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Status Graphite Dealers

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rien, Oct 21, 2001.


  1. Rien

    Rien Guest

    Oct 6, 2001
    Dreamland.
    Does any one know where a Status Graphite dealer is in the state of Georgia?

    And on a totally different note, has anyone here ever played a Modulus Quantam(sp) Bass 4 string?
     
  2. berklee46

    berklee46 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2000
    MA
    I wouldn't bother trying to locate a dealer for Status basses. Rob will sell directly to you and cut out the middle-man.

    He's great to deal with and builds incredible instruments!
     
  3. RAM

    RAM

    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    I owned a Quantum for about 1-1/2 years. What would you like to know?
     
  4. Rien

    Rien Guest

    Oct 6, 2001
    Dreamland.
    Yeah, can you give me Idea about the sound, and how flexible it is, sound wise? Also, how is the slap tone? Thanks. Also, how much does it weigh?
     
  5. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    erm, that's a Modulus, not a Status.;)
     
  6. RAM

    RAM

    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    err...yeah...:D

    Although...I have played several Status' within the last 2 months...
     
  7. RAM

    RAM

    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    The weight was the best part.

    The feel of mine I think is different than the newer ones. If I remember correctly, Modulus destroyed their old neck mold a few years ago, probably sometime around when Gibson took over Modulus. Mine was a very flat radius, about 20". That's a preference of mine, anyway, but it's not for everybody. Also, the neck was very shallow but wide from E to G, meaning its string spacing was fairly wide.

    Some people like wider string spacing for slapping. It's got a TON of attack because of the graphite neck, so it's great for percussive playing styles. The same holds true for Status. I think Status is a little more versatile and prefer the neck shape in a Status to the old Modulus. But I can't comment on the newer neck shape of Modulus Quantum basses.

    The thing I couldn't get past in the Modulus or Status basses I've played is that the treble is very harsh and brittle on the top end. Brad Johnson has stated numerous times that to alleviate this problem, all you have to do is switch to nickel strings. Others say that using Bartolini pickups instead of EMG's helps tremendously. Those cases might be true, but I'm still not a fan of graphite. And, believe me...I really would like to be a fan;)

    One thing I really like about graphite is how clear the sound is! It's really very "piano-like" in the Modulus' and Status' I've played over the years...And, I also love the fact that the necks are so incredibly stable!!!

    Just not enough warmth in the sound. I'll stick with my Spector (and hopefully soon, an MTD or Elrick;))
     
  8. ThunderStik

    ThunderStik Guest

    Jun 25, 2001
    Claremore OK.
    I have owned both a Status and a Q4, to me the status was a far better instrument I got rid of it a few years ago and really regret it. On both IMO the barts are the way to go, I love emg's but they are not the optimum setup in either of these instruments. I bought the Q4 later to replace the status and IMO it couldnt do it. Actually the status electronics are very good.If you have a choice I say status. I later sold the Q4 and may be looking to get another status.
     
  9. RAM

    RAM

    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Stock EMG soapbars do NOT sound that way on any bass...I'd invite you to come check out my Spector;)However, it's an argument that many have made over the years, that Barts do sound better on a graphite bass than EMGs.
     
  10. Steve Mosher

    Steve Mosher

    Oct 23, 2001
    Both Status (GB) and Moses Graphite (US) have replacement necks for various Fender and Music Man Basses. Modulus (US) also offers a very limited bolt-on neck selection. Moses Graphite additionally offers a wide range of other bolt-on's for 4-, 5- and 6-string basses. As another poster stated, the sound of graphite necks varies by recipe; they are not all the same. It is worth checking out their websites to see what they have.;)
     
  11. RAM

    RAM

    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Well, perhaps my Spector DOES have a custom preamp (Hazlab). But, it's a tough argument to make that stock EMG soapbars always sound alike. Perhaps you've seen about a hundred million posts argue that sound is the sum of the parts, not just the pickups alone???
     
  12. RAM

    RAM

    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Well, perhaps my Spector DOES have a custom preamp (Hazlab). But, it's a tough argument to make that stock EMG soapbars always sound alike. Perhaps you've seen about a hundred million posts argue that sound is the sum of the parts, not just the pickups alone???

    I may be wrong, but I believe that custom EMG soapbars, if placed on a MIM Jazz would certainly sound a bit different than on a Carl Thompson-Les Claypool; wouldn't you agree?
     
  13. RAM

    RAM

    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    No apologies...I think we've all got valid opinions (except those who disagree with me j/k:D), and they're based on our own experiences.;)

    Still friends?:D
     
  14. RAM

    RAM

    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    I pm'd you back.

    BTW: if you pay close attention to me, sometimes I will contradict myself, too:)