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Spector time

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MohawkHarry, Nov 8, 2004.


  1. MohawkHarry

    MohawkHarry

    May 21, 2000
    Chatham,IL
    I finally got me Spector Euro 5 stringer, now I have to figure out what to do with all the sound this thing makes!
    I cant beleave how good it sounds, wish I would have tried one of these years ago.
    The sound I was searching for "I found it" I kept changing strings, amps and effects with my other basses when all I had to do was play a Spector!!! HOLLY COW MAN[​IMG]
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  2. Rusty Chainsaw

    Rusty Chainsaw

    Oct 15, 2002
    The Cronx
    Congratulations on a lovely bass! :D

    I have also recently acquired a Spector (a '97 NS-5CR) and can't help thinking to myself, "where have you been all my life?" :hyper:

    Want... more... Spectors!

    Russ :bassist:
     
  3. O wow! What a lovely bass! See how it just stands out against the musicman? :-D
     
  4. cetera

    cetera

    Apr 29, 2004
    Surrey, England
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses & Cort Basses
    Lovely bass..... and you'll find it 'growls' (are you listening Nick?! ;) ) :bassist: :)
     
  5. MohawkHarry

    MohawkHarry

    May 21, 2000
    Chatham,IL
    My Stingray will be getting some rest, its a nice bass and it sounds good. Now I have to be totally honest it aint got nuthin on the Spector!
    Same goes for the Fender P and Warwick FNA that got fired their it's jobs.

    Fender hotrod P: good for playing classics
    Warwick FNA: was too sterile, thin & hurt my fret hand.
    Stingray: Slap or pick but not too hot for finger style.

    Spector: Good lord thank you for directing me to this bass!
     
  6. HELL YES! THAT'S WHAT WE LIKE TO HEAR! The warwick FNA i tried was boring too. Lacked low end, even on an ashdown 4x10. Nothing liek my thumb at all. Not tried a musicman or precision yet.
     
  7. 5stringDNA

    5stringDNA

    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    Now you see why I've been Spector's devoted pusher for the last 2 years here on TB! :D I have a 5-string Czech as well, except it is emerald, and I love it dearly. Welcome to the cult, er um, club. :smug:
     
  8. RicPlaya

    RicPlaya

    Apr 22, 2003
    Whitmoretucky MI
    [. Welcome to the cult, er um, club. :smug:[/QUOTE]


    +1

    I get nothing but compliments from the tone of my 5 string Rebop at every gig I play.
     
  9. Very nice, the translucent red over flame maple is a great look. The only regret you will ever have over that bass is if you sell it... :)
     
  10. I just realised, that bass is the euro equivelant of Mike Kroeger's bass that he uses on teh Live At Home DVD. I want one.
     
  11. MohawkHarry

    MohawkHarry

    May 21, 2000
    Chatham,IL
    I'm not shure what year it is or what pre-amp is in it. The flame maple wings go all the way through. The pre-amp is a plain black box. Has gold schaller tuners, It has the SS logo not the SSD logo.
    How do tell the year it was produced and ID the pre-amp?
     
  12. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz

    Mar 27, 2002
    Ohio
    I would love Spectors if they didnt have that damn warwick like baseball bat neck.
     
  13. adam on bass

    adam on bass Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2002
    New Braunfels, Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Spector, GK, EMG and D'Addario
    The preamp is the Tone Pump. What's the serial number?
     
  14. MohawkHarry

    MohawkHarry

    May 21, 2000
    Chatham,IL
    I got an e-mail back from PJ it's a 2004 Euro 5
     
  15. adam on bass

    adam on bass Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2002
    New Braunfels, Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Spector, GK, EMG and D'Addario
    You'll find that Spector service is top notch. PJ is the coolest.
     
  16. MohawkHarry

    MohawkHarry

    May 21, 2000
    Chatham,IL
    I dont think the neck feels anything like the warwick!
    The FNA I offed had a very ruff feeling fretboard overly chunky frets.
    My Spectors fretboard feels smooth as a babys backside.
     
  17. adam on bass

    adam on bass Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2002
    New Braunfels, Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Spector, GK, EMG and D'Addario
    The US Spector necks are even more dreamy. :hyper:
     
  18. RAM

    RAM

    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    I have a US 4-string in the same color...it's a beautiful thing!;)

    Congrats:D
     
  19. slicecom

    slicecom

    Oct 19, 2004
    Toronto
    Wow! I've NEVER heard that one before. There is such a HUGE difference between Warwick and Spector necks. I can't play Warwicks at all due to their horrible neck design, (though I do LOVE the sound of wood) however I LOVE the necks on my Spectors.
     
  20. cetera

    cetera

    Apr 29, 2004
    Surrey, England
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses & Cort Basses
    I hear you! The Spector neck is a dream to play :) My dislike is for the Warwick bolt-ons..... now THEY are like baseball bats! However, the Wenge neck-through Warwicks I've found to be very playable....