Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by limp_dan, Oct 8, 2002.

  1. limp_dan


    Aug 7, 2002
    hi all im considering buying a spector rex 4 string the one with the trippy colours :) but i li9ve in Australia and ive never had the privilage of playin one of these beasts. But from what i gather they have a huge reputation on these boards so i was wonfderin if you guys could tell me about their sound , u know good for slapping , lots of growl? that sorta thing , and also where do they rank in the spector selection are they average top of the range bottem of the range etc.

    thanks guys.
  2. Sorry to hear about your condition, Dan. I hear viagra is pretty good! Anyhoo, The bass you're talking about sits in the bottom of the range, but that does'nt mean it's not a good bass. It's made in Korea, and has budget EMG pickups and electronics. The middle range are the ones made in Czeckoslovakia (although they're remarkably close to the top range, and they have top model EMG pickups and preamp. The most expensive ones are made in New York, and have the top EMG pickups and Haz preamps.
    They are all good basses for slapping, although I'm not sure that the Rex body shape is suitable.
  3. oldirtymoney

    oldirtymoney Banned

    Jul 16, 2002
    california, carslbad
    forget spector go with warwick! :p
  4. I have a Spector REX2000/5 in the Holoflash finish!!

    It's a great bass! The EMG Hz pups are really good for passive pickups, and the preamp is the same as the one they used to use in the Czech Spectors (I know, I've got 2 NS5CR basses as well.).

    The Korean one has about 90% of the output and about 85% of the tonal variation that the Czech ones do! Build quality is really good, although some of the materials are more 'budget' than the Czech ones - for example Korean nut is graphite, Czech one is Brass, Korean bridge is steel (I think), Czech bridge is Brass

    The finish on mine had a few dimples that you could see if you caught light at the right angle - but nothing you can see from more than about 3 ft straight ahead!

    The 35" scale is neat, the neck almost plays itself! The only thing I'd say to watch is neck dive - I'm used to it, but the REX has quite a bit! Like you I also bought one without having tried it first but I had a Czch one already and reckoned it'd be OK - I was right!)

    My recommendation (based on the one I've got) is go for it!:)