Spector. yeah! or umm Modulus

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pesci1313, Aug 16, 2001.

  1. OK see i was all decided i was getting a spector euro serious right, but then i was in the store today, and they don't carry them anywhere near me but this guy had a modulus. it was the one at the namm show a few years back he said, well he let me mess around on it. its kinda the setup of the flea bass, one pickup and such, it was before the flea though. but anyway so i play it, love it. love the feel of the graphite, LOVED the bart pickup and electronics, and the neck felt like i could play it all day. but i dunno, the thing is the one pickup always gets me, versatility issues and such. i dunno, and also the mod might be more expensive, and before i wanted a mod but shied away cause of price and didn't like the flea. now i am reconsidering. sorry that was long but i guess thats why i took english class. so what should i do, i love the mod, like spector but the mod sound was great and i know i love it(but will i love the flea) what do i do? what price can i get flea bass at? and is the flea bass versitile enough and a strong a bass as other mod basses? thanks for any input
  2. I've only recently played a Spector and I loved it!
    Never played a Flea bass though, although I heard talk that the Flea bass isn't as good as the Musicman even though it costs more.
    Either bass will be fairly expensive though. Sorry I can't be of more help, but which bass do you think felt better to play?
  3. oddentity

    oddentity Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    If you didn't like the Flea bass, you could look around on the second-hand market for a used Modulus Quantum or Quantum "Sweetspot" (those only had one pickup).
  4. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Modulus makes a great bass. So great that I bought one in 1994. It was a beautiful green flame top Quantum series (2 pickup model).

    I loved the Modulus so much that after a year I traded it in for a red-stain Spector NS-4. Haven't looked back;)
  5. ThunderStik

    ThunderStik Guest

    Jun 25, 2001
    Claremore OK.
    Having owned both the only one thats still around is the spector.
  6. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    I just recently got to play the Czech Spectors, and I loved them. I just about bought an NS5CRFM that same day, but the wife woulda killed me.:(

    I also got to play a Modulus Quantum 5 that same day. I really liked that, too. It had the Bart pups and preamp, and I thought it sounded pretty good. Didn't seem to be sterile sounding, like I have read that they can be. Might have been the Barts though. I haven't played one with EMG's yet. Damn nice bass, but it cost $2500. Little too much for me right now.

    I also played a Flea Bass 4. It also had a Bart pup in it. I wasn't too impressed with the Flea, especially when I compared it to a used Stingray they had there. If I was gonna go Modulus, it would definitely be a Quantum. No doubt about it.
  7. CaptainWally

    CaptainWally Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2000
    Sandy Eggo, CA
    hey - one vote here for modulus

    i've owned many basses (sigh) and having
    sold my lakland, have settled on a Q5.

    i think they sound best with the Barts.

    they are crystal clear w/ no dead spots
    and stand up to serious road abuse.

    nothing wrong w/ specs but it sounds like
    you were getting the bug. only way to
    know for sure is to play them side by
    side if you can.
  8. phogchris

    phogchris www.scarsoflife.com

    May 27, 2000
    Boca Raton, FL
    I bought a Modulus Quantum 5 about a year and a half ago and couldn't be more happy with it!!! And, I bought a Czech Spector 5 about 6 months ago and returned it after about 3 weeks...my problem was that the Spector was way too heavy and I didnot like the string spacing or the neck thru body.....my vote is for the Modulus, IF you are looking for that hifi sound...
  9. DarkMazda


    Jun 3, 2000
    I Wonder answer Nino will say on this one :D Modulus?! Possibly!!

  10. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I say go with a Carlo Robelli or a Jay Turser. :p:D

    In all seriousness, I'd suggest....

    ...a Spector (SUPRIZE!!!!!) Musician's Friends still has the Discontinued "dot inlay" NS-4 CR's in stock for $899.99!!!!!! The newer "Crown inlay" NS-4 CR's sell for $1349.99!!!. The only other difference between the dot & the crown is the crown has a better grade of quilted maple. This is only asthetic. The grade of maple used dosen't affect the sound. I bought one of the NS-5 CR as a back-up to my USA NS-5 & I love it!!!!!

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  11. yes of course i predicted nino's reply, and that is the exact way i'm planning on getting the spector, which is why the modulus would be a huge price jump that probably don't have the money for at all. considering the cheapest mod i could find was still 1300+ and spector euro for 900, i want both actually eventually but the mod will come a ways down the line and will be a Q4 with barts definately, and green, most definately green. til then i think i'm goin with the spector for financial reasons(as long as they don't run out of stock at MF, would you stop promoting them nino :D ) anyway thanks for all the input, but basically in the end, money talks, sucks that way.