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MusicMan vs. Spector

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by David-Adler, Aug 27, 2001.


  1. David-Adler

    David-Adler

    Feb 28, 2001
    Bonn, Germany
    Okay,
    this is a hard one.
    I can get a MusicMan Stingray 5 used for $850 or a Spector NS5CRFM new for $900.

    Which one would you take ? I play progressive rock / progressive alternative (á la Incubus, Dream Theater) and a bit of punk (a la Ramones, Clash etc.).

    So which one ?

    Thanks,

    David
     
  2. seamus

    seamus

    Feb 8, 2001
    Jersey
    Spector
     
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    MM
     
  4. CaracasBass

    CaracasBass

    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    Both...........

    ........ok......... it´s a hard one............

    ........spector......... no.... wait....... MM...........

    ......:confused::confused:..........
     
  5. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    They're both great basses <font size=1>(get the Spector)</font> & the price is right for both <font size=1>(get the Spector)</font>. They are both great playing<font size=1>(get the Spector)</font> & sounding basses. <font size=1>(get the Spector)</font>

    Tell you the truth, it's a tough decesion. ;)
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  6. RAM

    RAM

    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Have you played 'em both? Which one felt more natural to you? Which one sounded more natural to you? Which one fit into your musical situations better?

    After all that, I'd still get the Spector:D LOL
     
  7. I'll have to agree with Nino - get the Music Man. :D
     
  8. David-Adler

    David-Adler

    Feb 28, 2001
    Bonn, Germany
    I liked the feel of both. But I do alot of tapping & some slapping. Tapping was great on the spector, and slapping was great on the mm... any idea ?

    I also use a very low action (pro-spector ?)


    David
     
  9. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    Spector.
    Spector.
    Spector.
    Spector.
    Spector.
    Spector.
    Spector.
    Spector.
    Spector.
    Spector.
    Spector.
    Spector.
    Spector.
    Spector.
    Spector.
     
  10. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    LMAO!!!!:)
     
  11. I would supply my opinion on this matter, but I can't decide one way or the other. I was facing the exactly same decision you are now not too long ago. In the end, I ended up getting the Stingray and I love it to death. In just a week or so however, I'm ordering a brand new Czechtor (who coined this one? It's great!) in Black Cherry. I guess I just have really really poor impulse control (or really good taste in basses, eh Nino and Stingray5).

    I don't know if the low action situation would favor the Spector or the 'Ray. The only Spector I have played on had medium action, but my Stingray has pretty low action. The Stingray definitely gets low enough for me anyway.

    My personal opinion is that tonally the Spector would favor the progressive music and the 'Ray would favor the punk side. I think both basses could do either fairly well though. The Spector LOOKS a little more progressive if that helps. :p

    Now I want to make sure I'm seeing this correctly... Did you say a brand new 5CRFM for $900?!? :eek: I think I'm going to be paying about $1500 for mine. If I remember correctly don't you live in Germany (can't see your profile from the posting screen)? Maybe that would have something to do with the low price.

    Regardless of what happens, let us know! You've got two fine choices and you can't go wrong either way.
     
  12. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    Im getting a Spector Soon too.
    A New Line NS5 CRFM In Natural Oil or Amber, Im not too sure on that yet.

    I have just to comfirm availability with Spector.

    :)
    Yahoo..!
     
  13. Need to satisfy a little bass craving until the Omega Bass gets fixed, Luis?

    Excellent choice of finish by the way. I do like the Amberburst and Natural Oil. If it turns out that I can't get mine in Black Cherry, I'm going with Natural Oil.
     
  14. GET THE STINGRAY5!!!!
     
  15. Amoilbasso

    Amoilbasso

    Apr 22, 2000
    Florence
    I would have no doubts for me:Spector!
    But,considering your musical situations,MM could work too.
    Anyway.
    it's up on your tastes,you don't need our opinions man
     
  16. ldiezman

    ldiezman

    Jul 11, 2001
    Nashville
    go for a Stingray 5. awesome sound.. Both are good though... but i would say if the ray is in good shape and the electronics are good then the price is a good one..:D
     
  17. CaracasBass

    CaracasBass

    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    I don´t know why I feel like I need to buy a Spector rigth now

    :D:D:D
     
  18. cassanova

    cassanova

    Sep 4, 2000
    Florida
    both are good choices, id go with the one i thought sounded better.
     
  19. air_leech

    air_leech

    Sep 1, 2000
    Israel
    NS5CRFM for 900$ new?

    is that the regular price in europe?
     
  20. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Spector.