You know how when you buy something and you have these HUGE expectations...you know you think it's going to be the second coming or something. Nothing can ever really live up to these expectations though so you are always at least a little tiny bit disappointed. Well, not this time. I had such high expectations for this bass that there was no way it could meet them. Not possible. Until I plugged it in and played it that is. It not only met my highest hopes for what this bass would be, it completely exceeded them. This is unbelievable. I just played it for an hour and I have a HUGE **** eating grin on my face right now. The playability of this bass is pretty much impossible to describe. I've had quite a few high end basses in the stable over the last few years, and played many more, but this one by far kicks the living crap out of all of them. Modulus, Pedulla, MTD, Lull, Zon, you name it. This thing feels like an extension of your hands (mine at least) it's so comfortable. The craftsmanship is absolutely top notch. It feels so solid it is unbelievable. The neck is flawless, the sustain and mwahh from this thing is incredible. I can even get a great...not good but GREAT sla tone out of it. It's a fretless. The tone is amazing as well. The preamp is extremely versatile and I can get it to go from zingy and very bright to an upright thump in no time using the master tone knob. Plus you have the 3 band EQ to fine tune every little nuance. Absolutely amaxing. By far the best bass I have ever played and the sweetest sounding fretless I have ever heard. Top all that off with killer looks and I am the most satisfied new Fbass custome there could possibly be. George is a damn genius. Now I need a fretted BN5.