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NS Ethos Series

NS Ethos HP 5

Color White Sparkle Gloss

Available In


For decades, Spector has been synonymous with streamlined, neck-thru bass instruments that have redefined the essence of modern bass tone. Now, we proudly introduce the NS Ethos HP basses, the high-performance additions to our beloved NS Ethos line, inspired by the timeless legacy of our classic 4- and 5-string basses.

Rooted in the lineage of iconic Spectors played by renowned artists such as Sting, Jason Newsted, Rex Brown, and Alex Webster, HP basses propel us into the future of Spector design. These instruments boast 3-piece maple necks, with ebony fingerboards, that traverse the entire length of the instruments, joined by two sculpted alder wings. A combination of EMG DC pickups and Darkglass Tone Capsule preamps deliver the perfect fusion of power and clarity.

With your choice of White Sparkle, Solid Black, Plum Crazy, and Gunmetal gloss finishes, these basses always look the part.


Spector neck-thru construction with illuminating side dots, wrapped in a sleek and classic White Sparkle, Solid Black, Metallic Plum, or Gunmetal Grey gloss finish.


We paired EMG DC Pickups and Darkglass Electronics Tone Capsule preamps for an aggressive take on Spector’s signature tone.


A 3-piece maple neck is capped with a dark ebony fingerboard, then joined by two resonant solid-alder wings.


Spector: High-Performance Basses for High-Performance Bassists

NS Ethos Series

NS Ethos HP 5


Body & Construction

Body Wood Solid Alder Wings


Neck Wood 3-Piece Maple; Neck-thru
Fretboard Ebony
Number Of Frets 24
Inlays Dots; 12th Fret Spector Logo Inlay; Luminlay Side Dots
Nut Brass
Nut Width 1.75"
Scale 35"

Pickups & Electronics

Controls Master Volume, Blend, Bass, Mid, Hi Mid controls
Pickups EMG 40DC
Pickup Configuration 2 x Humbucker
Preamp System Darkglass Tone Capsule


Hardware Black
Bridge Hi-Mass Locking Bridge with Intonation Screws
Tuners Sealed Die-Cast


Finish White Sparkle Gloss, Gunmetal Gloss, Plum Crazy Gloss & Black Gloss
Strings Nickel
Additional Info String Spacing at Bridge: .66";Illuminating Side Dots
Spector Est 1976 NY Headstock icon

With unrivaled playability, powerful pickups, and 45 years of experience, Spector basses have established themselves as the authority on modern bass design.

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