Traded Buckeye for Spruce...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jeff Rader, Jul 12, 2002.

  1. The deal is done.

    Traded the Buckeye DP - and a considerable amount of cash :rolleyes: - for a new Modulus Q-5 hollowbody.

    I wanted something with a different sound from my Sadowsky so I was looking at a Fodera Vic Wooten and this Modulus. Both were certainly fine, but the Modulus just has something special.

    Here's the specs:
    - Spruce top hollowbody
    - Crazy quilted mahogany body
    - Chechen fretboard
    - Special order Aero pups
    - Aggie preamp (Volume, Volume, Treble boost, Bass boost)
    - Why, it even has a trussrod...

    REALLY great workmanship. The fretwork and woodworking is outstanding. Not a glue seam to be found. The setup is nice and low. The tone is warm and clean - kinda has an alto voice to it. It should cut thru nicely.

    I'm happier now...





  2. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    Nice bass, Jeff. I'd better stop looking at the pictures or I'll need a bucket to catch the drool.;) Hope this one works out better for ya.
  3. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    Very Nice. That's the first bass to give me serious GAS in a while. My next bass will be a hollowbody, but it's going to be a fretless.

    I hope you enjoy it.
  4. RS


    Aug 27, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    How does that sucker sound? Can you hear that the hollow body has an effect on the sound?

    Very nice. May I ask how much cash you had to give with the DP for it? How much is that thing new?

    Looking down at his plain tobacco burst Q5,
  5. There were 3 other Qs. I thought this one had a more rounded tone than the others. Very open sounding. Great sustain. Not brittle sounding at all. It actually sounded more like the Fodera than it did the other Modulus.

    Crap - I am just not good at describing tone!! Sorry! :D

    List price was $4400. Of course, that's list. The Aeros, Aggie pre and the hollowbody option drove the price.

    I'd rather not say how much I got for the DP. Let's just say it was fair amount and I had no regret doing the trade. None. I prefered doing a local deal.

  6. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Beautiful bass!!!!

    Glad to see you posted the obligatory pics.

    And yes, I am jealous. I want one of those to go along with my solid body Q5 really really really bad.:(
  7. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA

    post post post!!!!


    lovely bass, i have a soft spot for hollows.

    i may have a couple of surprizes coming my way in the next month or so.


  8. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    Nice catch! :)

    To bad you the DP didn´t work out for you though... But this one looks like it makes up for it :)
  9. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Yummy! That's one gorgeous bass, and the f-holes are cool. :) Most of the semi-hollow Moduluses I've seen lately don't have them. I didn't realize Modulus offered Aeros as an option these days, either.


  10. They don't - this bass was custom designed for Larry Morgan Music in Garland (outside of Dallas). They (L.M. Music) had the Aeros made for this bass and then sent to Modulus for installation. I think it's a good combination.

  11. RedV


    Mar 19, 2002
    Eustis, FL
    Nice bass, Jeff. I LOVE the back of that thing...absolutely gorgeous:)

  12. boomerang

    boomerang Guest

    Dec 9, 2001
    simple question. what are Aero's ?
  13. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
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    Jeff that is a very Beautiful bass!!!!
  15. tummage


    Apr 23, 2002
    New Orleans, La
    That bass is soooo.... purty.
    Nice trade. LM music huh.
    Sorry I couldn't get to the DP though.

  16. patrickj


    Aug 13, 2001
    Baltimore, MD
    seems a lot of people are getting rid of their DP basses.. :confused: :confused:
  17. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    that kinda makes my heart ache.

    i'm sure DP does some FINE work.

    seems the bass crowd is like a kelp forest, flowing with the tide.

    there must be a bunch of satisfied customers.

    maybe the trick is to keep it simple...who knows?

  18. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Yes, it's beaut, indeed, but it needs just one thing: A piece of black electrical tape over "Modulus."
  19. gfab333


    Mar 22, 2000
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    a very cool looking bass! I'd love to hear it on a gig, or even a sound clip. The modulus graphite neck with a hollow body sounds very interesting.
  20. Prague77


    Aug 20, 2001
    Waco, TX
    my thoughts exactly munji lol