Stuart Spector Design Bass Guitars:: USA :: Custom hand made basses, Bassdirect, USA - NS 4/5/6 string basses

 


>USA | STOCK | ON ORDER


Spector UK price list: Updated, November 2019


American Made Neck-Thru Series Bass Guitars


NS-2 P/J Pickups, 9v circuit - £4200

NS-4 Soapbar pickups 18v Hazlabs circuit - £4200

NS-2 Doug: £4450


The Legendary NS-2™ Bass; Introduced in 1979, it has become the standard for what a Professional P/J Bass should be. Embraced by a virtual Who’s Who of iconic bassists representing every genre of music imaginable, theNS-2™ is the bass most often associated with SPECTOR®.


When musicians speak about theTrademark SPECTOR® Tone™”; it’s the warm, powerful growl of the NS-2™ they are referencing. In reality, very little has changed regarding the design or components of this model since the early 1980’s. 


You might ask why? The answer is simple; who are we to mess with perfection?



NS-2 with solid Walnut body and Walnut burl top


The more powerful sibling of our famous NS-2™ model, the NS-4™ is powered with dual EMG® 35DC™ humbucking pickups and our SPECTOR® USA 18-volt Tone Control Circuit™.


With all of the refinements of the Legendary NS-2™ and the tonal range and power provided by the marriage of our 18v circuit to EMG’s standard-setting DC line of pickups, this bass is a powerhouse of sonic fury.


The NS-4™ has been recognised by BASS PLAYER MAGAZINE® as one of the Top-3 basses available in the $2,500 + price range.



NS4 with optional Buckeye Burl top



Doug Wimbish model in Ultra Amber stain over quilt maple


Specifications;

  1. The Original NS-Body™ Design - This design was created for Spector® by legendary instrument designer Ned Steinberger. Don't be fooled by look-alikes. Only Spector® has the original!

  2. Graphite Reinforced 3pc Neck-Thru Rock Maple Neck, 24 Fret Pau Ferro Fingerboard, abalone Spector inlays

  3. Gold Hardware, including Spector Solid Brass Locking Bridge, Gotoh GB7 Tuners and Straplocks.

  4. Doug Wimbish model features 1.5" nut

  5. Limited lifetime warranty against defects to the original owner



NS5XL Soapbar pickups 18v Hazlabs circuit £4450

NS6XL Soapbar pickups 18v Hazlabs circuit £4699

NS5XL Singlecut Soapbar pickups 18v Hazlabs circuit £4450

NS6XL Singlecut Soapbar pickups 18v Hazlabs circuit £4699


Designed in the early 1980's and put into production in the 1986, the 34" scale EMG® J™ pickup, 9-volt powered Spector® NS-5™ has become an iconic example of the growly, aggressive tone that made Spector® the bass of choice for so many artists in the 1980's.


Some Spector® artists such as legendary bass virtuoso Doug Wimbish, love their 1980's NS-5™ models so much they've never stopped playing them.  Because of Doug and many other long-time artist's requests, the NS-5™ has been retooled and added to the lineup of USA Neck-Thru Spector® basses once again.



NS5 with Buckeye top, optional single coil EMG pickups


Our top-of-the-line extra-long scale (35”) 5-string model leaves nothing left to be desired. Made in our New York Workshop with the finest materials, hand-made by Stuart Spector and his master craftsmen, the NS-5XL™ bass is a thoroughbred tonal powerhouse.


Dual EMG® 40DC™ humbucking pickups are married to our 18v USA Tone Circuit™ to provide an agile yet steady range of tone and color. From Pop to Country, Jazz to Metal, Rock to Alternative; this bass can easily handle them all and still leave room to explore new sound possibilities.



NS5-XL with Quilt maple top with Ultra Amber high gloss finish


BIG, BOLD, BEAUTIFUL... The 35” scale NS-6XL™ is an outstanding example of how versatile the NS-Bass™ design is for as large and heavy as most well-made six-string basses are, the NS-6XL™ earns rave reviews from players for it’s comfortable shape and balance. Everything about this bass screams big.


From the massive solid brass Spector® Locking Bridge to the beautifully shaped Pao Ferro fingerboard, and the most important feature of them all; BIG SOUND. With the tonal range only a six-string could offer; this is our most tonally versatile models.


NS6-XL with optional Buckeye top


Specifications;

  1. Standard with Quilt/Flame maple top and satin finish

  2. The Original NS-Body™ Design - This design was created for Spector® by legendary instrument designer Ned Steinberger. Don't be fooled by look-alikes. Only Spector® has the original!

  3. Graphite Reinforced 3pc Neck-Thru Rock Maple Neck, 24 Fret Pau Ferro Fingerboard, abalone Spector inlays

  4. Gold/Chrome or Black Hardware, including Spector Solid Brass Locking Bridge, Gotoh GB7 Tuners and Straplocks.

  5. Body Wings: Solid AAAA Figured Maple, Exotic Tops such as Premium Buckeye Burl, Water Cured Redwood,  Spalted Maple, and Figured Walnut, on a Walnut Back.

