Originally Posted by Dr Funk
How about a pic of the back? The controls already look like there is an active pre amp. If there is an access plate with a battery under it on the back, it probably is already active.
There is no battery or plate on the rear other than the neck to body plate.
I'll post a pic of the back, but you can easily imagine what it looks like without a battery or plate
Unless the battery goes in the front of this bass, it's not active electronics.
Also has the Badass bridge II.
Some corrections on my part:
When I bought this bass from a fellow TB'er, I'd assumed it had active pu's. I checked the date of manf(2005) with Modulus, so it's not 2011. They bought the bass in 2011, but it was actually made in 2005 it seems.
So buyer's please note this correction.
I live near Modulus and likely would have them route and add the electronics as the job would be done right, and they actually would be very reasonable in pricing for any such work vs someone who does not do it all the time(custom job).
I think for myself, that is the only negative. I prefer the Flea bass neck more(little better access to upper frets+ more frets).......but the dual single coils are nice. Plenty of room to dig in and not trip over fat pu's. I suppose I could get another flea with a single + the double.
I have a couple of basses(Warwick and a Flea fretless 5er) with the single dual splits, not a bad trade off.
That said, this is pretty close to being one of my favorite basses. I'll likely see if I can find a nice flea 4 string fretless and a split flea pu mix. That's about the only reason I am selling this instrument.
It might be more worthwhile to have Modulus redo the electronics and keep her. But I do like the higher frets on on the flea and they cannot fix that.
Likely one of the top 5 basses I've played.