Fame Baphomet 4

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Baphomet 4, 4-string bass guitar from Fame.

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  • Manufacturer: Fame
  • Model: Baphomet 4
  • Category: 4-string bass guitars
  • Added in our database on: 02/22/2006

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Fame Baphomet 4 user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 4 reviews )
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papagallo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fame Baphomet 4
Built by the same production unit as low Mayones EB4, the Fame Baphomet like him so to be mistaken. And for good reason, information taken from the source, these are the same plans, designers and even the same luthiers who work on this mark. The shape is identical, beautiful and clarity with very sensual curves. Sensuality tenfold by the choice of a noble gas, bubinga and an exceptional finish achieved by hand. The violin is perfect competition and no penalty for low-renowned and much higher prices.

The handle 24 cases is screwed onto this model, wenge fingerboard is a very compact, and the set is perfect for any style of play, the end being mache, very slightly convex on the middle and allows flights fast while maintaining a firm grip on the features more "solid". Really no point ...

Differences in Mayones, there is the bias of a signed electronic active guy with a config of two Jazz bass type pickups usual in this case instead of the usual Bartolini illustrious predecessor. The mounting / adjustment is very careful, even in the internal arrangement mélant weld quality and efficient use of space. Another good point.

The black hardware is well made with a special mention for mechanical oil bath Gotoh which are a model of its kind, flexible and precise. The bridge is simple but effective. Three knobs and a duplicate can complete action on the sound. In the category regret, we can just surprised that the input jack, yet well placed, seems to have the wrong model because its color chrome swear a bit with the darkness of the entire hardware.

Finally, it is clear that the good is of Polish origin, which partly explains the very competitive price.


Here is a very balanced instrument, both in the game sitting and standing and whose weight is still so absorbed by the body position very studied, the back arched and the general form with finesse.

Again, one is pleasantly surprised by the neck consistent, fairly close to the end of current standards. The key itself is complicit in this comfort for his finishing and finishing of fret provides a "gliding" the highest level.

We quickly took to play with the knobs and audio easily born of our trial and error as it is true that the Baphomet offers a full range of sounds and quite versatile.


If you like the sound of Warwick, here you are on familiar ground. Punch, a total balance between the different frequencies and this little something or other that provides a very charming side lens. Compare this with the Corvette at the sound, she is even higher on this point as the chemistry between the perfection of the violin and the appropriateness of the electronics seems successful.

The sound is modern and huge, stuffed with a punch of good quality that will enable it to cope without any complex music as diverse as funk and its derivatives as the easy course seems to slap him but to ring styles as more massive metal and its presence and accuracy of weight will be an asset. Cravings sounds rounder as in some types of jazz or reggae, dub him ... etc. are also open! Conversely, for no instrument is perfectly flexible (in fact it is the interest ???), styles requiring a more dirty ask to add an arsenal of wicking set as it is true that the sonic purity remains his top priority.

Compare with Mayones (the EB4), the sound is a bit lighter and a bit more defined while suport compares well in terms of quality. And that's where the choice of this low is his main argument. Sound very relevant, not less than that of a low placed in the highest esteem of the public (Warwick in this case), a prodigious violin and sensual quality, all for a ridiculous price given any this control. More than a case, a bargain. I do not regret this investment and my Warwick bass and my usual Jazz will definitely go into a prolonged vacation period.

I will be watching of course the reliability over time and how the wood work and I would not hesitate to repost if I notice flaws later.

Plugged into my and my two ashdown cab (1x15, 2x10), decorated with a big muff soviet for the thrill, it's a killer!


Purchased from Musicstore.com (to my knowledge the only distributor) 1 month ago just! I certainly would have appreciated a little manual for maintenance and a mention of the brand and gauge of strings of origin. But I do not know many brands that make this gift ...

Tested with a friend, I compared with EB4, my Corvette, my Jazz, and a Cort Artisan Fodera my friend. All on the same amp, an H & K Quantum trick thing. No complaints, sends more bass in a backstage. The rest is a matter of taste, the other being low too different. The only comparable in both violin and electronic level and there is the Corvette, there's no photo. Without denigrating the qualities of my Warwick, The Fame sounds better, more punchy and is easy to handle.

With the budget, I might have hesitated longer with Mayones, very compact in sound and very well made. But I finally no regrets.

zaber's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fame Baphomet 4
Low made in Poland, finishing more correct, that is perfect for the neck and frets, a little less careful sr adjusting caches on the back


Channel super nice weight very well content, the curved shape of the body is seen, the set gives a nice low, small enough to the template, very easy to play.


The sounds are very easy to find, excellent MEC active pickups.
I play on an amp Gallien-Krueger Backline 115 and it sounds serious ..!


I've had two months to replace a Yamaha RBX 374 more heavy and difficult to resolve.
What I like least is ... nothing!
What I like most is the sound and look: it's really nice ..! (Baphomet is a blonde)
The price / quality ratio is excellent, bought new in Musicstore auction for 350 euros. (Musicstore being the only distributor to my knowledge.)
I repeat without hesitation, it's really a great bass to play rock, reggae or anything else.

kyrcnos's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)"Revelation!"

