Wanted to pick up a 5 string so I got the Thumb BO (came with a wenge fretboard) cause I've been reading about the growl these guitars produce & I've always liked that in my j bass. I was totally blown away by pretty much every aspect of this bass and want to upbgrade to the NT. I checked out the details about a new one and found that it comes with an ebony fretboard. What's your guy's experience with ebony vs. rosewood, wenge, etc. as far as sound goes, and do they play faster as I've been told they do? What will ebony do to that growl? Thanks, any input much appreciated.