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Modulus Vintage J

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by endmelody, Aug 21, 2001.

  1. endmelody


    Dec 25, 1999
    This Me'shell Ndegeocello(did I get that right?) sounds really awesome! All of it comes from her hands, sure, but how important is the bass(mosulus vintage J) in her sound?
    The sound on her albums is close to the coolest "growlin'" I've ever heard!
    Anyone tried this bass? Is it as good as it sounds?
    How's the playability?
    Are the flatwounds important in her sound?

  2. EString


    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
    Mmm... Modulus VJ...
  3. I played one of these one time and it was very nice. I considered buying it but I had just sold my Fender Jazz to buy a five string so it would have defeated the purpose. Very nice instrument. Maybe it will be my number 2 bass.
  4. PJR


    Jun 20, 2001
    N.E. PA
    I picked up a 2000 Modulus VJ from a friend of mine a few months back.....

    The graphite neck has a very 'solid' feel to it and is as thin and fast as you would need.

    Mine came equipped with Antiquities for p/ups...
    ..which I soon had replaced w/ the original DiMarzio's....which I like better.

    Overall.....it's a solid bass...easy to play w/ that vintage 'J' look but modern graphite neck.

    I'll probably keep her a while....
  5. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Cool bass, but no cachet. I've seen them on ebay a couple of times and people wouldn't touch 'em. Me'shell endorses a lot of stuff; the only time I've actually seen her play the Modulus was on "Sessions".

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