SOLD Modulus M92 5-string *2nd PRICE DROP*

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by quickervicar, Dec 19, 2020.


  1. quickervicar

    quickervicar Supporting Member

    Jul 21, 2006
    Lancaster, PA
    Price:
    $1700
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Country:
    United States
    Up for sale is my 1993 Modulus M92 5-string. I am the second owner and have owned it since 2001. It has a beautiful flamed maple top and the trademark Modulus carbon-graphite neck. I recently replaced the stock EMG soapbar and preamp with a Nordstrand Big Split and 2B preamp. Stock EMG setup will be included in sale. It currently has Schaller straplock buttons installed but standard buttons can be swapped at buyer's request.

    This is a solid bass that looks, plays, and sounds great. I want to be clear (if the photos aren't enough) that this bass is a player's bass. It has been gigged for many years and has some dings to prove it. I am just not a 5-string player and so it doesn't get used as much as it should be. Time to move it on to a good home.

    The Good:
    -35" scale neck that is blemish-free and SUPER stable. (We're talking tune-it-before-leaving-the-house kind of stability)
    -Blemish-free flame maple top
    -Solid construction that you would expect from a Gould-era Modulus
    -Big, growly tone from the Nordstrand
    -Tight B from 35" scale. No wet noodles here!
    -Factory hard case in good condition included

    The Bad:
    -Several dings & scratches on sides & back of body from previous owner (see pics)
    -Slight corrosion on bottom of bridge. I cleaned it up when I first purchased the bass but a small amount will always remain
    -Kitten not included

    Price is now $1,500 OBO shipped in continental US. Trades/partial trades considered would be high-quality 6-string with a 35" scale (Cirrus, MTD, Roscoe, etc) PXL_20201219_143354935.jpg PXL_20201219_143427095.jpg PXL_20201219_143534088.jpg PXL_20201219_143620226.jpg PXL_20201219_143746271.jpg PXL_20201219_143804765.jpg PXL_20201219_144410561.jpg PXL_20201219_144452708.jpg PXL_20201219_144508436.jpg
     

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    Last edited: Dec 31, 2020
  2. jkazam

    jkazam

    May 25, 2007
    Cool! What’s the weight/string spacing?
     
  3. quickervicar

    quickervicar Supporting Member

    Jul 21, 2006
    Lancaster, PA
    17mm at the bridge, 13mm at the 12th fret

    This is what it weighs in at on my kitchen scales
     

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  4. raal

    raal Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    Minneapolis / St Paul
    My favorite modulus model. How does tone compare to stingray?
     
  5. quickervicar

    quickervicar Supporting Member

    Jul 21, 2006
    Lancaster, PA
    It feels different to me. My G&Ls are closer to a MM. The Modulus certainly has the zing, but I'd say a bigger,more modern bottom end on this compared to a Stingray.
     
  6. G RICH 5

    G RICH 5

    Dec 19, 2006
    Detroit
    What do the nordstrand have that the emg did not
     
  7. quickervicar

    quickervicar Supporting Member

    Jul 21, 2006
    Lancaster, PA
    The Nord gave me a bit more mid presence, plus the ability to still snarl when I want to.

    I am not an EMG-hater. I have had EMGs in the past and appreciated their clarity and versatility.
     
  8. quickervicar

    quickervicar Supporting Member

    Jul 21, 2006
    Lancaster, PA
    Just a reminder that I am open to offers
     
  9. DrBone

    DrBone

    Oct 25, 2007
    Jersey City, NJ
    Is there a truss rod in this guy?
     
  10. quickervicar

    quickervicar Supporting Member

    Jul 21, 2006
    Lancaster, PA
    No truss rod, so the relief is permanently set at the factory. I have never had the desire to adjust it. It NEVER moves! Summer, winter, humid, or dry it is always the same. It is uncanny how stable these necks are. More often than not I can drive to a gig and not need to tune it when I arrive.
     
  11. bklee

    bklee Supporting Member

    Are the original pickups easy to swap back? That is, do they have quick connectors or is it a solder job?
     
  12. quickervicar

    quickervicar Supporting Member

    Jul 21, 2006
    Lancaster, PA
    Due to the pickguard and front routing it is an easy swap, but there are a couple solder joints needed.
     
  13. quickervicar

    quickervicar Supporting Member

    Jul 21, 2006
    Lancaster, PA
    Brand new DR Pure Blues installed a few days ago. Open to offers--you never know!
     
  14. PeaveyPlayer

    PeaveyPlayer Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2014
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Trades ?
     
  15. quickervicar

    quickervicar Supporting Member

    Jul 21, 2006
    Lancaster, PA
    On the trade end of things, I am looking to switch over to a high-quality 6-string, 35-inch scale preferred but not mandatory. I understand that this would likely require parting with some cash on my end.
     
  16. Derek S Durbin

    Derek S Durbin

    Dec 18, 2019
    Is this still available?
     
  17. quickervicar

    quickervicar Supporting Member

    Jul 21, 2006
    Lancaster, PA
    Yes, it currently is still available. I have a local party interested but they have not made a firm commitment yet.
     
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