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Spector NS Ethos 5 HP 5-String Bass, Ebony Fretboard, EMG 40DC, Black Gloss

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Manufacturer's Description

For decades, Spector has been synonymous with streamlined, neck-thru bass instruments that have redefined the essence of modern bass tone. Now, we proudly introduce the NS Ethos HP basses, the high-performance additions to our beloved NS Ethos line, inspired by the timeless legacy of our classic 4- and 5-string basses.

Rooted in the lineage of iconic Spectors played by renowned artists such as Sting, Jason Newsted, Rex Brown, and Alex Webster, HP basses propel us into the future of Spector design. These instruments boast 3-piece maple necks, with ebony fingerboards, that traverse the entire length of the instruments, joined by two sculpted alder wings. A combination of EMG DC pickups and Darkglass Tone Capsule preamps deliver the perfect fusion of power and clarity.

With your choice of White Sparkle, Solid Black, Plum Crazy, and Gunmetal gloss finishes, these basses always look the part.


Spector neck-thru construction with illuminating side dots, wrapped in a sleek and classic White Sparkle, Solid Black, Metallic Plum, or Gunmetal Grey gloss finish.


We paired EMG DC Pickups and Darkglass Electronics Tone Capsule preamps for an aggressive take on Spector’s signature tone.


A 3-piece maple neck is capped with a dark ebony fingerboard, then joined by two resonant solid-alder wings.


Body & Construction

  • Body Wood: Solid Alder Wings


  • Neck Wood: 3-Piece Maple; Neck-thru
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Number Of Frets: 24
  • Inlays: Dots; 12th Fret Spector Logo Inlay; Luminlay Side Dots
  • Nut: Brass
  • Nut Width: 1.75"
  • Scale: 35"

Pickups & Electronics

  • Controls: Master Volume, Blend, Bass, Mid, Hi Mid controls
  • Pickups EMG 40DC
  • Pickup Configuration: 2 x Humbucker
  • Preamp System: Darkglass Tone Capsule


  • Hardware: Black
  • Bridge: Hi-Mass Locking Bridge with Intonation Screws
  • Tuners: Sealed Die-Cast


  • Finish: White Sparkle Gloss, Gunmetal Gloss, Plum Crazy Gloss & Black Gloss
  • Additional Info: String Spacing at Bridge: .66"; Luminlay Side Dots


  • Strings: Nickel
  • Case: Gig Bag

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Spector. This NS Ethos 5 HP is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty.

note: The photos above may not be of the exact bass you'll receive. The serial number may differ but specs will all be the same. Please feel free to get in touch with us for an in-hand description.

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.