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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Chasarms, Jan 24, 2002.

  1. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    Well I sent off the G&L Tuesday to California. Someone snatched up the JD5 this morning, so it is going to ship out tomorrow morning. Also to California. Don't you guys have any basses out there? I was very surprised that it took only four days to get my asking price of both.

    Please I am going to need a new avitar.

    UPS tracking tells me the Quantum 5 that I bought will show up at the door tomorrow.

    The UPS guy usually runs in the afternoon, so I am going to have to go like eight hours without a five string in my possession. I hope I survive it.

    I played the JD5 at rehearsal last night. I was a lot sadder than I thought I would be. I figured I'd miss the L2500 much more, but I haven't so far.

    Got a gig in front of 6000-7000 people Saturday night and I am planning on playing the Modulus. I hope 24 hours is enough time to get used to the 35 inch scale. I think I will take my fretless four just in case it is more weird than I think it is going to be.
  2. Gabu


    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    Stay tough, Champ. :)

    Good luck on your new bass. I hope you knock em dead at your show! :D
  3. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Hmn...G&L...or Modulus Q-5? You've made the right choice Chas. the Q-5 is about a tight 5 as you'll find!

    What color?
  4. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    LOOKOUT, Chas!!! I'm considering going to a psychotherapist because every time I see a UPS truck, I get a woodie.

    Just to make you feel worse, the bassist in a supporting band last night had a 2500. It sounded very good.......but not as vereerrry good as my Lakland Skyline.

    FWIW, I love the Quantum 5. What rarely gets mentioned about it, IMO, is that it is a very versatile bass depending upon which strings you use. It doesn't seem to favor any string design, IME.

    Let us know how you like it once you have some substantial fingertime on it.
  5. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Hey, when you're not happy w/a bass, you gotta sell it & hopefully not lose too much money in the process.

    I've been looking on eBay & I've seen some really NICE Quantum's!!!! I need some TUMS, to releive this GAS!!!
  6. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    I know I have posted this already, but he did ask :)


    Now it looks to me as if I sounded snooty in the above post. 6000 people is about three or four times more than I am used to. (Unless you count those watching on TV, which probably aren't as many as I would like to think) It is probably the biggest show I have played in at least 10 years. I would hate to screw it up because I can't play my bass.

    As for the strings thing, I have heard that they warm up to nickels much better than stainless. Thoughts?
  7. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    WOW!!!! That's nice!!!!!

    I thought the one I saw on eBay was nice. But yours is KILLER!!!!
    <img src="http://abacus.sj.ipixmedia.com/abc/M28/_EBAY_492168e5eb57ca31707e166cd1/i-1.JPG">
  8. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    Oh yeah, Q5, good move, man! I recently bought a used '99 Q6 and it's the ****. Rickbass1 is stone right-on, too, about the string thing. You got EMG's and composite board? I went for Barts and Granadillo board for a warmer sound on mine. But that Modulus high end is mighty transparent!
  9. progplayer


    Nov 7, 2001
    I owned a Q-5 in sweet spot greenstone last year but GAS u know.

    Awesome bass and I almost had it stolen at one gig!!!!! I caught the puke kid walking away with it. "Oh sorry, it looks just like my guitar case" I just stared at him with an angry look and told him to hand me the case back before something happens. Bitter? Me yes. I had my Kubicki Ex-Factor stolen at a gig....I literally had tears in my eyes. Ever since then, I handcuff the case to my wrist...well....my eyes are open.

    You got an awesome bass dood, good luck at ur gig!!!!!
  10. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Humina humina humina! That is a NICE quilt. And I even like the color. That is a sweet bass. I think that you won't miss that G&L to bad after you have that for a week or so.
  11. progplayer


    Nov 7, 2001
    Hmmmm, last year I was playing in a heavy metal style band, my old band, and tried nickels on the Q-5 and well I didn't think they worked for me in that application. Sounded dull. On my penta that is all i use, nickelwound....
  12. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    hey Chas, thats a nice looking bass, but I like the G&L just a bit more. Looks wise that is, havent played the mod to know which is actually the better of the 2.

    What kind of gig are you playing?
  13. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    Pre-congrats on the new Q5! I've got a nice quilt in greenstone and love it. Playability is awesome, and I've never heard a better B string anywhere.

    As mentioned, it can be a tonally flexible bass. I think it sounds just fine with the OEM D'Addario XLs, but I might try steels sometime. Mine has EMG electronics. I think the bart pups sound better, but I prefer the EMG pre. YMMV.

    As for 35" scale: the difference is a bit noticeable at first, and can be fatiguing, but I don't notice it any more. Note that I have a bad habit of digging in too much if I'm not careful, especially if I'm groovin' on a new axe, so maybe that was the problem. Still, I'd recommend taking it easy at first just in case.
  14. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    That's VERY true. Takes forever to find the "right" set of strings for the bass. Steel strings, at least in my experience, sound no good, too. Of course, I don't like EMGs on them, either. But I've never had another bass that required this much string experimentation.
  15. lazybassass


    Jan 23, 2002
    man thats a thing of beauty.6000 people i'd think i'd crap my pants.id love to be able to do that sumday.but for now im ok just doing what im doing playing gigs for a or 4 or 5...............people not hundred or thousand.lol
  16. petch

    petch Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    Medina, Ohio
    I have two 35" and two 34" scale basses. In all honesty I have never noticed that much of a difference in playing them... of course, some players may feel differently. Anyway, that is an awesome bass and have a GREAT gig!
  17. Gabu


    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    I just wanted to post this pic again. I am going to buy one of these basses just for the way they look. Dang! Whata beaut! :D
  18. RS


    Aug 27, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    My Modulus Q5 has the best sounding B I have heard. Better than any G&L or Fender 5 I've played.
  19. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I need a Q5!...Well...after the Pentabuzz, and the MTD, and the FBB, and the Pushic and the....

    Well, you get the picuture. One of these day's I'd like to own a Modulus...but there's SO much out there, it's hard to sit still with one bass like that. Ya' know, GAS attacks and whatnot.
  20. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    Well. I just spent the first two hours with the bass. My wife knows me so well she didn't even bother to ask. She just put the kids to bed and went to the mall.

    Anyway. It is everything I hoped for. Tons of tight bottom and clarity. Getting used to the 35 scale is not that big a deal. It took about 10 minutes.

    One question I would like to ask. If I get nothing, I'll try over in strings. The strings that came on the bass are new and sound pretty good. They are exposed core and have gold silks. Any thoughts on the maker?


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