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Are the cheaper (I think Korean...) made models much cop? They look like decent reasonably priced Warwick style basses....but for the money are you better off with a second hand warwick?

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I've played a few of the Korean Spectors (assuming they Koreas like you (I'm just considering the cheaper ones)). They were good but I definetely prefer my Warwick Corvette (which I actually got cheaper than the Spectors!

Edit : I will say if you are going for a fully bubinga bass (i.e Corvette) be prepared for the weight of it. I believe mine is just shy of 6kilos

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[quote name='action_panzer' timestamp='1401397112' post='2463337']
They look like decent reasonably priced Warwick style basses....
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Warwicks (Streamers anyway) are Spector style basses, not the other way around. They nicked the shape from Stuart Spector.

Just sayin'..... :)

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I've a tribute sixer and for the money it's an excellent instrument. Pickups are it's weakest suit... a little boomy but easy to sort out with EQ.

Plays great though and did straight out of the box.

The sixers seem to go used for about £400 for a mint one so a bit less for a 4 or 5... I'd say a bargain really.

It's bloody heavy though...

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Used to have one of the original P/J Spector Legends with the 3-band EQ. I thought it a nice bass and occasionally wonder where it is. Last seen on BC iirc.

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[quote name='RhysP' timestamp='1401400882' post='2463389']
Warwicks (Streamers anyway) are Spector style basses, not the other way around. They nicked the shape from Stuart Spector.

Just sayin'..... :)
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Thanks for clearing that up for me! As I was writing it I was thinking "...I bet I've got that the wrong way round...". Good to know!

If pickups are the weakest trait, they can be swapped out quite easily.....

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All Spectors are well-made, great-sounding instruments. The Korean models are outstanding value and can be picked up on here for less than £400. They look, sound and feel a lot more expensive than that! B)

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At the weekend i tried a few spectors in a shop: a euro 4LX TW, a european rebop, and a higher end korean (legend?). All two humbuckers and 4 strings

Not much to pick from between the rebop and the korean (to my ears), but the 4LX TW absolutely blew me over. I have already started saving up for it.

£1700 for the 4LX TW, £1200 for the rebop, and about £550 for the korean one.

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I have a lovely natural quilt Korean one for sale over here

[url="http://basschat.co.uk/topic/227464-spector-legend-4-natural/page__p__2429175__hl__spector%20natural__fromsearch__1#entry2429175"]http://basschat.co.uk/topic/227464-spector-legend-4-natural/page__p__2429175__hl__spector%20natural__fromsearch__1#entry2429175[/url]

£385, based in Nottingham.

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I have a spectorcore fretless which is one of the best basses I have ever played. Have three Spectors, love them all.

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Just bought a Spector Rex, and being a jazz bass guy, it was a complete revelation. I am going to sell my Sadowsky because of that. More expensive is not neccesary better, you can find something cheaper that suits your needs.

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I had a Korean made NS2000/5 and it was a lot of bass for the money. Through neck, sustain for days, punchy tone, played really well. Wasnt a massive fan of the high mid/treble response from the EMG HZ pickups, quite harsh, but besides that it was an excellent bass.

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hi mates!

do you know if the Euro Lx4 Dough Wimbish signature exists in flamed maple top as well? or quilted only?

Edited by papaya

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[quote name='RhysP' timestamp='1401400882' post='2463389']


Warwicks (Streamers anyway) are Spector style basses, not the other way around. They nicked the shape from Stuart Spector.

Just sayin'..... :)
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I think they bought the rights and pat to do the Streamer.
Best

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I had a MIK version and it was just fine - at least as good as the German made corvette that I owned

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I've only played a few spectors. A local shop had a couple of rebop basses which tbh I thought felt cheap and didn't sound very good. Then at a gig I was at I was invited up to play a bit of bass and the chap was using a Euro4. It played beautifully. Full of growl and sustain.
Recently I bought a white Euro4LX from bass direct. A special edition SE5. It's a wonderful instrument. Beautifully built. It's got a real quality feeling to it.
I think it's one of the best quality basses I've ever played maybe even better than my Aria SB-R150 Which is just over 30 years old yet stills feels almost new.
Good luck with your quest (older Warwick Streamers are nice too)

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Haven't played one, but watched some videos and was blown away by the Euro LX. The tone is so thick and dark, I just love it. Mike Starr (R.I.P.) of Alice In Chains used Spectors, and the bass tone on 'Would?' is awesome imo.

I read somewhere that they have fat necks though, which would sadly rule them out for me.

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I wouldnt say my Euro has a fat neck at all - its somewhere between a jazz and precision but closer to a jazz imho. The US ones do have thicker necks front to back, i played a few and the Euro is def slimmer.

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That's good news. I can manage on a Precision neck comfortably so that brings the Euro back into play for me. Still leaning towards a SS1 mind you, but I do dig those Euros.

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