Spector NS-4

Spector NS-4

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NS-4, 4-string bass guitar from Spector.

3 user reviews
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Spector NS-4 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Spector
  • Model: NS-4
  • Category: 4-string bass guitars
  • Added in our database on: 04/23/2004

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Spector NS-4 user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 3 reviews )
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SYL6's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)"Exceptional low"

Spector NS-4
1) In which country was it made?

2) How many frets, what kind of micro as well as their configuration?
24 frets, 2 EMG 35DC active blocks.
USA Spector 18v ​​preamp electronics.

3) What type of bridge?
SPECTOR USA easel different European LX series

4) What are the settings (volume, tone, micro switch ...)?
Volume - Balance microphones - Grave - Acute

5) What kind of stick?
3-ply maple neck-through with graphite reinforcements. Pau Ferro Fretboard with Abalone benchmarks.
The key is "beveled" at the junction with the body that confirms the quality of finish.

6) What are the woods?
Buckeye Burl in the top (burl chestnut), back and neck-through walnut maple 3-ply. The appearance is beautiful.

The gloss varnish while


1) The handle is it enjoyable? Yes! Totally agree with the previous opinion, neither too thin nor too thick. For cons, I would have preferred a nut on adjustable as warwick.

2) Ergonomics is it good (in terms of shape, weight ...)?
The weight is very well distributed and reasonable. Not light but not heavy either.
I do not have a handle Thumb NT5 Wenge, there is heavy!
The shape is great and brings back dug extra comfort.

I note though that if you used to have the strings near the body, here it can be confusing at first because there is plenty of space between the strings and the body between the neck and the beginning of the first microphone. It is good to know for the slap!

The spacing between the strings is perfect for me as practice for all styles of play

3) Access to acute (recent freight) is it easy?
Yes no worries about that. The ergonomics of the NS4, has not been copied by other brands for nothing.

4) Gets it easy to sound good? ...
Ditto previous opinion, we branch and it is terrible. It would be a shame at this price ...


1) Are they suitable for your style of music?
Absolutely! This bass is used for both jazz, to rock, classical, metal, or funk! The possibilities are enormous.

2) What kind of sound you get and with what settings ("crystalline", "bold", ....)? We are on a low active and only active, no switch to switch to "passive". I have not seen a lot of bass can generate so much power in his, electronics spector and 18v are very effective.

For a modern sound, I balance on the neck pickup, the bass is very round and then slamming the treble. Slap, the record is very good!
For a more vintage and medium, I balance on the bridge pickup. The difference between the two microphones is impressive.

3) What are the sounds you prefer, you hate?
I think not having done the rounds of all the possibilities in sound, but for the moment, I do not regret her. I have a varied style of play and I often switch between the two microphones. A little more, would still be able to adjust the midrange. Euro LX version of this is possible but not on American, I do not have much choice.

4) With what (s) amplifier (s) or effect (s) do you play?
I use it on a trace elliot 500watt and I broke :)
For pieces requiring extra grain (eg Primus), I use an EBS Valve Drive and the sound is even more enjoyable.

5) recording?
It's just great, you can make plug and rec: D this is also where you can see the quality of an instrument!


1) How long have you been using? I use it for a little over a year.

2) Did you try many other models before buying it? I have tried many store model yes (Fender Jazz Bass, Precision, Warwick streamer, corvette stingray, Ibanez sr5000e ...) but not acquisition staff. I have tried on the Czech and ns4 store before I start.

3) What is special that you like most and least?
What I like most is playing comfort, balance, handle, aesthetics, quality of finish, the sounds, the Hardcase classy :)

What I like least: the price, not adjustable nut (I know I quibble), no medium scale

4) How would you rate the quality / price? By new, I find it expensive in Europe especially with the finish I have buckeye burl that raises the price! Then, a really low quality especially when the luthier tells you to take care of because it has exceptional wood.

5) With experience, you do again this choice? Yes without hesitation but I do not advise a beginner. For me it is not a bass into the hands of everyone to know tame the beast :)
I took 2 years to see an announcement that I wanted at all costs (this is the case to say!) And I put a little time to adapt because I was totally ergonomics different from my old bass. Now, I do not arrive more to part.

rémifa's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Spector NS-4
. First, small correction due to an error on my part: the picture is not binding, the lower is the corresponding MODEL Euro 4 LX, but with mcaniques dores, as the tailpiece, and back of boxes round is at least the one I possde (I do not understand To insert the image, it does not work!)
. Manufactured in the Czech Republic
.24 EMG-boxes (2 microphones round-1 bridge pickup)
.chevalet / solid brass tailpiece dorbr /> .4 potentiomtres: 1volume micro and tone serious and acute-
. Race driver crossing.


