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anyone ever play/own a modulus gvj4?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mental Octopus, Jun 6, 2004.


  1. Mental Octopus

    Mental Octopus

    May 24, 2003
    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?
     
  2. Basho

    Basho Guest

    This is the Modulus Vintage J? My local music store has two of them, four-string and five, and I've played on them a little. I kind of liked them, I don't remember much about them. You'll have to forgive me, I spend most of my time on the fretlesses or the Warwicks.
     
  3. Mental Octopus

    Mental Octopus

    May 24, 2003
    yeah the modulus vintage J. i cant seem to find much about it...so it must not be that popular. anyone else have any comments about this bass?
     
  4. goat1234

    goat1234

    Mar 17, 2004
    Virgnia
    I played one, it was pretty nice as i recall, but i did not really like it that much since i was trying to get away from the passive jazz bass style tone.

    As for it itself, construction was perfect, as was playability and feel, but the tone was not what i wanted. Hope this helps
     
  5. BenWC87

    BenWC87

    Jun 10, 2004
    I have a Modulus VJ4, and I really love it. There aren't any dead spots or fret buzz and the Bartolini pickups make it sound incredible, even without being active. I personally like the carbon fiber neck, but I'm sure a wood one with a graphite rod would be a good compromise if carbon fiber isn't what you're looking for.