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  1. #1

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: London, England
    ME: ESP MI Custom
    MB: ESP Surveyor
    Rig: Kemper

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    One more Spector thread....

    So, I'm chopping my ESP Standard Series Surveyor in as there's something in the tone that I just can't get on with, I used it to track my last album and there was a frequency that was killing me. I was thinking about going Precision/Jazz as a lot of albums that I love have been tracked on them, but I've just been offered a straight trade on a Solid Maple Czech Spector (pre Euro series). I used to own a cheaper Spector and really liked it, I'm interested if anyone thinks this is a worthwhile deal?

  2. #2

    Join Date: Jan 2013
    Location: Louisiana
    ME: Jackson DK27/DKMG
    MB: Yamaha RBX775
    Rig: Randall V2/Mesa OS 412

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    Was it the high end? Because I feel the same with Music Man basses. The extreme high ends kill me, and the Surveyor has a MM bridge pickup.

    And that sounds like it could be a good deal. those Euro spectors kick so much ass, and you'd probably love the tone if it's a classic P/J one.

  3. #3

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Cambridgeshire, UK
    ME: Charvel SoCal Custom
    MB: Spector NS2000Q4
    Rig: Dual Rectifier (Reborn)

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    Not just biased because I own one here but, after years of recording, mixing, and engineering many bassists with instruments from all over the spectrum, I'm yet to find any that are instantly as pleasant to my ears than Spectors. Do it, and do it now.
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  4. #4

    Join Date: Apr 2009
    Location: Albany, NY
    ME: Gibson SG
    MB: Spector Euro
    Rig: Ampeg V4B

    iTrader: 2 (100%)

    I'd absolutely do it. The all maple Spectors are probably just a hair sweeter than the maple top/alder back ones. I had an early Euro that I still kick myself for selling and it sounded awesome - was solid maple with no walnut wedge in it. Of course, my new Euro kicks all sorts of ass too, so maybe I'm just a fanboy. I'd find out what preamp is in the Spector though first.
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  5. #5

    Join Date: Jun 2006
    Location: Earth
    ME: 02 NAMM Jackson RR
    MA: Takamine 12
    MB: Spector Euro 5
    Rig: SLO|Road King|‹berschall

    iTrader: 10 (100%)

    Do it.

  6. #6

    Join Date: Jul 2011
    Location: St.L
    MA: Alvarez FDT243C
    MB: Spector Euro4LXStarr
    Rig: 6505+ / SVT-II Pro

    iTrader: 1 (100%)

    yup nothing wrong with the pre euro series czech basses, NS4CR ?

    I played one with passive EMG GZR's and a Darkglass Tonecapsule and it was tone paradise! Depending on what year the one you are offered is made, it could have an aguilar obp-2 or a tone pump junior I believe.

    Anyway, do it.

    'just buy a spector'

  7. #7

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Manhattan
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    MA: Blueridge BR-40
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    The EMG sound is an instant classic for many genres. Great for recording.
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  8. #8

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: London, England
    ME: ESP MI Custom
    MB: ESP Surveyor
    Rig: Kemper

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    Got some pics of what the guy is offering.

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