Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lesfleanut, Nov 5, 2001.

  1. lesfleanut

    lesfleanut Guest

    Sep 25, 2001
    Syracuse N.Y.
    lets hear your opinions on spectors. i love em. anybody have any problems with their spector. by the way does any one know how to adjust the intonation on the spector Q5(not the neck through
  2. I have 3 Czech Spectors (two 5 strings and a 4 string) and I love them all. I assume that the trust rod is in the head stock like the neck throughs.
  3. spectors are great. by the way Mr. Dead Diamondbacks kick some serious a$$!
  4. Cogno

    Cogno Guest

    Jun 11, 2001
    You have to loosen the two side bridge screws. Do not loosen your strings. You Have to move the individual brige pieces with your fingers. Away from the neck to sharp and toward the neck to flat. One at a time. Do this for eac string until you have it right and than tighten side screw. Yes a pain in the ars!
  5. You are found not guilty on both counts!!!
  6. what part of phoenix are you in. my dad went to ASU and has a bunch of friends out there so i go out there every summer with him.
  7. hyperlitem

    hyperlitem Guest

    Jul 25, 2001
    Indianapolis, IN
    spectors freakin rock. I have a neckthorugh and it sustains for weeks.
  8. I live in Mesa, not far at all from ASU.
  9. that's actually where my dad lived when he was in arizona.
  10. Freakapotamus9


    Jun 20, 2001
    I LOVE SPECTORS!!! the first one i played, i couldnt put down. theyre awesome! ive never played one that i didnt like. i will get one when i have enough money. spectors rock!!
  11. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I got 2 USA Spector's. An NS-2 Kramer era & an NS-5 SSD era. Awesome!!!!! enough said.

    About intonation. Unlock the saddles. There is a lock on the side of the bridge & when you finish intonating it do forget to tighten it. I forgot to once & I popped a string & the saddle came flying off. :D Thank goodness I found it.

    <img src="http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1174383&a=8647027&p=41924508&Sequence=1&res=high">

    I'vr had many Czeck & Korean models & I love them all!!!!! :)
  12. It's a good idea to have the truss rod adjusted too. Unless you're experienced, I suggest you have this done by a professional.
  13. lesfleanut

    lesfleanut Guest

    Sep 25, 2001
    Syracuse N.Y.
    thanks nino, what happened to that white spector in the pic. mr.dead, im experinced with just about aspect of the bass eccept the tuss rod(i never had the testicular fortitude to screw with it:D )
  14. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I had some problems w/the finish, sent it back to Stuart. He refinished it in blue & I ended up selling it to raise funds for my Sadowsky 24 fret 5 string.

    <img width=400 src="http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1174383&a=13374114&p=50894218&Sequence=0&res=high">
    <img width=400 src="http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1174383&a=13374114&p=51119977&Sequence=0&res=high">

    See more pics here:
  15. flipperwhite


    Jul 12, 2001
    their are some fine fine fine basses out there and as for me theres only Spector,adjusting the bridge is not a problem for me,I like a huge mass bridge,I play real agressive and that monster stays in tune and has a ton of sustain and cuts through the mix like nothing I have ever played,as far as I'm concerned Spector is the farrari of basses.(did I spell farrari right?):p
  16. I have to say that I love 'em. I have two - a Czech 5 in Blueburst and a Korean REX2000/5 in Holoflash! The only fidgety thing is adjusting the bridge - I haven't had the need to do that yet though!!!!

    The flip side of this style of bridge is it's so easy to re-string - none of that nonsense of having to feed a 'B' string through the saddle and up and over and then tidy up all the small shavings of metal you've just taken off the saddle!!!

    Anyway, one day when I have more cash to invest - it'll probably be another Spector.
  17. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    I have an SSD NS-4 circa 1995. Red stain, 18-volt EMG's. Great bass! I'd never part with it!:D The only thing I hate is having to adjust the bridge. All else, from the even tone to the versatility of the tone to the feel of the neck is as great as I could have ever dreamed!:D