i was just flipping through a modulus catalog and i came across this bass. i noticed that it appears to have a maple neck with a large graphite rod in the back to keep the neck stable. i've found that i dont really like the tone and feel of graphite necks (im selling a flea bass) but i love how straight they are....so i figure that this bass would be a good compromise? im looking for a bass with a nice thick tone, would this fit the bill? can anyone comment on the sound & construction as well?