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Modulus Mob

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rockstarbassist, Feb 28, 2007.


  1. My control cavity looks like a goddamn war zone tbh.
     
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  2. pnutz

    pnutz Supporting Member

    looks like a tricky fit with the mid-board bumping into either the pan pot, concentric pot, or the battery wall.

    was having kinda the same issue with my '91.

    IMG_0327.

    if you look close, you can see the control cavity cover puckering upwards from all the crud that was crammed into the cavity.

    i gave up and had a battery box installed.

    good luck.
     
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  3. BadWithNames

    BadWithNames

    Feb 14, 2017
    I believe I have that preamp system. However, I won’t be able to post any pics until tomorrow at the earliest. I’ve got graduation and an all night grad party today.
     
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  4. Fred312b

    Fred312b Proof that gear doesn't make you a better player Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    That’s a good excuse. No rush- I’m taking some time away from it to think it through. Sadly, nothing is ever as easy as I plan it to be...
     
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  5. BadWithNames

    BadWithNames

    Feb 14, 2017
    Sounds like when I try to do something.

    How new is the solderless system? My bass is from early 2001 and I believe it to be original. Is that new enough, or would that be the older model?
     
  6. Fred312b

    Fred312b Proof that gear doesn't make you a better player Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    According to the google machine, EMG started the solderless stuff in 2009, so it may be a different system. I’m just trying tk see how the two stacked pots fit, since one has a big circuit board and they are connected by a ribbon cable... i am thinking they won’t without some routing, but don’t know if I want to go that route (no pun intended).
     
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  7. Hello Modulus Mob!

    An upcoming trip to Minneapolis puts in the Modulus/Planet Bass territory and I've been coordinating with them to visit their shop. Not sure whether that will include the actual Modulus workshop or just Planet Bass, but either way I'm excited. If they allow me to take some photos I'll happily post some up here. I'm super excited either way just to visit "the source" haha! ;)
     
  8. Fred312b

    Fred312b Proof that gear doesn't make you a better player Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    I think Joe Perriman is still in CA making them, so I doubt you’ll see behind the scenes, but they should have some nice ones in stock...
     
  9. Good to know. It hasn't been clear about what is actually in Minnesota. Either way, it's a trip to Planet Bass!
     
  10. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    It definitely didn't require any routing on mine ...presuming you're talking about using a power router on the wood body? No shaving, gouging, hacking, enlarging, or modification of the electronics compartment was required.

    It did however require a crap-ton of patience, combined with a willingness to dramatically lower my standards as far as the neatness & aesthetics of the installation went. (Mine was complicated by the fact that the pickups were from '89, so pre-solderless; I had to solder on those pins that plug into the stupid little junction box, which just contributed to the fugliness.)

    As I mentioned on Facebook, I'm a little scared to pop the hood to take a pic for fear that I'll never get it all stuffed back in there again! But now that I think about it, I did change the batteries within the past ~3 months so I know it's possible. Next time I'm back at the studio I'll try to remember to open her up and take a photo for you
     
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  11. countmattula

    countmattula Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    Not as fancy as the other basses I've seen on here, but none-the-less my first Modulus bass. 2002 Flea Bass
    IMG_20180607_211700.
     
  12. Fred312b

    Fred312b Proof that gear doesn't make you a better player Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Chicago, IL
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  13. So here’s the scoop - The basses are crafted in California and Tony does the final assembly, wiring, and setup in Minnesota. Out of respect to some products that have yet to be announced, I’m not going to post any photos. I was there for almost 2 hours talking about the company, basses, playing some beautiful ones, and spending money! Didn’t buy a bass, but I picked up the new lightweight tuners for my FB5, a 3.5” leather strap with the Modulus logo and a strap lock (this model has yet to be announced) , strings, and a shirt.
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2018 at 10:11 PM
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