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Basses Similar to Modulus (Q5)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Montana Jim, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. Montana Jim

    Montana Jim

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    Due to the uncertainty of the Modulus Company, I'm seriously considering keeping my Modulus Q5 at home - except for serious gigs... I would be heart-broken if it ever broke, and replacement parts were nonexistent. With that being said, I'm considering getting another bass, but I would love to get another one that sounds similar to a Modulus.
    Any suggestions?
  2. elgecko

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    Geoff Gould or Graphite Guitar Systems would probably be the closest.
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  4. pnutz

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    Geoff started Modulus Graphite back in the 80's and his current basses are favorites of mine.

    I've owned Quantum's / Q5's and prefer the slightly wider fingerboard of the Gould's.

    Geoff's latest version of his graphite necks are nice and thin with a slick, satin finish.

    In fact, if I do happen upon a cheap-enough Quantum, I'd like to put one of Geoff's necks on it just to have a P-type / Gould hybrid (now where did my lotto scratchers go...) :D

    I attached a pic of one of my newest members to my stable (nicknamed "Bullseye" after the horse in Toy Story) below.

    coco2.jpg
  5. Espresto

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    If you want a cheaper option a Peavey G-V might get you somewhere in the neighborhood. If you have more to spend, Geoff Gould is probably your best option for something in the spirit of a Modulus.
  6. StephenR

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    Not surprised to see that you were the one who bought this G. Gould... I was tempted too.

    Agree about the neck width thing. The one regret I have about my neck-through Quantum 5 is that the neck now seems way too narrow to me. I love the neck width and profile of my G. Gould that has a wood neck. None of the Quantums I have played felt as comfortable to me as the neck on my Gould but I would still like one with a wider neck.

    I have only played one graphite-necked G. Gould and didn't like the neck profile as much as my wooden one but the bass sounded and played great. He is also making some real light weight basses these days. Highly recommended.
  7. pnutz

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    happy new year sir!

    yeah, couldn't resist the coco-top. plus when i heard it with bartolini's, was floored. never been a fan of barts but this combo works for me. i have a couple of gould's at sf guitarworks being retrofitted with barts and getting fretwork.

    was planning on moving away from graphite but the new necks with the satin finish, to quote the godfather, "pulled me back in".

    it's a bit sad with modulus filing for chapter 7 a couple of weeks ago. nice that we still have geoff and jerry at GGS to still offer basses with graphite necks (along with the other usual suspects - zon/status/clover/etc.).

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