SOLD FS: Modulus Quantum 5 amber top, Barts, OBP-3

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by smarvelous, Nov 3, 2011.


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  1. smarvelous

    smarvelous

    Jun 2, 2002
    Albany, CA
    $1850 shipped. U.S. only.

    This thing is beautiful. I bought it new in 2003. It has:

    - Bartolini pu's
    - aguilar obp-3
    - amber maple top
    - alder body
    - chechen fingerboard
    - truss rod
    - modulus hard case

    It's punchy, has a killer B very consistent tone. It's a Q5.

    Full disclosure:
    - tone is a little on the dark side. Sounds amazing with the right amp.
    - it's got some neck dive. I put a stack of taped quarters in the cavity to solve that (took those out, ehem)
    - It has a ding which looks way worse in the attached pic than it actually is in normal light. The ding is smooth, it's just below the surface, it's basically small fractures in the finish.
    - I've had this setup with a very low action in the past, but I had to play super light. My point is, I would say you can set this up with a medium low action but not ultra low. If ultra low is your thing, I'm not sure this is for you.
     

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  2. projectapollo

    projectapollo Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Tennessee
    Gorgeous.
     
  3. MarTONEbass

    MarTONEbass

    Jun 19, 2009
    Norton, MA
    Bumping this one.

    I had a nearly identical Q6 and it kills. The Bart/Aguilar/Chechen combo is pure tonal magic. Wish I could afford to grab this one.
     
  4. ModulusQ5-122

    ModulusQ5-122 Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2011
    Lafayette, La
    Man I had the identical twin of this and regret letting it go. Dang I wish I had the money.
     
  5. bass12

    bass12 Blistering barnacles! Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    Bump for a lovely bass and an honest approach. :)
     
  6. smarvelous

    smarvelous

    Jun 2, 2002
    Albany, CA
    closed. you guys talked me out of it ;) i ordered some thomastik jazz flats and am thinking of a PU change, turn this bass into something interesting.
     
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