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Modulus 6 String Lightwave!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by trainyourhuman, Apr 11, 2003.


  1. trainyourhuman

    trainyourhuman

    Apr 12, 2000
    MI
  2. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Cool--I've never seen a Lightwave Modulus before. However, this is a good example of why you should only get your name inlayed on a bass if you're sure you intend to keep it....

    Mike
     
  3. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Man, I am so curious about the lightwave on a fretted bass. I'm thinking of putting one on my next Nordstrand 6 string.

    That Modulus looks great. I can't help but to laugh about the inlay. I guess you really never know.
     
  4. trainyourhuman

    trainyourhuman

    Apr 12, 2000
    MI
    Yeah, I bet Modulus would cut youa deal on a fretless neck though...
     
  5. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Well, Modulus would probably sell you a fretless neck for it. "Cut you a deal" is a relative thing, since it won't be cheap. Quantum 6 necks aren't even in the catalog, but regular graphite Jazz replacement necks list for about $699--if Modulus would sell you a Quantum 6 neck, it would almost certainly be more than that.

    Mike
     
  6. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    my fretted lightwave.

    [​IMG]

    that mod looks incredible!

    f
     
  7. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    im sorry- i dont want to piss anyone off. but i tried a fretted lightwave fender and i didnt think it was happening.. for fretless, if you want a big round clear tone, it can't be beat- but i tried to get that "Jaco sound" and it wasnt there- just my observation Andy- make sure you try one before you have Carey do one for you-
     
  8. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I definately appreciate the input Adrian. I indeed have not tried a lightwave. It's the option of using non metal strings that intrigues me. I already have one Nordstrand with the sound I've been dreaming of for a conventional bass and now I am thinking about a more "acoustic" sounding electric bass. The next one will be 3" thick and semi-hollow. I was thinking about the acousticore strings being an option.
     
  9. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    i agree, the lightwave fretted doesn't exact a Jaco tone.

    i describe it as more clear and bell like.

    a unique voice for sure.

    different than the fretless lw, but still appealing to me.

    f
     
  10. Killdar

    Killdar

    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    wouldn't the lightwave with frets create insane sustain? I would think it would since there is no magnetic field to disrupt the movement, and the string would be anchored over the fret nice and solid, especially on a composite neck....can anyone back this up or is it just some myth?


    that modulus is purdy.....real purdy. mmmm...lightwavalicious.