Spector launches 5-string version of its short-scale Bantam bass

Spector Bantam 5
(Image credit: Spector)

Spector has unveiled the Bantam 5, a five-string version of its short-scale Bantam 4 bass guitar.

Boasting Spector's NS body style and available in three colorways – Black Cherry, Black Satin and Solid White – the Bantam 5 sports a chambered European alder body with a figured maple top, deep-inset bolt-on three-piece maple neck for “utmost resonance and projection” and a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard.

Electronics come by way of a pair of EMG 40DC pickups complete with an EMG BTC active EQ circuit for “maximum versatility”. Controls include Volume, Pickup Blend and a stacked Treble/Bass control.

Other features include black hardware, sealed die-cast tuners and a Spector-designed lightweight locking bridge.

“The addition of the Bantam 5 is something we're very proud of,” says John Stippell, Global Brand Manager of Spector. “Not only does it round out the Bantam lineup with more options, but it is a very inspiring instrument that is unique in the market right now.”

The Bantam 5 bass is available now for $2,100. For more information, head to Spector.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.