At last I have the money to buy my first 5-stringer. My budget goes up to $800, and I want a new bass (not used). I have fallen in love with the Spector NS2000 neck-through 5. The problem is that I haven't played one and no store here in Puerto Rico sell Spector. So I would have to buy from MF or another internet store. I've looked at reviews of the Spector basses and they all seem to be very good. I love the Spectors features: active EQ, necktrough, carved contoured body, 35" scale. The only bad thing I've herad of Spector is that the string spacing is tight. How tight is it? I've played, Warwick, Yamaha, Fender, Squier, Washburn, Ibanez and a Stingray 4. Is the Spector string-spacing similar to any of those brands? I don't mind having to get used to the Spector's tight spacing if it sounds awesome. My main concern isabout Spector's reliability. Since I will be buying from the internet, I dont want to have to return the bass since I would have to pay for the shipping. Is Spector reliable? Should I take the chance? Are the NS2000 series worth it? Sorry for all the questions, but I need all the help I can get. Please help!! P.D. My rig consists of an Epiphone T-bird IV, SansAmp BD DI, Hartke 3500 and Peavey 410TVX. I play mostly latin rock, american rock, ska, reggae, pop, etc.