No longer available Spector Ns-5XL 2016

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by gumojs, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. gumojs

    gumojs Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2012
    Price:
    3500.00
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    Texas
    IMG_9286.JPG This bass is in excellent condition. It has a smooth deep tone with great mid range presence. The slap tone is incredible and the playing is amazing. It has unnoticeably light wear. I would love to keep this bass but I have to purchase a sound system for my new band. A brand new bass like this would cost around 5K. It comes with a hard case. FREE U.S. shipping.
     

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  2. Joelc73

    Joelc73

    Nov 13, 2000
    New York
    What is the scale length? Are you the original owner? What pre-amp is in it?
     
  3. gumojs

    gumojs Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2012
    34' scale. I'm the second owner.
     
  4. Bassmann79

    Bassmann79

    Mar 7, 2015
    This is a nice one, the Aggies make it a little special. I have yet to own a Spector running Aggies...would love to hear this one. :)

    Love the ebony fretboard as well...GLWTS!
     
  5. Bassmann79

    Bassmann79

    Mar 7, 2015
    34" scale and by looking at it, should be 18v US Haz preamp!
     
  6. gumojs

    gumojs Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2012
    Yes sir, 18v US Haz preamp
     
  7. Joelc73

    Joelc73

    Nov 13, 2000
    New York
    Thanks. All original?
     
  8. gumojs

    gumojs Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2012
    Yes
     
  9. Joelc73

    Joelc73

    Nov 13, 2000
    New York
    How do the Aguilars sound in an NS compared to the usual EMGs?
     
  10. gumojs

    gumojs Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2012
    They sound great! I think they have a warmer sound, but it still cuts.
     
  11. Joelc73

    Joelc73

    Nov 13, 2000
    New York
    Thanks. Does anyone know if the stock EMG pickups can be dropped into the Aguilar routes?
     
  12. These Aguilar DCBs are IMO the best sounding double coils. I had one 4str Spector with the same configuration and I would never turn back to EMGs.
     
  13. DemBoneZ

    DemBoneZ

    Apr 17, 2013
    int shipping?
     
  14. gumojs

    gumojs Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2012
    No
     
  15. Bassmann79

    Bassmann79

    Mar 7, 2015
    No, I don't think that would be possible without custom work being done. These are soapbar and while EMG has some options they likely will not simply drop right in. I went through this very thing with a Wick SSI 5'er with MEC soapbars.

    YouTube Spector's with Aggies, you'll be shocked...they are a great pairing IMO

    Here is a Forte4 with Aggie's...not sure the music you are wanting to play but you can still easily here the Spector snarl/growl/punch regardless that this guy is playing with the tone knobs, his has an OBP2 preamp while you would have the holy grail Spector US 18v Haz preamp (big difference).

     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2017
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  16. slamsinger

    slamsinger

    Feb 8, 2009
    Coventry RI
    If it's a ns5xl then it's a 35" scale
     
  17. Bassmann79

    Bassmann79

    Mar 7, 2015
    Wow, missed the XL...yes sir...35" then : )
     
  18. Joelc73

    Joelc73

    Nov 13, 2000
    New York
    This one says xl in title but the OP says 34"
     
  19. Bassmann79

    Bassmann79

    Mar 7, 2015
    Its ok, he mistyped...its an NS5-XL so its 35" Scale

    The only difference between an NS5 and an NS5-XL is 34" Scale versus 35" scale, nut size and string spacing are the same.
     
  20. gumojs

    gumojs Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2012
    The body is an XL but the bridge is shifted towards the neck a little more. Therefore giving you better access to each and every single fret. I have measured it and it is a 34 inch scale length bass.
     

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