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Spector unveils new NS Pulse II line of bass guitars

Spector's new NS Pulse II bass guitars
(Image credit: Spector)

Spector has expanded its NS Pulse line of bass guitars with a trio of new NS Pulse II models.

Boasting a number of finishes and wood choices that are new to the NS Pulse lineup – which was first launched in November 2020 – the series also features the first six-string NS Pulse bass. 

Each NS Pulse II model is built with a swamp ash body with a quilted maple top, and a three-piece bolt-on roasted maple neck sporting a Macassar ebony fingerboard with 24 frets. The scale length of the four-string measures up at 34 inches, while the five- and six-string basses feature 35-inch scale lengths.

Electronically, all three NS Pulse II models boast a pair of EMG pickups – P/Js on the four-string, 40DCs on the five-string and 45DCs on the six-string – controlled by a pair of volume knobs and a Spector TonePump Jr. preamp with a two-band EQ featuring bass and treble boost knobs. 

Elsewhere, they're fitted with a locking bridge, sealed die-cast tuners, illuminating side dots and a custom Spector 12th-fret inlay. All hardware, meanwhile, is finished in black.

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Spector's new NS Pulse II bass guitar

Spector NS Pulse II four-string Black Cherry (Image credit: Spector)
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Spector's new NS Pulse II bass guitar

Spector NS Pulse II five string Ultra Violet (Image credit: Spector)
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Spector's new NS Pulse II bass guitar

Spector NS Pulse II six-string Black Stain (Image credit: Spector)

The four-, five- and six-string Spector NS Pulse II models ring up at $1,299, $1,399 and $1,499, respectively. The four- and five-string models are available in Black Stain, Black Cherry and Ultra Violet finishes, while the six-string can only be acquired with a Black Stain finish.

For more info on the basses, visit Spector (opens in new tab).

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Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player (opens in new tab). Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder (opens in new tab) and Unrecorded (opens in new tab). Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.