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Spector vs warwick

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by txthrashking, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Can't chose between a spector forte x or a Warwick corvette
  2. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 Always overcompensating Supporting Member

    Jul 5, 2010
    Flip a coin.
  3. finfrocka


    Jul 12, 2005
    San Diego
    buy both and return/sell the one you don't like.
  4. KsPiNeSh


    Mar 28, 2008
    Kansas City
    New? The Forte X. Used? The Corvette, and you keep the $1500 difference in your pocket.
  5. Mr.Bassie720

    Mr.Bassie720 Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2005
    Washington DC,Silver Spring,MD
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses
    Did you get a chance to play them both?
  6. I've played both and I like the warwicks sound and weight but the Spector has a better neck and tuners
  7. connected2aj


    Jun 5, 2008
    Passaic County, NJ
    Endorsing Artist: Spector, Godlyke, Hartke, & Hipshot
    2 completely different basses. Really think about what you need In a bass. The Forte X is not for everyone. I love mine, but it has it's limitations. On the other hand, I believe the Corvette comes as a bolt on only. Totally different.
  8. BrBss

    BrBss Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    Albuquerque NM
    +1. Apples and oranges.
  9. I play thrash nd death so.......
  10. dudelove


    Apr 16, 2010
    Greenland, Nuuk
    then take warwick, and get use to the neck and chance tuners
  11. grendle


    Mar 4, 2011
    Central FL
    The Spector fits that bill much better. You'll be lost in the mix with the wick. The Spector growl will cut through nicely.
  12. finfrocka


    Jul 12, 2005
    San Diego
    In the correct price range, they are both fantastic. Personally for me, I would go with the most comfortable playing bass and EQ the sound to fit my tastes. You can change EQ, and pickups. However you really can't change how much you like a neck profile on a warwick or spector.
  13. NateSkate


    Feb 20, 2011
    Being a Warwick fanboy, I must say Warwick.
  14. syndroam


    Sep 30, 2009
  15. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I always thought Warwick was kind of cheesy for taking the design of the Spector NS-4 and calling it a Streamer. So Spector.
  16. This is totally in your opinion
  17. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Looking for a gig around East Islip, NY!

    Jan 13, 2008
    Long Island, NY.
    Says the guy with a Spector in his avatar ;)

    Warwicks have no problems cutting through in a mix. I've owned 5 different models and have never has an issue with that.
  18. Flaky Tuna

    Flaky Tuna

    Aug 15, 2009
    That's an asinine comment if I've ever heard one. The warwick presence is found in a different part of the of the mix, but cuts through as well as any Spector I've heard.
  19. I find warwicks can cut a little TOO well sometimes.... Im scooping the mids on my Thumb 5 while I boost them with my Euro 5
  20. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Having owned both Spector and Warwick basses, no. I had to crank the mids on my amp (which was mid-heavy to begin with) just to get the Spector to cut, which was why I sold it after only owning it for a few months.

    I say the Warwick, you can easily find a Corvette used and save a bunch of money. Growl for days.

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