Phil's Modulus Basses - a pictorial history

Phil's Modulus Basses - a pictorial history

Postby RiverRat » Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:42 am

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#1 1983-1985
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#2 1985-1986
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#3 1986

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#4a 1986-1987 (Carbon Fiber Face)

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#4b 1988 (Blue Paint)

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Back to #2 in 1988 first without MIDI, then with Roland Gk-1 taped in neck position

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#5 1990

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#6 1993

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#7 1994

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#6 was used from 1996 thru 5/2000

#8 6/2000 thru 5/2010

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#9 2001 thru 5/2010

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#10 2010-2011 - 1st Appearance 5/29/2010 (Is this a 2010 TBX REISSUE???)

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Re: Phil's Modulus Basses - a pictorial history

Postby Rusty the Scoob » Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:39 pm

Good stuff! I hadn't seen Modulus #1 - I like the Wolf-styled body! and didn't know the order of the others. And of course I never knew that in 1983 he didn't wear glasses and played lefty. :lol:
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Re: Phil's Modulus Basses - a pictorial history

Postby RiverRat » Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:47 pm

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Re: Phil's Modulus Basses - a pictorial history

Postby Emoto » Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:03 am

Cool pics!
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Re: Phil's Modulus Basses - a pictorial history

Postby JonnyBoy » Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:48 pm

Rusty the Scoob wrote:Good stuff! I hadn't seen Modulus #1 - I like the Wolf-styled body! and didn't know the order of the others. And of course I never knew that in 1983 he didn't wear glasses and played lefty. :lol:



Unreal, I never Knew he played lefty for a while either. Sweet bass. I have to hear some of those shows to see how ambidextrous he is. "Must have been the doses", ha!! and the booze....when you are too drunk to see you don' t need your glasses!
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Postby hotasaPistol » Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:49 pm

Wow....Phil can go both ways.................... :P
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Re: Phil's Modulus Basses - a pictorial history

Postby hogan » Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:14 pm

JonnyBoy wrote:Unreal, I never Knew he played lefty for a while either. Sweet bass. I have to hear some of those shows to see how ambidextrous he is. "Must have been the doses", ha!! and the booze....when you are too drunk to see you don' t need your glasses!



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Re: Phil's Modulus Basses - a pictorial history

Postby JonnyBoy » Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:39 pm

Ok that makes sense, I have been scratching my head on that one all day, I feel like a moron. Thank god didn't get in a bet that he played lefty for a year or something,

Here is the Berkley Greek Theater run, he was on the left side of the stage as usual that year...
and he's not playing lefty
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Re: Phil's Modulus Basses - a pictorial history

Postby RiverRat » Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:12 pm

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Re: Phil's Modulus Basses - a pictorial history

Postby jdsmodulus » Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:59 pm

the ? bass is from 1994 its a quantum custom
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Re: Phil's Modulus Basses - a pictorial history

Postby Rusty the Scoob » Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:47 am

jdsmodulus wrote:the ? bass is from 1994 its a quantum custom


Interesting! How much do you know about it and did he ever play it?

My understanding was that his regular Quantum is also a custom - a regular Q6 in every way except 34" instead of 35" scale. IIRC they built 4 of them, Phil got two, Mike Gordon got 1, and I forget what happened to the 4th. And the official Modulus policy on their site was "we're never doing this again so don't ask!" :lol:
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Re: Phil's Modulus Basses - a pictorial history

Postby waldo041 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:04 am

Giants Stadium August 4, 1994
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i also believe that phil's custom modulus's had wider bodies then stock modulus basses?

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Re: Phil's Modulus Basses - a pictorial history

Postby jdsmodulus » Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:24 am

yes Waldo they did. I always look for the spider on the headstock when looking at custom builds. As opposed to the traditional "X" This sets them apart somehow but not sure other than to mark its a special.
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Re: Phil's Modulus Basses - a pictorial history

Postby RiverRat » Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:00 am

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Re: Phil's Modulus Basses - a pictorial history

Postby zambiland » Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:38 pm

Rusty the Scoob wrote:Good stuff! I hadn't seen Modulus #1 - I like the Wolf-styled body! and didn't know the order of the others. And of course I never knew that in 1983 he didn't wear glasses and played lefty. :lol:


I've never seen him play lefty, however, just like Oteil Burbridge, he's left handed and plays righty. It's interesting that both of them are very melodically developed. When I put this together I thought about stringing up a bass left handed and trying it out.

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