rukind.com

Grateful Dead Music Forum

A place to talk about the music of the Grateful Dead 

 #82188  by RiverRat
 Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:42 am
Image

#1 1983-1985
Image

Image

Image

#2 1985-1986
Image

Image

#3 1986

Image

Image

#4a 1986-1987 (Carbon Fiber Face)

Image

Image

#4b 1988 (Blue Paint)

Image

Image

Image

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

Image

Image

#5 1990

Image

#6 1993

Image

#7 1994

Image

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
POST Grateful Dead

#6 was used from 1996 thru 5/2000

#8 6/2000 thru 5/2010

Image

#9 2001 thru 5/2010

Image

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

Image
Last edited by RiverRat on Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:34 pm, edited 6 times in total.
 #82191  by 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:
 #82243  by 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!
 #82249  by 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!

My sarcasm meter might be on the wonk here, but you realize that's just a flipped photo negative, right?
 #82251  by 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
http://www.claytoncallphoto.com/Music/G ... ZYTv-XL-LB
 #82279  by 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:
 #82282  by waldo041
 Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:04 am
Giants Stadium August 4, 1994
Image

i also believe that phil's custom modulus's had wider bodies then stock modulus basses?

peace,
waldo
 #82285  by 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.
 #82416  by 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.

Edwin