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Spector ReBop5DLX EX 5-String Bass Guitar
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The ReBop5DLX EX is a 5-string bass from the Europe Series that takes on the classic Spector NS curved body style first introduced in the late 70s wh...Click To Read More About This Product
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The ReBop5DLX EX is a 5-string bass from the Europe Series that takes on the classic Spector NS curved body style first introduced in the late 70s which mixes an alder body with an exotic zebra wood top and a 3-piece, bolt-on rock maple neck. The sumptuous natural woodgrain lines give the already curvaceous double cutaway body even more charm. Adding to these aesthetics are a rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl Spector inlays that get larger as they make their way up towards the headstock, and black hardware. Helping you mold and capture the tones created by the combined 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.
- 5-string Electric Bass
- Original Spector NS curved body style from 1977
- Graphite reinforced 3-piece bolt-on rock maple neck
- Alder body
- Exotic Zebra Wood Top
- 24-fret rosewood fingerboard
- Mother-of-pearl Spector inlays
- 34" scale
- Black Hardware
- Aluminum Spector locking bridge
- EMG-HZ passive humbuckers
- Spector TonePump active tone controls: boost only, internal voltage doubler
- Volume, Blend, Low EQ, and High EQ controls
- Limited lifetime warranty against defects to the original owner
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...only good things can happen when you combine the above two facets. The Spector ReBop 5 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 4 ReBops (Zebrawood 4 and 5-strings 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 4 of the 6 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 included within.
I bought my bass 6 months ago and still play it regularly , although It is not my main axe. (I have many basses; usually play my G&L L-2500) Here's my story. I didn't dig the tone pump preamp. The high filter was voiced too low - 4KHZ. I like a more "transparency" sounding treble control;(shelving above 5KHZ). The twin volume controls, one for each pickup, drove me nuts; hated that. So I installed the Aguliar OBP-3 preamp instead. Big improvement. I'm getting used to the EMG HZ pickups. They are a bit scooped in the mids. I'll be replacing them with some custom Nordstrand DC soap bars. I am a tone obsessed kind of guy. I am a working bass player. I don't settle for less than what thrills me. I own enough bass gear to start my own music store, but I use it all. This bass, I bought primarily because it is light weight, for a 5 string; roughly 8.5 lbs. Plus I loved the pictures, and always wanted to try a Spector. I am very pleased with the "build", or quality design and construction, finish, etc. The bass plays like a dream. But the 35" scale IS more noticeable than I thought it would be. This is one Phat sounding monster, even with the stock pickups that I'm not too into. I am glad I bought the bass though. I would recommend it very highly, even though I did some modifications to mine.
This Bass found me, I was looking for my second bass after spending time on an entry level Ibanez. Tried 1 at a shop, looked at the price and thought, maybe one day, a dream. It so happened that an opportunity to buy one at a good price came up and I snapped at it. Everyone who plays it (it's ok to share) comments and the feel, tone and general playability of it is exceptional. Beautiful Bass, is the common response.
Ok here is the deal, I am a touring pro Bass player who has been dealing with SPECTOR BASS For around 8 yrs now and I have NEVER in my life played better basses, Yes to each there own but if you want a bass that can cover ANY style of music you play from Jazz to Metal than BUY THIS BASS!!! I have 2 rebops and 3 other SPECTOR's . . .Trust me you will never regret it!