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Yay finally, Spector NS2000 Q5

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Figjam, Mar 17, 2004.


  1. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    After several weeks of severe GAS, i got my Spector Q5. I got it from TB member 'infect'. The deal went very smoothly. Got it a few hours ago and havent really put it down until now. Action is decent but i can get it lower. B string is pretty tight and clear. Good intonation all across the fretboard everywhere. The bass can get a lot of tones out of it and i think ive dialed in a really nice tone. Pickups wont need replacing unless i get antsy in the future for some Barts.

    Here are some pics. The bass is quite a dark red.. (quilted maple) but some pics (flash) make it look brighter. The pic of the entire bass shows the color most accurately, whereas the closeups of the body show it quite brightly,although it lets you see the wood nicely.

    http://www.ultimate13.dynu.com:6080/host/scott/HPIM0691.JPG
    http://www.ultimate13.dynu.com:6080/host/scott/HPIM0693.JPG
    http://www.ultimate13.dynu.com:6080/host/scott/HPIM0694.JPG
    http://www.ultimate13.dynu.com:6080/host/scott/HPIM0696.JPG
    http://www.ultimate13.dynu.com:6080/host/scott/HPIM0697.JPG
    http://www.ultimate13.dynu.com:6080/host/scott/HPIM0698.JPG
     
  2. Soundclips ^^
     
  3. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Hehe in time.. in time.. gotta figure out how to do it first :p Shouldnt be too hard.
     
  4. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Killer bass. More Spectors is always good, especially ones with such a nice finish as that one.
     
  5. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Yes the finish looks really nice... this is my favorite color that this bass comes in as well.
     
  6. In Flames

    In Flames

    Dec 11, 2003
    Ohio
    I'm loving my new Q4 I just got! :hyper:
     
  7. nice score man!

    how are ya liking 5 strings?
     
  8. very nice...I thought about picking up one of those but a 6 string version...how are the harmonics on it? because that's mostly what I love about 6's are the extended range of harmonics...fun stuff for soloing!
     
  9. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    The switch to a 5 isnt THAT tough actually. Slapping will take a bit to get used to the extra muting that i might have to do. But regular fingerstyle isnt that much of a problem. Sometimes i get lost when im quickly jumping strings.. but i should be ok in a week or two.

    The harmonics on it are quite nice. Most of them ring out nice and loud.
     
  10. She's beautiful! Welcome to the club! :)
     
  11. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    Very nice!
     
  12. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    Man....that bass is NICE bro. Welcome to the Spector club.

    -Mike
     
  13. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Thanks all. If any of you have any tips on Spector usage/maintanence, do share, or if you have any questions..concerns..
     
  14. very nice. the EMG-HZ PU's are passive, right? I 'd prefer active ones, but besides that, i 'm jaleous :D
     
  15. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I think they are passive..with active electronics?
     
  16. Passive with active electronics? That sounds right. Wonder what happens when the battery dies, there's no switch to bypass the active stuff. I assume it then becomes an acoustic show if you're on stage :D.
     
  17. In Flames

    In Flames

    Dec 11, 2003
    Ohio
    Then you'll have to make your bass sound effects if the battery dies on you. Kinda like this... :spit:
     
  18. trog

    trog

    Nov 8, 2003
    Scotland
    How are the Q4/5/6 series compared to the old NS2000s?
     
  19. You lucky bastard. You just barely beat me to that bass; what a killer deal...bass looks sweet too. Congrats. Let me know when you want to pass on the savings :ninja:
     
  20. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    :ninja: teee heee yea it was a great deal..