Modulus neck on this fleabass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jazzbasstoflea, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. el murdoque

    el murdoque

    Mar 10, 2013
    frankly, i would not spend $799 on a neck to upgrade a $300 bass.
  2. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    Westchester, NY
    +1. Also, Modulus basses are a total package...not just a neck.

    With that said, your link is dead so I couldn't even say whether you'd be able to put one on your bass. You may have a very haad time even finding a Modulus neck right now, they don't come up for sale very often and there are rumors about the company going under.
  3. Jazzbasstoflea


    Jul 9, 2013
    Yes that normally would sound very logical, but I've bought this bass as Bass to be upgraded, modified in anyway. since I already have Musicman Stingray, I am looking for something new. a Project to keep me bizzy, I've read on this subject. And it seemed to me buying a 800$ to 1200$ bass and then totally changing it would be such a waste. If I am to buy a Fender Jazz bass I'd keep it in original condition.

    Since this bass is cheaper I wouldn't be so afraid changing things about it.

    So do you think it would be good for a frankenstein bass?
  4. Jazzbasstoflea


    Jul 9, 2013
    you got a point there. There is also a lot special about a full modulus. but my wife thinks 2 2000$ basses are a bit overkill, she already thought the stingray was an utter waste of money but let me buy it since it made me happy haha.

    so I am looking for alternative to get that great graphite neck I've heard so much about it.

    It would be very sad of the company was going to shut down, they've made some beautifull basses.
  5. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011
    Current status of the company notwithstanding, Modulus has offered replacement necks to fit standard Fender bolt-on neck pockets for the entirety of their ~40 year history.

    Whether you want to refer to a parts bass w/ a Modulus neck as a "Modulus" bass is more a semantic issue than an ethical one imho.
  6. Jazzbasstoflea


    Jul 9, 2013
    I'm not calling it a modulus bass, I am just really interested in the feeling of the graphite neck that that specific neck has to offer