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Modulus Mob

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


  1. carsonchilders

    carsonchilders Carson Childers Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2012
    Lexington, Kentucky

    Is this also the case with lane poor?

    EDIT: According to both websites they SHOULD be the same size.
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2019
  2. carsonchilders

    carsonchilders Carson Childers Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2012
    Lexington, Kentucky
    I feel like I should start from the beginning.

    I’m looking to replace my Bart’s in a lovely buckeye topped Q5. Their output is low in comparison to my p bass (winding on the hot side) and I’m fighting to get it as bright as I want it without changing strings every other week. Maybe the Barts are defective.

    I’ve been considering the EMG DC or J sets at 18V. What do you all think? I know modulus is known for being bright so maybe it’s my technique that yields a darker tone. I don’t know what I could change at this point because the hi end blows me away when I plug in my p bass.
     
  3. pnutz

    pnutz Supporting Member

    my m4-sized lane poors are approximately 3 15/16" so if you have them, they should fit fine.

    also, to confirm the specs on the size of emg 40 housings, i measured the top of the emg pickup (100mm) and the bottom (102mm). i don't have digital calipers on hand but that's basically what i measured. so the bottom of the emg's are slightly larger than the top. so keep that in mind if you're swapping out your m4-sized pickups with emg 40's.
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2019
  4. bassmike2010

    bassmike2010

    May 28, 2010
    Houston
    EMG 40 DC/ CS pair with BTC preamp is very strong.without 18v
     
  5. GeoffGould

    GeoffGould Commercial User

    Jan 10, 2004
    San Francisco
    owner of G. Gould Basses
    strong is not the same as headroom
     
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  6. I’m about to drop a 35P and a 35JX in my tbx. Any issues running an x series with a regular EMG?
     
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  7. bassmike2010

    bassmike2010

    May 28, 2010
    Houston
    They've never lacked in head room or tone great sounding pickups
     
  8. drewphishes

    drewphishes Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2017
    isnt the 35jx a 4 string pick up
     
  9. GeoffGould

    GeoffGould Commercial User

    Jan 10, 2004
    San Francisco
    owner of G. Gould Basses
    Usually yes. It depends on the string spacing too.
     
  10. Yes my 5 string tbx has 35dc pickups in it currently. Not sure when they went to 40s on the fivers. Should just drop in yeah?
     
  11. GeoffGould

    GeoffGould Commercial User

    Jan 10, 2004
    San Francisco
    owner of G. Gould Basses
    I don't mean to harp on the model ID, but I guess your 5 is not a TBX, but a TB. If the 35 worked before, it will be fine now. What position are you putting the 35JX in? I would recommend neck.
     
  12. It’s a 91. What’s the diff between a TB and a TBX? Was gonna throw the j in the bridge and a p in the neck
     
  13. GeoffGould

    GeoffGould Commercial User

    Jan 10, 2004
    San Francisco
    owner of G. Gould Basses
    the difference is in the bridge spacing. What is the width of the 24th fret?
     
  14. 2 7/8?
     
  15. GeoffGould

    GeoffGould Commercial User

    Jan 10, 2004
    San Francisco
    owner of G. Gould Basses
    Should be either 2.5 or 3. If you post a pic of the back of the neck joint I can be definitive.
     
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  17. GeoffGould

    GeoffGould Commercial User

    Jan 10, 2004
    San Francisco
    owner of G. Gould Basses
    looks like a TBX. I'm surprised the 35 is working. Have you had any volume problems with the outside strings?
     
  18. GeoffGould

    GeoffGould Commercial User

    Jan 10, 2004
    San Francisco
    owner of G. Gould Basses
    PS, if it were me, I'd put the P in the bridge, and the J in the neck. You also need to make sure you have the right kind of 35P
     
  19. It works fine...I mean you guys built it. Is there a reason y’all went with 35s on the early 5 strings?
     
  20. GeoffGould

    GeoffGould Commercial User

    Jan 10, 2004
    San Francisco
    owner of G. Gould Basses
    well, at first it may have worked, but the 40 is better. For the P, you should make sure you have the
    EMG-35P5-X model, or your middle string may not be as loud as the others.
     
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