When it arrived,first thing I noticed was it's size. 6.5 lbs! The bass is tiny! It's smooth, satiny feel and buttery soft curves give it a distinctive look. It looks very hi-tech with it's wild contouring and smooth as silk woodworking.
The feel? Like butter, like silk. The neck is small and satiny smooth. The bass feels like luxury. Access to highest frets was cool, when I tried the higher register stuff. The notes were perfectly intonated and sustain like crazy. Who said, "mass equals sustain?" wrong again --the sustain is unreal. These are "player's basses". Matt from FBB MUST be a bassist, a serious one at that, because he knows. This is luxury WHERE IT COUNTS. No quilted AAAA cocobolo here for a $850 upgrade, no ripoffs, just quality where you want it: the fretwork, the tone, electronics, the feel.
The fretwork was perfect, the way the cool marblewood fingerboard felt under my fingertips as I sustained and squeezed smooth Jaco style vibrato out of a note, just simply enjoying the tone, a great choice for FB wood, smoother than rosewood, but similar, nothing like maple or ebony--just quick and smooth, with just the right amount of graininess to feel perfect.
The Tone! This is equally as amazing as it's feel. It has rich, fat, classy sounding lows. I was scared that a 6.5 lb bass may not have "fatness" wrong again, this bass sounds rich. No struggle for good tones, it sounds complex, with woodsy, uprightish elegant sounding overtones. It sounds and feels near perfect to me. This guy knows what he's doing.