Here is a 2001 Modulus Flea Bass (FB5, now known as Funk Unlimited) 5 strings with important mods (mainly Delano pickups with coil tap and Aguilar OBP-3, see below). This is an exceptional bass, with a distinct growl and likely the most comfortable neck I've ever played. The added neck pickup and coil tap for the bridge humbucker makes it super versatile.

I bought it used from a reputable music store back in 2006 in Switzerland (I still have the paper receipt), I believe I'm the second owner. I gigged extensively with this bass, I would rate its condition as 7/10, mainly because of 1-2 dents and lights scratches. I made sure all of them are visible in the pics. None of them affect playability. The frets are still in great shape.

The mods: in 2011 I had a professional luthier in Switzerland do the following:

replace the original nut with one made out of carbon fiber

replace the stock preamp by an Aguilar OBP-3, with two frequencies selectable for the mids

add a neck pickup (the FB5 stock only has the MM-style humbucker), this is a Delano JMVC 5 FE/M2, technically a split-coil but really sounds like a hum-free single coil

replace the stock "basslines" MM humbucker with a Delano MC5 FE with a coil tap to select the bridge single coil (hum-free thanks to phantom coils) or to have both coils in parallel for that typical Stingray sound

with the added neck pickup and its volume pot, I needed a new pickguard (though I still have the stock one, see pic), the one currently installed is made out of maple, with a ramp. Note that the stock pickguard completely covers the holes of the neck pickup and its pot, so could be used to mask them should you wish to revert the bass to its stock configuration with just the humbucker.

I think all these mods add a lot of value to the bass: it can still do a convincing Stingray tone, but it now has so many more! I can record and share soundclips upon request.
Full specs:

built in 2001

34" scale

alder body

bolt-on carbon fiber neck, 22 frets, phenolic fingerboard, compound radius

bi-directional truss rod (can create relief in both directions)

4.7 kg (10 lbs 7 oz)

Modulus-branded Gotoh GB70 tuning keys

ABM bridge with single rails, adjustable string spacing (max 18 mm, min 16.25 mm)

carbon fiber nut, 9.5 mm string spacing at nut

controls: volume neck pickup, volume bridge pickup (push/pull for bridge single coil/both coils in parallel), bass, mid (push/pull for midrange frequency), treble

Aguilar OBP-3TK/PP 18v preamp with +- 18 dB @ 40 Hz, +- 16 dB @ 400 Hz or 800 Hz, and +- 18 dB @ 6.5 kHz

Dunlop Dual Design strap buttons (super convenient)

The bass is currently strung with D'Addario EXP 40-60-75-95-125.

A local pickup would be great, but if not I plan on shipping the bass in a hard case packed with padding in two nested cardboard boxes. The case is a Gator TSA bass hard case, brand new! See the pic, it still has all the tags, etc.

Thanks for looking!

This item is sold As-Described

This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.Learn More.

Listed6 months ago
ConditionGood (Used)
Good condition items function properly but may exhibit some wear and tear.learn more
Brand
Model
  • Flea Bass 5 strings (FB5, aka Funk Unlimited)
Finish
  • Black
Categories
Year
  • 2001
Made In
  • United States

Gonzkal's Stuff

Zürich, Switzerland
Sales:11
Joined Reverb:2021

Reverb Gives

Your purchases help youth music programs get the gear they need to make music.

Carbon-Offset Shipping

Your purchases also help protect forests, including trees traditionally used to make instruments.

Oops, looks like you forgot something. Please check the fields highlighted in red.