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Final Price Drop to £1,900.

Hi All,

I'll probably live to regret this one but here we go!

Up here is my 1997 Modulus Flea in silver flake finish.

Full spec below:

Silver flake with matching headstock
Headstock with "Flea" decal
Lane Poor pickup
Bartolini pre-amp
Gotoh bridge
Early version with no truss rod
Jim Dunlop strap lock buttons
Neck and fretboard are unblemished, as straight as it should be. Action set low to medium

This bass came to me in 2012. It had several loose frets. I took it to luthier Andrew Guyton, at Guyton Guitars in Suffolk, and we decided for a complete re-fret. Andrew is probably best known for the authorised reproductions of Brian May's Red Special guitar; see here. Andrew also replaced both tone pots and repaired the cracked lugs of the Lane Poor pickup casing.

In terms of overall condition there are few minor dings to the edges of the headstock and a couple on the body, but barely noticeable. This is an extremely clean example for a 24 year old bass.

The tone is immense and cuts through anything. The sustain goes on forever. The funk levels will blow your mind, especially with new strings.

The bass comes with a new set of Modulus Graphite nickel roundwound strings (105, 85, 65, 45) and new 9v Duracell battery.

Original hardshell case which is a bit battered at the corners but is secure with all fastenings working correctly.

Original warranty card and handbook included.

Looking to move this iconic instrument on as I have just taken ownership of a Modulus Revolite Funk Unlimited, so the Flea has become surplus to my requirements yet needs to be played and enjoyed.

The only trade I would consider is a 1976/77 all original pre Ernie Ball Musicman Stingray.

Thanks very much for looking.


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16 hours ago, Chiliwailer said:

Yikes Paul. 

Really???? 😳

Awesome bass pal 

Thanks mate. It really is an iconic piece of gear but at the moment I just can't put the new Modulus down.

Not too fussed if it doesn't go as it can remain a case queen 😁

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Will someone please please buy this...... I’m sick of trying to justify to myself why I shouldn’t make the leap!!! ..... the only thing I got is I could well be homeless if this turns up at my door and I don’t get there before the Mrs!!!! 

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58 minutes ago, libanass said:

If the UK was still in the EU, it would be long sold for sure, and at a higher price.

Thanks Libanass; there's a couple in the US for sale at a higher price at the moment, including a very rare '97 gold sparkle. Think we have a slow market here at present!

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4 hours ago, Paul_1991 said:

Think we have a slow market here at present!

It was to be expected because of Brexit, and might never get any better for the used market mostly, which means us, the private sellers :( 


A Modulus like yours would (now) sell for 3.000 Euros here in a day

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This is nuts. Nuts it hasn't sold at very low pricing for an early model in great condition.

I remember for years and years (and, indeed, up until recently) it took me numerous attempts to land one of these as they all sold within hours of being listed. 

It's an iconic instrument with the most delicious tone that you can't find anywhere else. An indestructible neck that begs to be gigged and a finish which takes all the attention away from the guitarists . . .  What's not to like?

GLWTS, it's gorgeous!

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Thanks @40hz - I also recall the recent days when I'd be trying to find additional Modulus basses for my collection on here and they would always be gone in a matter of hours too if listed! Was always gutting knowing it could be months before another turned up :D 


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