I've owned a plum purple Modulus Flea J5 with Bartolini J-Style pickups and Bartolini 3-band Preamp for about 3 1/2 years now, and have yet to covet another bassists axe since. The bass just fits my concept of an ideal bass tone so well, and the instrument has a solid, just slightly bulky feel to the neck, which is fun to dig into and rock hard on. My first instrument was the tuba, and it figures, because I tend to like basses with thick lows, sparkly, but not clacky highs, and just slightly out of control, "splatty" mids. This bass definately fits that discription tonally. Back to my question; Everyone else I've come across, or read about, that owns a Modulus Flea (4 or 5 string) has one with the standard Basslines Musicman-style pickup, and a lot of people describe the instrument as being "too aggressive." I wouldn't use those words to describe the J-style configuration model though. It does pretty much have just one "sweetspot" tone however, with a whole lot of mediocre ones, but that "sweetspot" tone is an awesome one indeed. That being said, it's not a, "get 100 tones out of one bass" kind of instrument. Does anyone else out there own a Modulus Flea J5 and love it?