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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by xlows, Oct 23, 2006.

  1. xlows


    Oct 21, 2006
    I'm looking into getting a Modulus Quantum 6 secondhand and some opinons on them from owners would be great, but I thought I might as well make a thread for you (us hopefully-and that being Modulus owners) guys while I was at it.
  2. I have owned 2 of them in the past. Mine were early 90's. I had a fretted Quantum 5 bolt on with the bartolini pickups and cocabolo top and gold hardware, and an M-92-5 sweetspot fretless in candy apple red, gold hardware, and pearl pickguard. Both basses were very nice, but heavy. At the time I was using Ken Smith strings on all of my basses and didn't care for them on the Modulus. The Modulus has a 35" scale length, and with the Smith strings the silk windings were over top of the nut. This deadened the sound of the bass. I eventually used a razorblade to cut the silks before installation. But it was a pain to have to.
    I eventually sold them and went back with Pedulla basses.
  3. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    I've owned two in the past and currently own one. They are incredible basses. I prefer Bart pickups over the EMGs. I'm also contemplating replacing my Barts with Nordstrands when he comes out with a replacement. You can't go wrong. Quantums are classic.
  4. Come on AJ, it's Zon over Modulus though, right? Post some pics of the 6-string sister to my Legacy!

    Anyway ^_^;;

    I owned a Modulus Quantum. It was a little to thin sounding with the Bartolini setup and I did not dig the 35'' scale length all that much. I also felt like the EQ really was not apparent.
  5. GSRLessard14

    GSRLessard14 All-Things-Claypool Enthusiast

    Jun 23, 2005
    Newington, CT
  6. Sorax


    Sep 9, 2005
    Sydney, Australia
    I'm interested in the Q5 fretlesses. Anyone had experience with these?
  7. fishstix


    Feb 28, 2006
    I have two Modulus basses, a Q5 and a Q6. The Q5 has a bubinga top EMGs and the EMG pre with the sweepable mid. The Q6 has a Chechen top Barts and an Aguilar OBP3 pre. I have both strung up with DR Extra Black Beauties. The action on my 6 is set up much better as it actually has a truss rod for adjustment as opposed to my older Q5 that does not. I really don't use my Q5 much anymore other than as a backup. The sound of the Barts with the Aguilar pre is way more of what I'm into now and the better playability of the Q6combine to make my Q5 a bit of a relic for me.
  8. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    I have a Modulus Q6 with Maple top. Bart Pickups and 18Volt Bart Preamp.

    The tone is consistent from the B to the C string. The C string can be sometimes too "thin" sounding.

    Action is the best on the planet. Tone is great and very special. You will find that in a band situation you should cut some lows (Bart Setup) to add more definition.

    Soloed... is the clearest sounding bass I have ever had. Lots of clarity and definition.

    I did some mods to mine. I added series/parallel/single coil switches to my P-ups. It can sound amazing with those combinations.
  9. I have an older M-92 5-string with an EMG (18v). I've always put DR Lo-Riders on it and I love the sound. I don't use it for everything, but you can't beat the B string and I think it sits well in the mix for Rock, For more jazzy stuff I just bump up the bass and cut the treble. I'd get a Q6 if I had the Money.
  10. the_home

    the_home Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2005
    Pensacola, FL
    I have a Q4, which was my main bass until I moved up to 5 strings (and Roscoe). Loved the Quantum so much I picked up a VJ with villex pickups. Very versitile bass with a broad pallet of sounds. I'd love to pick up a Q5 sometime, but budgets are tight these days.
  11. I currently own a Quantum 6 from 1991 with mahony body, zebrawood top, barts and an OBP-3. Also have a 1997 black sparkle Flea with OBP-1 and the Lane Poor pickup! Both incredible basses!
  12. I paid 1600 for mine... worht every penny and more!
  13. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    I have owned two in the past--a Q5 and a Q6. They were both great basses. Mine had the Bart/Bart setups in them, which I greatly prefer over the EMG's. I might own one again someday, who knows.
  14. imaroxtarrr


    Sep 24, 2006
    I have Custom Modulus Flea FBJ5! It was made for the '03 NAMM show, and unlike a regualr Flea bass it has a AAAA maple top stained in a dark cherry. It also has bartolini pickups and NTBT preamp. The B string sounds great too!

    The Modulus necks are awesome...no dead spots or shifting...but I think I might like the sound of wood better. I am not sure to be honest! I love the clarity and evenness of this bass, but it doesn't have that sound that a wood bass would have.

    I am thinking of selling this bass for something with a wood neck...what do you all think?
  15. Pickebass

    Pickebass Supporting Member

    Jul 12, 2004
    San Antonio, TX
    I have a Q6 fretless and a Modulus Genesis. They are great basses and worth the money.My Q6 does not have a trussrod and that has not been a problem. The instrument is 10 years old. I also owned a VJ4 and it was great also. Get it.... enjoy!!!
  16. imaroxtarrr


    Sep 24, 2006
    i think i might sell that bass....if you are interested hit me up!

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