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:
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.
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)
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