Spector Bantam 4 strings 30" scale, made in the Czech Republic, first model sold in Europe ((the white version is only available for the UK distributor).
It’s the only modern-imprinted short-scale bass available today, presented at NAMM 2018 and bought by me in London for the London Bass Day 2018 last march:
Fender Urban Short Scale gigbag and 24-volt EMG mod(not installed) included.
Invoice and original purchase document dated 03/03/2018 of the original seller(Bassdirect.co.uk) included.
Shipping costs at the buyer’s expense.
This news just came in:
I'm proud owner of several US and Euro basses and they are my main basses for a long time. I'm sure this move is good for Stuart Spector in terms of retirement and I'm curious what this will bring to the brand.... fortunately I pretty much have all the Spectors I've ever wanted (well, almost) so I don't have much to worry. Also they keep the custom shop so who knows and I guess will extend the Czech and Korean lines so this might be good in the end for the players.
What do you think?
So I’m Shifting my 5er. Turns out I’m just not meant for 5 strings. It’s a lovely bass and the tone is awesome I just don’t play onto the B... it just sits there and I’m wasting it to be fair.
Bass is almost immaculate and has been barely played for the reasons above and it’s never been gigged.
This is the custom version with the up scaled pups, pots and preamp.
This is my gorgeous Musicman US built Sterling in Candy Red, not to be confused with the cheaper Sterling range of Musicman basses made in the far east.
The Sterling has slightly smaller body and neck profile than the Stingray. It has a 9 volt active 3 band EQ preamp, 3 position pickup selector switch and a ceramic humbucker with hum cancelling phantom coil.
I have had the bass for a few months (Bought from Peach Guitars) and was convinced it was a keeper, however I manged to save a few bob and have just purchased an Overwater Jazz, and needs must....
Overall its in great condition, however there 2 very small marks on the neck (2nd/3rd frets, see pics) that you probably wouldn’t see or notice, but I wanted to give an accurate description of its condition.
The width at the nut is 38.1 mm and the bass weights around 4kg (9lb in old money).
It comes with a Musicman Sterling case.
I would prefer collection (My postcode is IP23) although I am happy to drive for an hour or so to meet up. Failing that I'm happy to post, but it would be at the buyers expense, and I would want it fully insured.
Happy to answer any questions.
Link to Musicman description