I've always wanted a nice Fender Jazz Bass but could never find a decent used one that was affordable or without issues. I also didn't want to spend big money on a special order for a NOS or Closet Classic Custom Fender without trying it first.
The Modulus VJ4 is based on a real '64 Jazz Bass. I love the feel of this instrument. I get lots of compliments on the looks. The tradional shape and sunburst finish fits in great on both Jazz and R&B gigs.
The neck is true and has never been adjusted. I didn't like the zingy stock roundwounds and have been playing flatwounds exclusively on this bass. Currently I'm enjoying a wonderful set of Rotosound flats (45-105).
The balance is good, the finish beautiful, and the sound is all there. Plenty of lows, highs, and that classic Fender midrange. The output is strong and matches well with any amp or studio preamp. Dial in the front pickup and get a booty-shaking Disco or P Bass sound. Go toward the back for that Jaco burp. Panned in the middle is a nice, modern tone, good for slapping and percussive playing.
My only two complaints that would prevent this from being the PERFECT bass are 1. I find it's slightly on the heavy side, especially because I play 3-4 hour jobs, 3-4 days a week, and 2. I wish it had a slightly more "natural" finish on the back of the neck. I'm used to the feel of graphite neck basses, but it can get kind of "sticky" when the weather is hot or humid. A buddy of mine got a custom Zon with a new finish on the back of the neck...and I'm jealous!
Otherwise, a knockout bass. I highly suggest considering one of these if you love Fendar basses, but want something modern and reliable.