Modulus Vertex?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ezrs, Dec 4, 2009.


  1. ezrs

    ezrs

    Sep 24, 2008
    Hey all,
    ever seen one of these before? any info on them?
    pictures taken from basscentral.com
    modulus_prototype2.jpg
    modulus_prototype3.jpg
     
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  3. pmcd

    pmcd

    Feb 22, 2006
    Denver,CO
    That really is the new Modulus model. Not sure what to think....
     

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  4. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    I like it! It's like the Explorer and the Big Al had a graphite baby. Do they make a 5'er?
     
  5. Christian Waiau

    Christian Waiau Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    las vegas/maui, nevada/hawaii
    Endorsing Artist: Spector, Aguilar, Darkglass
    oooooh... i like... i wonder if they make a 5
     
  6. Sound Chaser

    Sound Chaser

    Mar 19, 2005
    Lockport, NY
    I REALLY want to buy one of those and throw a couple Darkstars and a custom pickguard on it.
     
  7. ThumbyAche

    ThumbyAche Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2005
    Denver, Colorado
    I couldn't say anything but now that the pics are out... I played a prototype of this bass. The neck is like the Flea bass so it's chunkier than the VJ neck for those that might want to know. It's a cool body shape, good balance. There was still some question as to what the pickup would be but I think they settled on Bartolini. At the time, there was no mention of a 5-string version but makes sense.
    When I played it, I remember that I didn't like the pickguard design. I thought it should be placed under the strings to the truss rod but that was just for slapping purposes. Too much space between the strings and body with the way they have it now (for those that slap IMO). I would want one of these if it had a VJ neck and a different pickguard. That is just me though.
     
  8. MikeBass

    MikeBass Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2003
    Ferndale MI.
    Artist: Xotic Basses/AccuGroove
    Modulus copied the EBMM Big Al?????
    :eyebrow:
     
  9. Too much unused space on the body. :meh:
     
  10. ThumbyAche

    ThumbyAche Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2005
    Denver, Colorado
    I think it's more like a Carvin-Dolphin-Al.. IMO
     
  11. i like how the advertisement talks about the price like people would think its some off brand of modulus when its still almost 2,500 bucks. Im not a fan of those body types but i love the look of modulus necks
     
  12. yeah i can see a little of that carvin sb4000 in there.
     
  13. Interesting... Carvin setting the style trend?
     
  14. ThumbyAche

    ThumbyAche Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2005
    Denver, Colorado
    I agree...maybe a Musicman style pickguard. That would solve the space under the strings issue for me (for slap). Not that this bass is for slapping..just saying.
     
  15. StephenR

    StephenR

    May 21, 2009
    SF Bay Area
    I love my Quantum bass but the look of this one leaves me cold.
     
  16. 4stringman

    4stringman

    Oct 12, 2008
    Memphis, Tn
    Man i really dig that, its kinda t-birdish
     
  17. pedulla-2007

    pedulla-2007

    Sep 2, 2008
    texas
    Inbred, crossbreeding can sometimes give you fugly, dramatic results apparently!:bag:
     
  18. elgecko

    elgecko

    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Hats off to Modulus for not "selling out" and marketing cheap off-shore Moduli or even worse, wood-necked Moduli :eek:. It's sad to see so many "boutique" builders selling off their names these days :ninja:
     
  19. jazzbo58

    jazzbo58 Bassist for My Man Godbey Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    New Orleans, LA USA
    I don't mind the body shape. But I'm staying with my Quantum 4.

    Cheers,
    Jim