  6. Limited lifetime warranty against defects to the original owner.


Neck through options;

  1. Bird's eye Maple fingerboard: £400

  2. Ebony fingerboard: £400

  3. Mother Of Pearl Inlays - No cost

  4. Lined or unlined fretless: £0

  5. Wide 1.9” nut and .75” at bridge for 35” scale 5 - No charge

  6. 35” scale on four string - £215

  7. 34” scale on five string - £215

  8. Body Wings: Alder, Ash, Black Walnut - No Charge

  9. Premium Buckeye Burl Top - £575

  10. Walnut Burl Top - £575

  11. Body Wings: Solid Premium figured maple - £1150

  12. Body wings: Helium® reclaimed water tank Redwood - no charge

  13. Hipshot Xtender key on 4 string models: £100

  14. Black/Chrome/Gold Hardware - No Charge

  15. Colours;

  16. Amber Stain - No Charge

  17. Bahama Blue - £180

  18. Black - No Charge

  19. Black and Blue - No Charge

  20. Black Cherry - No Charge

  21. Black Stain - No Charge

  22. Custom Color / Other - Varies

  23. Faded Blue - No Charge

  24. Faded Black - No Charge

  25. Green Stain - No Charge

  26. Inferno Red - No Charge

  27. Natural - No Charge

  28. Natural Tobacco Sunburst - No Charge

  29. Purple Daze - No Charge

  30. Solid White Gloss - £215

  31. Ultra Amber - No Charge

  32. Ultra Violet - No Charge

  33. Walnut Stain - No Charge

  34. High gloss finish: £650

  35. Pickups: Aguilar various No cost option

  36. Bartolini pickups various: No cost option

  37. Aguilar OBP2 or OBP 3 preamps -  No cost option

  38. Darkglass preamp -  - No cost option



American Made Bolt-On Series Matte Finish


NS-4H2 (Soapbar pickups)  £2700

NS-5H2 (Soapbar pickups)  £2750

NS-6H2 Soapbar pickups)  £3000

NS2 (P/J pickups)  £2700

NS2 J (J pickups) £2700

NS Shorty  £2700


Our USA Series™ Bolt-On Basses offer a the same quality, tonal range and versatility as our Neck-Thru basses but are specifically designed for those who design the feel and sound of a bolt-on neck. Lighter than our Neck-Thru NS-Bass™ Models but with the same ergonomic comfort that makes the NS-Bass™ so comfortable to play.


Originally designed for Garry Tallent (Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band), we are proud to offer the Spector® “Shorty™" Short Scale (30 3/8”) bolt-on bass.



NS Shorty with Quilt Maple top




NS-2 Bolton with Quilt maple top with Ultra Amber stain finish



NS4-H2 with Redwood burl top, satin finish



NS-5H2 with Quilt maple top, satin natural finish, option EMG J pickups



NS 6H2 with figured maple top with black cherry satin finish


Specifications;

  1. The Original NS-Body™ Design - This design was created for Spector® by legendary instrument designer Ned Steinberger. Don't be fooled by look-alikes. Only Spector® has the original!

  2. Graphite Reinforced 3pc Bolt-On Rock Maple Neck, 24 Fret Pau Ferro Fingerboard, mother of pearl Spector inlays

  3. Standard model includes; 1” quilted maple top over mahogany body

  4. BlackHardware, including custom aluminium Hipshot bridge with brass saddles and Hipshot UltraLite tuners

  5. EMG X series pickups, Aguilar OBP 3 preamp

  6. Options;

  7. Helium with weight relived body wings and aluminium bridge

  8. X Body Shape - same as standard spec with Spector’s X body shape

  9. Standard finishes Matte: Bahama Blue, Black Cherry, Black Stain, Golden Stain, Natural, Walnut Stain.

  10. EX Finishes: Natural Matte

  11. Limited lifetime warranty against defects to the original owner.


Bolt-on neck options:

  1. Bird's eye Maple fingerboard: £400

  2. Ebony fingerboard: £400

  3. Abalone Inlays - No cost

  4. Lined or unlined fretless: £0

  5. Body Wings: Ash - no charge

  6. Premium Buckeye Burl Top - £575

  7. Colours;

  8. Amber Stain - No Charge

  9. Bahama Blue - £180

  10. Black - No Charge

  11. Black and Blue - No Charge

  12. Black Cherry - No Charge

  13. Black Stain - No Charge

  14. Custom Color / Other - Varies

  15. Faded Blue - No Charge

  16. Faded Black - No Charge

  17. Green Stain - No Charge

  18. Inferno Red - No Charge

  19. Natural - No Charge

  20. Natural Tobacco Sunburst - No Charge

  21. Purple Daze - No Charge

  22. Solid White Gloss - £215

  23. Ultra Amber - No Charge

  24. Ultra Violet - No Charge

  25. Walnut Stain - No Charge

  26. High gloss finish: £650

  27. Pickups: Aguilar various No cost option

  28. Bartolini pickups various: No cost option

  29. Aguilar OBP2 or OBP 3 preamps -  No cost option

  30. Darkglass preamp -  - No cost option

  31. Shorty 30 3/8" scale: £0



CODA Deluxe series;

