Price paid: A$ 1600
Purchased from: second hand
Sound — 8
I love this bass, particularly becuase it's 5 string, so I can have that lower sound for a lot of the metal I play. It's versitile and the action is great on this bass, so you can go from thrashing it out to playing some slap-funk in a heart beat. It's got a good bit of growl without getting too mid-heavy with a nice high end. You can achieve warm and mellow tones by turning down the treble and/or putting on some flat-wounds. I play my bass through a GK 700H head through a GK 115RBH cab.
Overall Impression — 9
I play anything from metal, punk and rock. So this bass is perfect for all of my music needs. I have been playing for over 2 years and I also play on a Fender '62 reissue P-Bass and a OLP MM2 through a GK 700 H Head and 115RBH cab. I love this bass more than my Fender and if it was lost or stolen I would deffinitely buy this bass again.
Reliability & Durability — 10
This is a solid bass, it takes a good thrashing and I have been playing it almost everyday since I got it about a year ago and it's still working fine. I am still careful of it, only because (apart from the previous damage) she is beautiful. The strap buttons are solid, it's hardware like the rest of it is hardy and I can see myself still playing this bass far into the future.
Action, Fit & Finish — 9
This was second hand so can't really comment on the set-up. However, apart from some cracks in the finish there is nothing wrong. No signs of any factory flaws. It's a solid bass, with good action and the finish seems like it would of been perfect when original bought.
Features — 9
The Spector euro 5LX is made in Czech Rebulic in 2003 (according to serial number). It has two EMG-DC pickups and Spector TonePump circuit. The bass features the fully carved and curved original NS body shape. The body is of solid alder and the wings have 3 layers: figured maple on top, a slice of walnut, and an alder back for a stronger fundamental. The fretboard is 24-fret in rosewood with crown mother of pearl inlays. My bass is black cherry with high gloss finish.