Poll: Which bass
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Spector Legend 5 Classic
15 34%
Schecter Stiletto Custom 5
29 66%
Voters: 44.
#1
I've been thinking about getting a 5 string for a while because a lot of the songs i've been wanting to learn (mainly by Dream Theater) are on a 5 string. I've narrowed my choice down to two but i'm completely torn between them, anyway, they're the Spector Legend 5 Classic and the Schecter Stiletto Custom 5 anyway, i'm going to leave it up to you guys to decide because i really can't choose between them
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#2
The Schecter all the way, there bloody lovely things!

Look great, play great and well.. I want one

But those Spectors have pretty good reputations so i'm not entirely sure.
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#3
I thought the dream theater bass player uses a 6 stringed bass? anyways, i was out getting a sammick ( yes sammick ) 5 string, It played pretty fine and sammick's basses don't suck that much.
#5
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I thought the dream theater bass player uses a 6 stringed bass? anyways, i was out getting a sammick ( yes sammick ) 5 string, It played pretty fine and sammick's basses don't suck that much.


The guy was asking which of the two he said you would choose.

Nevermind, sorry for jumping the gun on you.
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#6
you sure to like the ter/tor suffix at the end of your bass brands huh?

ive played a schecter once. it was the best bass ive ever played
dont like the look of the spector, but based entirely on the fact that ive never heard of them ill assume theyre a rare and awesome boutique brand.
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#7
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I thought the dream theater bass player uses a 6 stringed bass? anyways, i was out getting a sammick ( yes sammick ) 5 string, It played pretty fine and sammick's basses don't suck that much.


yea John Myung uses a 6 string but i've looked at tabs and all the one's i've looked at are easily (well not that easily being dream theater) playable on a 5 string
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#8
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you sure to like the ter/tor suffix at the end of your bass brands huh?

ive played a schecter once. it was the best bass ive ever played
dont like the look of the spector, but based entirely on the fact that ive never heard of them ill assume theyre a rare and awesome boutique brand.


my current bass is a Fender and my old bass was a Sqier so not really

EDIT: i like the way both of them look and the specs are very similar, i was hoping for someone who's had experience playing both to give their opinion. They also got very similar ratings on musicians friend
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#10
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Well I've played both but I didn't really want to own either.


Think i'm gonna have to trek down to my local-ish music store and see for myself only thing is i always end up buying something when i go there, and you have to cross the ring road to get to it
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#11
Scheter's are absoloutely amazing basses. They sound great, and they can double as a friend w/benefits.
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#12
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Scheter's are absoloutely amazing basses. They sound great, and they can double as a friend w/benefits.


sorry, i just don't see how the input jack could possibly be big enough
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#13
I love the Schecter Stilleto, one of my favorite basses to play at the local shops.
#14
Not sure about the legend, but Spectors are pretty much as good as it gets at $1000+, I'd go for a Spector but haven't tried the Schechter, which aren't as highly rated in general.
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#15
I've played both and the Spector felt much better. The neck just felt much better. I would go with the Spector.
#16
Spector is by far one of the best bass companys around. Scheter is pretty awesome but Spector is just amazing.
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#17
aaargh! just found out the shop i was gonna go to to try them out has closed, dont know if i'm gonna be able to go try them out, does anyone know if you can return instruments bought over the web if it's from a shop and not a private seller?
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#18
Depends on the terms of the store and where you are. Certainly in British law you have the right to return most purchases within a week or something.
#19
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Spector is by far one of the best bass companys around. Scheter is pretty awesome but Spector is just amazing.

Not the cheaper ones.
The cheap Spectors are kind of meh.
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#20
can anyone name any UK stores that may sell these 2 basses, i've tried looking at GAK and Nevada music and neither of them two had them
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#22
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Sound Control?


that was the one i was going to go to, they've gone out of business
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#24
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Some of the shops have been reopened though, I hear.


they've been bought out and only 6 shops have been opened by the new people but they havent got any product info on the website
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#26
i'll just have to wait and see if 'reverb' reopen more of the stores and also what they stock
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#28
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try thomann.de, they have a returns policy of 28 days i think


have done, they have the schecter but not the spector, and i really would want to try them both out becuase apart from the looks the only real difference i can see is the price, they have same pups, both 24 frets, both quilted maple tops etc etc
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#29
Schecter over Spector, but I would suggest looking towards Fender or Ibanez, Scheters sound great for Metal and other more 'modern' kinds of music, but brands like Fender, Ibanez, Ernie Ball, and even Squier make basses that will suit a wide range of musical genre's and all of those have decent 5 -strings. (Fender Deluxe Active Jazz, Ibanez SR505, Musicman Stingray V, and the good 'ol Squier Standard V.)
#30
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Schecter over Spector, but I would suggest looking towards Fender or Ibanez, Scheters sound great for Metal and other more 'modern' kinds of music, but brands like Fender, Ibanez, Ernie Ball, and even Squier make basses that will suit a wide range of musical genre's and all of those have decent 5 -strings. (Fender Deluxe Active Jazz, Ibanez SR505, Musicman Stingray V, and the good 'ol Squier Standard V.)


i already have a 4 string fender jazz so i dont really want another of them and i'm mainly looking for something different in terms of looks, dont get me wrong the fenders look really nice but they're so standard now if you know what i mean.
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#31
do be honest, i have never played a Spector, but i have played the Stilletto Custom, and liked it very much. it has 5 strings but the neck is as narrow as my 4 string Jazz, and that is sweet. i sold my Fender Deluxe V (MIM) because the neck was too wide for my liking. why Fender chooses to keep the string spacing the same on the 5's, as on their 4's is beyond me.
#32
visually, I'd say the Spector.
but I haven't played one so I decline to vote.
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#33
I find that they are entirely different basses. My spector has sort of a scooped/hollow tone suitable for metal, and slaps like a dream. The schecter is a more varied bass with a thinner neck, smaller body, and a single string bridge.

Think of it this way.

A schecter is like an ibanez with a smaller body and a couple differences.
A spector is like a Warwick with a jazz bass neck and not as rare woods.
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#34
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A schecter is like an ibanez with a smaller body and a couple differences.
A spector is like a Warwick with a jazz bass neck and not as rare woods.


thanks for that, it's made it alot more clear, i think the spector is sounding more appealing because on all the warwicks i've played i've always thought the neck was a bit thick, and i love the neck on my jazz, although i can't really comment on that analysis of a schecter because i've never played an ibanez bass
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#35
Spector was actually the origional maker of Warwick's streamer shape, Warwick bought the rights from them a while back.
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#36
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Spector was actually the origional maker of Warwick's streamer shape, Warwick bought the rights from them a while back.


yea, i think my teacher said something about that a while ago, spector seem to have nicer body shapes in general IMO
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#37
the shecter is a far better bass but personally i would get the hellraiser-5 shecter
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