Modulus Mob

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


  1. Modulus 96

    Modulus 96

    Jun 10, 2018
    I dropped by corner music a couple of weeks ago while passing through the city and held a Gould for the very first time. Very, very nice!

    The graphite pattern on the neck is different than a modulus, I'm curious about how it's different than modulus necks other than the visual shape of the carbon patches.
     
  2. Modulus 96

    Modulus 96

    Jun 10, 2018
    I'm honestly not sure, I'm not the original owner and I've had it for at least 15 years so I don't recall any of the particulars... Lacewood maybe? But I'm likely wrong.
     
  3. GeoffGould

    GeoffGould Commercial User

    Jan 10, 2004
    San Francisco
    owner of G. Gould Basses
    No functional difference. Just some different size pieces I guess.
     
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  4. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    btw, I just stumbled across my old Photobucket account -- which I hadn't used ever since they stopped offering free hosting -- and all my pics were still there ...including this one of an old Modulus 8-string bass. Not mine (I wish!) just a pic I had found on the internet a dozen or so years ago. But man what I wouldn't give for one of these...

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  5. GeoffGould

    GeoffGould Commercial User

    Jan 10, 2004
    San Francisco
    owner of G. Gould Basses
    Is this the Entwistle bass?
     
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  6. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    No idea, I think I got that image off an old website with the imaginative name of 8stringbass.com or something similar.
    Any idea how many 8-string basses Modulus ever made @GeoffGould ?
     
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  7. GeoffGould

    GeoffGould Commercial User

    Jan 10, 2004
    San Francisco
    owner of G. Gould Basses
    Not many. Probably less than 5 or 6. Did some 10’s, 12’s, and one 18!
     
  8. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    Wish I could have picked up that 10 string when it was on Ebay 20 years ago.
    moduls1.jpg modulus.jpg modulus2.jpg modulus3.jpg
     
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  9. Benko

    Benko

    Dec 16, 2014
    Tokyo, Japan
    Once again calling the Modulus community, i'm about to close a deal on a M-92 (for about $800) it has a terrible paint job done by one of the previous owner but beside that looks clean). My idea is to have a solid sounding single pick up, probably would seek to get it refinish, a sparle color of some sort. Any thing i need to be careful?
     
  10. markwrob

    markwrob Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2016
    Boulder, Colorado
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  11. GeoffGould

    GeoffGould Commercial User

    Jan 10, 2004
    San Francisco
    owner of G. Gould Basses
    Sounds like a really good deal to me. Even if you had to refinish it and refret/PLEK it, you’ll end up with a sweet bass!
     
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  12. elgecko

    elgecko

    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    As long as the neck hasn't developed a bad curve, that'd be a screaming deal. You could even add a second pickup to it!
     
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  13. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    Any update? IMHO and my experience playing Modulus for the last 22 years, a M-92 for that cheap currently would scream neck bow to me. If you are aware of it up front and know a accomplished luthier, look at additional $400+ in frets and neck work, plus a refinish ($350 around me) Again, even at $1,600 total, still a great deal
     
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  14. Benko

    Benko

    Dec 16, 2014
    Tokyo, Japan
    The deal is done so I should get it next week and will post picture. From my research I saw more M-92 (5 strings) going for 1~1.2k mark, and cleaner, so the price was ok. If the neck is straight then I'd allocate a bit more to get it professional refinish. Thanks for all your advices
     
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  15. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    I see my work here is done, carry on.
     
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  16. Benko

    Benko

    Dec 16, 2014
    Tokyo, Japan
    Ok it arrived.

    Well not completly surprising but frets are quite worn and pots are noisy.
    - The neck looks straight though (and nice)
    - The self-made paint job is terrible
    - the bridge looks mis aligned (maybe from the paintjob?)
    - B string buzz a lot (i'll try to adjust at the bridge)

    Right now it's not really playable so i'll bring it to a shop at least for a new paint job and let's see what they say on a fret dressing / plek / pot cleaning (change?), probably n another 500-600 dollars to add but i want to give it a chance (neck is wonderful, pick up sounds good and it's light)

    Also i got to choose the color (sparkle? shell pink? candy red?)




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  17. GeoffGould

    GeoffGould Commercial User

    Jan 10, 2004
    San Francisco
    owner of G. Gould Basses
    classic hot M92 colors were candy apples. Red, green, whatever!
     
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  18. bassmike2010

    bassmike2010

    May 28, 2010
    Houston
    dusty hill.jpg

    Rest in peace, Brother.
     
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  19. landrybass

    landrybass

    Oct 23, 2011
    Atlanta GA
    Curious if anyone could ID this bass. Seems like an odd mix of old and newer parts? I like the idea but something about it seems off.

     
  20. Fred312b

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

    Apr 23, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    Well if it’s a 2012 neck, it should have a truss rod/relief adjustment system, and they weren’t using neck plates then either, so it is weird. But who knows- if it was for an artist, they could have requested all that…
     
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