Both of these basses are bassically the same. The Spector just costs $40 more. Both have 35" necks, EMG hz pickups and preamp (volume and blend) w/2 band eq. The Dean has a basswood body, the Spector an Alder. They both have a quilted maple top, hence the Q in the name. I'm stumped as to which makes the better bass. Does one have better string spacing or a better neck? Sure they look differnt, I honestly like the body and headstock shape on the dean better, but does anyone know anything on this topic? Thanks.