I know these basses are apples & oranges - but here's a little background; I've played bass since about 1990. I've been fortunate enough to have 3 MM's (one Stingray in around 1992 and two Sterling's - one in 1995 and the other in 2014 - and I don't own any of them any longer). So I kinda know what I'm getting with a MM (I got my eyes on a used Stingray 4H). However, I've had it in my head that I've always wanted a Modulus VJ (their Jazz bass). I've never played one though. However, I do have experience with graphite/composite basses as I've owned two Zon's. I was just curious; if price wasn't of concern would you rather buy a used Stingray 4H (4 string and I don't know how old it is but looks like it's in pretty good condition) - or a used 1997 Modulus VJ bass (passive) with EMG's in it? (I believe in 1997 that Modulus was still not using truss rods)? Again - I know what I'm getting w/ the MM. But I'm unsure of what I'm getting with the Modulus. I'm a little apprehensive that the Modulus is almost 23 years old and is passive - but who knows? Thanks guys - I appreciate it EDIT: I just foundn out the MM is from 1998 - so it's basically the same age as the Modulus VJ.