Spector Launches Doug Wimbish USA Signature Basses

Doug Wimbish with Spector USA Signature Bass Series

At NAMM this year, we got a sneak peek of Doug Wimbish’s signature basses from the Spector USA Custom Shop. Now, the DW-4 and DW-5 have been officially launched. The four- and five-string basses were made to the exact spec of the Living Colour bassist’s own instruments.

“These signature basses faithfully replicate Wimbish’s originals, down to the smallest details like neck contours and nut widths,” the company states. “Customized EMG pickups, developed in collaboration with Wimbish, capture the distinctive sound that has shaped his monumental musical impact. These models invite players to explore the feel and response that have defined Wimbish’s signature style over the years.”

In addition to all the physical nuances, the Wimbish models have unique features and finish options. The DW-4 comes in Amber Stain Gloss and Black Stain Gloss, while the DW-5 is offered in Dark Blue Stain Gloss and Faded Natural Gloss. For the launch, they’ll also come in a limited edition “True Champagne” gloss finish.

The basses are built with a North American plain maple body and a high-grade quilted maple top. The three-piece hard rock maple neck is fitted with a Pau Ferro fingerboard inlaid with Mother of Pearl signature crowns to mark its 24 frets.

Aside from being a longtime member of Living Colour, Wimbish has been a prolific session musician that shaped the sound of hip hop, rock, and funk. Get the scoop on his bass in this interview with Spector Custom Shop manager Will DeYoung.

The Spector USA Custom Doug Wimbish basses are available now with prices starting at $6,399.

Spector Doug Wimbish USA Signature Bass Series Photos:

Spector Doug Wimbish USA Signature Bass Series Specs:

Body:North American Plain Maple
Top:North American High-Grade Quilted Maple
Neck:3-piece Hard Rock Maple
Fretboard:Pau Ferro
Inlays:Signature Crowns - Mother Of Pearl
Pickups:EMG DW Signature P/J Set for 4-string, J/J for 5-string
Electronics:Spector HAZ 9V
Tuners:Spector Branded Gotoh
Finish:Amber Stain Gloss, Black Stain Gloss (4-string); Dark Blue Stain Gloss, Faded Natural Gloss (5-string)

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