Stuart Spector Design Bass Guitars:: USA :: Spector Forte, Helium 4 four string bass, super singles, Aquilar :: Custom, For sale, UK, EU, Warwick

 

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Spector Forte Helium/Maple SS 4 four string bass - (List £2799.00)

SPECIAL OFFER SOLD

Add EU mainland shipping £30

Export price outside EU £1665. Shipping costs (from): USA £85, Australia £125, Mainland EU £30

  1. Please call or email the shop to pay by VISA, MASTERCARD, MAESTRO, PAYPAL, Bank transfer.

  2. The new Spector Forte Helium range brings stunning, hand built USA basses at a more affordable price point. Using lightweight, seasoned woods, finished in satin greyburst with Aguilar Super Singles pickups and Aguilar 2 band preamp with passive tone and active/passive switching. A truly world class bass from one of the World''s most famous builders. The weighs in at 8lb 8oz/3.8kg

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Proudly Announcing....Helium !


At the winter NAMM 2014 Spector © debuted the first of its Helium™ Series,

NS™ and Forte™ basses.


These instruments utilise a unique combination of woods to achieve a great sounding bass with low weight.


The top of this neck thru body instruments wings are carved from quarter sawn sycamore obtained from salvaged logs of trees which have blown down in our local forests near Woodstock NY. The back of the body wings is reclaimed redwood that was originally harvested in California between 75 and 100 years ago and used for the construction of water tanks which are sited on top of office buildings in NYC. They have been filled with the purest NYC drinking water for all those years which continuously permeates the redwood. This soaking with the water helps to wash out all of the sugar in the cells of the wood so that it dries more completely and in a similar way to the method used traditionally for curing violin wood in Europe.


The final Helium™ element is a Spector © locking bridge made of aluminium

with brass saddles.


The instruments possess a full warm bottom end with a unique bloom

to the attack of the notes.


This construction is available in our USA NS Neck-Thru Series™ in our GrayBurst color in either matte or gloss finish, and also in our USA Forte Series™ basses in our trans black stain matte finish.


Each bass will include a special Certificate Of Authenticity signed by Stuart Spector.


Please contact your favourite USA Series Stocking Dealer for more information.


No Frills, All Tone.™



FEATURES OF THE USA SERIES™ NECK-THRU FORTE™ MODELS


  1. These basses are powered by Aguilar Super Singles Pickups and the Aguilar® OBP-2™ 9v Active Tone Circuit.

  2. The ONLY option available for Forte™ models is a circuit upgrade to the Spector® USA 9v Tone Circuit.

  3. The Original NS-Body™ Design - This design was created for Spector® by legendary instrument designer Ned Steinberger. Don't be fooled by look-alikes.

  4. Optional X Original Body Style for the Forte-X™ Models.

  5. 3 Piece Rock-Maple carbon-fiber reinforced neck with 24 fret Pau Ferro (Bolivian Rosewood) fingerboard with no inlays.

  6. Our solid-brass Spector® USA Locking-Bridge (now with intonation screws!), black enamel coated.

  7. Highest quality hardware components such as Dunlop® Dual-Design Straplocks™ and sealed gear tuning machines.


SPECS & OPTIONS


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

 

NECK CONSTRUCTION


NECK CONSTRUCTION:  3-Piece Maple, Carbon Fiber Reinforced, Neck-Thru Body Construction

FINGERBOARD: Pau Ferro (Bolivian Rosewood)

NECK INLAYS:  None

NUMBER OF FRETS:  24

SCALE LENGTH:  34"

RADIUS:  16"

STRING SPACING AT BRIDGE:  0.75"

TRUSS HEX KEY SIZE:  4mm

TRUSS ROD TYPE:  Stainless steel - Double-Action

NUT MATERIAL:  Solid Brass

 


BODY CONSTRUCTION This model features the fully-carved ORIGINAL Spector® NS-Bass™ Design.

BODY CONSTRUCTION: Aged Redwood with quilted maple facings

COLOR OPTION: Transparent Black Stain

FINISH OPTION:  Matte Polyurethane

 

HARDWARE


COLOR: Black

BRIDGE:  Spector® USA Soild Brass Locking Bridge™

BRIDGE HEX KEY SIZE:  2mm

TUNERS:  Sealed Gear Tuning Machines

STRAP BUTTON: Dunlop® Dual Design™


 ELECTRONICS


TONE CIRCUIT:  Aguilar® OBP-2™

CIRCUIT TYPE:  Active - 2-Band, stacked bass/treble, passive tone with active/passive switching

CIRCUIT VOLTAGE:  9-Volt

BRIDGE PICKUP:  Aguilar Super Single

NECK PICKUP:  Aguilar Super Single

PICKUP TYPE: Active


 WARRANTY INFORMATION


Limited Lifetime Warranty

to the Original Owner


Our Europe Series™ and 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 authorized SPECTOR® dealer and the owner must provide proof of purchase time of

warranty claim.

 


NECK MEASUREMENTS

Fingerboard Width

Neck Thickness

Nut - 1.61 in.

12th - 2.08 in.

24th - 2.36 in.

1st - 0.86 in.*

12th - 0.98 in.



Each of our USA Series™ basses is made by hand. Variations in neck thickness can occur as part of the hand-shaping process.


*Please note that due to the shaping of the neck as it connects to the headstock (volute) the first fret measurements may seem large.  So in these instances we have included the measurements from the second fret to provide a better sense of the neck's true thickness.

 
























 

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