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Spector NS5CRFM...or Sting Ray 5...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BASSnSAX, Jul 17, 2002.

  1. Spector NS5CRFM

    35 vote(s)
  2. Ernie Ball Sting Ray 5

    34 vote(s)
  3. Eat some carrots and decide after that!

    8 vote(s)
  1. Which one should I get? I'm leaning more towards the SR5, not only cuz of the versatility, but also cuz its cheaper...

    What do you all think?
  2. They're two totally different basses. It's hard for me to decide since I've owned, and am currently selling, both.

    FWIW the Spector seems a little more versatile to me, and I certainly like it more than the Stingray -- but neither bass is right for me. As for you, who's to say? Only you can answer that question.

    In the end, try not to make a decision based on price. Go with the bass that you like more.
  3. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    right on, da5id.

    i was in this very situation. i chose the spector b/c it was what i liked the best.

    try 'em both.

    in case ya can't make a pilgrimage to bass central, mars has spectors and guitar center has stingrays (not sure if they have spectors there, too).

    I had a SR5 on order until I played a NS5CRFM... now I'm saving my pennies.

  5. Idk, the Neck-thru Czech I played didn't seem to be able to hold a candle to the SR5...idk tho, the Spector was a NS4CRFM...so idk if the P/J set up would sound any different from the dual Hums...would it be fatter? (I hope, cuz the NS4CRFM was kinda thin sounding...):confused: :(
  6. I threw a vote in for the Stingray-5... I used to play a 4-string Spector as my main bass, and I liked it, but not nearly as much as I like my SR5. As many others have said though, buy the you like...
  7. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    Very diferent animals........... you must try´em and decided which is best for your style, sound etc etc etc

    It´s like comparing a VW Beattle and a Corvette.
  8. rickreyn


    Jun 16, 2000
    Lutz, Florida
    Looking at your profile, it would be wholly a speculation on my part that you would be happier with a MM. The neck is more Fender-like for the jazz stuff, and you can thrash about in one as well. I like the three-band EQ on the MM, and the SR5 is slightly lighter than the Spector 5. Yet the Spector is one fine automobile. I don't know....you decide.
  9. RedHot_FLeA


    Jul 17, 2002
    spector all the way. much better for the price!
  10. Wow, you are good.

    Yeah that's what I was thinking too...but idk. I absolutely love my P-bass...but I need a 5-er.
  11. nikofthehill


    Jul 30, 2001
    san jose, CA
    stingray! you won't be disappointed
  12. I'm actually considering a Peavey Cirrus 6-er...against a MM SR5...I don't think I'm gonna get a Spector, while they are very nice, I don't they are me...

  13. If you've tried one and don't like 'em - good call!
    If you haven't tried one - don't discount the idea. I've got 3 Spectors now and play them more than any of the rest of my basses! My vote is for the Spector - I don't think you can get value for money like you do in a Czech Spector!

    Happy Hunting whatever you get!
  14. CS


    Dec 11, 1999
    A lot of people are unimpressed with my SR5 until they hear it. Ditto the 'try both' comments.
  15. I really hope you're not calling a Spector a VW Beatle... or a StingRay for that matter. Neither deserve such disrespect!

    That said, I'm not a huge Corvette fan either.

    How about "it's like comparing a '93 911 Turbo 3.6 to a Audi RS4"? The Spector being the Porsche, of course.

  16. I want both. I WILL own both.

    Um, truly a case of 'decide for youself'.
  17. Harpo


    Feb 1, 2001
    Kings Park NY
    Should I get the SUV (Stingray) or sports car (Spector)
  18. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    Carrots.. yes.. carrots
  19. i would tip the scale toward the Spector over the SR5 simply because i feel you get more bass for the money. i sell both and both companies make a great bass with comparable selling prices(new,of course!) for me, i LOVE my Spector. i've played alot of different basses; various Ibanez, MM, Yamaha, Conklin, Warwick, Fender, etc. but the Spector had the vibe, plain & simple! Best of luck in your purchase, both basses are pretty much 99% suck-free!!!
  20. fadlan bassman

    fadlan bassman

    Oct 23, 2001
    I have played both and the spector has better string spacing and i like the way emg’s sound. the music man has a lot of really good lows. But the spector has great low and 'bright' highs which the versatile bassist needs. (IMO).

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