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Most versatile of the bunch?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by thehurlatron, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. Warwick Streamer Stage 2

    4 vote(s)
  2. Warwick Steamer Stage 1

    3 vote(s)
  3. Spector NS-5H2 (US bolt on model)

    7 vote(s)
  4. Roscoe SKB or Century 3005

    6 vote(s)
  1. Which of these basses do you think is the most versatile of the bunch? I need a "one size fits most" 5'er to go with my US Lakland JO4 with flats.
    I do a bunch of P/W, rock, pop, reggae, top 40, and modern country. NO jazz, metal, punk, ect.

    I've owned the SSII before, so I know how that one sounds/plays, but have never touched the rest, just read about them, and seen and heard video/clips.

    Pick one, and why...

  2. the bass is as versatile as the person playing it. For example, a P bass with its basic tone controls and single pickup is used in many many genres of music.
  3. to an extent.... :D

    My Lakland JO4 with flats is NOT a versatile bass. The tone just doesn't cut it for all I do. (but I do not like the sound of rounds on that bass. the flats on that passive jazz make me tingle...for about 25% of the tunes I do.). Not forgetting the lack of low B.
  4. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    what's wrong with the sadowsky?

  5. Gone. I better update my profile.
    Kinda looking for something un-jazz for a bit.
  6. tycobb73


    Jul 23, 2006
    Grand Rapids MI
    wheres the list
  7. FunkMetalBass


    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    All of them. Seriously. They are all very well constructed basses. I usually associate Spector and Warwick with hard rock/metal, so I ended up voting for SKB.

    The basses are all on par with each other, so the only decision is which looks/feels best to you.
  8. FunkyMan


    Nov 27, 2007
    Warwick SS1 IMO, IME
  9. Double Agent

    Double Agent Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2006
    Lakeland, FL
    Do you have a preference on scale length? Roscoe and Spector are 35" scale for 5ers while Warwicks are 34", so that might help narrow your list down. All are very well-made basses with a fairly aggressive, modern voicing.

    If I were to vote, I would vote for Spector based purely on my own personal bias towards them, but I wouldn't say they are "better" for your needs, or anyone else's but mine.
  10. ysand


    Mar 26, 2005
    I think that all 4 of them are superb instruments that won't let u down.
    Choose the one that is more comfortable to you, and if you still can't decide the one u like at most visually.
    Soundwise i really think you'll love any of them.

    Personal preferance: Spector, because these are the most versatile spectors, because i like bolt-ons, and because i prefer EMGs, especially with the OBP-3 preamp.
  11. Thanks so far. Keep it coming!

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