Spector unveils its first-ever sandblasted bass model, the NS Pulse

US bass co Spector has unveiled its first-ever sandblasted bass guitar – the NS Pulse.

While the new model's striking finish first catches the eye, what's under the hood is perhaps even more impressive.

Available in both four- and five-string configurations, the NS Pulse features a Spector NS-shaped swamp ash body, three-piece bolt-on roasted maple neck and 24-fret Macassar Ebony fingerboard.

Spector NS Pulse

(Image credit: Spector)

Electronics differ depending on string setup – the four-string model boasts an EMG P/J pickup set, while the five-string sports a pair of EMG 40DC humbuckers. Present on both, however, are two volume controls and two-band active EQ courtesy of Spector's proprietary TonePump Jr preamp.

Other features include a die-cast locking bridge, sealed die-cast tuning machines and a graphite nut. A gigbag comes included with every purchase.

Both the four- and five-string model are available in either a Cinder Red or Charcoal Grey finish, and start at $1,099.99 and $1,199.99, respectively.

For more information, head over 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.