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2003 Modulus Quantum 5-string bass...Good deal?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SemiDriven, Feb 20, 2013.


  1. SemiDriven

    SemiDriven Supporting Member

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    Seller desires $1,800.00 (appears to be in good condition).

    Spalted maple top, graphite neck, Bartolini soap bar pickups, NTMB 3 Band active EQ w/ pickup-blend knob, black hardware, and OHSC (original hard shell case).

    I've heard good things about Modulus. Any thoughts regarding this?

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  2. elgecko

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    That's not a bad deal...not awesome, but not bad.
     
  3. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

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    Unless it's broken, it absolutely Will Not Suck.
     
  4. SemiDriven

    SemiDriven Supporting Member

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    Cool...thanks for the replies!
     
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  6. Roy Vogt

    Roy Vogt Supporting Member

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    I have two of the 6 string versions of this bass. The fretted one has the same electronics, but with coil taps on the pups. A great playing and great sounding bass and if you check the price of new ones, that's very reasonable!
    New at Bass Central in the 3K range-used in mid 2K range. They're pretty reasonable. 1.8K seems the norm for those used via Ebay, etc.
     
  7. SemiDriven

    SemiDriven Supporting Member

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    Good to know--thanks!
     
  8. Kopfjaeger

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    I have a Q5 of a very similar vintage. it's a great bass! Killer B string and tons of tone possibilities. They used all sorts of pre amp pup combo's so it's a good idea to find out what is has.

    I think it is a good deal. You don't see these offered for sale at prices lower than that.

    Sepp
     
  9. ecj_bass

    ecj_bass Supporting Member

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    Great deal! Modulus's are absolute beasts in the low end department. Great find there!
     
  10. Konquest

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    The Q5's you commonly see are the ones with dyed quilted tops, so you are getting one with a somewhat unique look as well as a case I'd say anthing under $2K is a good deal for this bass. I got mine for $2K with case (demo model) but the new prices on these have gone up to about $3100-3300.

    They are awesome basses that simply do not go out of tune. I live in Wisconsin as well and the fluctuation of the seasons do not affect this neck one bit. All the jam band type bassists who use Modulus Q5 and Q6 basses can't be wrong, and those type of bands that favor these instruments cover a pretty wide spectrum of genres without switching instruments...
     
  11. lang3735

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    Great deal. Jump on it!
     
  12. SemiDriven

    SemiDriven Supporting Member

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    Thanks all for your responses!

    Although GAS pains are growing, my co-keeper of the finances (my wife) is giving me one of those looks...you know the kind where you won't be enjoying the pleasures of marriage for quite some time to come. Sigh.

    However, I'm doing my taxes in a week. :hyper:

    Honey? :bag:
     
  13. Roy Vogt

    Roy Vogt Supporting Member

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    You can always sacrifice a lesser instrument to the Great God of GAS.....;)
     
  14. spector_boogie

    spector_boogie No Limit Honky Supporting Member

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    Yeah for a Q5 w/ that top, $1800 is a pretty bangin' deal.
     
  15. SemiDriven

    SemiDriven Supporting Member

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    You're not helping! :D
     
  16. millsbass5

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    Huh, you ain't left to go get it yet? Shame on you!
     
  17. SemiDriven

    SemiDriven Supporting Member

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    Can't part with the '78 Ric just yet!

    The other two...well let's just say they are [DEL]worthless[/DEL]...er...priceless! :D
     
  18. SemiDriven

    SemiDriven Supporting Member

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    I know...I know. :bawl:
     
  19. spector_boogie

    spector_boogie No Limit Honky Supporting Member

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    I've had I think 4-5 Q5's, let alone other Modulii over the years. They're serious axes. :bassist::bassist: My next purchase will be another Q5. They were my main players for quite a long time.
     
  20. evilchuck87

    evilchuck87 Modulus is my passion Supporting Member

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    Beautiful top and has truss rod, what more could you want. Buy it this instant! ;)
     
  21. Fred312b

    Fred312b What if I want to play jazz precisely? Supporting Member

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    As the owner of 2 Modulus basses (and a bass player about 90 miles south of you) I say don't buy it- tell me where it's at and I'll make it easy for you and buy it instead. :smug:

    As long as it's in good shape, everything working, $1800 with a upgraded top and OHSC is a pretty good deal. And as has been said before, these are great basses. I paid $1800 for my 5 used on TB, and I'm very happy with it, and mine's a stained quilted maple top (as is standard for Q5's).
     

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