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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tumbao, Jun 22, 2002.
I'd like to get a Flea 5... but 35 scale!?!
I don't know about you, but I like em, especially the Quantum 5 w/EMG's!!!!
who's badmouthing them??
Uh...the Flea bass is a 34" scale neck...?
Modulus basses are excellent! Great feel and tone from both barts and emgs. I would love to own one!
Had a fretless M92 once. Just couldn't get into the graphite board. I guess I'm into the wood boards. Bass was light as a feather, though, and pretty. Just a little too bright tone wise, but I know that's what some cats are looking for.
I'm into the tone, but I hate the skinny necks. Totally wrong for my hands.
I love mine. I have a Quantum 5 with Bart pups and 3 band eq.
You are not gonna find a Flea 5 with 35" scale, they are 34". The only way to get a 35" scale single pickup Modulus, AFAIK, would be to get a Quantum 5 Sweetspot.
Me too! Mine is wonderful.
Love my Q6 with Barts and granadillo board.
Pricing and availability in Germany/Europe have keep me from looking into them.
There are so many small German companies who build great basses, so my next bass probably won't come from overseas.
Yeah, baby! Modulus is the way to go, imho. My Q4 is my main baby, while my Q6 is the backup, for now. I've got a fretless Q6, too. Looking to get a Q5 this fall, perhaps a used one.
I tend to like the used Quantums w/EMGs from the early to mid 90's. There's something about those PU's that are just very consistant and not as bright as today's versions.
Funny...the two great sounding used Mod's that I've owned where from '91, too...one of which I still own. I guess that was they're "pre-cbs" days, hehe,haha.
Of course, every individual bass has its own mojo, but IMO, one of the greatest attributes of Modulus basses is consistency. I have probably played at least a dozen different ones before and after buying my Q5, and they were all remarkably similar and equally excellent.
I have no experience with small run hand builders such as Sadowsky, but as far as production basses, I can't think of another builder with an equally impressive record.
Couldn't have said it better myself. I too played several Quantums, a few Fleas, and a few of the Genesis and VJ models. Every one of them played just as perfect as the next.
Count me in as a Modulus fan. Of all the basses I've owned and sold, the one I wish I would have kept was a Modulus Q6. Great playability and I love that distinct Modulus tone.
My Q5 should be getting here (hopefully) in the next 3 - 4 weeks. (Ordered it back the last part of March.)
I'm as anxious as an expectant father!
Another Modulust victim
eh...don't like 'em too much. i played one with barts, and it didn't have any growl - sounded like your typical bart equipped bass. lots of lows and highs and hardly any mids. the one with EMG's i played sounded too harsh.
and i hate gloss finished necks.
but like most basses - i'm sure i could find a configuration that would please me, i just haven't yet. and they sure LOOK pretty.
No one instrument is going to please everyone. Re Modulus: bassists who prefer vintage tone often don't like them. There are many advantages to a composite neck, but vintage tone lovers accept the "warts" inherent in wood necks.
To put it another way: not everyone desires the greater clarity and sustain that a composite bass provides.
I love my Modulus, but I also enjoy my traditional passive basses.
Agreed. But, you can get Modulus neck with a "satinized" finish - which is how I ordered mine.