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Spector Legend 5 5-String Bass with Quilted Maple Top   

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Its NS body shape with its softly rounded edges and a highly figured maple top to give the Spector Legend 5 5-String Bass immense visual appeal. The ...Read More

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The design, feel, and sound that has made Spector a favorite with bassists.

Its NS body shape with its softly rounded edges and a highly figured maple top to give the Spector Legend 5 5-String Bass immense visual appeal. The neck is 3-ply rock maple to stay true through the years. Gold-plated hardware and superb electronics including a heavy-duty Spector locking bridge, slant-back tuners, EMG pickups, and 3-band active EQ complete the very sweet Legend 5 bass package.

FEATURES
  • Original NS body shape with carved top
  • Highly figured maple top
  • EMG/HZ pickups made in USA
  • EMG 3-band active EQ system
  • Gold-plated hardware
  • Spector heavy-duty locking bridge
  • 24 frets
  • 3-ply rock maple bolt on neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
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5.0

(based on 13 reviews)

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5.0

Warwick beater

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

The title says it all. I played a warwick at GC, then this bass, and the spector clearly won. The B string was a little loose, but that could be fixed. Great product. Kicks my ESP's ass too.

 
5.0

Spector did it again!

By Uknowit7

from Ipswich, Ma

I bought a year ago and it hasn't failed me yet. It is beautiul, strong and the sound is unbelievable. I play it through a SWR Workmans head into a Gallen Kruger Cab and itsounds amazing. I can get gritty punk sounds with it, smooth jazz sounds with it, and nice full harm sound all the time. The 5th string is pretty pointless but it handy to have every once ina while. I highly recommend this bass to anyone!

 
5.0

More than just looks.

By max bassman

from cleveland ohio

I bought my legend about three weeks ago and have been loving it ever since. the b string is a little loose but a 1/4" brass extention at the bridge took care of that and blended right in. You can get the brass fitting at any hardware store there called compression fittings. the piece responds well to a very light touch for less hand fatigue while playing the tone is awesome fingering or slapping the electronics are the same you would find on any hand made piece. i would have gone with a tone nob instead of a mid range but i wont ever change it. i play blues,jazz, r&b band and this piece sounds as good as any way expensive piece I also have a spector ns 4 string. Spector is where it's at with quality when it comes to affordable basses no one can beat them thats my opinion this piece is also air light. So put your favorite strings on it and jam on it's definitely a sexy looking piece but its more than just looks.

 
5.0

The best feeling bass I've ever played

By NSdude

from Houston, TX

I heard about this in Bass Player magazine, I've always loved Spectors, but of coarse they're expensive. I tried this "Legend" at gc and loved it. It had such great action, balance and was completely ergonomic. This should be the bass you get after you get a Fender Jazz Bass.

 
5.0

An Economic Spector

I'm used to playing an Ibanez six so making a transition down to the Spector five was fairly easy. I love the narrow string spacing, and the B string is tight and punchy which is needed given the style of music I play. The EMG/HZ passive pickups combined with the Spector active electronics give this bass a bell like tone. Even though the electronics run on a single 9v battery, the EMGs provide plenty of punch and loudness. The 35" scale neck allows for droped tunings with no flopping strings, which is great for todays rock/metal. The bridge pickup gives this bass the growl while the neck pickup impliments the punch. The only flaw I can notice is that I find it easier to tap on my Ibanez than the Spector. Other than that, I find this bass to an awesome buy.

 
5.0

I'm in Love

By Wired Nines

from Fort Collins, CO

This is my first real bass. I've played many others before, but this is my first one. Let me tell you, I'm in love. The sound is beautiful and rich, allowing for some awesome blues. This is an excellent buy.

 
5.0

I got it for my 16 birthday last year

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This is my first bass.My uncle purchased this bass for me out of the clear blue after he heard me playing a song on his starter bass. Whenever I get a chance I play this bass everyday nonstop! I listen to jazz and all other types of soothing music so i'm constantly getting new ideas and hope to be as good as the pros. The only "minor" put-backs are that the low B string rattles just a tad and changing the 9 volt battery that it uses gets tiring. Other than that...it's slappable, thumpable, tappable, and just playable. It's all in the hands that brings out the voice of this cool bass.

 
5.0

What a 5 string!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I have had this Bass for 6 months and i love it! It sounds great, it rocks hard, and i has an amazing feel. My only complaint is that the input on mine got loose so when ever i move it makes a crackling sound. Also the EMG pickup runs on a 9 volt battery which is a drag because it dies after a few months and shuts off the pickups. Besides that the bass is amazing and i highly recommend it to any bassist who really wants a quality bass.

 
5.0

I love the low-B string of this bass.

I've been playing this bass for the past two months now and after some fine tunning adjusments, mainly to the action, I've been loving this bass more and more everyday. I play in a prog-metal band through an Ampeg B4R head, 2 Sans Amp RBI's, and 2 Ampeg BSE 410HLF cabinets and the sound is awesome. Even without the Sans Amps the tone from the bass alone is just remarkable. I love how the low-B rumbles. For a five string the spacing is nice and narrow, similar to that of an Ibanez 5 string. Eventhough the EMG's are passive they are still loud, punchy, and articulate. I like the way my DR strings have a bell like tone on this bass. It's lightweight, and easy play ability make this a dream bass. I own two other basses, a 6 string Alvarez, and 6 string Ibanez, but I've been playing the Spector so much that I haven't played my other basses in almost two months. I love this bass, and am anxious to get 6 string Spector.

 
5.0

Just purchased

By Deeyablo

from Houston, TX

I suppose I have one of the last of these, since Spector will be changing the line up, offering neck-through and updated electronics. Was delivered from Spector to the local GC.The condition is pristine. Not a single mark, no obvious defects, visible glue, or any indications of poor workmanship. The volume controls seems a bit overthought, or it needs a single master volume. The pickups are phenomenal, and the bass is punchy and very capable in the volume department (loud, loud, loud). Strings are pretty close together (the bass, including neck, is almost the same size on my Yahama BB1200S), which is not a bad thing since I don't have large hands. For being the same size as my BB (given, the BB is big), it is extremely throaty. Minimal buzz when the treble is turned up high.This bass is light, it's easy to handle, and sounds good picked, slapped, or fingered. If you can't shell out the bills for the Euro, this is not a bad choice at all. I am completely satisfied.

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