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Calling Modulus Experts - What do I actually have

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jehhorton, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. jehhorton


    Nov 29, 2013
    Mansfield, TX
    I bought this Modulus from a friend who was broke. He said it's a Quantum 5 wide, owner before him said it's a cocobolo top, he thinks it's bubinga, chechen top on Q5 on Bass Central looks the same to me. No one here seems to really know what I have, and Modulus is now defunct from what I can tell. See photos

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  2. Bassconbeatz

    Bassconbeatz Way down low Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    Porter Ranch, CA
    I'd say Bubinga. What a beaut :)
  3. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
  4. superblues

    superblues Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2006
    St. Louis, MO
    Looks like lightly figured bubinga to me, but there's a chance it could be chechen. 99% certain it's not cocobolo.
  5. Lou Bottini

    Lou Bottini

    Feb 25, 2004
  6. jehhorton


    Nov 29, 2013
    Mansfield, TX
    I'm gonna assume bubinga. I'll be posting it on classifieds as soon as I upgrade to sponsor.
  7. voodoobassist

    voodoobassist Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2008
    Tulsa , OK
    Agree with the bubinga crowd, made in 2002, check your string spacing to tell if its a wide 5, from the pics, it appears to be. Nice bass!
  8. jehhorton


    Nov 29, 2013
    Mansfield, TX
    Guy I bought it from said it was a wide
  9. pnutz

    pnutz Supporting Member

    what's the width of the fingerboard at the nut and at the 24th fret?

    if the nut is 1 3/4" wide and 2 3/4" wide at the 24th fret, then you have the normal quantum (17mm).

    never played a quantum wide but i think the nut width is a little over 2" and the 24th fret is a shade over 3". iirc, a quantum wide 5 is basically five strings on a quantum 6 neck.

    and as an addict to cocobolo, i can confirm that top is not cocobolo. it's a looker that's for sure.