Please help - Modulus VJ question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Direct Box Rox, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. Direct Box Rox

    Direct Box Rox Silence = Deaf

    Feb 12, 2012
    I take it that if a Modulus VJ bass was active, that there would be a battery plate on the back of the body - correct? Or do they put the battery under the control plate on the front? Also - does anybody own a passive VJ? If so, I'm sure it sounds drastically different then a VJ w/ active electronics.

    I've seen some VJ's around but w/ no batt compartment so I've assumed they are passive. I'm just wondering what a passive VJ sounds like w/ EMG's in it.

    Any feedback would be appreciated!
  2. Dan Bates

    Dan Bates

    Dec 18, 2017
    It's under the pickguard... (at least on mine it is)
  3. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Bootlegger guitars : S.I.T. Strings Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    Florida USA
    Some are active, some are passive

    Mine had a battery compartment
  4. Jose Bass

    Jose Bass

    Oct 20, 2018
    Mine is a 95. The battery fits under the chrome control plate. It barely fits. I have always wondered if it was upgraded before I bought it and wasn't professionally routed for a battery compartment.
  5. Chuck M

    Chuck M Supporting Member

    May 2, 2000
    San Antonio, Texas
    Some of them were shipped with Bartolini PU's. Some active and some passive.