Spector Performer Electric Bass, 5-String

Get Spector style in an affordable package! The Performer 5-string bass sports the classic NS body design and a 3-piece rock maple neck with a 35" scale.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Nato body Sounds similar to mahogany; warm, dry, airy tone
3-piece maple neck Improved strength and stability; clear tone
Amara fretboard Similar feel and sound to ebony; chocolate color
24 Frets Extended two-octave range on each string

Spector's Performer Series 5-String Bass with classic Spector style at a price that is well within the reach of beginning bassists. Inspired by the legendary NS body design, these basses have been crafted with precision and care and feature the tone and playability that has made the Spector one of the most respected names in bass guitars.

The Spector Performer 5 is a versatile bass designed specifically for the beginning bassist. The instantly recognizable Spector NS body outline is a joy to play, resulting in a uniquely comfortable and natural playing experience. A three-piece rock maple neck and amara fingerboard make for exceptional playability. The Performer 5 also features a 35" scale length and custom pickups for enhanced playability and clarity.


- Classic NS body design; Nato body construction
- Bolt-on maple neck; 24 fret amara fingerboard
- 35" Scale Length for low-end definition
- Proprietary pickup set
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.p65Warnings.ca.gov.

Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 10.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 17 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): PERF5BLK
Blemished, Black
Shipping Weight: 10.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 17 x 4 in
Metallic Blue Gloss
Shipping Weight: 11.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 49 x 18 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): PERF5MBL
Solid White
Shipping Weight: 11.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 49 x 17 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): PERF5WH

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 631-390-6800
Email: taylor@spectorbass.com
Web: https://www.spectorbass.com/support/

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (2 ratings)
Submitted December 7, 2021 by Steve B in Camp Hill, PA

"Spector Performer 5 String Bass"

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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My first 5 string. Great entry level bass
Been a player for 40 years and this is my first 5 string. Having said that, I like the bass. I own a 4 string Doug Wimbish Spector which is a different animal.....If I had to do it all over I would buy a 5 string with wider string spacing....but as an entry level 5 string this is hard to beat I believe. The tonal possibilities are limited, though. I would recommend it on the over all.....
As an entry level instrument for someone who wants to the additional lower register....absolutely. Keep in mind though that string spacing matters. If you have larger hands, I would maybe lean toward a P Bass actually.
Ease of Use
Love it as it is priced well for what it is. I play a whole array of different styles . This bass meets my needs for down tuning for sure.
Plan to keep this one. Also, having played several other brands of 5 string basses since my purchase I would suggest playing one before laying down the cash. There are some great differences of courser.
Definitely worth the price I paid.
Manufacturer Support
Haven't ever had to contact Spector...knock wood.
The Wow Factor
I believe this bass is priced appropriately. I own more basses than I should ( a bakers dozen at this point).....as my only 5 string it fits for sure.

Musical Background:

40 plus years as a bassist. Professional for most of that time. Just for fun these days.

Musical Style:

Classic Rock, Funk, Anything that isn't ruined with technology.
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