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Spector Euro, Flea 4 or a Q4?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassist22, Aug 24, 2007.


  1. bassist22

    bassist22

    Mar 16, 2007
    Which of the basses do you preffer and why?
    Can all 3 basses produce a warm mellow tone?
    Thanks
     
  2. Slapped

    Slapped

    Jan 23, 2006
    Queens, New York
    The Spector can definitly get the mellow tone, a Flea would be able to with the right EQ'ing, and if I'm mistaken, the Q4 has a naturally very trebley tone.

    I could be wrong though.
     
  3. cetera

    cetera

    Apr 29, 2004
    Surrey, England
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses & Cort Basses
    The Euro 4 can give me pretty much any tone I require.... and is the best value for money...

    But then maybe I'm biased.... :D
     
  4. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    The Q4 isn't trebley at all. They can be, but they have a very warm defined tone, especially with Barts. They are very even as well due to the carbon fiber neck.
     
  5. Oratorio

    Oratorio

    May 9, 2007
    Norway
    I've heard nothing but good comments about the Spector basses. :)
     
  6. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    I used to have a Flea bass years ago..

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    I would not have described its tone as either warm or mellow..
     
  7. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Thats a pickle, all three are really amazing basses! I'd tend to sit with the Modulus basses overall though, but this might not be the case for you!
     
  8. Double Agent

    Double Agent Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2006
    Lakeland, FL
    In order of ability to be warm & mellow:

    1 - Spector
    2 - Q4
    3 - Flea4

    All 3 of them are capable of being warm, but the Spector will be the easiest one to get a tone like that. The Q4 wouldn't be too bad either. I would never have believed that a Flea could be warm until I heard Stefan Lessard from DMB playing it. But I still think that if you're going for warm and mellow, why get a bass that is naturally aggressive sounding? I would go for the Spector.
     
  9. bassjus

    bassjus

    Mar 30, 2004
    Mass
    I love the warm tone I can get from my flea, but it can be hard to tame for some situations. If you've enver actually had some time to mess around with one first hand I'd stay away from it until you have.
     

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