Spector ns-5 vs deluxe jazz?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Oknarb, Jun 7, 2002.

  1. Oknarb


    Jun 7, 2002
    Hi everybody,
    I was wondering what everyone's opinion is on deluxe jazz V versus an ns-5 american.

    I only play bass when i record so its not for a live sound. I have an expensive ns-5 american and it just doesnt seem to be to my liking. I mainly do neosoul, funk, groove, a la: sade, maxwell, me'shell Ndegeocello, etc...

    An acquaintence of mine, who is an A list session and touring bass player swears by Fender Jazz for studio work. He plays a 7-string Ken Smith live. He plays the same kind of style

    So I have been pondering exchanging my spector for something else. Maybe a Jazz. I wanted to hear some of your feedback. Thanks Much
  2. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    You've answered your own question. If you're looking to spend $3000+ on a USA Spector & you want a Jazz bass, why not look into a Sadowsky? www.sadowsky.com I own 2 Sadowsky 5 strings & I recently recorded with one & it is THE bass sound I've been looking for.
  3. icks


    Jul 12, 2001
    Charleroi, Belgium
    between the Jazz and the spector I definitly take the Jazz !
  4. Freakapotamus9


    Jun 20, 2001
    ..this coming from a man with much experience with Spector

    good idea nino!

    might look into Lakland as well.
  5. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Or...if you really want a Fender, did you ever consider Fender?

    I love my Spector. But, if it's not doing it for you, why would you continue with it?
  6. Oknarb


    Jun 7, 2002
    Thanks for naming a few makes. I'll check them out.