Broke out my Kawai FBII today and it just powered the low end. I hadn't really played it much before. My drummer gave it to me about a year or so ago and I have 6 other basses that I usually go to, but now they don't want to hear any others but the FBII. It has such a thunderous growl to it that it just fits ideally into the our rock sound. Kind of ironic that of all the basses I've bought, the one that sounds the best was a gift. I know that the FBII was modeled after Alembic and now I'm wondering if I should thin the heard and get my hands on a real Alembic. Anyone have experience with both and can comment on the similarities/differences between Alembics and the Kawai FBII?