Spector Q4 Pro vs Yamaha BB 604

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by WHOAMI?FSI, Jul 27, 2003.

  1. Yammie BB604

    5 vote(s)
  2. Spector Q4 Pro

    13 vote(s)


    Dec 14, 2002
    Which would you recommend between these two (they're pretty similarly priced) for a punk-jazz-thrash-funk-alternative-metal band? It needs to cut through very heavy drums and a loud crunchy guitar. My rig is a Peavey Firebass -> 1820 enclosure, and I use a Behringer Composer Pro compressor.
  2. 5stringDNA


    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    I'm sure about the yamaha- I don't think I ahve played that model, however, the Spector will cut through quite well. I owned a Q5 for awhile and it was a great bass with strong clear and growly tone. Heavy lows and clean and clear highs. I highly recommend it.


    Dec 14, 2002
    Hmmm...uhh...the maple top on the Spector would make it sound quite bright, right? (I'm a wood ignoramus :) )
  4. RicPlaya


    Apr 22, 2003
    The Mitten
    Spector, not just compared to a Yahama, I own a ReBop 5 Czech and love it, I would take a Spector over almost anything but that's just me.
  5. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    Get the spector, you can't ever go wrong with a Spector, and yes, it's MUCH brighter than the yamaha, but more because of the pre amp and pick ups than the maple top.
  6. Get the Spector. Not sure how much brightness a maple top adds - remember it might only be 1/8" think!

    Never had a bolt on Spector (although I almost won one of these in an ebay auction) but the 2 I still have are the best quality basses I've ever had (NS5CR and a REX2000/5 - Korean build quality is fantastic)

    Don't know much about the Yamaha - although I imagine the build quality on that will be good (I have a Yammy Attitude - another good bass).

    But enough listening to us - go try them and see what you feel plays,feels and sounds better!
  7. Assumer


    Mar 26, 2003
    Dont know either bass but if you go yamaha, Musicians friend is blowing out a BB1500 (maybe 1600 can't remember excact model) and a nice TRB bass way below their usual price.
  8. brake


    Jun 23, 2003
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    I havent played anything that can compare with a Spector