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 #159765  by Blacklodgebob
 Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:01 am
34" 26 frets 5 string? pups? is the modulus essential or are there other 34" 26 basses hanging around? maybe something with brighter tone wood would get close to the graphite sound. My modulus electric guitar isnt much reference other than its very bright has a sharp attack.

Any tips? I know Peavey has a modulus neck bass for a while - but think they were only 4 string.
 #159789  by zambiland
 Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:09 pm
26 frets are not essential at all. I've never seen Phil go close to the top of the range. However, a through neck Modulus is. There is something in the tone there that just doesn't happen with other basses, although Alembic might get close.