Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jon Burnet, Apr 4, 2003.

  1. Jon Burnet

    Jon Burnet

    Jan 21, 2001
    Memphis, TN
    Went bass window shopping today with the misses and played a couple of really nice moduli... and it got me thinking.. what gives modulus and zon's that ZING.. is it the graphite or is it the bart pre amp? just wondering..
  2. neptoon


    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    i dunno, man....but i love my zon
  3. xush


    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    The Pedulla's have it too, in my opinion, and they have a coated board; so my guess is that is definitely has something to do w/ the combo of superhard board and Barts. It's a nice recipe for sure!

    I have played a few Mod's I didn't care for; seemed to me I liked the EMG ones, they seemed warmer though still suffficiently zingy/tangy/zesty. Dang, now I'm craving something lemony...

    The ones you played have composite boards, yeah?
  4. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    I'm gonna say that the composite neck/fingerboard is what gives these basses their "zing", especially the Zon Fretlesses.

    There's just something magic about a Zon fretless....

  5. Halftooth

    Halftooth Supporting Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    Tri-Valley, NorCal
    I have 2 Modulus basses and I can say that it's definitley the phenolic board/graphite neck that gives it it's character sound. It's not the bart preamp as I have the same pre on other basses, and they aren't as zingy in sound. The Mods with the EMG electronics to me sound even brighter. I think the Barts mellow the sound out a bit.
  6. Zon Bass

    Zon Bass

    Jan 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX
    Who cares what makes it happen, just as long as Joe keeps on making it happen.
  7. Jon Burnet

    Jon Burnet

    Jan 21, 2001
    Memphis, TN
    i care cause i have a zing addiction i need to get a fix for!
  8. hands5


    Jan 15, 2003
    good 'ol USA/Tampa fla.
    Then go buy a MM Stingray,it has all the ZING you would want,and then some
  9. Jon Burnet

    Jon Burnet

    Jan 21, 2001
    Memphis, TN
    my old screen name was stingrayguy......

    i need to sound like trip, oteil , manthing.........without practicing...this will do it right?;)
  10. pmkelly


    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    I had the chance to play a modulus q 5 about a month ago... It scared me! :p That bass sounded so good it hurt! I would get one in a heartbeat... If I wasn't so broke!