MODULUS GUITARS FLEA BASS (FB4)

  • Modulus Flea Bass (FB4) electric bass guitar

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1997

Introduced in 1997 the Modulus Flea Bass (FB4) is a 4 string bass with an alder body and carbon fiber bolt on neck. The FB4 was designed in collaboration with Red Hot Chili Pepper's Flea. This model was also available with various pickup options including Basslines by Seymour Duncan MM, Bartolini MM pickup (with NTBT active EQ) or Lane Poor MM4. Also available as the 5-string FB5 model. 34” scale 4- and 5-string models. 22 fret bolt-on carbon fiber neck with 2-way adjustable relief system. Choice of composite or wood fingerboard. Alder body. Optional exotic wood tops. Big Flake, metallic and solid color options. Flea J4 and J5 models feature Bartolini J pickups or optional Villex passive pickup system with 2 x J-style pickups and flexible passive tone shaping.

Specifications (22)

Controls

Tone controls2 tone controls
Volume controls1 volume control

Electronics

Pickups brand and modelBartolini pickup(s), Lane Poor MM4 pickup(s), Seymour Duncan Basslines pickup(s)
Preampactive preamp

General

Finish colorsblack finish, gray finish, red finish, white finish
Finish effectsgloss finish
Made inUSA
Number of strings4 strings
Scale length34 inches scale-length

Body

Body materialalder body
Body shape featuresdouble cutaway
Pickguard materialblack pickguard, white pickguard

Hardware

BridgeGotoh fixed bridge
Hardware colorchrome hardware

Fretboard

Fingerboard materialphenolic fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersdot fingerboard position markers

Neck

Neck jointbolt on neck
Neck materialcarbon fiber neck
Neck width1.56 inches wide at nut
Number of frets22 fret
Peghead (headstock)matching-finish headstock
Tuner layoutfour-in-a-row tuners

Prices (7)

DatePriceConditionNameComments
1998$1999newguitar-listlist price
2003$2199newguitar-listlist price
2008$2000excellent
2001$2100excellent
2014$2000excellent
1999$1284new
1999$3400excellentBob BalsamoIncluded Gotoh drop D tuner, didn't have original case but came with good quality "Fender style" stitched hard case.

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