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No longer available Spector USA Forte 5x with upgrades

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by clbass, May 23, 2018.


  1. clbass

    clbass Supposing Member Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    Endorsing Artist: D'Addario strings, AccuGroove cabs
    Price:
    0
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Excellent Spector Forte 5x, made in Woodstock NY. 35" scale, neck through maple neck, pau ferro board, solid maple body wings. These are pretty rare and this one has been upgraded with gold hardware, custom gold & abalone knobs, and Nordstrand dual coils set up as passive. Original EMG DC-40 pickups and Aguilar OBP-2 preamp included. Ships in the original Spector hardshell case.

    PayPal, Zelle, or cash. Local NYC/NJ area pickup available. ConUS shipping add $75. Trade value is $3k. I am mainly interested a 34” scale 5 string with narrow spacing. Fodera, Spector, Stingray, or other 5 with 17mm-18mm. I'd also consider an NS-2, vintage Jazz, or possibly a Mesa D-800, +/- as appropriate. Other suggestions considered, send me a message.

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    Last edited: Aug 7, 2018
  2. DemBoneZ

    DemBoneZ

    Apr 17, 2013
    jesus bro that is insane :O
     
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  3. AdamR

    AdamR Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
    Love it. I almost ordered one a few years ago and was told it would be 13lbs with the maple wings.
     
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  4. clbass

    clbass Supposing Member Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    Endorsing Artist: D'Addario strings, AccuGroove cabs
    Well then this is a relatively svelte 12 lbs 2 oz! I suppose a swap for the lightweight Spector aluminum helium bridge and lightweight tuners could bring it into mid 11 lb territory.
     
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  5. AdamR

    AdamR Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
    How do you like the Nordstrands in it ? I was thinking of putting some in my Euro 5. Does it still sound Spectorish ?
     
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  6. Tdmannjr

    Tdmannjr

    Jul 11, 2013
    If that was a 4 string I would have grabbed that from you.
     
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  7. clbass

    clbass Supposing Member Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    Endorsing Artist: D'Addario strings, AccuGroove cabs
    I think it sounds awesome with the Nordys. It has an open and organic sound that can still get a Spector-style edge, which I attribute to the neck through and solid maple wings. Plus they look super cool in this bass. Though the stock EMGs and Aggie OBP-2 are included to put it back to its original Spectorness if one so desires.
     
  8. Ellery

    Ellery

    Mar 25, 2015
    If the stable wasn't full I'd jump on this!drooldrooldrooldrooldrooldrooldrooldrool
     
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  9. PeaveyPlayer

    PeaveyPlayer Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2014
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Any sound clips ?
     
  10. clbass

    clbass Supposing Member Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    Endorsing Artist: D'Addario strings, AccuGroove cabs
    With the included original EMG DC-40s and Aguilar OBP-2

     
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2018
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