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SOLD Spector 5 String "TW" Neck Through - Early Euro - Upgraded EMG 40TW Pickups & Tonepump- Now £950
£1150

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Now open to trades on this:

Spector 5 String NS5CRFM  - Euro - Upgraded EMG 40TW Pickups & Tonepump.

£1150 Shipped Mainland UK - Now £950 Shipped.

Spector NS5CRFM Bass. 
 
Made in Czech Republic.
 
34" Scale but still a great B String.
Only selling as I prefer my Stingray 5 String for 5 string needs - thats a 34" scale too.
My opinion - I dont buy into this scale length mumbo/jumbo.  My view is that the so called floppy B string is due to inconsistent (not correctly ratio'ed) string gauge sizing.  
 
The bass has Solid Maple body wings, solid brass bridge.   Schaller Tuners.
These older CRFM Spector are constructed like the current USA Spector specifications are now with solid maple wings. The current EURO models have 3 piece wings with a walnut tone plate.
 
From the resources on the Spector website I believe this dates from 1999.
 
I've done a lot of pickup and preamp swapping over lockdown.  I've changed pickups and preamps a number of times in this bass and settled on this as my favourite configuration.  (Passive pickups and a Sadowsky Pre Amp where the second favourite for anyone interested!)
It's a configuration that was not available from Spector when this bass was originally manufactured, which I configured to match my 4 String Spector TW.  I enjoy the bunch of different sounds that can be got from the 4 String TW so wanted to copy with this.
 
The bass now sports 2 x 40TW EMG Pickups - New cost c£100 each.
Preamp is a tonepump - New cost c£70 each.
 
Link here:
 
The single coil options give a lovely round J pickup sound and the Dual Coil option give even more meaty goodness to the tone.
 
Note there are many scuffs, scrapes, chips in the control cavity cover etc and lacquer cracks on the bass as shown in the photographs.  This is a 21 year old bass that has been well used - However, this is nothing that affects playability.

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Wicked basses these... I love mine. 
 

truly underrated and overlooked due to the 34” scale but I’m sure Bagsie will attest, it really isn’t much to worry about!

good luck with the sale bud

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These pre-Euro basses are absolutely great value. I have owned NS5/NS6s, Euros and these and I have to say that these came very very very close to my US basses.

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