Modulus Sweet Spot?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by p0k, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. p0k

    p0k I play the bass and design things.

    Feb 6, 2007
    Brockton, MA
    Hey guys, i am looking locally at a '93 Modulus Sweet spot, and the guy said something about it possibly being a "Prime Series" It has an EMG DC pup, with EMG BTC preamp, and I guess it has a Cocobolo board, no fret dots, and a solid alder (or ash, i am not too good at figuring that out) body. Are these rare at all? also, would do you think a good price would be?

    here are some pics
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  2. IdealWay


    Oct 18, 2006
    Asheville, NC
    I purchased a '96 Quantum 5 SweetSpot recently from an individual for $1200. Here's a shot:
    The one you're looking at has no finish upgrades, although the cocobolo board is (i think) a $200 upgrade. For it's age I'd say anywhere from $1100-$1400 would be reasonable. They are beautiful sounding basses, even with the one pickup I'm able to get a wide variety of tones. Cheers
  3. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    The fretboard definitely seems like a custom order. What I find really bizarre are the elephant ears. I'm pretty sure I've never seen them on a Q/SS. I wonder if they make the neck dive. Rare? Sure! Desirable? No idea.

    I might pay $800-$1,000 for it.
  4. IdealWay


    Oct 18, 2006
    Asheville, NC
    Ha, I didn't even notice that until you mentioned it, definitely a mod. Hell, for $800 I wouldn't care if it had been in an elephant's ass. That's a great deal!
  5. DeathDancer


    Oct 10, 2005
    Fairfax, VA
    No idea what he means by 'prime' series. The sweetspot is discontinued and I think alternative fretboards were custom order abck when the SS was still ebing made so I'd say $1200-$1300 is fair. I certainly wouldn't spend more then $1500 though. I got my SS turbo w/ tinted neck for around $1300 if that helps gauge the cost for you.

    Good luck!
  6. p0k

    p0k I play the bass and design things.

    Feb 6, 2007
    Brockton, MA
    evidently it has a drop A tuner as well... he was asking 1200 and i got him down to 1000. still pondering...
  7. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    :confused: That's someone with extra parts and too much time on their hands.

    If it's in decent condition, sounds good, balances well, and you like it, I say "go for it"!
  8. dancinDaveNY

    dancinDaveNY Guest

    Sep 27, 2001
    Western NY
    what are 'elephant ears'???? never heard of 'em.
  9. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    The "Quantum Prime" was a single-pickup Quantum model with an ash body and a rosewood (or pau ferro?) fretboard. I seem to recall it coming out about the same time as the Sweetspot and the M-92, but the ash body and rosewood board were the major distinguishing features, since neither came stock on any other Quantum at the time.

  10. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Inactive

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Really nice looking bass! Shame about the wooden fingerboard and elephants ears tuners, but I'm sure you could swap the tuners out...