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Spector Upgrade

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Funky Fatcat, Dec 6, 2005.


  1. Funky Fatcat

    Funky Fatcat

    Jul 29, 2005
    Hello fellow Bassists

    I need a honest opinion. I have a Spector Performance series and i was just wondering if i should go for a spector upgrade or another type of Bass. Im mostly into slap (Flea and claypool junk) and the soft classical stuff as well as some tap. What do you guys think? :hyper:
     
  2. darkfish01

    darkfish01

    Feb 11, 2005
    San Marcos, Tx
    I too have a Spector Performer (transparent red, I love the shape and its so light, the electronics aren't excellent though) and instead of upgrading, I would just opt for a new bass. If you enjoy Spectors, I would recommend getting a higher end one. I'm pretty sure that's the route I'll be taking when it's time for me to take a step up. The only question is how far you want to go. They have the Legend series, the Rebops, and even Euros. I personally am probably going to end up getting a Rebop simply because I love the shape and the inlays, and it has humbuckers instead of the P/J configuration.
     
  3. cetera

    cetera

    Apr 29, 2004
    Surrey, England
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses & Cort Basses
    I agree.... a ReBop or a Euro LX sounds like the right route... :bassist:
     
  4. psi

    psi

    Mar 11, 2005
    New Jersey
    I'd look for a Euro. Resale value on Korean Spectors is CRAP. I recently sold my Performance series Rex bass for REALLY cheap.
     
  5. RevGroove

    RevGroove Commercial User

    Jul 21, 2002
    Burlington ON Canada
    Manager, Account Services: Long & McQuade Ltd. (Burlington); MTD Kingston Basses International Emerging Artist; Bartolini Electronics Emerging Artist
    I upgraded the electronics in my Korean Spectors to exceed the US/Euro line, and IMHO, they play just as well, even better than the lone Czechtor in my stable...I'm not worried about resale because I have them tweaked to right where I want them...definitely "Last basses" in their categories! (Fretted and fretless 5s).
     
  6. Funky Fatcat

    Funky Fatcat

    Jul 29, 2005
    Cool sounds good. Thanks alot for the Info.
     
  7. Spector_Ray

    Spector_Ray

    Aug 8, 2004
    Texas
    The cheapest upgrade Spector would be the Rebop. It's a bolt-on neck made in Europe and should more than fit your needs. I've seen them recently on Ebay for as little as $599.