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Best five string for metal

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by gregnb3, Aug 14, 2011.


  1. gregnb3

    gregnb3

    Aug 11, 2011
    Hats the best five stringer for metal, I'm looking at a k5 feildy, Spector ns-anything..
     
  2. gregnb3

    gregnb3

    Aug 11, 2011
    "what's". Not "Hats" ...... sorry..
     
  3. cjmodulus

    cjmodulus

    Jul 15, 2010
    Dude, brace yourself for an onslaught of trolls. The 'best bass for metal' question has been asked so many times and people got so sick of hearing it they troll any thread with that title like mad. it's become a sad cliche around here, so try not to let any of it get to you.
    As for an answer, check out the Spector legends. I have one and it's got a great, growly, aggressive tone. Great basses.
     
  4. KPRott

    KPRott

    Oct 29, 2009
    Oh boy.
     
  5. bassfunk329

    bassfunk329

    Jul 5, 2008
    Mothman... Period
     
  6. KillianRussell

    KillianRussell

    Jul 24, 2011
  7. Nick B.

    Nick B.

    Aug 11, 2009
    Canada
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  8. 254 stringer

    254 stringer

    Apr 15, 2010
    Waco Texas
    Does it really matter about 90% of metal the bass is drowned out in the mix. So I would say just get something pointy that looks cool and make sure it's black.
     
  9. This cant be for real... not again...
     
  10. JPSBassist

    JPSBassist

    Feb 10, 2010
    Santa Barbara
    The new Alex Webster SPECTOR® was designed with "Metal" bassists in mind... Alex was very hands-on regarding the specs.

    I designed the blood graphic for the bass for Alex and have had one of the prototypes in my studio to play and take photos of for SPECTOR®. It's a cool bass. I personally have one on order.

    It features dual active EMG DC pups running through an 18v EMG BQC circuit.

    The really cool thing about this bass is the neck profile. It's been shaved down to become the skinniest neck you can get on a SPECTOR®, making it very fast. And if you're familiar with Alex Webster's music you understand why.

    It was designed to be the ultimate metal bass.

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    The SPECs are:

    NECK CONSTRUCTION: 3-Piece MapleGraphite Reinforced
    Neck-Thru Body Construction
    FINGERBOARD: Ebony
    NECK INLAYS: SPECTOR® Crown Blood Red Inlays
    NUMBER OF FRETS: 24
    SCALE LENGTH: 35"
    RADIUS: 16"
    WIDTH AT NUT: 1.84"
    STRING SPACING
    AT BRIDGE: 0.66"
    TRUSS HEX KEY SIZE: 5mm

    HARDWARE:
    COLOR: Matte Black
    BRIDGE: SPECTOR® Aluminum Locking Bridge
    BRIDGE HEX KEY SIZE: 2mm
    TUNERS: Schaller® Sealed™
    STRAP BUTTONS: Schaller® Strap-Locks™
    OPTIONS: Hipshot® Xtender™ De-Tuner

    ELECTRONICS:
    TONE CIRCUIT: EMG® BQC™
    CIRCUIT TYPE: 18-Volt Active - Bass and Treble
    BRIDGE PICKUP: EMG® DC™
    NECK PICKUPS: EMG® DC™
    PICKUP TYPE: Active

    BODY:
    All of our Europe Series™ Basses feature the fully-carved Original NS-Bass™ Design.
    BODY WING CONSTRUCTION: Alder back - Slice of walnut - Top Wood - Maple
    COLOR OPTIONS: Gloss Black
    FINISH OPTIONS: Optional Blood Splatter Graphic
     
  11. grendle

    grendle

    Mar 4, 2011
    Central FL
    That's why you play a spector. Because it cuts through a wall of guitars and sounds beast!
     
  12. Pretty much any bass can play metal so it all comes down to personal preference. After reading your posts you've apparently already owned a Spector and liked it, so why not get another?
     
  13. 2400

    2400

    Sep 4, 2009
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Let's say this Spector is it then, this is the ultimate bass for metal. Sticky this thread. Maybe the questions will stop!
     
  14. Kuoxasar

    Kuoxasar

    Aug 8, 2009
    Whichever bass goes CHUGGACHUGGACHUGGA.

    I got some pretty cool sounds out of my jazz when I detuned an entire octave.
     
  15. RBX4

    RBX4

    Dec 21, 2010
    Miami, Florida
    Fender Jazz V
     
  16. Ursus Tyrannus

    Ursus Tyrannus

    Oct 9, 2010
    :rollno:
     
  17. Nothing says "metal" like a BC Rich.
     
  18. gregnb3

    gregnb3

    Aug 11, 2011
    Thanks everyone I'm going to buy another Spector.. I was offered a dean edge 5 for 299.00 red trans..But... I screwed up and sold my ns5crfm and worried that a cheap bass wouldn't work out..