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Spector tone

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Osobass, Jun 24, 2003.

  1. I absolutely love the shape and feel of the classic shape Spector basses. Recently I parted ways with a 1990 Kramer era Korean neck thru NS-2a. The bass sounded too bright and would not stay in tune. The J-pickup at the bridge position was pretty good, but I could not get much usable tone out of the reverse P-pickup at the neck position.

    Are their any Spectors in the mid-price range...say $750-$1500 that sound great or are they all excessively modern sounding due to the maple body and EMGs? The Europe series looks interesting.
  2. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    if you don't like the EMG's, replace them with bartolinis. They'll warm that thing right up.
  3. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    Hi, it is me, PollyBass, your fellow spector lover.

    The Europe series is by far the pick of the litter in terms of price and tone. Their are the neck thru models, the fourstringers come with the p/j EMG config. The 5 and sixers come with the norm EMG bar-type, humbucking-type.

    But if you want a bar type in a four string, your only choice is the Re-Bop (Bolt on Czechs) 4 string.

    They do sound a little modern, i mean come on, they are EMG's.

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