SOLD 2002 Modulus VJ4 AAAAA quilted maple (w/lots of upgrades!)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Ballin'bass, May 9, 2020.

  1. Ballin'bass


    Jun 16, 2014
    Madison, WI
    It's gonna be very hard for me to let this Moddy go. I've had it for over 6 years and it has served me fantastically through many gigs with multiple bands, in that time. It's incredibly fast playing, with flawless action, zero fret buzz and perfect intonation. It has an incredible AAAAA quilted maple top upgrade w/sienna burst finish. Not to mention tons of awesome aftermarket upgrades! It is a stone cold stunner, not just in looks and playability but also in sound. It is seriously the single best sounding jazz bass I've ever heard (let alone owned).

    It's massive sound comes from the aftermarket Nordstrand split coil pickups and the John East U-retro pre-amp. Simply unreal, huge 3-dimensional tone. In addition, the previous owner had a custom rosewood thumb rest installed, hipshot detuner, custom routed battery compartment, satin neck and Babicz bridge. There are also block inlay stickers on the fretboard for looks (easily removable if they're not your thing). Weighs in at ~10 lbs.

    It's still in great condition, for its age. I have taken very good care of it over the years. There are some small, superficial dings and finish-fogging here and there but nothing major or outstanding. Also a little bit of the poly finish on the neck has clouded a tiny bit near the fretboard (common for graphite necks) but it's strictly cosmetic and doesn't affect the stability or playability of the bass at all. This thing is a lifer.

    OHSC included w/original paperwork, as well as a super comfortable custom matching leather/memory foam strap ($115 value)!

    Asking $2300 OBO shipped CONUS. Considering all the upgrades, this is a steal. I am actually taking a bit of a loss on this in hopes this will sell fast (life emergencies). Thanks for looking!


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  2. Rumblefisher

    Rumblefisher Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Astoria, NY
    Now this...this is a PLAYER'S bass!
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  3. Ballin'bass


    Jun 16, 2014
    Madison, WI
    It sure is man. It's a total studio machine. Thanks for the kind words.
  4. RamblerKW


    Sep 13, 2014
    Sup BB. Total beauty. Sad to see you're letting it go but as always GLWTS! Always much love for the Moddy's.
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  5. Ballin'bass


    Jun 16, 2014
    Madison, WI
    Thanks for the kind words, man. It really is stunning, I know whoever buys it will be very happy.
  6. rigorous bass

    rigorous bass Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2012
    Very nice!! Are the blocks and binding stickers? Can’t really tell. I just don’t remember them being made with those features back then.
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  7. Ballin'bass


    Jun 16, 2014
    Madison, WI
    yes the blocks are stickers. There's no binding.
  8. NO ONE 420

    NO ONE 420

    Mar 25, 2020
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  9. Ballin'bass


    Jun 16, 2014
    Madison, WI
    Thank you!
  10. groooooove

    groooooove Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    I mean...


    just seeing this brought me happiness.

    Nordstrand pickups are underrated as well. They are the best balance of character / tone, but with full functional low end to drive the band.

    this really has everything.

    not at all in the market, so GLWTS!
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  11. Ballin'bass


    Jun 16, 2014
    Madison, WI
    Thank you, man! Yeah, this is the best sounding bass I've ever played. Hopefully some lucky person will give it good home and make some more awesome recordings with it!
  12. newwavefrank

    newwavefrank Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    Salt lake City, UT
    Is the fingerboard plain or dot inlays?
  13. Ballin'bass


    Jun 16, 2014
    Madison, WI
    Dot inlays I'm pretty sure.
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