Fame Baphomet 4
Low handcrafted in Poland by the makers of Mayon premium brand. 24 fret bolt-on neck is relatively thin and not very wide for a 6 string. setting a simple trussroad (Mayones the road has a double truss)

In terms of electronics, they are 2 active MEC pickups Soapbar shape connected to a 9V active MEC preamp. Level settings, 3 knobs, 1 volume that also push / pull to move from passive to active, 1 to adjust the balance between the pickups, knobs finally a double bass / treble.

Rosewood fingerboard, Schaller strap-lock and the same brand included.
The bass is fitted with a set of GHS boomers 28-126.


For me, it's better in the bass playing I know! I'm ESSP / April-June strings for the purposes of my group (he had dropped a rope into the Si) and handle (well regulated) is super comfortable. You just get away from the ropes that is shorter than the 4 string, but this gives us a handle not too wide. Moreover, this low in cases like my Kramer 450B which is a 4 string.

The ergonomics are very good, bass is not itchy nose whether you're sitting or standing. Moreover it is not heavier than another. It did not seem to have a 6 string in fact. on the other hand it's weird to come back to 4 strings!

Access is easy to treble strings except Si Mi and LA, even when the handle is imposing. For large palluches you should be fine. At the same time, I've never seen a bass sound good on an E string after the twelfth freight.

The handle is flat so no problem to put the thumb. The action is set very low (hence comfort) but do not except frieze on the B string that sounds very bad. By replacing the 135 with the same brand is fixed!

The sound of the pickups is very neutral (CME is at the same time, not Barto U.S.) and provides a rich variety of sound. The preamp is very effective. Each spring adjustment, the potato is the pickup balance is also very effective.
No I think everyone can find happiness!


I bought it to play in my death metal band. Even on triplets by attacking the high frieze not pick it! I was looking for a clear, precise and sharp and I'm thrilled! For settings is simple, I put everything in the middle! There is a notch to identify mid-course is very practical, the bass does not move one to the other repeats. Besides the mechanics do not move either!

I play on a head SWR Studio 220 with two cabinets, it bumps, I have a huge presence. But the drummer hits like crazy and I have two scratch tickets that are impenetrable wall of sound! Well honing my EQ settings on the head and using a compressor that I can still be clearly audible without confusing the overall mix. The grave is the clean and clear treble and stand out well. Okay I admit, the EQ and compressor head contribute significantly to this presence.

Otherwise I play a bit of funk too, it sounds great. In fact I have not typed metal sound but with two guitars and a double bass drum, it must play smart to come out of the mix!


I use it for almost a year and does not leave me! Yet I have other basses but this one is adored one I much prefer! And yet I have a fucking bass collection!

This is the first model 5 / 6 string that I try but I was immediately fell in love. Knowing that his sister Mayones costs of at least 450 euros more, this is a value for money unbeatable seen on supplies. For the record, the former bassist and had Mayones endorsement by his colleague.
Aside from the electronics (different but not worse) the copy is perfect! We compared the two in the studio, the violin is the same. If one detail: the door to the battery on the ugly black plastic Fame while on the Mayo it blends into the woods ... Anyway it does not justify 450 euros difference!

Even the pure Mayones 1250 euros is a good investment, but the fame is the icing on the cake. I also want to do a little advertising for fame because it is a little known brand distributed by the German magazine Music Store. They make excellent copies of all kinds. For my part I tried a kit drum mics and I was very happy for only 150 euros in all. Bulldozer heads seem to be the heavy too.

For those who are not convinced take a look at the site of Mayones to dream and tell you that you will have the same thing with fame but less than 800 euros, 550 euros used (in fact I bought it 550 euros used to a guy who bought it new 787 euros one month earlier.)

So much for 550 euros you have access to electronic equipping Warwick upscale comfort playing bass luthier! Except that is not written Mayones on the headstock ...

the_pins's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fame Baphomet 4
Made in Poland by the team of MusicStore Mayones


* 2 parts ash body ergonomically shaped
* Channel 5 parts maple / mahogany
* Rosewood fingerboard with 24 frets Ferd. Wagner
* Neck set at 6 points
* Schaller Strap Security
* Micros-MEC MM / J
* Electronic active MEC 2-band-BEC2
* Bridge massive WSC Partsland WB 60
* WSC Motorsports closed Partsland JB15
* Finish: Black Satin Gothic


I found the game very comfortable (though I also JazzBass)
The weight seems perfect to me not too heavy so as not to hurt my back but well enough to keep up.

The active electronics can change the sound well. But it at any time to a low well-typed low-medium. Even with the treble thoroughly impossible to have a snapping sound as well as the JB. That said, I'm not sure what it is to request (at least for me it's all good I was looking to a different sound of JB)


It makes little time I've already got a very positive view on this bass.

Having touched on the cheap secondhand that I be satisfied but I think what is really worth the 700 € new.

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