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Spector USA NS-5H2 5-String Bass, Purple Daze

Quilt Maple Top, Swamp Ash Body, Macassar Ebony Fretboard, Aguilar Pickups and Preamp

Spector USA NS-5H2 5-String Bass, Purple Daze


Player's Perspective

Spector basses have been at the top of most modern bass players' lists for decades at this point. Music Store Live is thrilled to bring in our first ever piece from Spector USA! This is the first of the builds we submitted when we became an official dealer and it has set the bar extremely high for all other basses to come.

Now, if you know anything about our store (and me), then you know that we certainly do fancy ourselves some shiny purple guitars and basses. And this one was just thoroughly jaw-dropping! Of course, looking beautiful is only a part of the equation. But, naturally, every box left to be checked is marked off with the exquisite craftsmanship behind this instrument. Looks, check. Feel, check. Tone, check! And at only 9 lbs, it's really not particularly heavy for a 5-string either, however, the tone is absolutely thunderous.

The neck is extremely comfortable and has that typical rounded Spector neck shape to it. The frets are nothing short of immaculate and the action right out of the box was low and silky smooth. The playability is as easy as anything we've laid hands on in quite some time. To top it all off, we've got Aguilar electronics that provide a fat and punchy bass tone with tons of clarity and top-end snap to help cut through a mix. The pickups pair well with the Aguilar 2-band EQ for loads of clean headroom and a wide frequency spectrum. The bolt-on design also helps to keep some of that snappiness and brightness that sounds so good with slap bass or even if you want to put distortion on and have a more cutting tone.

Whether you're a Spector fan or just appreciate high-end and well-built instruments, there is no doubt that this will leave a lasting impression. It's a true work of art and a result of a perfect marriage of tonewoods and electronics, something pretty to look at but also functional and effortless to play. 

Manufacturer's Description

The NS Bolt-On combines legendary design with bolt-on construction to yield an extremely versatile and lively bass. Although Spector is well-known for neck-thru construction, the NS Bolt-On series has been adored by players over the decades for its unique tonal properties, effortless playability, and lighter weight. The bodies of these instruments are individually crafted to order, allowing the player to choose their favorite combinations.

Each neck is carved from 3-piece North American Maple and can be paired with Pau Ferro, Birdseye Maple, or Ebony fingerboards. We proudly stock pickups and electronics from EMG, Aguilar & Darkglass, but will gladly accommodate requests from other reputable suppliers. All hardware is professional grade including Hipshot bridges, Gotoh tuners, and Dunlop Strap Locks. Players can choose from a wide variety of stains and finishes, as well as the ability to customize their own color.



  • Model: NS5-H2 USA
  • Color: Purple Daze
  • Top Wood: 5A Quilt Maple
  • Body Wood: Swamp Ash


  • Construction: Bolt-On
  • Neck Wood: 3-Piece Maple w/ Graphite Rods
  • Fretboard: Macassar Ebony
  • Number Of Frets: 24
  • Inlays: Abalone
  • Nut: Brass
  • Nut Width: 1.81"
  • Scale: 35"


  • Pickups: Aguilar DCB G4 Humbuckers
  • Controls: Master Volume, Pickup Balance, Bass, Treble
  • Preamp System: Aguilar OBP-2 Preamp (active/passive)


  • Hardware: Gold
  • Bridge: Hipshot
  • Tuners: Gotoh
  • Strap Buttons: Dunlop Dual Design Straploks


  • Case: Hardshell
  • Instrument Weight: 9 lbs
  • Serial #: 527

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Spector USA. This NS5-H2 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.