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SOLD FT Only; FBB #030 Passive 5

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by pointbass, May 5, 2006.


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  1. pointbass

    pointbass Jersey to Georgia Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Endorsing Artist: FBB Bass Works
    NEW PICS ADDED BELOW

    You all know I'm a serious FBB supporter, IMO Matt Schmill makes amazingly high quality basses that play and sound superb. I have a fretless 6 that is a lifetime keeper, and a custom 7 fretted being built right now.

    That said, I simply can not warm up to this 5 string. It plays great and sounds incredible .... also records as well as any bass I've ever owned. But two things are just not right ...

    1st, it's a 5 string. I find that 98% of my playing is either 6 or 7 string work, with an occassional 4 string job here and there (I have a great fretted 4 and another great fretless 4). I have no need for a 5 string and find myself constantly looking for the added range.

    2nd, the body style is simply too small for my massive girth. I know a lot of you guys like a smaller, lighter bass, but I need the larger body sizes.

    I'm looking for a trade only for a 6 string fretted of equal (or close to equal) value. I would consider another GT7 if it's in good shape. This bass is not for sale, but as a used axe is worth in the $900 range (new from FBB the bass would be between $1700-$2000 depending on the options).

    Details on the bass are:

    Bookmatched Bacote top with a flamed maple center plate, honduras mahogony back. 35" scale, 24 fret maple/bubinga neck with a pau ferro fingerboard. Aero pick-ups, passive, Gotoh tuners and bridge. Built in 2000 by FBB Custom Bass Works www.fbbcustom.com. More details on Matt's web site see bass # 030 in the Gallery.

    The axe is in fantastic shape, currently strung with SIT Power Rounds. I have a crappola gig bag for it, just a POS but it'll protect it when it's in a box for shipping.

    Trades only, not interested in selling it .... I'll keep it for recording if I can't get a reasonable trade for it. Here are a couple of not-so-good pics, I'll take more this weekend.

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  2. Lorenzini

    Lorenzini

    Dec 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Mine! Ideal trade offer - offered :p
     
  3. pointbass

    pointbass Jersey to Georgia Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Endorsing Artist: FBB Bass Works
    PM'd ya ...... :cool:
     
  4. Lorenzini

    Lorenzini

    Dec 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    PM'ed back :)
     
  5. pointbass

    pointbass Jersey to Georgia Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Endorsing Artist: FBB Bass Works
    Bass is still available ... had a possible for a nice Cirrus 6 but the spacing is just too tight for me.

    More pics up tomorrow ......... :cool:
     
  6. pointbass

    pointbass Jersey to Georgia Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Endorsing Artist: FBB Bass Works
    Okay, as promised, add'l pics:

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  7. pointbass

    pointbass Jersey to Georgia Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Endorsing Artist: FBB Bass Works
    A few more ......

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  8. pointbass

    pointbass Jersey to Georgia Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Endorsing Artist: FBB Bass Works
    Last one .... this shows the only problem spot on the bass. Top right of the neck pocket (back) you can see a slight imperfection in the wood ....

    I don't know what caused it, but it's like a small series of scratches maybe 1/32" x 1/16". Almost like a wierd buckle rash in a strange spot, but very small ....

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  9. pointbass

    pointbass Jersey to Georgia Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Endorsing Artist: FBB Bass Works
    Thanks for some of the contacts ..... all PM's/e-mails have been returned, I think. If I missed ya, give me a shout again ..

    To summarize the questions ....
    • No, the bass is not for sale, Trade Only
    • No, I'm not the original owner, 3rd in line, I think
    • Sorry, the Cirrus string spacing is just too tight for me, I had a great offer from one cat that I already turned down
    • A trade must be for a 6 or 7 string, I don't use 5's
    • Yes, I could kick in some cash for the right axe

    Just to be sure I'm doing the right thing I used the bass exclusively yesterday. It sounded great, I just wish it was a 6, I could even live with the smaller body style.

    I'm just not a 5 string guy .......... Sunday Bump :D
     
  10. pointbass

    pointbass Jersey to Georgia Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Endorsing Artist: FBB Bass Works
    Tuesday bump ;)
     
  11. pointbass

    pointbass Jersey to Georgia Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Endorsing Artist: FBB Bass Works
    Ya know, I just can't do it ......

    This bass is way too good and records like a dream, I'll never be able to replace it. Who knows what my 5 string needs may be a year from now, and this bass is the perfect 5!

    I'm closing this thread .......
     

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