I just r I just received a Modulus VJ bass today (I mail ordered one from out of state). The guy on the phone told me that it currently has flats on it. So I've tooled around on the bass today unplugged (I don't have an amp yet). I've got some EB Cobalts on the way to me that I'll install. My bass also has the Chechen fingerboard option on it along w EMG's. I can't wait to hear wait it sounds like plugged in EDIT: This was a used bass that I bought from GC - however, except for a little nick on the edge of the body - this thing looks pristine to me.