Modulus Mob

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


  1. GeoffGould

    GeoffGould Commercial User

    Jan 10, 2004
    San Francisco
    owner of G. Gould Basses
    I have a question, if you don't think it's out of place. I've had some inquiries lately about making some Turbo Sweet Spot basses, and even though I'm the one who made it up, I don't have any records. If anyone has one, especially from my era, I'm looking for the pickup placement dimensions. Particularly, measuring from the 24th fret to the center of each pickup. Thanks for your help. If you like, I'll let you know if I make any.
     
  2. Modulus 96

    Modulus 96

    Jun 10, 2018
    I have two.... both from '96. If these will do I'll grab a ruler some time today when my morning meetings wrap up. basses.jpg
     
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  3. GeoffGould

    GeoffGould Commercial User

    Jan 10, 2004
    San Francisco
    owner of G. Gould Basses
    Thanks!
     
  4. markwrob

    markwrob Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2016
    Boulder, Colorado
    I think it's fantastic that this group gets a chance to pay you back a little bit!
     
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  5. Modulus 96

    Modulus 96

    Jun 10, 2018
    Does this help?
    PXL_20210517_175049203.jpg PXL_20210517_175058754.jpg PXL_20210517_175134854.jpg
     

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  6. GeoffGould

    GeoffGould Commercial User

    Jan 10, 2004
    San Francisco
    owner of G. Gould Basses
    Thanks
     
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  7. edwinhurwitz

    edwinhurwitz Supporting Member

    May 13, 2003
    Boulder, CO
    Endorsing Artist: DR Strings, SMS
    This is very interesting. I thought the Sweet Spot Moduli were single pickup models with the pickup in the, well, you know, sweet spot. What are the parameters for this model? Maybe I have one and don't know it.
     
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  8. tleebassist11

    tleebassist11 Taylor Lee

    Dec 21, 2011
    NC
    Endorsing: Fodera, DR Strings, Epifani Amps
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  9. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    I dig the look of the Turbo's, but where and how I play, I wouldn't be able to sit my fingers on top of that front pickup. I sure do like the way they look though!!
     
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  10. Modulus 96

    Modulus 96

    Jun 10, 2018
    They are. The examples posted have the turbo option, thus they are "sweet spot turbo"
     
  11. GeoffGould

    GeoffGould Commercial User

    Jan 10, 2004
    San Francisco
    owner of G. Gould Basses
    The idea was to leave the sweet spot in the same location, and adding another pickup would be analogous to “turbocharging” it. I’ll leave it for the owners to describe the usefulness. My original idea was it might be good for a fretless.
     
  12. bshaze

    bshaze Supporting Member

    Sep 3, 2004
    Turbo in the bridge minus the Sweetspot position gives you this on fretless Q6.

     
  13. drewphishes

    drewphishes Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2017
    Hey mob. I have a black brass bridge for a quantum 5 up for sale in the classifieds. Good as new if anyone's looking to upgrade their quantum!
     
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  14. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    What is the string spacing on it? I am in need of one
    Edit - Found it. Won't work for me, but it is a good looking bridge
     
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  15. drewphishes

    drewphishes Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2017
    Yea the .669 17mm spacing
     
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  16. Ballin'bass

    Ballin'bass

    Jun 16, 2014
    Madison, WI
    Here's my old 1997 Turbo. This one had a 2tek bridge. Hope this helps! 1021152046.jpg
     
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  17. GeoffGould

    GeoffGould Commercial User

    Jan 10, 2004
    San Francisco
    owner of G. Gould Basses
    So, thanks for everyone's help. I went ahead and added it to the design database, and since I always make 2 of every configuration, there will be an extra GGi5-SST available in a couple of months. I'll post a pic of the body when it comes out of the woodshop.
     
  18. raal

    raal Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    Minneapolis / St Paul
    Glad to hear. 90's bass culture is back!
     
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  19. DeathDancer

    DeathDancer

    Oct 10, 2005
    Fairfax, VA
    Nice Geoff. I could always use another SS Turbo bass!
     
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  20. Modulus 96

    Modulus 96

    Jun 10, 2018
    Oh jeeze, now there's two buyers for that extra sst....
     
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