Spectorites, this one is interesting, on ebay.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by modulusbassist, Dec 3, 2001.

  1. hyperlitem

    hyperlitem Guest

    Jul 25, 2001
    Indianapolis, IN
    yea ive seen these bolt-ons before. This isn't a ripoff they really did make them, and no or low reserve, looks like u might be able to get this one cheap. I'm not sure how they sound though, ive never played one.
  2. Hugh Jazz

    Hugh Jazz

    Sep 13, 2001
    Atlanta, GA
    Looks like a Warmoth body to me... :eek:

    But you never know. :confused:
  3. I'm not really interested in this bass, but somebody in this talk bass might, solid swamp ash with no top is not my cup of tea.
  4. Spector made this body style from '96-'99. They're not on the Spector website since it's not currently being made. Check this site out www.spectorworld.com. Todd Cooke is a major Spector fan and has one of these basses among many other Spector basses. It is in the "SSD" section of his website.
  5. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I got my eye on that bass. I doubt it a Warmoth body. The cutaways are too deep but then again, you never know. It dosen't look like there is access to the upper frets. Oh well.
  6. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania

    Nino, how many Spector's do you have? :D
  7. When this bass came out Bass Player gave it a horrid review.
    I myself never played one, but their short production life screams out that it's no NS model.
  8. chipmolter

    chipmolter Guest

    Aug 27, 2001
    Baltimore, MD
    The music store near me has one right now they're selling used for about $1000, but the EMG's have been replaced with Bart's. It's a decent sounding bass, but a neck-through Stu is where it's at for me.
  9. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I'm currently @ 3.

    1-NS-2 USA
    2-NS-5 USA
    3-NS-4 CR

    I think I'n gonna pass on this one because I never played one & I don't wanna get stuck with it. I'd like to get a Bolt on Spector. There will be a new model coming out next year. It is a Czeck bolt on like the USA bolt on's.

    Taken from <a href="http://www.spectorworld.com"><font size=3 color=blue>Todd Cook's Website</font></a>:
    <img src="http://www.spectorworld.com/NS-2J5CR.jpg" width="400">
    NS-2J4CR (four string $1299.00)
    NS-2J5CR (five string $1399.00)
    plus case, of course!

    These are bolt-on basses, made in the Spector Czech Rebuplic factory.
    *Two USA made EMG-HZ passive humbucker pickups
    *Aguilar OBP-1 18v circuit factory installed !!!!
    *European alder body wood
    *Dot markers on fingerboard
    *black hardware. black Spector bridge made of aluminium for added "snap".
    *available in all the Europe Series colors.

    Delivery for the first shipment will be around Jan 1st.
  10. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania

    Is that the new spector, the picture?
    It actually looks nice.
    I like Spector's, but I've realized that after the strings get broken in, they get REALLY mellow.
    I think maybe a maple 'board would solve this...

    That'd be pretty odd, though. An entirely maple bass...
  11. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Inactive

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    If that's the one at Atomic, it is a decent bass. They've had it for a long time, it has some wear and it's not cheap. It looks like that eBAy bass.
  12. Thrillkiller


    Apr 25, 2001
    Spector BOB = Bolt On Bass.
  13. I'm not sure which model Spector you owned that was "mellow" once the strings were broken in. Neither of my Spectors sound mellow with broken in strings. Bright, ballsy and articulate.
    Of course any bass would sound dull if the strings get old and warn.
  14. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania

    Hmm... Maybe I spoke too soon?
    I've tried many Spector's in stores, and they've seemingly been as you said, ballsy and articulate.
    The thing is, I tried a few people I know's Spector's and they were REALLY mellow and warm.

    Maybe it was just the model? I don't know.
    I honestly don't recall the model.
    I really liked the one EMG loaded Czech Spector that I tried. I doubt I'd buy it, though.
  15. farboozle


    Apr 18, 2000
    Fairfax VA
    Hey, I've played the one at Elderly. It sounds BAD. It didn't sound much like a spector to me, plus for some reason the electronics had some horrible noise the day I played it. Having faith in that particular store, I'm sure they've either fixed it or would fix it for you, but be warned.

    If people are interested in me playing it again(or another elderly offered bass), I'm sure I'll visit Elderly over the holidays when I visit my folks. Email me privately. It's no substitute for listening with your own ears, but I figure I'd offer.
  16. That Czech bolt-on looks pretty nice, but the fact that it has EMG HZ pickups sorta scares me. I've heard nothing but bad things about those pickups. Also, I wish Stuart would get a line of Czech 6 strings started..... I feel the need for a Spector 6, but need the quality of the Czech basses. The USA basses are a tad out of my price range.
  17. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    Czech Spectors have active EMG pickups. Look: http://www.ssdbass.com/NewFiles/euro.html
  18. I'm talking about the one that is being discussed above (Czech bolt-on)... Looks to me like it has EMG HZ pickups.