Stuart Spector Design Bass Guitars:: USA :: LEGEND Custom 5, Walnut stain, Amberburst, EMG, Flame Maple :: Custom basses, Bassdirect, for sale, UK, EU



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Spector Legend 5 Custom (List £939) Ultra Amber


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The original 1977 design by Ned Steinberger that has been copied by some of the World's largest bass companies but never bettered. Buy the original and best, crafted by Spector's Asian division, these are top flight bases worthy of serious consideration. Easy to play, great B string, wide range of tones from the EMG SSD pickups and 3 band eq.

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"Legend" - The Name Says It All

Our Korean factory was opened in 1986. Since that time our factory has done nothing but improve the quality and value of these affordable professional basses. Played by professional musicians everyday, these basses are incredibly well-made using quality materials and components.


  1. The Legend Classic™ is powered by a three band eq.™ Active 9-volt Tone Circuit

  2. The Legend Classic™ features SSD™ Passive Humbucking Pickups

  3. The bodies of these basses are made from non-figured solid Maple and feature a Genuine Figured Quilt Maple Top.

  4. The Legend Classic™ features the Spector® Locking Bridge and Korean Professional Series™ hardware (sealed-style tuning machines and standard strap buttons) finished in gloss black.

  5. The Legend Classic™ feature 3-piece Rock Maple necks with Rosewood fingerboards, pearl-dot neck markers and graphite nuts. 

  6. Lined or unlined fretless necks are available with 4 and 5-string models, Black Cherry finish only.

  7. LEFTY MODEL available available with 4 and 5-string models, Black Cherry finish only.


Spector Bass Legend 5 Custom Bass Guitar — as played by Johnny April (Staind), the Legend 5 body is inspired by the famous NS-Bass Shape and has a slight body contour. The EMG pickups are designed specifically for Spector, and awesome tone is assured by the Tonepump Jnr electronics.

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Played by professional musicians everyday, these basses are incredibly well-made using quality materials and components such as the Spector TonePump Jr. active tone controls, SSD Pickups and a custom EMG Active Tone Circuit.

The SSD (for Stuart Spector Designs) Pickups have a little more midrange than EMG HZ passive humbuckers.

Spector have been making bass guitars for famous artists since 1977. Since then Stuart Spector's select team of designers has grown in stature, often in close collaboration with many world-famous performers. Gene Simmons (KISS) commissioned several Brooklyn Era SB-1\'99 basses from Stuart in the late 1970's. Some of the modifications included a special gloss black paint job with white binding along the sides of the body. Stuart shaved down the normally bulbous horns of the SB-1 into points. In 1982 Sting favoured Spector's NS-2, and relyed upon it while out on the Police's Synchronicity Tour. The NS-2 was also the weapon of choice for Jack Bruce (Cream), who favoured the instrument during his 80s solo career.

The Spector range has since become extensive and varied. In response to fans constant demand for 'a bass like theirs', Spector collaborated closely with several leading artists to create the Spector Signature range. These basses have a distinct engineering and performance pedigree - the roster includes such legends as Jason Newsted, formerly of Metallica, Ian Hill (Judas Priest), who has been playing Spector Bass guitars since 1985, and Rex Brown. From his earliest days with Pantera and later with Down, Rex has been a loyal Spector Bass player and supporter.


  1. Body:

    1. Body Construction: Maple

    2. Top: Genuine Quilt Maple

    3. Finish: High Gloss

  2. Neck:

    1. Neck Construction: 3-piece Maple

    2. Fingerboard: Rosewood

    3. Number of Frets: 24

    4. Scale Length: 35"

    5. Radius: 16"

    6. Neck Inlays: Pearl Dot

    7. Width at Nut: 1.75"

    8. String Spacing (At Bridge): 0.66"

    9. Truss Hex Key Size: 4mm

    10. Color: Gold

    11. Bridge: Spector Die Cast Locking Bridge

    12. Bridge Hex Key Size: 2mm

  3. Electronics:

    1. Tone Circuit: Active 3 band

    2. Circuit Type: 9-volt Active - Bass, Mid, Treble cut and boost

    3. Bridge Pickup: EMG HZ Humbucker

    4. Neck Pickups: EMG HZ Humbucker

    5. Pickup Type: Passive - Dual Coil

    6. New Spector deluxe padded gig bag £67

  4. Please contact us for more information: 01926 886433


Tel: 01926 886433

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