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Modulus Basses

Cas Bitner (173)

Bass Equipment Forum · 11/26/2003 9:25 PM
I tried a four string Modulus the other day and I really liked it. I Play 5-string and i'm thinking a Q5 would be really nice, but i wonder how the B sounds. Does anyone on this forum own a Modulus? I would like to know from a long time user if it's really worth the money.
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11/26/2003 9:41 PM

Robert Claypool (31536) wrote:

Pat Wilson would know, so would Joe Benedetto, but he hangs at talkbass I imagine.

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11/26/2003 11:00 PM

Will Med (934) wrote:

I had a Modulus Q4 a number of years ago - I have no reason to think anything has changed regarding their quality. Get one if they suit you. They are absolutely worth the money. Top shelf construction and sound - I only sold mine because I was in a bind. I will (eventually) get another, especially since they now offer truss rods in the necks.

Great stuff, no question.....

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11/28/2003 8:01 PM

Patrick Wilson (5005) wrote:

they are worth the money to me!I got mine (a 99 Flea5) used for 1000$ there are a couple on ebay right now!there is even a 4 string flea sighned by flea on there! they are powerful basses and they sound better on a big rig ,and dont worry about the B sounding good ...it feels good! the ladies like the low B on the Modulus!!

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11/28/2003 10:58 PM

Paul Kalmbach (1629) wrote:

I have a Q5,I've had it now for 3 years.Someone
once said to me that we really don't buy basses
we just rent them and pass them on to others.
Well no-one is going to get my Q5, this is one bass I wiil never sell. The b is great, not alot of frett noise. I also have a pedulla frettless that I play that has great tone, but my Q5 is my 1st choice went ever I plug in to play.

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11/29/2003 12:37 AM

Cas Bitner (173) wrote:

Thanx for the advise... how much did u guys pay for a Q5?



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11/29/2003 2:12 AM

Brad Maestas (22) wrote:

I had two Q5s and currently have a Q6. I paid full price
for the first one ~3,000. The second one I got was used
and the nut needed to be replaced. Since it was an
older model with no truss rod I had problems getting it
the action low enough and it would buzz badly. I paid
either 1100 or 1500 for it, I can't remember. You can
now find newer ones with the truss rod used so I would
snoop around. You'd probably be looking at something
around 2,000 for a nice minty piece.

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11/29/2003 6:00 PM

Patrick Wilson (5005) wrote:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2576045311&category=4713

there are 2 Q5's on ebay you could own for 1200$

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11/30/2003 4:14 PM

Christov Ashton (751) wrote:

I used to have a 1993 Modulus Sweet Spot M-92-5 5 string fretless, and I had a 1992 Modulus Quantum 5 SPI. Both of these were the bolt on graphite necks. The M-92 used the single EMG 18 volt preamp system, the quantum used a pair of bartolini soap bars. I used these as my main basses for about two years. They worked well. The low b was tight and focused. The basses were well balanced, although heavy with the graphite neck. I loved the look and feel of them. My only real complaint was setting them up. Both basses had ABM bridges which were wonderful, but there was no adjustment for the neck in any way. All adjustments were done at the bridge. I didn't like the action of the basses and there was no way to compensate for the neck setting except through the bridge. I understand the new modulus basses do have a truss rod however, so I guess this problem has been cured. I ended up and sold them in 1995 when a Pedulla was calling my name. Best of luck.