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Review: Spector Legend 4 Classic + Custom

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Kitarablogi.com – Finland's premier Guitar and Bass blog

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The Legend 4 Classic and Legend 4 Custom basses are Spector Bass’ affordable, Korean versions of the company’s NS-2-bass, the famous model that Stuart Spector designed in co-operation with Ned Steinberger.

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The Spector Legend 4 Classic (current RRP in Finland: 672 €) is a long-scale active bass.

The body is crafted from three pieces of maple, with its frontside spruced up with a very pretty quilted maple veneer.

The bass’ bolt-on neck is put together using three long strips of hard rock maple.

The neck joint features rounded edges for added comfort, while five screws with separate, countersunk washers make for a very precise and sturdy fit.

The pearl SSD-logo has been cleanly inlaid into the back-angled headstock.

A self-lubricating top nut makes tuning a smooth experience. The nut’s corners have been rounded – a nice upmarket touch in this price bracket.

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Review: Schecter Solo-6 Custom

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Kitarablogi.com – Finland's premier Guitar and Bass blog

These days Schecter seems to have a fairly Hard Rock-, Metal- and Widdlemeister-image, especially over here in Finland. It’s true that many of the company’s better-known models are fast Rock-machines equipped with active pickups, but there has always been a more classic side to Schecter, too. The first production models, for example, were Pete Townshend’s Tele-style guitars, and Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits) also played a few Strato-type Schecters.

One of the current guitars, which follow classic lines, is the Solo-6 Custom.

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The Schecter Solo-6 Custom (current price in Finland: 915 €) is by no means a straight copy, still, it clearly draws some influences from Gibson’s Les Paul Custom: the mahogany neck – made of three long stripes in the Schecter’s case – is glued to a mahogany body with a maple top.

The “Custom” in the name points to this model’s multiply binding and ebony fretboard.

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