Spectorcore 5

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Timbo, Nov 21, 2004.

  1. Timbo


    Jun 14, 2004
    Lately I have been wanting to buy a fretless bass.. And also I've wanted a hollow-body for when I am traveling.. So I thought maybe this could be the ticket.. Anyone own/played one? I'd like to see what you guys think of it. I'd imagine it be pretty good because it's from spector.. Anyways I'd like some reviews, ( and pics to if you got any ).. :D :help:
  2. 5stringDNA


    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    They are good basses, but I wouldn't pay over $500 for one. The action and feel is very nice, but the piezo pickup is a tad weak. The humbucker has a very full sound however, and if you blend teh two about 50/50 then you get a very nice thick and thumpy tone. I'd say give it a try- they look pretty classy as well.
  3. Timbo


    Jun 14, 2004
    Hmm.. I guess it's time to call around see if anyone has any to play..
  4. Rusty Chainsaw

    Rusty Chainsaw

    Oct 15, 2002
    The Cronx
    I've also been contemplating one of these. I've not had a chance to try one, so, for those of you who have tried/own one, how well do they "mwah"?

    Russ :bassist:
  5. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    IME they don't... but I think the one I tried was old/ had old strings etc. It felt like butter but didn't sound that great.