(Another) New Spector Day!
Arrived on Friday.... finally after a 9 month wait (partly due to Brexshit)....
Spector Euro Classic 4 in solid red!
Gorgeous colour and plays beautifully. Sound great through my Class D with headphones but haven't had a chance to play it at volume through a rig yet..
****I failed to make it to Bass Direct, so it’s back up for sale on here, for now***
I’ve gone a bit Geddy and passive too, and need to balance the books, so this beauty is up for sale. I bought it new from PMT about 18 months ago, and just after I bought it the price went up to about £2,400. It’s still there or thereabouts, if you can find one.
They found it had some minor lacquer cracks on the back, near the battery cavity and lower horn, so knocked £200 off, and I’m happy to pass that on. They’re barely noticeable to the eye, are hard to photograph, but can be felt, and didn’t bother me in the slightest. Anyways, that’s the full disclosure bit done, so here’s the (cribbed) details:
Amber stain gloss, quilt maple top with slice of walnut, rosewood board, 1.5” nut, MoP inlays, 3 piece maple neck, EMG active pickups, Tonepump preamp, gold hardware.
It weighs in at just under 4kilos, has an uber skinny neck as per Mr Wimbish’s spec, and is a joy to play.....and look at. Too nice for the places I gig for sure, hence no gigs, even before Boris said “No gigs”.
I can ship at your risk and expense, in a Hiscox hard case, but a socially distanced meet up and try out is feasible, when we’re permitted, or a half-way meet within reason too, again when permitted.
****May partial trade for a Mesa Subway head and/or Subway cabs****
Oh, my feedback is pretty darn good if you want to check.Time for the pretty pictures:
Just got this Spector Euro4 LE1979!
Although normally I don't play standard tuned 4 string basses much but the only one I had so far got quite a lot of playing time lately. It is another Spector, a Euro4 LE1977. I love that bass, the playability, the sound, the quality so I thought about getting its "sister", the other limited edition that commemorates Spector's early day and the releases of the two groundbreaking models, the NS-1 and the NS-2, originally released in 1977 and 1979 (hence the naming of these LE basses) These two limited editions were made in cca 50 pcs each in the Czech Republic and are somewhat rare birds so I'm happy to have both of them.
Pretty much what you see is what you get, walnut wings, 3 piece maple neck, rosewood board, DiMarzio P and J pickups and Spector's TonePump electronics. It is a light instrument and has a very sleek feel to it, balances perfectly and sounds immense. The quality is excellent as you can expect from Spector.
Now on to the pictures!
OH Nooo NOT Another Lochdown Bitsa
Last week I was browsing on Flea Bay and noticed a parted-out Spector body for a very reasonable price. There were three bodies a lovely, figured maple sunburst, a nice but badly marked red burst and the black “Ice” body which I purchased. If I had been a little quicker I could have nabbed the maple sunburst but got the Black “Ice” seen below. I had a Mex Fender Bronco neck (quite old & never ever seen a Mex one before) which I got some years ago from a Parting-out specialist dealer in the USA. I had previously used the neck on short scale Bitsa PJ which wore a Mustang decal.
Following my purchase of a Harley Benton MM 84A SB (See Bitsa thread) I had spare a couple of ceramic, high output Roswell MFR4 N/B Pups, having swapped them out for luscious Warman MM Pups in my Stu Hamm Urge Ray.
I picked up a great value high mass 3D bridge on Amazon for an amazing £18 and I plan to use a @KiOgon loom to complete the Bitsa.
So, I am all set to do some routering, fettling and assembly to, hopefully create a nice sounding short scale Bitsa to add to the herd.