Should i get the Spector Legend 5 custom?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ysand, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. ysand


    Mar 26, 2005
    Hi all!

    After 3,5 years of intense playing and practicing, on my first bass (a 200-300 euros one), i think it's time for me to get something better.

    I was between the warwick corvette std and the spector legend 5 custom, and i think i prefer the 2nd in terms of playability and design. As for the sound, i LOVED the spector sound (but i tried a euro one and a performer one) and as for the warwick, i didn't check it on a good amp, but i also liked it's sound.

    Should i go for the legend 5 custom?
    Does anyone have any negative comments about it? :D
  2. Double Agent

    Double Agent

    Mar 10, 2006
    Lakeland, FL
    Both the Warwick and the Spector have very thick necks, make sure you don't have an issue with that before you buy. I don't have anything negative to say about either of those basses, they are both great-sounding and well-built instruments. From a quality standpoint, I think I would rather have a German Warwick than a Korean Spector, but if you prefer the sound of the Spector I would say go for it. Its not like the Korean Spectors are junk and better quality means nothing if you don't prefer the tone.

    FWIW, I prefer the Spector sound to Warwick as well:)
  3. rockstarbassist

    rockstarbassist Inactive

    Apr 30, 2002
    The Woodlands, TX
    Endorsing Artist: HCAF
    I've had a Corvette 5 and Legend 5 before, and I'd prolly pick the Vette, just b/c it feels and seems like a better build.

    If it were a Vette 5 vs. Euro Spector, it'd be the SSD for sure!
  4. ysand


    Mar 26, 2005
    Well, about the thick neck issue, i think spector necks are a bit thinner, and that's why i find them more easy to play.

    So the only possible advantage of the vette is that it's german instead of the legend one that is korean? Would that make a big of a difference?:confused:Cos i'm really into the legend :)
  5. Rusty Chainsaw

    Rusty Chainsaw Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2002
    NJ via London
    Doesn't matter where the bass is made, or any of that kind of thing. It's all about whether it feels good in your hands and if the tone "speaks" to you. If the Legend does these, then go for it. :)
  6. irvinz


    Nov 23, 2006
    has too much gas
    spector necks are thin as. but they are pretty sweet deals
  7. cetera


    Apr 29, 2004
    Surrey, England
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses & Cort Basses
    Spector all the way.... :bassist:
  8. Double Agent

    Double Agent

    Mar 10, 2006
    Lakeland, FL
    Warwick necks are thicker, but not by a lot. But, honestly, if you dig the Legend that much, don't worry about anything said here, buy the Legend. You know you like it a lot, and that is the most important factor.
  9. S Lewis

    S Lewis

    May 23, 2005
    Charlotte, NC

    sounds to me like you want the spector
    if it feeks good
    sounds good
    looks good

    then go for it
  10. ysand


    Mar 26, 2005
    Yep, i like it a lot, that's for sure, but i like the vetts too.
    That's why i ask for anyone with experience on these models to tell me pros and cons.
    I tried the spector euro and a spector performer (not the legend unfortunately), and a corvette std but not in the same store and in the same amps, and that's why i'm not sure.

    All i know for sure is that i like more the appearance of the legend (black cherry ftw :D) and the neck of the spectors was a bit more comfy to me. :)