Spector NSX Reviews
$600 from Parkway in Clifton Pk, NY, USA,
with it's matching compact hard case.
You can't help but notice it hanging on a
shop wall because it looks odd with its
small body, so I took it down and played it
because it has dual humbuckers [my favorite
set up]. It played easily and sounded just
like I thought it would, only better:
mellow but with a touch of "bark", yet no
trace of that "MusicMan thing".
See above, plus: it's really a Steinberger,
which explains the peculiar voice. I mean
Stuart built them but they are Ned's weird
idea [which is why it's called N-S-X].
I like that it's far more compact than any
other "non-stick" bass, with peg-head, but
big enough to feel "normal".
Sound [see above] is what really sold me.
I like a classic tone, MoTown-ish but not
I don't like that there's only 200 of these
and that leaves it somewhat irreplaceable
and I missed out on a back-up that was just
about "given away" at $200 :-(
I guess I should mention here that everyone
but me sees it as some sort of ugly, to a varying degree.
Very skinny neck with 2+2 peg head, very
compact body, sort of 1/2 between normal
[twin horns, etc] and a "paddle" type.
Bolt-on neck joint.
Heavy hardware, I think all Schaller, and
2 EMG humbuckers.
Even though it's light, you immediately
sense that it's a brick house solid ax.
There's not a lot to describe here because
it's not some collection of features that
make this bass, it a whole way of being:
Compact but not silly-small, conventional
feeling and layout, great tone.
Stuart Spector says he made about 200 of
these. If you come across one, check it
out. Don't know if it really IS ugly but
maybe that makes it hard to kill.
I'm rating it a 5 cuz it's solid, easy to
play, sounds great, easy on the shoulder,
and everyone else says she's UHGGLEE!! but
if you take her home, you make beautiful
thudwakker music together. Is that love?Golem
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