Modulus Passive Bass (Bartolini pickup)

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by duderus, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. duderus

    duderus Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2012
    1.) What type of strings are shipped on new modulus basses?

    2.) I use DR's (High Beams) on my vintage p bass and love them. They bend great and have amazing feel and tone. The strings on new modulus are rougher but have a great tone. I am thinking of getting another pack of the strings that are shipped with the bass. So, my question is, should I try my favorite strings on this new toy? or keep going with the stock strings for tone flexibility. Both basses offer totally different tones if I don't which the strings.

    Thank you!
  2. duderus

    duderus Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2012
  3. testing1two

    testing1two Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    Southern California
    I don't know if they've changed recently but for years Modulus used custom spec D'Addario XL nickels 45-105 (35 for the high C and 130 for the low B). You used to be able to order sets directly from Modulus but they aren't on the website anymore. They are very similar to the standard XL170.
  4. TonyP-

    TonyP- Excuse me but you have your I-IV-V in my II-V-I Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    Boston Mass
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