Spector USA SHORTY™, swamp ash, trans blackStuart Spector Design Bass Guitars:: USA :: NS2 SHORTY, Quilt Maple top, Aguilar preamp, EMG pickups, short scale :: UK, For sale, on offerCustom hand made basses, Bassdirect, Warwick



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Spector USA SHORTY™, swamp ash, trans black- £2999.00 -

SOLD - free UK shipping

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  1. Export price outside EU £1875. Please contact us for international shipping rates

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For those who prefer a shorter scale 30 3/8" bass then this is the perfect solution in a modern state-of-the-art instrument. Originally designed for Garry Tallent from the E street band, this has now become a very popular addition to the amazing Spector range. Featuring an upgraded lightweight swamp ash body with a satin black finish, a 3 piece graphite reinforced maple neck and pau ferro fingerboard this bass feels like pure class. The electronics are handled by Aguilar J pickups that are mated to the industry standard aguilar OBP 3 band eq with 2 selectable mid frequencies. This bass is capable of a vast range of useable tones and is a dream to play - the Ash plus the J pickups give a nice lively sound - a bit more old school!

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Originally designed for Garry Tallent (Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band), we are proud to offer the SPECTOR® “Shorty™" Short Scale (30 3/8”) bolt-on bass. The Shorty™ also features a first for the NS-Bass™, a string through body design! Ask your SPECTOR® dealer for more information about this exciting new model.

Our USA Series™ Bolt-On Basses offer a the same quality, tonal range and versatility as our Neck-Thru basses but are specifically designed for those who design the feel and sound of a bolt-on neck. Lighter than our

but with the same ergonomic comfort that makes the NS-Bass™ so comfortable to play.


  1. These basses are powered by ACTIVE EMG® Pickups and Aguilar’s® Dynamic OBP-3™ Tone Circuit with several available pickup configuration options including "J" and "MM" pickups. 

  2. Bartolini® Dual Humbucking Pickups are an option

  3. Each model features our ORIGINAL DEEP SOCKET NECK INSERT™ design.  Stuart Spector invented this neck/socket design in 1982 to allow bolt-on basses to have increased sustain and stability.

  4. A newer-modified NS-Body™ design.  This design uses the original NS-Body™ profile but has less rounding of the main body planes.  The horns are not as round and the back body curve is slightly less dramatic than our Neck-Thru NS-Bass Models™.

  5. Each model has a solid lightweight Mahogany body with a sold top of either exotic wood (EX) or figured Maple (FM).

  6. 3 Piece Rock-Maple graphite reinforced neck with 24 fret Pau Ferro (Bolivian Rosewood) fingerboard and mother of pearl SPECTOR® Crown Inlays.

  1. Original Spector NS curved body style

  2. 30 3/8" scale, 22 frets, Deep Socket Neck Insert™ for maximum sustain and stability

  3. Graphite Reinforced 3pc Bolt on Rock Maple Neck

  4. Pau Ferro Fingerboard, 16" radius

  5. Mother of Pearl Spector crown inlays

  6. Brass nut width 1.64"

  7. Black Hardware, Custom Hipshot A style Brass Bridge

  8. Gotoh GB70 Tuners

  9. Dunlop Straplocks.

  10. Body: lightweight Swamp ash (upgrade)

  11. Trans Satin Black finish

  12. Aguilar J

  13. Aquilar OBP3 active preamp, bass, treble, mid (with push/pull frequency select), volume, volume

  14. Limited lifetime warranty against defects to the original owner.

  15. Fitted hard case

  16. Weight - 3.4kg/7lb 9oz


Unit 12, Rigby Close

Heathcote Ind Est

Warwick, CV34 6TH

Tel: 01926 886433

Nine months interest free credit on up to £2000 on Instrument purchases! For UK residents aged between 16 and 25.