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Spector USA NS-5XL 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Ultra Amber Quilt (SN:428)

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You are looking at a Spector USA NS-5XL 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Ultra Amber Quilt, serial number 428. This is the actual bass you will receive should you decide to purchase. (8 lbs, 2.7 oz.)

This pro-grade Spector USA NS-5XL 5-string bass gives players all the superb tone and playability that the Spector brand is famous for. Making its debut over four decades ago, Spector's legendary curved body is updated with a chambered construction. Of course, this USA Series NS-5XL is made by hand using select, top-shelf tonewoods woods and custom components. Blending all of that with top-of-the-line electronics, this NS-5XL will produce those signature Spector "growling" bass tones that has made them one of the top brands in the industry. If you seek a versatile, performance-ready, premium-quality 5-string bass that can cover a wide range of playing styles and genres, look no further than this Spector USA NS-5XL!

A Legendary Body Updated with Chambered Design
There were only larger non-ergonomic electric bass bodies before Spector's small curved & contoured body design took the bass world by storm in 1977. This was designed exclusively for Spector by their friend Ned Steinberger, who was a furniture designer at the time. The top and back of this NS-5XL both feature acoustically-tuned hidden chambers, which will not only lighten up your load for those long gigs, but it'll add some extra depth, resonance, and sustain to your sound.

Handmade with Select Tonewoods & Custom Components
For over 40 years, Spector has sourced only the best tone woods for their basses. This NS-5XL uses Pacific NorthWest figured maple over Spector's Helium redwood, which is reclaimed from NYC water tanks! This this one of Spector's most popular body wood combination, giving the familiar sonic footprint very similar to their solid maple body wings but with a little more midrange presence.

Top-of-the-Line Electronics for Signature Spector "Growl"
This NS-5XL pairs a unique set of tonewoods with a set of EMG 40DC active humbucking pickups and an ultra-powerful custom Spector/HAZ 18v preamp. All of these ingredients come together to help this NS-5XL deliver those rumbling, powerful, beefy tones and that world-famous growl you've come to expect from Spector. Whether you play fingerstyle or with a pick, this NS-5XL will shine in either situation and is sure cut through any mix.


  • Spector's Original Curved Body Shape with Chambered Wings
  • Ultra Amber Gloss Finish
  • Quilt Maple Top Over Helium Reclaimed NYC Water Tank Redwood
  • 35" Scale Length for Superb Low-End Tones
  • Birdseye Maple Fingerboard with Spector's Signature Crown Inlays
  • EMG Active Humbuckers and Custom Spector/HAZ 18v Circuit Preamp
  • Chrome Hardware Including a Lightweight Spector Aluminum Locking Bridge
  • Includes Hardshell Case

Get your Spector USA NS-5XL 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Ultra Amber Quilt from Sam Ash Direct today. With over nine decades of experience in the music retail business, Sam Ash is dedicated to helping every player and collector find the distinctive instrument that they've been longing for. And remember, your purchase is protected by the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • 5-String Electric Bass Guitar
  • Hardshell Case
  • Truss Rod Wrench
  • Bridge Wrench
  • Dunlop Strap End Strap Locks


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Number Of Frets 24
Scale Length 35"
Nut Width 1.81"
Neck Shape Spector Thin
Fingerboard Radius 16"
Body Style Spector Original Curved
Neck Type Neck-Thru
Neck Wood 3-Piece Quartersawn NY Maple
Fingerboard Birdseye Maple
Body Wood Helium® Reclaimed NYC Watertank Redwood
Top Quilted Maple
Pickup Configuration H-H
Bridge Pickup EMG 40DC
Neck Pickup EMG 40DC
Bridge Type Spector Aluminum Locking with Intonation Screws
Tuning Machines Gotoh GB-7
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Weight 8 lbs, 2.7 oz.
Series USA Series
Model NS-5XL
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Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for five years and labor for five years from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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