Spector Legend Custom vs. Legend Classic

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by UnderwaterGuy, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. UnderwaterGuy

    UnderwaterGuy Guest

    Nov 18, 2007
    From looking at the specs of these two basses I cannot really tell what the difference is. Has anybody here played both and want to tell me what the differerences are? I assume the electronics in the custom are better but I'd rather hear from those with experience.
  2. wdinc01


    Nov 19, 2005
    Jacksonville, FL
    If I remember correctly, the custom is a neck-through while the classic is bolt on. The classic also has black hardware while the custom has gold. I'm not too sure about the electronics.
  3. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector

    Feb 3, 2002
    Tacoma WA
    Old thread revival:
    Looking at a mystery:

    It is a Legend 6. Amberburst with Quilt top. Fingerboard is dark like Ebony, but I'm not sure.

    Like the "Custom", has all the Gold/Brass hardware (Knobs, Bridge, Tuners) and more extensive electronics (3 band boost/cut).

    However, like the "Classic" it is not set neck but a bolt on.

    Any info is good.
  4. Mortom27

    Mortom27 Guest

    Jul 22, 2013
    Charlotte, NC
    hi there, I'm probably the newest guy in this forum
    but in response to the original post I will said that
    the legend custom has better electronics than the legend classic and the set neck
    gives you a sustain almost like a neck tru bass will.
    I have play both models and without a doubt I stay with the legend custom, the new legend classics are not bad at all cause they come with the high output pick ups EMG-HZ
    instead of the passive SSD that the old models had.
    until recently I had in my possession a 1st generation
    legend that has the P'J's pick ups configuration with the gold hardware and to be honest I like the tone that I was
    getting from it better than my custom but it had one problem, it was a little to heavy for me anyways hope this help a little of bit.
  5. Mortom27

    Mortom27 Guest

    Jul 22, 2013
    Charlotte, NC
  6. LouieLouie16

    LouieLouie16 Guest

    Jul 16, 2013
    I have the amber burst quilt 4 with gold hardware and PJ pick ups. I got it back in I wanna say.....05 I think. I love that bass so much, and I like it better with those pickups the best compared to the soap bars. I've played both and the tone control you get from the PJ is absurd.
  7. 4StringsEnough


    Mar 9, 2008
    It is the more expensive Rebop which has EMG HZ's (which, incidentally, are passive pickups). The Legends still come with SSD's and are none the worse for it. There's no such thing as a bad Spector bass. :)
  8. LouieLouie16

    LouieLouie16 Guest

    Jul 16, 2013
    My Spector legend has emg-hz in it. Did they change that over the years?
  9. jbravo


    Jun 1, 2009
    South Dakota

    Hey Phat-
    There's info on the Spector site under the discontinued models tab.
  10. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector

    Feb 3, 2002
    Tacoma WA
    .....but that post was from 4 years ago. :p
  11. Mortom27

    Mortom27 Guest

    Jul 22, 2013
    Charlotte, NC
    I'm sorry but the old Legends came with the SSD pick ups on it , I know cause I had one from 2004 I believe, sold it
    and in 2011 bought another one and this one has EMG-HZ pick ups on it.
  12. Custom is a set neck. Classic is a bolt-on

    Your 2011 had the pickups changed. They STILL come with SSDs.
  13. Mortom27

    Mortom27 Guest

    Jul 22, 2013
    Charlotte, NC
    If the did so I'm glad cause it gave the bass a total different tone.
    I'm been doing a little research on this and I think when Spector basses was made by "Kramer" they used EMG-HZ soap bars pick ups
    Now they are being made by "Stuart Spector Design" and he uses EMG-SSD on the legend models.
  14. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector

    Feb 3, 2002
    Tacoma WA
    During the Kramer era there were no Legends.
    From '87 to '90 they produced the Korean made (some reportedly Japan) NS2A, NS2B and NS2C basses.
    They also used passive EMG's labeled either "EMG Select" or simply "Spector".
    These were roughly the equivilent of the current EMG-SSD's.