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Modulus Guitars Quantum 5 5-String Electric Bass  

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  • Modulus Guitars

    A quantum leap beyond conventional high-end basses.

    An exquisite bass that combines advanced technology with the finest craftsmanship. A spectacular buckeye burl tops its premium alder body. Bartolini pickups with NTMB active EQ serve up the ultimate in tonal range and control. Its neck is a hi-tech marvel: An ultra-rigid D-shaped shell made from dozens of hand-formed layers of aerospace-grade, epoxy-impregnated carbon fibers that's fitted with a fast, ultra-smooth phenolic fretboard. The neck's miraculous strength-to-weight ratio and extreme resonant peak produce a remarkably unclouded, even tone. It also transmits sound faster than wood, so articulation and attack dynamics are dramatically enhanced. Includes hardshell case.

    Features

    • Buckeye Burl top over an alder body
    • Bartolini pickups with NTMB active EQ
    • Phenolic fingerboard
    • Black hardware

    It's not just another bass, it's a totally expressive and class instrument you'll fall in love with. Order your Quantum 5 today.

     
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    Modulus GuitarsQuantum 5 5-String Electric Bass
     
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    5.0

    One amazing bass!

    By Chip Barber

    from Minneapolis

    Comments about Modulus Guitars Quantum 5 5-String Electric Bass:

    This is an outstanding bass! I had played a 1985 4-string Spector NS 2JA for years, and while I loved the sound, I really wanted to explore what a low B string could offer. A few years back I bought an Ibanez SR 505. This bass was quite affordable, really light and had a very playable neck but the low B-string was flabby and ill-defined. I tried a number of string manufacturers and different gauges but to no avail. I finally came to realize that I was going to have to spend some 'real' money to get the sound that I wanted.

    None of the music stores in Minneapolis that I could find carried anything other than the standard Fenders, Musicman, Ibanez and the like. Very frustrating. I did a lot of research online trying to get a sense of what might fit my needs, and while a lot of the usual suspects kept coming up, MTD, Roscoe, Fodera, Alembic, Spector, etc., I kept gravitating to the idea of the carbon fiber neck. What I liked about my '85 Spector was the clean, bell-like, tones created by the combination of the Badass bridge and Brass nut. That sucker CUTS! I figured that rigidity was the answer and decided to take a gamble with the Modulus.

    I spoke to Chris with Musician's Friend Private Reserve who went above and beyond to put me at ease about purchasing such an expensive instrument online. I received my bass the next day. The neck is ROCK SOLID and the Buckeye Burl finish is absolutely beautiful. It took me a few minutes to get used to the slightly wider string spacing, but now it feels totally natural. A small bonus came the next day. I wanted strap locks to put my mind at rest about the possibility of a drop but was on the fence about whether to go with Shaller or Dunlop. I decide on the Dunlop (which I picked up at a local store) and went home to desecrate my brand new bass. To my surprise, the installed strap pegs were Dunlop compatible. No screwdrivers or drills were needed. Whew!

    I highly recommend this bass if you can afford it. The sound is amazing and quite versatile. The low B-string sings and the overall sustain is mind-blowing. I doubt that I will pick up my other basses very often. I have finally found the sound that I was searching for.

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