What is the cheapest way to get Q2 "like" sound?

Wailer

Member
May 24, 2010
2,293
Canada
Look for an old Federal Model 28 mechanical siren, but make sure it's the standard pitch version with eight ports in the rotor / stator assembly.
 

JohnMarcson

Administrator
May 7, 2010
10,971
Northwest Ohio
txff914 said:
Get a carson siren runs around 150 bucks


+1.... I got the cheapest carson 200w electronic siren that had mechanical tone and it worked very well. Ran like $160 I think... very happy with the tone too.
 

zack A

Member
May 24, 2010
379
NC
JohnMarcson said:
+1.... I got the cheapest carson 200w electronic siren that had mechanical tone and it worked very well. Ran like $160 I think... very happy with the tone too.


Which one do you have john?
 

Sirenman

Member
May 25, 2010
252
Tucson, AZ USA
There is no other siren that sounds like the Federal Q series. That is the reason that Federal patented the sound. By law, there can be no other siren that sounds the same. Save your pennies and buy the real thing, you won't regret it.


There's and old saying that if you want nice fresh oats, you must pay the price. However, if you can make do with oats that have been through the horse first, well, that comes cheaper.


John Dorgan
 

shott8283

Member
Jun 2, 2010
249
Western NY
Sirenman said:
There is no other siren that sounds like the Federal Q series. That is the reason that Federal patented the sound. By law, there can be no other siren that sounds the same. Save your pennies and buy the real thing, you won't regret it.
There's and old saying that if you want nice fresh oats, you must pay the price. However, if you can make do with oats that have been through the horse first, well, that comes cheaper.


John Dorgan

I agree John, there is no other sound then a real Q and I want one in the worst way. Eventually I will get one I was just curious of whats out there for other options for now.


Make no mistake. I will have me a Q!!!!!!!!!!!!!! some day!


maybe the wife will buy me one for my birthday, even though she has no f'in clue what one is. :(
 

TCO

Member
May 21, 2010
808
Malvern,Pa


start leaving printouts with the info out where she can find it with the phone numbers,etc of how to order it minus the price,lol.. if you keep dropping the hints it will work.
 

167

Member
May 27, 2010
324
Memphis, TN
Well if your looking for the cheapest way.....


Buy the most inexpensive siren you can find with a PA mike. Pucker up your lips and do the best you can through the mic. Hence a "Q like sound".
 

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