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Any Bad Brains/Darryl Jenifer Fans out there? Check this out!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Keith Guitars, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. Keith Guitars

    Keith Guitars Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2004
    Woodstock, NY
    Builder: Martin Keith Guitars, Veillette Guitars
    Hey All,

    So, this bass came across my bench today with some fret buzz...

    For those who don't know, this is Darryl's green Modulus Bassstar J-bass, which has been his #1 axe for the last 20 years or something - it was even thanked specifically in the liner notes for "God of Love".

    Darryl is a Woodstock, NY local and I've seen him play this live many times in our local clubs - it is a monster bass, and if you ever thought that a graphite necked, EMG-equipped bass had to sound 'sterile' or even 'bright', then you should hear him play this.
    He gets the thickest, fattest, deepest live sound you'll ever hear,
    and some amazing B3-style sub/dub kind of stuff too.

    And I got to play it today! :hyper:
    This is a seriously good sounding bass, and it's been heavily used - check out the 1/4" deep finger wear under the G-string,
    and the big chunks of wood missing on the shoulder cut area.

    Enjoy! If you're a Bad Brains fan, you've heard this bass many, many times.

    Attached Files:

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  2. atauntaun


    Sep 14, 2008
    Alameda, CA
    Endorser Jule Amps Monique
  3. sarcastro83


    Jul 27, 2007
    Toronto, ON
    very cool, dude... very, very cool. That bass tells some stories, that's for sure...
  4. Mo'Phat

    Mo'Phat Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2003
    San Diego, CA, USA
    Love the graphite neck. Didn't expect that from the first picture.

    /meaning that I clicked the pictures before I read the post and saw that it was a Modulus. Durr.
  5. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    You, sir, get one million cool points. Thanks for posting the pics and telling the story, that is just...well, cool!
  6. StrungGutz

    StrungGutz Banned

    Apr 6, 2009
    Yup...Hey, I'm right around the corner in Palenville.
  7. Very cool!
  8. Clank


    Jan 7, 2008
    Huntington Beach
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Strings
  9. DUDE!

    i started playing bass because of Darryl Jenifer. the first time i heard "banned in D.C." i said to myself, "i want to make that sound." i was 13...

    awesome picture. thank you for that.
  10. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    wow, very cool. here's a pic of it in action...

  11. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Killer!!! I've been a fan of the BB since the early 80's Cool thread!
  12. That's fantastic. I live about an hour north of you. Can I drive down over the weekend and stare at it for a while? :eek:
  13. T-Forty

    T-Forty Guest

    Mar 14, 2008
    I love Bad Brains. That is one killer bass.
  14. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    Awsome big fan...thanks!
  15. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

    Nov 15, 2007
    That'd be a real neat sig bass right thurr.

    I love the huge rut under the bridge PU near the G string...I never even put my fingers down there...he must have a very interesting style/technique when he plays.
  16. Joshua

    Joshua WJWJr Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 23, 2000
    Mega uber coolness.
  17. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    mmm... mojo
  18. Nice!

    That is all.
  19. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    i don't know, but he may be planting his pinky/ring-finger there when he plays pickstyle.
  20. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY

    Thanks Martin!

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