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A hot new look for a classic design.
The ReBop4DLX EX electric bass is a modern take on the classic Spector NS curved body style from the late 70s using an alder body with an exotic zebra wood top and a 3-piece, bolt-on rock maple neck. The wood grain lines are gorgeous adding even more charm to the curvaceous double cutaway design with its extended upper horn. Adding to the bass guitar's look is a rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl Spector inlays and black hardware. Shaping the tones created by lightweight hardwoods are EMG-HZ passive humbuckers, Spector TonePump active tone controls (boost only, internal voltage doubler), as well as Volume, Blend, Low EQ, and Hi EQ controls.
Pick up this elegant bass with its vintage shape, modern wood choice, and quality electronics.
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...only good things can happen when you combine the above two facets. The Spector ReBop 4 DLX EX Zebrawood isn't simply a "lower priced" version of the more traditional Euro Series with it's neck-thru construction and Active EMG pickups... it's another beast *entirely*. The combination of bolt-on construction, Zebrawood top - "top" really isn't fair to the bass, because as you can see from a "sideways" shot of the body the Zebrawood simply isn't a thin veneer of exotic wood but a solid piece of wood HALF the thickness of the body, which does impact the tone of the bass - and Alder back give the ReBop line a touch of "Jazz Bass" to this Spector. Compared to the N/T Spectors the note attack is a touch quicker with the sustain a tad less... but hardly a "thump and die" tone of a semi-hollowbody bass. This bass will hold a note as long as you need it to.The Czech Republic build quality/quality control is as high as any US-made instrument I've played: I own 3 ReBops (a Zebrawood 4-string and Flame Maple-topped 5-string fretted and fretless) and all have been flawless at a pricepoint that's easily reachable. The only reason I've taken off .5 from the "Features" Rating is the usage of the Spector TonePump Jr. preamp and EMG-HZ passive soapbar pickups. The EMGs are fine for a bass of this range (and personally add to the "Spector-meets-Jazz" personality it has) but the Boost-Only TonePump Jr. preamp can run its gain hot for some Amplifiers' Inputs and you might want to consider replacing it depending on how the bass works with your rig. Still, it's hardly a "fault" and simply part of the bass that some people may like and some may not.In short, this bass is easily at the level at which a Professional Bassist would use it for Recording Session and/or Live Gigs. The bolt-on construction gives it a tonality different from the Euro neck-thru basses, as well as the US Bolt-On and Neck-Thru lines. The Zebrawood-topped ReBop, or "ZeBop" as it's come to be know as is a wonderful addition to the lines of Spector Basses, and that 3 of the 5 basses that I refer to as my "Main Basses" are Spector ReBops should say something when compared to the 2 other basses - Mike Lull Custom Guitars Modern 4 & 5 Jazz Basses. Absolutely *killer* basses at a reasonable price considering the quality of wood, workmanship, hardware and electronics that are inclued within.
This thing is an animal, it is in my lap I speak. I've played Fenders, Hohners, Gibsons, You name it. And Spector has always been the best. The picture does it no justice. Up close the wood is just beautiful. And there is a lot of control over the sound. You might be surprised about how light weight this sucker is. It looks damn heavy but its lighter then any fender and any gibson ( by far ). In my view I think the stock strings aren't top quality. I replaced mine with GHS Boomers and it sounds fantastic! It would of been nicer if it was neck through but if you want a neck through dish out the extra $$ and go for the higher euro one. But for the money there is NO beating this bass.