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1997 Modulus Flea *SOLD*
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Afternoon all,

I thought the day would never come, but my desire for a Wal is starting to get silly. This will fund the deposit!

Here we have a 1997 Modulus Flea Bass, in silver sparkle finish that really 'pops' under stage lighting. It has an original Lane Poor humbucker fitted, mated to the Bartolini NTBT 2-band 9v preamp with the Gotoh bridge.

As far as Flea basses go, this is a rare bird as the earlier Fleas like this have a thinner, even faster neck (as no truss rod), the Flea 'grin' logo on the headstock (97-00) and roller string trees. 

Weight is about 9lbs, definitely lighter than its previous Fender Marcus Miller stablemate at 9lbs 5oz(I will weigh it shortly for a more accurate reading).

I have had nothing but endless incredible comments playing this bass live, a soundman at a fairly large festival last year even remarked that it was "the best sounding bass he had ever worked with"

If you don't know what these sound like, then allow me to elaborate. Punch, clarity, full range, crystalline tone with a filthy mid-range that punches through a mix like nothing you've ever heard.

Due to the graphite neck and high quality tuners it never goes out of tune on stage in summer or winter.

If you want to do the whole Flea thing, it doesn't get any closer than this although that does the bass a disservice as they're superb for any genre, I used it on a Motown gig with the treble rolled off and it did smooth, fat tones with ease.

Neck is dead straight and buzz and rattle free.

Cons ;

As seems to be the case with a lot of older Moduli, the poly finish has aged giving the bass a yellowy, patchy tint from certain angles, although it's impossible to see under the lights of a stage. By all accounts, on Talkbass, a lot of owners have had success with using a cutting compound and buffing this out. 

There is also a tiny lacquer crack at the corner of the neck pocket. It's miniscule however and barely noticeable.

It is a 23 year old bass that has been played, so it has a few nicks here and there but is otherwise in great condition for its age. The neck is surprisingly clean on the back and doesn't exhibit the usual Modulus neck coating chips.

Comes with branded Modulus hard case.

A firm £2400 for this. It's value is only going one way.

No trades.

NO SHIPPING. Collection preferred but as always, I'm prepared to drive/meet up within a large radius UK wise.

 

 

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Great bass, I've exactly the same. Cuts through like nothing else I've played.

If this was the blue or purple version I'd be paying you now!

GLWTS, it won't be here long at that price.

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1 hour ago, axelines said:

MP sent

Which one have you lined up to do a Dominic Cummings?

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