Modulus P bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mebusdriver, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. I could have sworn I saw a guy playing a P bass made by Modulus the other night. I was pretty much running thru the bar trying to catch up with someone and only had a second to glance over and check out what was going on.

    Since then I've googled the **** out of this and cant find a trace or even a mod of a Modulus P anywhere...... Was I mistaken? If they exist, do they still make them?
  2. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Here's one:


    But to be fair, it's not factory. I don't know that they ever made factory Ps but I've seen plenty of Modulus franken Ps.
  3. It very well could have been a franken P. It was a solid red body with a single P and a Modulus neck. Idk......
  4. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Most of the ones I've seen had the older Bassstar necks (i.e. with the Fender-style headstock). At any rate, they're where it's at! :cool:
  5. danomite64


    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    There were some made in conjunction with Alembic way back about 30 years ago.
  6. vehement


    Jul 11, 2008
    Burlingame, CA
    There's one on BassCentral, it's a FU4 with P pick-ups, not the first I've seen:

    Modulus Basses
  7. Hoover

    Hoover Inactive

    Nov 2, 2007
    New York City

    Yep, ^^^this.

    I still remember playing a Frankenbass made from a Schecter solid rosewood body, Modulus BassStar neck, Bartolini P pickup, and Badass bridge way back when I was ~18 years old... and after about 5 minutes I had to put it down: It was too much bass for me! At the time I wasn't good enough to be able to control such a monsterous sound.

    Geez I'd kill for that bass now...
  8. jpmod


    Jun 25, 2009
    Builder:Modulus Graphite & J Perman Guitars
    John Hopkins of the Zac Brown Band

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  9. rockstarbassist

    rockstarbassist Inactive

    Apr 30, 2002
    The Woodlands, TX
    Endorsing Artist: HCAF
    I had a custom VJ Bass w/ a Dimarzio P/J setup. They actually will make you almost anything you want, given you have time to wait. :thu:
  10. zbb.bass


    Apr 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Endorsing Artist: Peavey, Modulus, Ernie Ball
    I love that bass. I thought I had the only one, but a buddy of mine saw an exact duplicate at Atlanta Bass Gallery. I'm pretty sure I got the first one. I haven't heard anything about mass production...

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  11. That's who I saw playing a modulus p.
  12. tdub0199


    Mar 4, 2010
    Atlanta, Ga.
    Tell Zack we miss him back in good ole Carrollton, Ga. I remember seeing Zack at the local bars all the time back in the day......
  13. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    Years ago Modulus made replace P-bass necks in the Bassstar line. They were exact replacements. Now days, you can buy a VJ Neck or a Quantum neck replacment necks for like $500 and $700 respectively
  14. If you can see them live you really need to! They are incredible live. The band is awesome.