bought my first spector this week. ive played alot of guitar shop spectors (cheaper ones) and really liked the feel. i got a natural oil finish ns-4. i finally got a day off work and cleaned it up and restrung it. it came with stings that were dead and heavier guage than i like. i plugged it into my main rig (ashdown abm500) and sat on my bed and played for hours. this is the most versital bass ive ever seen. ive been play flea basses with lane poors for the last couple years. i thought that was the ultimate sound ive ever had. in about 2 min i got this spector sounding just like a flea bass. i started listening to music and playing along. i could dial in any bass sound on any song that i played along with. the controls are so easy and this bass can sound like any bass ive played in the past and better. i had band practice for a couple hours tonight and the guys were floored. this bass actully brought back life to songs weve been doin for years, or i guess my playing did. i dont know of any bass on the market that plays any better. everyone looking for a new bass, a BIG LEAGUE BASS should save up their dollars and try a spector. for all you flea fans, keep an eye on the basses for sell forum. there might be a couple modulus basses on there soon. sorry to ramble on but today.......i got it.