Spector NS4CRFM Info?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by RealBK, Apr 3, 2002.

  1. RealBK


    Feb 8, 2002
    Hi There, Any one got any photo's of a SPECTOR NS4CRFM Bass they could post? ( reen stain and Natural would be nice)
    Are they good basses?
    Worth the money?

  2. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    they are excellent basses. a steal at $1400-1500 (comparable to their "older brothers," the US spectors which are over twice as much).

    IIRC, BassMan2000 has a green quilted maple 4-string Czechtor. search! his bass is probably the best one on the 'net.

    btw, i'sa gots a plum quilted 5.
  3. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Here's my very 1st Spector Bass. It's a BlueBurst NS-4 CR. I don't own the bass aany longer :( but I do own 2 Kramer Era USA NS-2's.
    In my opinion, The Spector Czech necl thru's are THE BEST BASS YOU COULD BUY IN THAT PRICE RANGE. :D They're VERY comprable to the USA models & soung like NO OTHER bass!!!!! If you're into Spectors, I HIGHLY recomend the Czech series basses!!!!
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=486585">
  4. I have a Czech NS95, i also have a Warwick Thumb B.O, an Alembic signature standard, a Korean 4 string Specy (no model name on it) and I play the NS95 more than the others, in my opinion it is superior in every way. the only thing the Alembic beats it on is the build quality, but only just, the important point is, I paid £600 for the Specy new, and £3700 for the Alembic, just proving that you don't have to spend mega bucks to get a mega bass,.
  5. cheezewiz


    Mar 27, 2002
    I have a brand new Spector NS 5 CRFM in the green burst. You absolutely cannot beat this bass.
    Definitely worth the money.
  6. seamus


    Feb 8, 2001
    I have the older (black) NS4CR model. Not as good on looks as the newer ones, but an awesome bass. I'll never sell it, they have a killer sound for some stuff. Rock solid and built to last a lifetime too. I tip my hat to the Czech builders, they really know how to put a bass together. Stuart gets the nod too for offering a lower priced alternative to the US models that is every bit as good in almost every aspect.
  7. I've got two Spector basses. My first was the NS 5CR in Blueburst - exactly like Nino's but a 5 stringer!!!! The other Spector is a Korean REX 2000/5. Both are fantastic to play and they are both beautiful sounding basses. The main difference in money IMO is in the electronics, the Korean Spectors use EMG-Hz passive pickups, whereas the Czechs use active EMGs (P and J on the 4 and two sopabars EMGs on the 5) and the quality of finish!



    for all your Spector needs, info and piccies!:)
  8. I won't be able to post any pics until I get aroung to uploading them again.

    I own two Czech made fives and a four and I highly recommend them!!!

    Besides what Johnny BB mentioned as the difference between the Czech and Korean neck through Spectors, the grade of maple is better on the Czechs as well as the quality of the hardware.
  9. I think my NS 95 must predate the ones mentioned, mine have the Spector pups, at least i think they are,they have SSD printed on them.
  10. RealBK


    Feb 8, 2002
    Hi, I noticed cheezewiz said he had a Spector NS5 CRFM in Green Burst? or is this just Green Stain?
    If you get a chance post a pic of it.

    See Ya!
  11. cheezewiz


    Mar 27, 2002
    My bad...I meant green stain. Its a beautiful bass though. Great color with a nice flamed maple pattern. I'd post a pic..but I don't have one!
  12. seamus


    Feb 8, 2001
    Check out this beauty in a thread from TB not too long ago.

    This has got to be one of the most unique and attractive Spectors I have ever seen.

    Green Spector