Just found out about a couple of new Korean Spector models for 2021. Nice new directions in frets/colours....
Multiscale/fanfret 'Dimension' bass:
New 'Ethos' model.... love the Interstellar Gloss!
ONLY played this beauty 2 or 3 times and then put it away. Now lives in a hard case under the bed.
EMG SSD pickups, Tonepump Jr, bolt on neck, cherry gloss finish. Will consider including hard case.
This bass has some real cohones and cuts through the worst noise that your bandmates might make!
With an impending house move hopefully coming early in the New Year I, unfortunately, need to move a few bits on.
Here is a gorgeous and highly rated late 80's Korean made thru-neck Kramer Spector NS2A in the rare ‘teal (blue/green) stain colour.
I have majorly upgraded this bass, replacing the passive Spector pickups with a full active EMG set, the K-Haz preamp with a custom SNC US-Haz copy preamp (almost identical to the full US Hazlab), the black hardware with gold (heavy duty bridge, Schaller tuners and Schaller strap pins), US-style knobs and US-style crown fret marker decals.
The body and thru neck are maple with a rosewood fingerboard.
These original Kramer-Spector import basses (from many years before the Euro lines) have a fantastic reputation with this top of the range NS2A model often being rated as 90% the quality of the legendary full US NS2 models, with a thru-neck maple construction & similar neck profile, but for a fraction of the price - the main differences being the Spector branded passive pickups, a cheaper preamp, non-gold hardware, Rosewood rather than Pau Ferro board and 3A rather than 5A grade maple bodies! As I have said – I have gone some way to upgrading this instrument to more like the full-on US NS2 model. Being all maple (rather than a maple, walnut, alder sandwich), with an NS2 style neck profile and armed with a custom US-Haz copy pre this bass is a lot closer to the legendary US Kramer NS2 model than the more recent Euro LX models (which will cost you up to double my price)!
Many well known 80's/90's rock bassists (Kip Winger, Eddie Jackson, etc) actually used these, with the EMG pickup upgrade, on recordings and 'live'!
The SNC-Haz pre controls are vol (p), vol (j), bass (cut/boost) and treble (cut boost). The sound is typical spector - tight & growling - and sure to cut through any mix!
See top of this page for more info on these great basses:
I would rate the condition as 8.5+/10 with some light surface scratches, a dew minor surface dings on the edges & nail-wear marks above the P & J pickups. Not bad for 30+ year old bass....and it plays beautifully with a nice low action and smooth, comfortable feel! Weight is only approx 3.8kgs.
Price-wise, I'm looking for a VERY reasonable*SOLD* by cash on collection, Paypal (you pay all fees) or direct a/c transfer. NO trades thanks. Pickup from Guildford area or I can meet within 30 miles for petrol money. I will also courier at buyers cost (approx. £50)
Please see my feedback thread (ignore the broken link in my signature below – please do a search instead!) for assurance of a clean and honest transaction.
I'm not looking for any trades at the moment but my arm could be twisted by a nice 4 string classic ray with a rosewood fretboard, or a Spector euro LX. (Cash either way)
I had this up for sale a few months ago and withdrew it because I knew I would regret it. However, its time to put my big knickers and to let it go once and for all.
Its a great bass, in great condition (see pics, shout if you would like some more pics).
Check out the following link for details
I would prefer social distance collection, although I'm happy to drive for an hour to deliver. (say 80 miles top)
I can post, shipping and Insurance will be at the buyers expense
Here is a summary, see pics for weight according to kitchen scales and the width of the nut.
Neck: Bolt on.
Fretboard: Ebony (No Makers)
Scale: 34 inches
Pickups: Delano SBC
Electronics: Marleaux EQ BC3
Controls: Master Vol - Pickup Blend - 3-Band Active / Passive
Switch: Pickup Split
Hardware Finish: Black
Made in Germany
Happy to answer any questions.
Ken Smith Elite 20th Anniversary Flamed Redwood Top 6 string (1 of 11 made)
Best Ken Smith out of the 10 or so I've owned for a very rare (very few have ever come out for sale) bass.
Not looking for trades - selling as bringing down my collection and mainly play jazz style basses these days.
Lots of feedback in the forum
Flamed Redwood Top with Matching Headstock.
Body Core and Heel Blocks are made of Tiger Maple. The Laminate between the Redwood and the Tiger Maple is Black Walnut, and the Body Features are Tropical Walnut.
The Neck is made of Hard Rock Maple with African Bubinga features and heel laminate.
The Fingerboard is Macassar Ebony and has Mother of Pearl Top and Side Dots.
Pickups and Electronics are the same as the BSR "EG" and includes Series/Parallel Switches.
The bass has a 20th Anniversary Backplate and Truss Rod Cover.
These were $6,000 when made new in 1999/2000.
Bass has cosmetic wear / bumps from the previous owner (I am the second owner and have owned it for the past 15 years), which is reflected in the price, but functionally it works perfectly and the frets are almost as new and plays with an incredibly low action with no buzz.
34" scale. 18mm string spacing
4.6kg / 10.1lb
Ken Smith in his quest for the best tone woods found only a limited amount of this rare, old, seasoned, air dried, Figured Redwood. Because of the limited amount, only 11 of the KSA 6 flamed redwood basses were made.