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Spector Coda Deluxe 5 five string bass - (List £3150)

Special offer “Ex display” £1999 inc free UK shipping

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  3. Another superb example of these hand built basses from Spector basses adorned with a stunning piece of 5A quilted maple finished in trans red high gloss finish. The bass also features a pau ferro fingerboard with Abalone inlays. The pickups are the Spector TB 70s for that authentic 1972 style and the preamp is from Aguilar and provides the bass with both active and passive options for a large array of tones from classic to modern.

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ABOUT THE CODA 5™


It is no joke that Stuart Spector is always thinking about new ways to bring new avenues to improve player experience and offer new soundscapes for musicians to explore.


The Coda™ Bass is the perfect example of how Stuart looks to take classic ideas and put a decidedly SPECTOR® twist on them. Part homage to the great bass sounds and styles of the past and yet new and refreshing because of the attention to detail and hand-crafted construction, the Coda™ is nothing short of a new SPECTOR® Classic.


"But why do something that's been done before?"

Do not let the familiar and more traditional styling deceive you.  This bass is a thoroughbred SPECTOR® through and through.  All of the things that make our NS-Bass™ models so popular are present in the Coda™


It's these little details and the fact that these basses are hand-made by Stuart Spector and his master craftsmen in our Woodstock Workshop that sets the Coda™ apart from the rest.  SPECTOR® players are always first to point out how the necks of their guitars and basses are notably better than any instrument they've ever played.  We invite you to try a Coda™ and see if you don't agree with us. 

"We feel we've created something new and special

honouring those classic designs of years past.  "

~ Stuart Spector



SPECS & OPTIONS


(SPECTOR® USA MODEL MADE IN THE WOODSTOCK, NY WORKSHOP)


Neck

NECK CONSTRUCTION: 1-Piece Rock Maple, SPECTOR® 1962 Neck Shape™

FINGERBOARD: Pau Ferro with Abalone inlays

NECK INLAYS: Pearl Spector inlays

NUMBER OF FRETS: 20

SCALE LENGTH: 35"

RADIUS: 7.25"

WIDTH AT NUT: 1.5"

STRING SPACING AT BRIDGE: 0.75"

Weight: 4.2kg/9lb 1oz


Hardware

BRIDGE HEX KEY SIZE: 2mm

TRUSS HEX KEY SIZE: 5mm

COLOR: Chrome

BRIDGE: Hipshot A style in Chrome

TUNERS: Schaller®

STRAP BUTTONS: Dunlop® Dual Design™


ELECTRONICS

TONE CIRCUIT: Aguilar® OBP-2™

CIRCUIT TYPE: 9-Volt Active

BRIDGE PICKUP: Spector TB 70

NECK PICKUPS: Spector TB 70

PICKUP TYPE: Passive - Single Coil, This bass is Active or Passive via Push-Pull Pot 


BODY

WARRANTY INFORMATION SPECTOR® Original Coda™ Body Shape

BODY CONSTRUCTION: Lightweight Alder

COLOR: Black Cherry

FINISH: High Gloss


SEE BELOW FOR FINISH SAMPLES

Limited Lifetime Warranty to the Original Owner - USA Series™ instruments come with a lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship to the original purchaser.  The instrument must be purchased from an authorised SPECTOR® dealer and the owner must provide proof of purchase time of warranty claim.




Our USA Series™ Coda™ Models have 1-Piece Rock Maple Bolt-On Neck.




Spector Coda Review 2011


Stuart Spector is a legend in the bass world. His instruments have provided the back­bone to bands like Metallica and Living Colour, and have often been imitated. Spector’s Coda series is made by hand by the man him­self and his small team in the USA, and unlike his more sleek mod­els like the NS, which still looks futuristic over 30 years after its debut, the Coda pays tribute to an altogether more vintage aesthetic.

THE LOWDOWN
I reviewed both the Coda 4 (four string) and Coda 5 (five string) basses. Each features: a one-piece rock-maple neck with a 20-fret  Pau Ferro (Bolivian rose­wood) fret­board carved into Spector’s 1962 neck shape; a light­weight alder body; Aguilar OBP-2 active tone circuits; passive Aguilar J single coils; Schaller tuners; Dun­lop Dual Design strap pins; and 34-inch scale lengths. The fret­board radius on each instrument is a curvy and com­fort­able 7.25 inches. Lined or unlined fret­less fret­boards are avail­able at no additional charge.

The Coda is avail­able in four colours: creme, solid black, candy tangerine and metallic blue. I reviewed the Coda 4 in Candy Tangerine and the Coda 5 in solid black. The work­man­ship of both basses was absolutely flaw­less. The crucial neck joint area is unbelievably tight, ensuring unfettered energy transfer between the wood grains of the neck and body. The finish is perfectly applied – some­thing you really appreciate on a jet-black instrument like the Coda 5 on review –  and the fret­work is incredible. Bass players often aren’t as picky about the condition of their frets as guitarists, since there’s less bend­ing involved, so I’ve played some basses with pretty woeful frets. The Codas leave them all in the dust. The sheer smooth­ness of the fret ends encouraged me to get more adventurous in my arrangements, throw­ing in more slides and grace notes than I would other­wise attempt, sim­ply because the instruments felt so damn agree­able to such techniques.

FACE THE BASS
The Coda’s tones are very punchy, powerful, dynamic and balanced. The low end is deep and tight, the treble is present and raspy (in a good way) and the midrange is very musical, placed smack bang in the middle of the midrange spectrum rather than being an overly boomy low-mid or overly honky upper-mid voice. The bass’ unplugged tone is notice­ably piano-like in tone, attack and sustain, and I quite happily spent about an hour and a half play­ing the Coda 5 unplugged before it dawned upon me that I should plug it in and hear what it could do through an amp.

The Coda’s “plugged in” tone is similar to it’s unplugged voice: balanced, sustain­ing and with great dynamics. Because the pick­ups are passive and only the pre­amp is active, you can switch the pre­amp off and use the bass with a more vintage tone, which is great for straight-ahead rock and old-school soul and R&B. The ability to boost the treble and bass via the active pre­amp maintains the balanced tone and sustain characteristics while build­ing upon them for a percussive, snappy slap-and-pop tone, and dip­ping out the treble and keep­ing the bass up high creates a killer dub voice. I also liked using the bass pot to reduce the low frequency a little, to allow the instrument to sit more neatly within a record­ing that featured double-tracked seven-string electric guitars.

IN A CLASS OF THEIR OWN
The Codas are world-class basses that are built with a discriminating touch to create, dare I say it, champagne tones. The work­man­ship really is second to none, and the only reason I’m not immediately wiring money to the distributor so I can keep the basses instead of return­ing them after the review is because my bank man­ager would kill me.

By Peter Hodgson

Price: RRP $4199.99 (Coda 4); $4399.99 (Coda 5)





























 

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