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show your MODULUS!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by funkcicle, May 12, 2005.


  1. funkcicle

    funkcicle

    Jan 9, 2004
    Asheville, NC
    When I fell in love with a Modulus a few weeks ago I searched and read almost every post with the word "Modulus" in it.. what I was hoping to find(but didn't!) were pictures of Modulus basses owned by TBers.. a "show your Modulus" thread would have been great, i thought to myself.

    Well, I now own the Modulus I fell in love with, and I STILL think a "show your Modulus" thread would be great. A description of the bass to go with the pictures would be great.. I'll start with mine! (sorry the photos are low-quality, I don't have a quality digital camera right now).

    Modulus Vintage Jazz in white, genesis neck with chechen fingerboard. Bartolini passive J pickups with Aguilar preamp, body i BELIEVE is Alder but i could be wrong. I <3 my modulus.
     

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  2. lyle

    lyle Guest

    Jan 10, 2004
    Vernon, B.C. Canada
    wow what a killer modulus. I would love to play a genesis yet have never had the opportunity.
     
  3. primus_55

    primus_55

    Dec 28, 2004
    I saw a guy at a concert with a quantum 5. He played chromatical fantasy. Wow that bass has clarity.
     
  4. HMZ

    HMZ Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2003
    USA-Mineola
    I just bought this Modulus Flea bass. The carbon fiber neck is amazing this thing never goes out of tune.
     

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  5. BruceWane

    BruceWane

    Oct 31, 2002
    Houston, TX
    My Quantum 6 TBX (TBX = neck-through......very rare).
     
  6. BruceWane

    BruceWane

    Oct 31, 2002
    Houston, TX
    BTW, it's fretless. It's currently at HG Thor GuitarLab having the fretboard worked on. The material that Modulus used for the fretlines was apparently a bit softer than the composite fretboard and had worn away a little over the years, causing less than perfect "mwah" in some spots. So I'm having the entire board leveled and epoxy coated. While they're at it, I'm also having them remove the top dots, and the lines will be the same color as the top, except for 1/4" of white along the B string side of the neck.
     
  7. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    BW -

    When did Modulus stop producing the neck-through models? I remember seeing these some years ago - then suddenly I didn't...

    What kind of price are those currently fetching on the aftermarket? For a four-string? A five? A six?

    Thanks,

    MM
     
  8. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
    4 string quantums are really hard to find even now adays with the bolt on models.

    BTW BW beautiful bass
     
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  9. Whoohoo, another modulus thread :hyper: . I love modulus basses. This must be like the tenth time I've posted this in a modulus thread, but here is mine.

    Flea Bass 1

    Flea Bass 2
     
  10. funkcicle

    funkcicle

    Jan 9, 2004
    Asheville, NC
    Wow, nice axes! I didn't know Modulus made a neck-thru, very cool.
     
  11. BassFiddle63

    BassFiddle63

    Oct 4, 2002
    Oklahoma
    - Modulus Genesis 4
    - Blackstone on Alder body (Black back)
    - Matching Black headstock and back of neck
    - Bart 3 band & pups
    - Granandillo board


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  12. seansbrew

    seansbrew Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2000
    Mesa AZ.
    Here is my favorite bass.
     

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  13. My bass teacher has a six string TBX with a quilt top and an alder back...it's one of my favorite basses...unfortunately he'll never sell it...anyone know the current prices for them, and why modulus doesn't make neck through basses anymore?
     
  14. lyle

    lyle Guest

    Jan 10, 2004
    Vernon, B.C. Canada
    There are some flea's with a more rounded mm pup with coils expossed and a badass bridge. Then the other ones with the square mm pup and different bridge. Are these different years or options?
     
  15. 513rocks.com

    513rocks.com Supporting Member

    Sep 22, 2004
    Mason, Ohio
    thats probably the nordstrand mm replacement pup your talking about. some people replace the original pup with these to try to get a "stingray" type tone. the badass bridge is a modulus option.
     
  16. 1996 Modulus Quantum 6
    Sweetspot Pickup with the Turbo Option
    Bartolini Pickups and Preamp

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  17. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Good to see a couple of Q's floating around. I'm tired of Flea's getting all of Modulus' attention.
     
  18. andysvec

    andysvec Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2004
    Guam
    1992 Q5 w/sadowsky pre
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    1997 q6
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  19. Hope this image comes through OK....

    Flame Maple Top, spalted Maple fretboard, Cedar Neck. Bart 59S pickups with a Bart HR4.7 preamp....
     

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