I played a brand spanking new short scale Gibson Flying V bass and a 1995 Modulus Quantum "Sweetspot" 5er today. The Gibson was terrible. Ergonomically impossible to play without a strap, sounded muddy and tinny, string tension was almost painful to play and the 30" scale on this bass makes it feel and look like a toy. Pretty hefty for a smaller bass as well and expensive..... Approx $1300. The Modulus on the other and is a different beast completely.... Super low action with great playability, super light, ergonomic and great tone. I generally dislike EMG pickups, but the EMG sounds great IMO on this bass. best sounding B string I have ever played and it is a slap and shredding machine. In any case, I picked up my first Modulus today! I was amazed with the non-truss rod neck when I changed the strings to a different gauge..... Tuned up and perfect action! That is a first for me. In any case, I an a Gibson guy mainly (own 2 Les Paul basses, Les Paul Standard and Studio guitars and have a new Explorer bass on order), but IMO, it takes a different kind of bassist to play the new Flying V!!!