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spector.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by I.'.I.'.Nakoa, Sep 12, 2001.


  1. I.'.I.'.Nakoa

    I.'.I.'.Nakoa Guest

    Aug 10, 2000
    Fort Worth.
    ok, im really wanting to buy a spector ns5crfm. i have only gotten to play 4 string spectors though. what is the string spacing like, on the 5? is it tight like a 5 string soundgear. or tighter, maybe wider, what the string spacing comparable to?
     
  2. I don't have any hard numbers for you, but it seems to me that the string spacing is a slight bit closer or maybe exactly the same as a Stingray 5. I believe that the 'Ray 5 has 11/16" spacing at the bridge, but again I'm not 100% sure.

    Nino could probably shed a little more light on this subject, or you could email Stuart directly and ask him. Believe me, you'll get a very helpful response to any question you may ask of him.
     
  3. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Spectors are known for their tight string spacing.If you like Ibanez 5 string spacing, you'll LOVE the SPECTOR!!!! IMO :)
     
  4. flipperwhite

    flipperwhite

    Jul 12, 2001
    usa
    Nino! I just got my new Spector,HEE HEE YIPPIEE!!!! happy happy joy joy
     
  5. Alright cool man, congrats, Spectors Rock.
     
  6. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Cool. Are you happy w/ it. I can't tell from your post. ;)

    I.'.I.'.Nakoa, if you get a Czeck Spector, you won't want another bass for a long time, unless you do something stupid* & try a USA Spector in a store or go to Roger Sadowsky's shop & try one of his basses.

    *Yes, I just called my self stupid. :p:)

    <a href="http://www.theoremnyc.cjb.net"><img width=385 height=70 src="http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1174383&a=8647027&p=41535909&Sequence=0&res=high" border=0></a>
     
  7. Yeah, I'm in the same boat here. I just got my Czech 5 in Black Cherry this past weekend and I love it. It has already but the Stingray in the backup role. I need to get the action lowered, but this thing sounds like it'll do slap pretty well too. I absolutely love the tone for fingerstyle (haven't tried picks because I don't like them and don't have any with me right now).

    I did try a USA bolt-on in a store (4-string), and I have to say that I like the Czech 5 a little more. I'm just a huge fan of neck-through basses I guess. I thought the Czech 5 may be the end of my GAS for a while, but now I'm really wanting a Sadowsky 5 and USA Spector 5. Ugh, will it never end?

    And the other really hard part about all this is that I have to wait for my 3-year warranty to expire before I slap an Aguilar in the Czech... Oh the pain!
     
  8. flipperwhite

    flipperwhite

    Jul 12, 2001
    usa
    the action will go very low,lower than I thought it could,I do a lot of two handed stuss and slapping and popping and this bass in my opnion is made for it,I am thankful that I have worked so heard on that ol' Ibanez because now it seems so effortless on the NS. it is so soulful and fluid,I remember how I felt when I was just a kid back in 1976 and my Dad (God rest his soul) sacrificed to buy me a brand new thunderbird,I named this one after him,MG.
     
  9. That's a really touching story with your dad and all. Thanks for sharing!

    I'm sure once I get this Spector all set up with low action (don't like tweaking the truss myself) I'll be able to start working on my slap/pop technique a bit. I'm pretty horrible right now and I'm trying to find a way to improve. Lessons are pretty much out due to a busy (and pretty strange) school schedule. I was thinking of getting a video or something, but haven't decided.

    I'm glad to hear that once I actually do learn to slap/pop properly that this bass will allow me to do it. Although I'm sure if it didn't I could go back to playing the Stingray.
     
  10. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Hey Da5id HeX, is the Ray a 5? if so, you've got 2 KILLER 5's. If not you got a killer 4 & a killer 5!!!!!
     
  11. Yeah, the Ray is a 5. I started on a 4, then bought another 4 down the road, but I really gotta have that low B. Of course only now, with my G&L L2500, Stingray 5, and Spector CR5FM, am I finally starting to see how damn great a B string can be. I love all of my basses, and now I feel like I can branch out and buy a 6 (unless I decide to start saving for a Sadowsky 5 like Nino, my hero).:p

    I'm really trying to find a good place around here to take my Czech so I can have it set up. It came from Bass Central with the action pretty high, and I tried to lower the saddles but I got buzz from about the 9th fret up. That leads me to believe that it's going to need some truss adjustment, and I don't want to hurt my beautiful Spector.

    I wish I had some sort of digital camera (or a camera at all for that matter) so I could get some pics up for you all. I'll eventually get some pics of the entire family together.......and then I post them as often as Nino and JT post their pics! (not really).

    Oh yeah, and Nino.... I think I'm going to officially refer to you as "that damn Spectowsky nut" from now on.