Doug Wimbish talks about his Spector.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis

    Nice story.
  2. GeneralElectric


    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    Nice story? More like nice pedal board, amirite?
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  3. ModuMan

    ModuMan How many is too many? Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2007
    Bristol, CT #19
    I got to hold this bass for a minute at last year's TB Northeast get-together.

    Something that surprised me: the action is *not* low, a pretty solid medium. But the strings are a very light tension. You know how sometimes you feel the bass can play itself?

    The neck profile is indeed Jazz-ish and wasn't an extreme like the MIJ Geddy. It's simply a nice-feeling Jazz profile.

    Really cool bass and it sure has some battle scars!
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  4. inanimate_carb


    Aug 11, 2016
    Doug's been using .040 gauge sets of Rotosounds almost exclusively since I lived a few exits away from him in the late 80s.
  5. Doug's neck is one of the thinnest in the Spector line. It's so thin that Stewart was actually scared that he would end up going through the back of the neck when Doug kept asking him to make it thinner. haha
    Yeah. He's definitely not the best example of a Spector tone, with how much processing there is after the sound leaves the bass!
  6. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Hey, he is certainly the best example of Doug Wimbish tone!:bassist:

    Check out his studio work if you want to hear a clean Spector.
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  7. Mr_O'B


    Feb 22, 2015
    Love videos like that when you hear from the artist.
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  8. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses
    Awesome video clip! Thanks for posting it!!!