Spector USA NS-2 Bass, Roasted Maple Fretboard, Curly Maple Top over Swamp Ash, Trans Amber
We're very proud to be Spector dealers, and we really let our imagination run wild speccing out this extraordinarily beautiful NS-2 from their Brooklyn Custom Shop! This is an absolute beauty and a figured wood lover's dream. The curly maple topping the swamp ash body is absolutely stunning, featuring elements of both flame maple and the beautiful natural grain of riftsawn, and pairs nicely with the custom Trans Amber finish and roasted maple neck & fretboard. Beautiful adornments like the Mother of Pearl inlays really set this thing off.
The NS-2 is perfect for both rockers and funkmeisters alike. Whether you want an aggressive sound that can handle loads of distortion and remains tight and punchy or you want something that will sound absolutely killer when you slap into it or with some fingerstyle grease, this remains the perfect bass. The EMG 35DCX pickups bring such a powerful variety of sounds to the table. Between isolating the neck pickup, isolating the bridge pickup, and combining the two with the volume balance knob, this bass can achieve so many different sounds without even touching the preamp. Add the HAZ 18v preamp to the mix and you've got everything you need, and nothing that you don't. It's powerful, has loads of headroom, and can really add some character to the tone. And if all of that wasn't enough... 8.3 lbs is an awesome weight for a full-scale bass.
This bass is simply incredible. It's absolutely one of those instruments that will put a smile on your face and be hard to put down. With a beautiful marriage of functionality, beauty, and silky smooth playability, there's no doubt this will make a great addition to anybody's collection.
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: NS-2 USA
- Color: Trans Amber
- Top Wood: Curly Maple
- Body Wood: Swamp Ash
- Construction: Neck-Thru
- Neck Wood: 3-Piece Roasted Maple
- Headstock Overlay: Ebony
- Fretboard: Roasted Maple
- Number Of Frets: 24
- Inlays: Mother of Pearl Crowns
- Nut: Brass
- Nut Width: 1.5"
- Scale: 34"
- Pickups: EMG 35DCX Set
- Controls: Master Volume, Pickup Balance, Bass, Treble
- Preamp System: HAZ 18v Preamp
- Finish: Black
- Bridge: Spector Lightweight Aluminum
- Tuners: Gotoh Spector-Branded Tuners
- Strap Buttons: Dunlop Dual Design Straploks
- Case: Hardshell
- Instrument Weight: 8.3 lbs
- Serial #: 1566
Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Spector USA. This NS-2 is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact bass you'll receive.
Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.
Along with our available inventory, we love working up custom orders as well. Feel free to reach out and we'll be happy to work with you to design the bass of your dreams.