Coda4 Deluxe™ P   £2950

Coda4 Deluxe™ JJ   £2950

Coda5 Deluxe™ JJ   £3099

Coda5 Deluxe™ XL 35” scale JJ   £3099


It is no joke that Stuart Spector is always thinking about new ways to bring new avenues to improve player experience and offer new soundscapes for musicians to explore.


The Coda™ Bass is the perfect example of how Stuart looks to take classic ideas and put a decidedly Spector® twist on them. Part homage to the great bass sounds and styles of the past and yet new and refreshing because of the attention to detail and hand-crafted construction, the Coda™ is nothing short of a new Spector® Classic.



Coda4 finished in Ultra-Amberburst, optional premium birdseye maple fingerboard, optional black MOP inlays




Coda5 finished in Black Cherry, optional premium birdseye maple fingerboard, optional black MOP inlays


Standard specifications;

  1. *Quilted Maple top over lightweight Alder body.

  2. *34" scale length

  3. *Pau Ferro fingerboard

  4. *Mother of Pearl Spector inlays

  5. *Nut width: Coda4 1.50", Coda5 1.87"

  6. *1pc maple bolt-on neck. 20 fret pau ferro fingerboard with Spector mother of pearl inlays.

  7. *Aguilar 60s pickups

  8. *Aguilar OBP 2 preamp with treble cut/boost, bass cut/boost

* All passive mode via push/pull pot that bypasses OPB-2.

* Chrome Hardware : Hipshot heavy duty style bridge, Dunlop Dual Design strap buttons.

  1. *High Gloss body finish : Black Cherry, Trans. Black, Natural, Sunburst, Ultra Amber Burst.




Special Order Options

  1. Exotic Buckeye Burl Top £575

  2. Swamp Ash body wood  No charge option

  3. Matching Headstock (Coda only) £200

  4. Birdseye Maple Fingerboard- £450

  5. Ebony Fingerboard- £450

  6. Abalone inlays - No charge

  7. Lined or Unlined Fretless  No Charge

  8. Pickups : Aguilar PJ HC, Super Single, Super Double, DCB - No charge

  9. Darkglass eq - No charge

  10. Colours;

  11. Amber Stain - No Charge

  12. Bahama Blue - £180

  13. Black - No Charge

  14. Black and Blue - No Charge

  15. Black Cherry - No Charge

  16. Black Stain - No Charge

  17. Custom Color / Other - Varies

  18. Faded Blue - No Charge

  19. Faded Black - No Charge

  20. Green Stain - No Charge

  21. Inferno Red - No Charge

  22. Natural - No Charge

  23. Natural Tobacco Sunburst - No Charge

  24. Purple Daze - No Charge

  25. Solid White Gloss - £215

  26. Ultra Amber - No Charge

  27. Ultra Violet - No Charge

  28. Walnut Stain - No Charge



CTB  Carved Top Bass - Fretted of fretless

NS2 CTB   TBC


  1. NECK Bolt-on 3pc Maple With Graphite Rods inside for additional strength

  2. FINGERBOARD : Pau Ferro 

  3. NUMBER OF FRETS : 24

  4. SCALE LENGTH : 30 3/8" 

  5. BODY: Alder with 85% resonance chambers 

  6. TOP : Helium® reclaimed redwood carved top with carved inside and outside surfaces. Specially placed F holes to bring out the low end.

  7. Color : Antique Honeyburst

  8. BRIDGE : Ebony with Rosewood tailpiece

  9. NECK PICKUP :  Aguilar DCB

  10. BRIDGE PICKUP : Fishman piezo, passive

  11. ACTIVE TONE CONTROLS : Aguilar OPB-3

  12. CONTROLS : master volume, pickup balance, stack pot : treble boost/cut, bass boost/cut, midrange boost/cut with push/pull function for 400/800 frequency selection




US Forte Series™ Matte finish

Forte4, Forte 4X, Forte4 SS   £2700

Forte5, Forte 4X    £2750

Forte6    £3000



Special Order Options

  1. Darkglass Tone Capsule: £200

  2. Spector USA 9v circuit: £375

  3. Body wings: solid figured maple £270

  4. Body wings: Helium® reclaimed water tank Redwood - no charge

  5. Swamp Ash body wood  £85

  6. Aguilar passive pickups: no charge

  7. Lined or unlined fretless: no charge

  8. Other Custom Options  Inquire