| Brand: || SPECTOR || Body Type: || Solid |
| Model: || Euro 5 LX LE Limited Edition - No. 8 of 15 Made || String Configuration: || 5 String |
| Style: || Spector NS Body Shape - Carved in Three Dimensions || Dexterity: || Right-Handed |
This Limited Edition Euro LX bass uses the same USA maple neck-thru neck blank, truss rod, graphite rods and EMG pickups as the custom made hand-crafted in New York Spector basses, so the heart of this bass is Spector USA. The body of the bass features wings made of USA figured maple over European alder with a slice of walnut in between for lighter weight, a zinc brass alloy bridge for brass tone without solid brass weight, and a full tone rosewood fingerboard. This bass exclusively features a chrome plated Spector bridge with intonation screws, features that aren’t found on other models. Additionally, the neck on this limited series bass has a slightly thinner neck profile than standard Spector basses and is very easy to play with a fast action. This bass is essentially brand new and in fantastic condition. It is near mint to mint with only the few very slight imperfections listed below, some or all of which may have originated at the factory. I do not know the complete history of the bass other than the collector that owned it before me, but he may have been the only other owner. I am extremely particular about my instruments, and the only slight imperfections I have found are a small white line in the finish on the back of the bass, two very tiny white dots (pencil point size or smaller) in the finish where the neck meets the body, and a small area of string marks along the edge of the fingerboard near the 12th fret. There is also some slight tarnishing of the brass nut. I imagine a little brass polish would shine the nut right up, but I will leave whether or not to attempt that to the discretion of the new owner. Additionally, there is one very tiny nick in the finish along the top corner edge of the headstock. I didn't notice it until after looking the instrument over closely several times for any issues. Pictures of these areas are included in the auction for your reference. They are all very minimal and most people probably wouldn’t even mention them, but I like to make sure a buyer has full disclosure so there are no disappointments. I found no dings, dents, scuffs, marks or bruises beyond the few very minimal imperfections discussed after carefully inspecting the instrument several times. The bass includes its original Spector factory case with embroidered/stitched Spector logo, as well as the case keys and a small bag of accessories that came with the bass. The bag of accessories includes instructions for changing the batteries for the active pickups, the never-used Schaller straplock pieces for the guitar strap of your choice, and four allen wrenches for making adjustments to the bass. The case does have a few areas of edge wear on the leather/leatherette end caps as a result of it doing its duty to protect the bass, but overall the case is in excellent condition. The picture included in the listing shows the worst area of edge wear, most other places are significantly less. The sound of this bass is amazing, with tones that are full and deep while still cutting through the mix, and the balance between the strings is exceptional. The upgraded 18v active EMG BQC electronics package that comes with this limited run bass provides an array of tonal options to tailor the instrument to your particular sound. Visit to learn more about the EMG BQC system and read reviews. The Dual Battery Quick Access Box on the back of the bass makes changing batteries a breeze, and the EMG J/J pickup configuration is also an unusual feature of this limited edition bass. The following are the factory specifications for this bass: NECK
WOOD : 3 piece laminate USA maple with graphite rods inside for additional strength in addition to the usual truss rod adjustment. Neck-thru design for increased tone and sustain.
FINGERBOARD : Rosewood, with Spector mother of pearl “crown” inlays.
NUMBER OF FRETS : 24
SCALE LENGTH : 35"
RADIUS : 16"
WIDTH AT NUT : 1.81" front to back – This bass has a slightly thinner neck profile than standard Spector Euro basses and is very easy to play with a fast action. BODY
DESIGN : Original NS curved and carved body shape.
WOOD : USA Figured Maple over European Alder with a slice of walnut in between.
COLOR WITH HIGH GLOSS FINISH : Dark Blue Stain
Chrome, a EuroLX LE exclusive
BRIDGE : Chrome-plated Spector/Steinberger zinc brass alloy locking, with intonation screws – a special feature of this bass.
STRING SPACING AT BRIDGE : .66"
TUNERS : Chrome-plated Schaller M4
STRAP BUTTONS : Schaller locking
NUT : BrassPICKUPS AND ELECTRONICS
NECK PICKUP : EMG J (size LJ) BRIDGE PICKUP : EMG J (size LJ)
ACTIVE TONE CONTROLS : EMG BQC that includes +/-12db boost and cut, bass, midrange, treble.
Entire system runs at 18v via two 9v batteries.
Dual Battery Quick Access Box on the back.
master volume pickup balance
stack pot : treble boost/cut, bass boost/cut,
stack pot : midrange frequency sweep, midrange boost/cutShipping price for this instrument will be only the shipping provider’s cost for delivery. I do not charge for shipping materials or packaging/handling. Shipping will include full insurance and tracking to protect both you and I should anything happen to the bass in transit. I have listed the shipping price as $80, but will refund the difference if the shipping cost is less than that, which is likely. If the shipping is over $80 I will cover that cost. Potential buyers outside of the continental US must contact me before buying the bass to see if I am willing to ship it to your location. If so, additional shipping charges may apply. I reserve the right to cancel a purchase from outside the continental US that is not pre-approved. I thoroughly package all items for safe delivery. The bass will be shipped in its case, and the case will be fully wrapped in one to two inches or more of quality bubble wrap and then placed in a sturdy box for shipping. I usually find that FedEx does the best job in delivering valuable packages without damage, but I am happy to use the major shipper of your choice if you prefer something different. Local pickup is also welcome if you happen to be in the Harrisburg/Lancaster, PA area. Payment must be received for the bass within three days of the end of the listing. I will ship the bass out as soon as possible upon receipt of payment, but the package is guaranteed to ship within five days of the end of the listing provided that payment has been received. Bass number 9 of 15 in this limited run series sold on eBay in February 2015 for $7,499.00 (search eBay auction number 171686159131 to see the Bass Number 9 of 15 auction). I have listed this bass with a starting bid price that is less than half that price. If you wish to pay with a method other than PayPal you must contact me to confirm your proposed payment method is acceptable before sending payment. I reserve the right to require PayPal for payment if I do not find another proposed method acceptable. Finally, I have also listed this instrument locally and on Reverb, so I do reserve the right to end this listing if it sells in an alternate marketplace. Please note that eight additional photos of the bass are available for you to look at on Reverb (search Spector Limited to find them). Please feel free to contact me with any questions or to request additional photos of anything you would like to see in more detail. I will be happy to provide you with any information I can. I am very easy to work with and I have 100% positive feedback in over 450 eBay auctions, so you can feel secure buying from me. Thank you and good luck to everyone! I hope this gorgeous bass ends up in the hands of someone who appreciates it and will put it to good use.