Here at Noisegate we’ve managed to get our hands on the new line of basses from Spector, the Performer Range. This line of instruments offers the solid construction and tone Spector are renowned for, combined with an affordable price bracket for beginners. This is one of the first offerings from Spector under the newly appointed Korg ownership. The Spector line sees a welcome re-vamp in the entry-level offering and these do not disappoint.
- Classic NS body design Nato body construction
- Bolt-on maple neck; 24 fret Amara fingerboard
- Proprietary passive P/J pickup set
- Controls – Vol – Vol – Tone -Tone
- Black hardware
The first thing that’s noticeable when we picked up these basses is how familiar they feel to the higher-end Spector offerings. The classic NS body shape and comfortable neck profile make these really easy to get playing. Three-piece rock maple neck construction and Amara fingerboard give a solid and aesthetically pleasing touch to these basses. Each bass has a ‘Nato Wood’ body, this is an Asian hardwood with grain consistencies and tonal qualities similar to Mahogany.
The pickup selection features passive Spector Designed Precision and Jazz options, each with an individual volume and tone control. This gives you a pretty vast tonal pallet to play with but not having to worry about replacing batteries on an active setup, great for beginners.
There are four colours in the range, some reminiscent to classic Spector basses and some new additions. Metallic Red, Metallic Blue, Black & White options are available.