... Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 2011
    Albuquerque, NM
    The quick connectors are on the pickup end, not on the preamp end. Very easy.
     
  10. johnsonabq

    johnsonabq Hanging on in quiet desperation... Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 2011
    Albuquerque, NM
    I just made my one and only advertised price drop!
     
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  11. SK-Bassist

    SK-Bassist

    Mar 17, 2017
    Just sent you a PM.
     
  12. johnsonabq

    johnsonabq Hanging on in quiet desperation... Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 2011
    Albuquerque, NM
    On hold pending payment.
     
  13. johnsonabq

    johnsonabq Hanging on in quiet desperation... Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 2011
    Albuquerque, NM
    And SOLD!
     
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  14. SK-Bassist

    SK-Bassist

    Mar 17, 2017
    And I can't wait to start playing it!
     
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