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Spector NS2

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JRBrown, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. JRBrown


    Jun 21, 2000
    North Carolina
    I spotted a Spector NS2 PJ neck-through bass today. The serial number is 1549. It's trans red with a few small dings here and there.

    I think it's pre-kramer era. Any idea how much these are worth?
  2. KPAX

    KPAX Banned

    Mar 22, 2005
    It depends. If it has black hardware, it's a Japanese or Korean NS2A and worth less. If it has gold it's an American NS2 and worth more.
    The differences are subtle. The pickups and preamps are different as is the bridge (but only slightly).
    E-mail the particulars to Spector and they'll help you identify it. They're very helpful.
  3. Spector_Ray


    Aug 8, 2004
    Pics? That would help a great deal.
  4. JRBrown


    Jun 21, 2000
    North Carolina
    I don't have pics. It has gold hardware and the Haz pre.
    Any idea of the approx value? USA model.
  5. Spector_Ray


    Aug 8, 2004
    It depends on the condition, but I'd say one in good condition can go for at least $1500. I wish I still had mine.:bawl:
  6. JRBrown


    Jun 21, 2000
    North Carolina
    I bought the bass on a 30-day trial. I'll post pic later.

    I called the Spector shop. It's an USA model built in December 1986.
  7. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    The past few preKramer NS2's I was looking at, 2 were priced at just under 2k, the third was a white one went for over 2k.

    Was this one in Texas?
  8. Spector_Ray


    Aug 8, 2004
    Does yours have the Spector bridge or the Badass?
  9. Buskman


    Apr 13, 2007
    Jersey Shore, USA
    If it was made in 12/86, it could have been made either in the Brooklyn shop or at the Kramer factory in Neptune, NJ (being that it's late in '86, I'm thinking Kramer).

    Either way, those would go for at least $1500, given the overall condition of the bass.

    Here's a good example of an '86 up for grabs: http://www.bassemporium.com/item.php?sku=1236 (asking price is at the bottom of the page).

    If you don't mind being asked, JRBrown, how much did you pay? And pics too, please! :)
  10. JRBrown


    Jun 21, 2000
    North Carolina
  11. JRBrown


    Jun 21, 2000
    North Carolina
    This is a real nice bass and in excellent shape for a 22 year-old bass. It has a couple of penhead-size dings on it and a little rash on the input jack.

    I called the folks at spector and they gave me the following:

    - Built Dec 2 1986
    - Color Red Stain
    - First of the Kramer era
    - Haz Pre
  12. Rano Bass

    Rano Bass

    Sep 9, 2006
    Tijuana Mex.
    Very nice find!

    Looks very good for an old bass.
  13. Spector_Ray


    Aug 8, 2004
    Verrrry nice! I absolutely love the Hazlab preamp too. It's not a very hot preamp, but it gives tone for days. I think you'll be happy with it.
  14. JRBrown


    Jun 21, 2000
    North Carolina
    Better pics:

  15. JRBrown


    Jun 21, 2000
    North Carolina

  16. ysand


    Mar 26, 2005
    It's so lovable! :)
  17. basslinejam


    Mar 21, 2005
    New York City
  18. JRBrown


    Jun 21, 2000
    North Carolina
    Thanks. I'm really enjoying this bass. :hyper:

    It's hard to believe that a new one costs nearly $5K
  19. LCMBassist


    Sep 27, 2008
    I've got a Korean '86, and it's one of my main basses. It never breaks, it sounds good, and it looks nice.
  20. loend68

    loend68 Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2008
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses, T.C. Electronics
    Put me first on the list if you ever sell it!! That was exactly my first big bass purchase, red NS2 from the Kramer factory......til somebody felt the need to rip off our rehearsal space.....
    Happy New Bass!!

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