SPECTOR® Club - Part 33

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  1. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
  2. Worldeeeter

    Worldeeeter Inactive

    Mar 29, 2010
    Asheville, NC
    Good news! *I'm gonna lay down a couple of bass lines with "Bloody Alex" tomorrow. *They'll just be the bass lines from the band's songs, but I'll have a couple of sound files to share so that anyone interested can get a feel for the sound.
    I'll post them as soon as they're in my hands. *
  3. JPSBassist


    Feb 10, 2010
    Santa Barbara
    I'm not really defending anything honestly... I didn't think anything that anyone has said is bad or negative or anything. It's all good.

    Just trying to offer some perspective from Alex's standpoint.

    I mean as a design consultant for Spector I know about this stuff, way, way in advance but because of the non-disclosure agreement I have with them I can't say anything until PJ says it's OK. I designed the Alex blood drip graphic almost 9 months before it was announced that Alex was getting a signature bass. And Alex and PJ had been talking together about for at least two years or so before PJ commissioned me to do the design.

    It's not really about aesthetics to me because from person to person there's just too much in play (cultural backgrounds/ ethnic backgrounds - and when I say ethnic I don't mean race... I mean the community/country you may be from or a descendent of, personal bias, etc...).

    I never begrudge anyone for their personal tastes/likes/etc... I really take to heart the old "walk a mile in someone else's shoes thing"... I always try not to judge. For me the issue of blood/no blood has to do with the type of music you want to play, the audience you want to play for and if you are a huge Alex Webster fan.

    I'M A HUGE fan of Alex's. And really because through the process of working with him and PJ on his bass I discovered he's a sincerely humble, very pleasant and EXTREMELY intelligent guy with an amazing mind for music, music theory, etc... I have enormous respect for Alex Webster the person.

    I used to work in Hollywood... I say used to because I'm doing so much work in the music industry I just haven't done much in H-Wood lately... Anyway... celebrity is a strange thing. And most people think of this celebrity or that as basically the character they may be famous for. Like to me... Mel Gibson will always be Mad Max... I mean not really. He'll always be an ignorant bigot. But before that, he was Mad Max. LOL.

    And for some, Alex is a character in the 5-ring blood soaked circus called Cannibal Corpse. But take all that stuff away and he's really a very approachable, nice, likable family-man with a great wife and kids who loves making music and performing.

    Another way to look at it is that I also know Doug Wimbish. And the first time I met him I was nervous because he's someone I really admire and respect. And instantly he was the nicest, most down-to-earth guy and his passion for Spector and his love and affection for Stuart, who he considers "family" is so strong it instantly put me at ease.

    And my point with this is that as much as I admire Doug and aspire to one day perhaps understand a fraction of what he does regarding music, I didn't order my Doug Wimbish model in ultra-amber like his. Because I don't care for the Ultra-Amber finish. It's not a color I'm crazy about. If I was to get a Euro4LX Doug Wimbish model I'd order a different color than ultra-amber.

    So in a way I think it makes sense to look at these signature models like this; are you getting them because you like their features and the way they sound or play, or are you getting them because someone you really admire is the signature artist?

    That's the more important factor to me. Because if you're crazy about All Things Alex Webster... you're going to want to Bloody model. If you're not so much, but appreciate his tone and speed, you'll want to more sedate, less graphic version.

    I'm always posting stuff about the photo shoots and video shoots I do for Spector.














  4. mmbongo

    mmbongo Regular Human Bartender Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Heck I haven't posted her since about Spector Thread Part 25 or so...why not? She had her 1 year anniversary a couple of weeks ago :)

  5. Worldeeeter

    Worldeeeter Inactive

    Mar 29, 2010
    Asheville, NC
    LOOOOOOOOOOVE my blood-spattered Alex!!!
    It's even more profound when I know the history, background, and the man behind the creation!
    Thanks, JPS!!!
  6. jarrod cunningham

    jarrod cunningham

    Apr 24, 2007
    sylacauga alabama
    spector basses
  7. husky123

    husky123 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 6, 2006
    Leesburg, VA
    Product Specialist and Artist Relations for Bergantino Audio Systems

  8. Worldeeeter

    Worldeeeter Inactive

    Mar 29, 2010
    Asheville, NC
    I'd smack whoever wrote their name in purple on your guitarist's amp!!!

  9. levis76

    levis76 Defender of the Low Ender

    Apr 14, 2007
    Metro Detroit
    Sign me up!!
  10. LimaGuy

    LimaGuy The Godfather Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2011
  11. worshiprocker

    worshiprocker Tonepump Junkie

    Aug 12, 2011
    Mesa, Arizona
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses
    I'm in!
  12. JeffplaysBass

    JeffplaysBass Inactive

    Jan 22, 2011
    Is that a drop tuner on the fretless?????
  13. Jaymi

    Jaymi Pink Bass Man

    Feb 11, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Ampeg , GHS
    I am here as well!
  14. worshiprocker

    worshiprocker Tonepump Junkie

    Aug 12, 2011
    Mesa, Arizona
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses
    newish pics....
  15. Tat2dHeart

    Tat2dHeart Only two strings away from an attitude problem.

    I'm here!
  16. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    And I do. But we weren't talking "another" bass, were we. :rolleyes:

    On point please.;)
  17. iceboxbass

    iceboxbass Living the Dream! Supporting Member

    Feb 22, 2010
  18. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
  19. iceboxbass

    iceboxbass Living the Dream! Supporting Member

    Feb 22, 2010
    "Just saying"...:D One could have the Blood drip bass for like playing a gig and use another in their arsenal for playing Beethoven with the symphony. :p ;)
  20. Pretty good Spector day for me.

    I got my 35P and 35J and put them into my NS-4 (2 1/2 minutes flat, thanks Sam!)
    and now I am really digging the sound of my NS-4....

    Put down a deposit and ordered my new NS-2...

    Told my wife about the new NS-2 and am still married with all my wedding tackle still attached. (Actually she is so cool about anything like that, it was not a big deal at all, she was happy for me...)

    Now the wait....
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