New Modulus Genesis

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Funky-Wunky, Feb 28, 2014.


  1. Funky-Wunky

    Funky-Wunky

    Jun 15, 2004
    Maryland
    I picked up a new actually used modulus Genesis. I was wondering how old this bass is. I am guessing about 10 years old. The pickups have been replaced with Joe Barden pickups. Has 3 stack knobs and one regular knob. Can anyone fill me in on information on this bass?
     
  2. rojo412

    rojo412 MARK IT ZERO! Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    First 2 digits of the serial indicate the year. Sounds like it has an East preamp as well. Got pics?
    Sounds like an awesome bass, btw.
     
  3. Funky-Wunky

    Funky-Wunky

    Jun 15, 2004
    Maryland
  4. Funky-Wunky

    Funky-Wunky

    Jun 15, 2004
    Maryland
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  6. Topspin

    Topspin What's my name again?

    Dec 15, 2010
    Oklahoma
    Disclosures:
    I played Tom Sawyer with a pick once. Shame on me.
    I have no answers for you, I just wanted to say that that is probably the coolest bass I've ever seen. I'm more than a bit jealous. :D
     
  7. Funky-Wunky

    Funky-Wunky

    Jun 15, 2004
    Maryland
    Thanks Topspin, it is gorgeous. sounds massive too.

    :hyper:
     
  8. rojo412

    rojo412 MARK IT ZERO! Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    Wow, that's cool. That does look like East knobs, so it's got the best preamp ever. And I've heard great things about the Barden pickups, too.
     
  9. Funky-Wunky

    Funky-Wunky

    Jun 15, 2004
    Maryland
    I was wondering if there is an manual available explaining all the controls? Thanks.
     
  10. rojo412

    rojo412 MARK IT ZERO! Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    If it's the U-Retro 4 knob, with a bypass being activated when you pull on the single knob, it's here: U RETRO 4 Knob

    If it is the older, U-Retro Deluxe and the single knob doesn't pull up, there's 2 switches in the control cavity and the instructions are here: U RETRO DLX

    Basically, the stacks are: Volume/Pan - Treble/Bass (pull for high boost) - Mid Level/Mid Frequency - Passive tone (pull for bypass, maybe?)

    BUT... there's a slim chance that it could be an ACG preamp. If that's the case, you won't have a center "click" in the lower set of the tone control knobs and it will be... well, drastically more interesting ;)
     
  11. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011
    I just messed up my pants.
     
  12. Saw that one on Ebay...def. a beauty .. Congrats!
     



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