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The poor mans modulus q5

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by drewphishes, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. BassikLee

    BassikLee Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 13, 2004
    Deltona, FL
    Owner: Brevard Sound Systems
    Bottom one is a GV.
  2. songwriter21

    songwriter21 I have an obsession for wood. The musical kind. Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2005
    Sponsored by Hipshot
    My custom '06 Cirrus just slams, stacks up to any boutique bass I've ever tried, and I've tried just about them all. The neck straightness, sustain, tension, action, and growl are unbelievable.
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2017
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  3. BassikLee

    BassikLee Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 13, 2004
    Deltona, FL
    Owner: Brevard Sound Systems

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  4. Jones64

    Jones64 Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2015
    Boulder CO
    Longtime Mod guy. IMHO I found the Cirrus basses to feel good with great craftsmanship, but not enough low end booty for my taste even with equaling them. The density of the note wasn't there for me if that makes anisettes. I wanted to love them, but think they are just really good basses.
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  5. madbass6

    madbass6 Inactive

    Jan 13, 2009
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    yeah rite!!! just cuz they both share graphite necks doesn't make them compatible in no way/shape/or form! HELL NO!!
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    Picked mine up around that time, too. Great basses. Only wish they had expanded to other electronics for different tones. Quality holds up to most of my handmade stuff, just lacked certain options back then. I'd kill for an unlined fretless 6.
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  7. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) mmm Woody! Supporting Member

    yes you are wrong :/
  8. rogerbmiller

    rogerbmiller Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2003
    Peavey G all the way.

    G Gould is reasonably priced but not for a poor man.
  9. nyde7


    Jun 27, 2005
    You have not tried a Peavey Cirrus (not the BXP model the US model). Many pros use these till they get their customs.
    Here is a GV at Reverb: Peavey GV G5 USA 5 String Graphite Modulus Neck (not mine just googled it)
  10. drewphishes

    drewphishes Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2017
    Yea the gv ended a while ago. Also the price is ridiculous id rather get a real q5 forthat
  11. REV

    REV Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    I believe Modulus made the necks for the Peavey basses. I found the Peavey graphite necked basses to be a little one dimensional compared to a Modulus. Status basses are nice. Modulus basses can still be had through Planet Bass.
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  12. drewphishes

    drewphishes Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2017
    No ibanez or yamaha 5 strings that do the job?
  13. Peter Weil

    Peter Weil Seeker of The New Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2000
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Modulus did not make the necks for the Peavey GV; just the Brian Bromberg model. I know someone who used to work there in production.
  14. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    You're probably not going to find a Quantum for that kind of money.

    Since they lack graphite necks, probably not. Again, the graphite neck is THE defining characteristic of the Quantum. 35" scale would probably be the second.
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  15. If you don't mind the headless stigma, a Steinberger q5 is close sound wise. They have a graphite "blend" neck, and emg pups that are configured as 'p' pickups. Find one that has a HAZ preamp. They are going up in value since ned passed, but you may get lucky and find a good deal on one. I've owned both, and still have the Steinberger, and I'd have to think long and hard about letting it go.
  16. BassikLee

    BassikLee Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 13, 2004
    Deltona, FL
    Owner: Brevard Sound Systems

    Have you OWNED both? I have. The Peavey GV is a great bass, period.
  17. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA

    Okay...tell us then. What is the poor man's Modulus?
  18. fuzzychaos


    Mar 17, 2008
    Sorry, but I have problems taking anyone seriously that uses "rite" and "cuz" in their posts. However, the USA Peaveys hold their own with many much *more* expensive brands, including Modulus.
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  19. An early peavey cirrus (where it says peavey in block letters) is as close as you get to the real deal but it's not the same. Owned an early and a late USA cirrus (the one with script instead of block letters) and the early was much better made. Played a buddies 90's q5 and it was insanely better. It wasn't that the early peavey was bad or even the late peavey but the modulus was just a damm champ.
  20. Also, I've played the foreign stuff, you can go ahead and replace the word stuff with a four letter word of your choice. They legitimately kill a lot of American stuff but nowhere near the quality of the early cirrus'.
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