Spector’s Euro LT and Bolt basses arrive in the UK

Premium tonewoods, expert craftsmanship and arresting finishes.

Spector Euro Bass LT and Bolt together
The Euro LT (top) and Bolt (bottom). Image: Spector

New York-based company Spector is highly regarded for its boutique guitars and basses. Of note is the brand’s Euro bass series, which is hand-crafted in the Czech Republic using choice materials. Two of the Euro models – LT and Bolt – are now available in the UK, in four- and five-string configurations. Here’s an overview:

Euro LT

The Euro LT bass features a selection of premium tonewoods including a highly figured North American maple top and a weight-relieved European alder body. This instrument is also fitted with a three-piece maple neck and an ebony fingerboard with Spector’s signature Crown inlays.

In terms of electronics, Spector has opted for a pair of Bartolini custom-wound pickups and a custom-voiced Darkglass active preamp. These are designed for articulate, versatile tones, according to the brand.

The premium offering is topped off with gold hardware, Gotoh lightweight tuners, and a lightweight Spector locking bridge.

Available in four high-gloss finishes: Blue Fade, Red Fade, Tiger Eye and Violet Fade. Retails at £2,380 (four-string) and £2,470 (five-string).

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Euro Bolt

As its name suggests, this bass’ highlight is a three-piece roasted maple bolt-on neck. It also features a European alder body as well as a roasted maple fingerboard with mother of pearl Crown inlays.

Elsewhere, this instrument has a similar pup configuration to the LT model, sporting an Aguilar DCB pickup set wired to an Aguilar OBP-2 active preamp. Both models differ slightly in the hardware category, with Bolt sporting an aluminium locking bridge and black hardware.

The Euro Bolt is available in two high-gloss finishes: Metallic Blue or Tobacco Sunburst. The latter option comes with a USA figured maple top.

Retails at £1,769 (four-string) and £1,869 (five-string).

More info at spectorbass.com.

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