A true modern classic – First introduced in 1977, Spector NS basses have set the industry standard for modern, neck-thru body electric basses. The original NS instrument was designed by Stuart Spector and Ned Steinberger in Brooklyn, NY. Since then, the NS has taken on a life of its own. The distinct, unmistakable curves have attracted professional bass players the world over to these exquisite instruments. Beyond its world-class design elements, the neck-thru construction of these instruments provides players with unprecedented levels of stability and sustain, bringing a level of definition to bass never before heard. All of this natural tone is then enhanced with our proprietary active circuitry. The coveted HAZ pre-amp is the source of the sound, providing the famous “Spector growl” when paired with your favorite amplifier and effects.
Spector NS instruments are individually built by a small team of builders in Woodstock, NY from the finest source materials, including hand-selected tonewoods from the most fertile regions of the world. Our choices for body woods include premium 5A grade Quilted and Flamed Maple, exotic varieties of Spalted Maple, Walnut Burl, Buckeye Burl, reclaimed old-growth California Redwood, select Swamp Ash, and many, many more. Each 3-piece neck is carved from tempered North American Maple and can be paired with Pau Ferro, Birdseye Maple, or Ebony. Each instrument is outfitted with custom, professional-grade hardware including our hi-mass locking bridge, Dunlop strap locks, and Gotoh tuners. Your options continue from there with a choice of inlays, hardware color, and of course stains and finishes. Our NS instruments are also available with our Helium package, which includes weight-relieved body wings and lightweight hardware. The sound and feel of a true USA Spector instrument is second-to-none. No collection is complete without at least one!
- Model: NS5-XL USA
- Color: Super Faded Black
- Top Wood: Figured Spalted Maple
- Body Wood: Weight Relieved Swamp Ash Wings
- Construction: Neck-Thru
- Neck Wood: 3-Piece Maple w/ Graphite Rods
- Neck Finish: Faded Grey, Gloss
- Fretboard: Macassar Ebony
- Number Of Frets: 24
- Inlays: Abalone
- Nut: Brass
- Nut Width: 1.81"
- Scale: 35"
- Pickups: EMG MM (humbucker) and J (single-coil)
- Controls: Master Volume, Pickup Balance, Bass, Treble
- Preamp System: HAZ 18-Volt
- Finish: Black
- Bridge: Spector
- Tuners: Spector
- Strap Buttons: Dunlop Dual Design Straploks
- Case: Hardshell
- Instrument Weight: 9.2 lbs