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Picked this Modulus up from the Mars sell!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JRBrown, Dec 4, 2002.


  1. JRBrown

    JRBrown

    Jun 21, 2000
    North Carolina
    Went to the Mars closing sell and found this. Unlike a lot of their basses, this one is MINT/NEW! No dings, no scratches, no fingerprints, fresh! Built in June 2002, has a AAAAA top (per Modulus) and Barts.

    I really like graphite neck basses. This is replacing my Zon.
    IMO THE MODULUS IS A MUCH BETTER BASS GUITAR! ;)
    [​IMG]
     
  2. ldiezman

    ldiezman

    Jul 11, 2001
    Nashville
    Hey nice bass JR.. did you get that from the Mars In charlotte? If so I believe I have played that same bass.. and It was nice. congrats on the new toy :D
     
  3. JRBrown

    JRBrown

    Jun 21, 2000
    North Carolina
    Thanks.

    ldiezman, Yes, it is the same one you played at the Charlotte store. They brought it to the Raleigh store but I don't know why. (Maybe they heard about my Zon mishap ;)) .

    I was told that all guitars are going to be taken to the Charlotte store because that store will be open for an extra week.
     
  4. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nice bass, JR.:) Don't judge all Zons by the one that you bought.
     
  5. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
  6. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

  7. Sweet bass!!!

    How much did you get it for?
     
  8. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
  9. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    That's really nice. I'd like to have something like that. :)
     
  10. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    That is a beautiful looking bass. Aside from liking the neck, how does it sound and play?

    Dan
     
  11. ldiezman

    ldiezman

    Jul 11, 2001
    Nashville
    I didn't know they were staying open for an extended period.. I have never bought anything from the Mars in Charlotte, the guys that work there that I have encountered were jerks.

    But I remember that Mod. because it was the prettiest Modulus they had at the store, and it played nicely... not my type of bass, but a great bass non the less. Congrats again man ;)
     
  12. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    Very nice. Why is it cooler than the Zon?

    I have a Q5, but have been interested in a Zon.

    Chas
     
  13. RS

    RS

    Aug 27, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    How much did you pay for it, if you don't mind?
     
  14. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    JR had a bad experience with a used Zon Sonus Special which has a non standard preamp in it. There is a thread on it a few weeks back.
     
  15. I just got one too!!!!!
    Its amazing I,m just discovering all the sounds. Mine is a 99 with EMG's and 3 band eq with the semi parametric Mid.
    He HE He can hardly wait till the next gig
    Benton
     
  16. JRBrown

    JRBrown

    Jun 21, 2000
    North Carolina
    I wasn't going to say anything but: My Zon bass is one of a few (or more) that had a "different" Zon preamp in it. I was very, very, very dissappointed with the sound. My advice is, "Keep your Q-5 until you HEAR the Zon for yourself."
    [​IMG]
     
  17. rickreyn

    rickreyn

    Jun 16, 2000
    Lutz, Florida
    A bass like yours hung in our Mars for two years. It was purchased at the 30% discount level.

    But anyway, very nice bass.
     
  18. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    JR, you take very nice pictures.:) The Modulus and Zon both look awesome. I take it you are selling the Zon?
     
  19. JOME77

    JOME77

    Aug 18, 2002
    Georgia
    Nice looking bass JB! You realize of course that you've completed the circle (just in a different color)! But haven't we all! :D