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USA Series

NS Neck-Thru


Available In 4-String, 5-String, 6-String

SKU NS2, Helium Option Available

A true modern classic – First introduced in 1977, Spector NS basses have set the industry standard for modern, neck-thru body electric basses. The original NS instrument was designed by Stuart Spector and Ned Steinberger in Brooklyn, NY. Since then, the NS has taken on a life of its own. The distinct, unmistakable curves have attracted professional bass players the world over to these exquisite instruments. Beyond its world-class design elements, the neck-thru construction of these instruments provides players with unprecedented levels of stability and sustain, bringing a level of definition to bass never before heard. All of this natural tone is then enhanced with our proprietary active circuitry. The coveted HAZ pre-amp is the source of the sound, providing the famous “Spector growl” when paired with your favorite amplifier and effects.

Spector NS instruments are individually built by a small team of builders in Woodstock, NY from the finest source materials, including hand-selected tone woods from the most fertile regions of the world. Our choices for body woods include premium grade Quilted and Flamed Maple, exotic varieties of Spalted Maple, Walnut Burl, Buckeye Burl, reclaimed old-growth California Redwood, select Swamp Ash, and many, many more. . Each 3-piece neck is carved from tempered North American Maple and can be paired with Pau Ferro, Birdseye Maple, or Ebony. Each instrument is outfitted with custom, professional-grade hardware including our hi-mass locking bridge, Dunlop strap locks, and Gotoh tuners. Your options continue from there with a choice of inlays, hardware color, and of course stains and finishes. Our NS instruments are also available with our Helium package, which includes weight-relieved body wings and lightweight hardware. The sound and feel of a true USA Spector instrument is second-to-none. No collection is complete without at least one!

Models include: NS-2, NS-4, NS-5, NS-5XL & NS-6XL. Helium package is available on all models.

Abalone Crown Inlays

USA Series instruments features the finest appointments including genuine Abalone crown inlays.

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Finest available woods

Our USA Series instruments feature the highest grade woods available including Figured Maple, Buckeye Burl, Walnut Burl, and many other exotic woods.

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Custom Professional electronics

All NS basses come equipped with a professional-grade electronics package, including our own proprietary active pre-amps.

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USA Series

NS Neck-Thru


Body & Construction

Top Wood 5A Figured Maple; Spalted Maple; Walnut & Buckeye Burl, etc.
Body Wood Reclaimed Redwood, Solid Maple, Ash, Alder, Mahogany, Walnut, etc.


Neck Wood 3-Piece Select Maple with Graphite Reinforcement; Neck-Thru
Fretboard Pau Ferro; Birdseye Maple; Ebony
Number Of Frets 24
Inlays Mother of Pearl; Black Mother of Pearl; Abalone
Nut Solid Brass
Nut Width 4-String - 1.64"; 5-String 1.81"; 6-String 2.19"
Scale 4-String - 34"; 5 & 6-String - 35"

Pickups & Electronics

Controls Master Volume, Pickup Balance, Bass, Treble; Mid-Range Control Available
Pickups EMG, Aguilar, or your choice
Pickup Configuration P/J; J/J; P/P; 2 x Humbuckers, etc.
Preamp System Spector "HAZ" 9V or 18V Tone Circuit


Hardware Black, Chrome or Gold
Bridge Spector Locking Bridge; Brass or Aluminum
Tuners Gotoh GB-7


Finish Matte or High Gloss
Strings Spector Nickel
Additional Info Helium package and a variety of custom options are available

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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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