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Spector NS200Q-5

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tyler Dupont, Nov 25, 2001.


  1. Tyler Dupont

    Tyler Dupont Wesly Headpush

    I'm thinking of getting a spector NS2000Q-5 .. but after finding out that the pickups are passive I'm not so sure. I haven't had a chance to play it through an amp yet. Anyway, I own a samick 5 - artist series.. it really sucks but it has active pickups. I'm not really a fan of the passive sound. do you think the spector would still sound better ? I'd go play the spector through an amp but it's in a different city so I have to ask here.
     
  2. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    if you want active you can always upgrade later.

    and keep in mind that:

    Active doesn't mean GOOD
    Passive doesn't mean BAD


    it's quality that matters.
     
  3. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Well, the bass comes with passive EMG-HZ pickups but it has an active EMG BTS 9V pre amp that make the bass active. IMO, the bass sounds GREAT!!!!
     
  4. hujo

    hujo

    Apr 18, 2001
    Stockholm, Sweden
    It still has an active preamp you know. Many recognized companies combine passive pickups with active electronics.

    It's a pretty nice bass, IME. Feels good.
     
  5. Tyler Dupont

    Tyler Dupont Wesly Headpush

    ok, maybe my samick is the same way ... is there anywhere I can read about preamps and active pickups etc so I can get a full understanding of what's going on ?
     
  6. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    You can look in the "Pick-Up" section of TalkBass.