How to get my Specter to growl like a Warwick

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by LowEnd_theory, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. LowEnd_theory


    Nov 30, 2005
    So here is the issue I own a Specter Neck through. It still has the original pickups (EMGHZ). I really want it to sound like a Warwick, i know what you are thinking "why didn't you get a Warwick". The reason being I don't like the feel of the neck on the Warwick. Sooooo, I was wondering best pickups and pre to drop in.. barts? better EMGs? MECs? Help!
  2. AxtoOx


    Nov 12, 2005
    Duncan, Okla.
    The neck is part of the sound.
  3. spectors sound like spectors...and they have a bit of "growl" in their own right...

    i've found that the tone of a bass changes COMPLETELY depending on the rig...

    so if you liked that certain warwick in the music shoppe...remember the rig that you played it through and BUY THE RIG.... :)

    WARNING: listening to my $00.02 could cost you $2000.00!!
  4. basstruck

    basstruck Guest

    Nov 25, 2005
    The sound of a bass doesn't come from the name on the head top.
    It comes from the combination of wood, pickups, amp you are using, the style of music you are playing and the way you are playing.
    So if you have 2 basses of different name made out of rock maple and the fingerboard out of ebony with the same brand name of pickups (like EMG jazz pickups) on it, they will sound very... very... similar.
    So if you want your Spector to sound similar to the Warwick, both basses will have to be made out the same kind of wood with the same kind of pickups on them and both have the same specifications. The tickness of the neck doen't affect the sound too much
    If you don't beleive me do your own experience and you will see.
  5. AxtoOx


    Nov 12, 2005
    Duncan, Okla.
    I was reffering to the Ovangkol Wenge necks, not the thickness.