Rocking the professional features that have made Spector basses coveted by top bassists worldwide for over four decades, the Spector NS Pulse 5 gives you a sleekly sculpted ash body carved from solid swamp ash for a bright, deep, punchy, and authoritative tone, with the extended range of a tight, responsive low B string. The fast 3-piece roasted maple neck is topped by a silky smooth 24-fret Macassar ebony fingerboard. Spec’d with premium EMG 40DC pickups and Spector’s acclaimed TonePump JR 2-band preamp system, the NS Pulse 5 is a high-performance instrument that delivers the tone, playability, versatility, and sophisticated visuals today’s bass players demand.
The Spector NS Pulse 5 comes loaded with a set of active EMG 40DC pickups. These pickups deliver a modern bass sound that holds it place even in a dense mix. Their sonic range covers the full spectrum, giving you a robust signal you can shape any way you like. And speaking of powerful tone-shaping capabilities, the NS Pulse 5 features Spector’s TonePump Jr active preamp and tone circuit.
The NS Pulse 5 includes Spector’s TonePump JR active preamp. This preamp employs JFET-based circuitry rather than op-amps, which yields many tube-like characteristics. When you overdrive an op-amp (something that happens at the peak of nearly every note you play), it clips and needs a moment to recover. This results in a perceptible tone loss. Like tubes, the TonePump’s JFET-based circuitry doesn’t do this. Rather, it softly distorts, producing a second harmonic that fuses seamlessly into your note. Beyond that, the signal right after the peak comes through loud and clear — no recovery time required. We’re really impressed with the clarity of this preamp — it makes a world of difference!
Drawing upon decades of industry-leading design, Spector’s Euro Series basses are handcrafted using the finest tonewoods and components. A production version of the renowned Spector NS bass, the NS Pulse 5 boasts high-end features such as powerful EMG pickups and premium active electronics. Decked out in cool sandblasted finishes that accentuate the grain patterns of its swamp ash body, the NS Pulse 5 continues the tradition of quality and innovation started by Stuart Spector in 1976.
- Sleekly sculpted, comfortable swamp ash body with cool sandblasted finish
- Roasted maple neck with Macassar ebony fingerboard
- Bridge pickup: EMG 40DC
- Middle pickup: EMG 40DC
- Spector TonePump JR active 2-band preamp
- Die-cast locking bridge; graphite nut
- Sealed die-cast tuning machines
- Gig bag included