. Handle "physical", just "pais
. Access in acute enough dlicat
. Ergonomy: trs beautiful shape, small body, rather heavy
. Trs is rapidly obtained a good sound!


. The sound of this bass suits all styles of music, if you know the rgler!
. I think this instrument can really sound with a bunch of amps and effects Different.
. We get a good sound slap trs (prfr my style), all the knobs to the bottom, except the high (too aggressive) and a trs pizzicatto good sound, close to the bridge, almost Azro serious volume.
. I like the sound full and round, with little sharp, a rverbe not too pronounced for a good sound slap, as I do, and rglages adquate, and the sound mdium fingers, close to the bridge, always, with as good rglages!
. I dtest distortion and the accumulation of ffects.


. I use the Spector 5 years
.'s Paradoxical, but I find this tool easy to play and at the same time quite physical and I think it is that it must strike the right balance with a good SETTING THE action, c ' is a challenge for me every time, I like instruments "wild", hard to tame! ..
. I have tried any other models before the acquisition of my bass, there are about fifteen years, I test a similar MODEL m'tais and I promised to poss der a one day.
. Qualitprix excellent report (1500 euros in 1999), I can not even find much, because this low dcois me ever, I am still in love + the first day.
. I would do without this choice hsitations in fretless or 5 string this time.
For all practical purposes, all notices on this page are purely personal, but in any case, without favoritism, no, this is the best bass I possd up to date; say that it suits me as it fallait.Il there as well, and relatively has its own style, through bcp other brands, it's on!
I think the lower we go, and regardless of brand, it is primarily a story of style .... that's what I believe, as I think the sound is first in the fingers .

Pattfunk's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Spector NS-4
1) In what country does she makes?

2) How many frets, what kind of micro as well as their configuration?
24 frets, 2 EMG 35DC active countrv.
Spector 18v preamp electronics United States.

3) What type of bridge?
Bridge SPECTOR States. trs massive, brings a lot to her (this is not the same as the Euros, it is much more massive, and the "gold plated" does not go away ...)

4) What are the rglages (Volume, Tone slecteur micro ...)?
Volume - Balance microphones - Bass - Treble

5) What type of race?
3 ply neck-Saddle-reinforced graphite. Pau Ferro fingerboard with Abalone taken up.
The key is "cannot" at the junction with the body, which is very comfortable to slap the A / R.
Body (wings) in Saddle ond solid AAAA


1) The handle is it enjoyable?
Very enjoyable round.
Contrary to another opinion on a Euro4 above, I can not find it at all pais .. it is not cramped like a handle Jazzbass, but it is not thick and wide as a stingray mm .. .
handle is a highway, and a real machine slapper!

2) Access in acute (dernires freight) is it easy?
Yes, even if the last three (22,23,24) are already on the body ....

3) Ergonomics is it good (in terms of shape, weight ...)?
Excellent! Very well balanced.
For usability, the body is hollow in the rear, so she is well on hold to play. And more beautiful to watch ...
It is not very heavy, but it's not a lightweight. I never t gen by weight, despite some gigs in 5 hours.

4) Gets it easy to sound good? ...
just plug it! It sounds terrible! everything is low (enormous and precise), grain, snapping, biting, heat, mediums, etc. .... just search and found the sound DSIR.


1) Is it your style of music?
I jou in with rock bands, funk group, and show band. idalie is in all situations.

2) With what (s) amplifier (s) or effect (s) do you play?
Hartke 5500 or eden wt 300 + Hartke 410xl (2) / / / Boss gt6b effect.

3) What kind of sound you get and with what rglages ("crystalline", "bold ",....)?
as I said above, you can get all the sounds you're looking ... almost!

4) What are the sounds you prfrez, you dtest?
You can not hate on this kind of low .... it's a reference! it lives up to its reputation of low among the best in the world.


1) How long have you use it?
It makes t in September 2002. I use it since.

2) What is the particular feature you like best and least?
I love everything about this bass .... I rev for years the legendary SPECTOR NS4, and one day I started and I already loved order ... before having any! (I had tried many sr)
At the finish, is exactly the same as in the photo Audiofanzine.

3) Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
Yes, many. And I try / buy many more! I hope!

4) How do you report qualitprix?
Instrument is expensive .... the United States, it is home SPECTOR generally around $ 5000. In France they are paid usually around 4000.
But given the quality of wood, manufacturing, etc. .... you pay for quality.

5) With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...
No hsitation! Provided you have the amount needed .... But I darken their eyes closed!

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