Warwick VS spector

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by AllodoX, Jul 14, 2001.

  1. Is just me, or do these look alike ( Bodies ) ???

    Spector NS-2JCM Blue

    Warwick Streamer Stage II
  2. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    i'm with you, you are right. and i don't know how possible is that two different brands could look so similar. in terms of sound i still prefer the spector...
  3. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    Warwick bought the rights to use the NS (Ned Steinberger) Shape.
    Thats why it is actually the same shape with very slight mods.
  4. ikickuintheballs

    ikickuintheballs Guest

    Mar 25, 2000
    Freeport, NY, USA
    two great basses. :) Lets not get a little war over this. hehe
  5. DarkMazda

    DarkMazda Guest

    Jun 3, 2000
    Luis is right.. i think Spector sued warwick on it one time.. but i guess its all worked out for.. when I met Nino.. he said that the Warwick and Spector necks are like NIGHT and DAY. now i really wanna try a Spector!!! :D even thoguht i want my Salas Custom 5 first :D

  6. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    exactly - back in the day warwick paid to be able to use that body, so that's how they can. but how could two basses that look so alike sound so different?! :D

    i personally prefer the warwick feel/sound, but that doesn't mean i don't think spectors are kick ass basses.

  7. DarkMazda

    DarkMazda Guest

    Jun 3, 2000
    Warwick5S: I hear that the SSI sounds just like a Spector :D :D :D
  8. I like both brands a lot, but would probably take a Spector over a Warwick.

    In regards to the NS body shape: I wish that more makers would use it or something inspired by it.
  9. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I don't think thay look alike. :D:D:D
  10. never tried a spector, but i do love warwicks!
  11. BassMan2000


    Sep 27, 2000
    warwicks are good so are spectors but never played a spector though ( but like the warwicks
  12. Yeah, Warwick bought the body shape like Luis said. It's only used on the Streamer models though.

    And yes, Warwick necks and Spector necks are totally different. Almost total opposites.

    Personally, I do not like 'the sound of wood'. It just turns me off 100%. I suppose that Warwick are a good make, but I can't comprehend what anyone would want in that tone. Sorry:D

    However, my guitarist really pissed me off today; I was playing an Ibanez BTB405(my next bass), and my drummer and guitarist were talking about the Warwick tone(I was playing an Incubus song..I dialled in a close approximation of the Warwick tone, without that growliness). I said that the funny thing was that an Ibanez could compete with a Warwick almost double it's price(Streamer LX), but because they were totally different basses. However, my guitarist thinks that any Warwick is better than a top-of-the-range Ibanez. Like he thinks Peavey make better bass amps than Trace Elliot. And PRS's guitars are better than anything on earth because they cost the most.

    I could've throttled him.
  13. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
  14. OK, so a Streamer Standard is better than one of those handcrafted Prestige model Ibanez's?

    And Peavey make better bass amps than Trace Elliot? Right...

    PRS? Overrated.
  15. bste9


    Jun 15, 2000
    St. Louis
    just curious, how come every time i read a post by pantera fan, its an arguement or contradiction of someone else's post and your word is final?
    anyway, here is my experience with these two bass companies. i was looking to buy a new bass. i did lots of research and played as many as i could. i looked and the warwick corvette std. and spector ns2000Q. i liked the warwick better, i liked the way it sounded more than any of the other basses i treid so i got it. i never tried any of the higher end spectors, so i cant vouch for them.
  16. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    I was just kidding!
  17. eric atkinson

    eric atkinson "Is our children learning "Is our teachers teachin

    Feb 4, 2001
    HeHe i like both the spector and the warwick! So i bought both! I have a warwick corvette pro-line from the early 90s that i had custom made and i just orderd a custom spector ameriacan bolt on 5 string! I love both co. And theya re totoally diff from each other! Some one said that they are night and day and that could be anymore true! Who said that ibaneze could make a better bass that warwick? Are you kidding me? Ive played the high end iba and made me want to puke! after playing warwicks and specotrs i have a really hard time playing other basses because of the quality diff! Well i mean any bass under 2000.
  18. eric atkinson

    eric atkinson "Is our children learning "Is our teachers teachin

    Feb 4, 2001
    Man my english and grammer always sucks but really bad tonight sorry iam drunk!
  19. Dammit!

    But please, how hard is it to type :), :D, or ;)?


    Eric, a Prestige model Ibanez is hand crafted and as close to a boutiqe bass as Ibanez make. They also cost approx. $3000. Totally different beasties to normal Ibanez. I believe that feature and quality of manufacture-wise they could compete with Warwick on some grounds... maybe up to the Thumb BO level, but not something like a Dolphin, or a Thumb neck-thru, or a custom. The only difference after that is what you like, and whether you are influenced by the name on the headstock:rolleyes:
  20. eric atkinson

    eric atkinson "Is our children learning "Is our teachers teachin

    Feb 4, 2001
    I just hate the feel and the sound of them so much!