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I got me an FBB!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Nick Bibeault, Dec 12, 2003.

  1. Today i bought my first custom and first 5 string. Its an FBB custom #43.

    Specs as follows:
    5 string.
    Lacewood/flamed maple wave prototype top.
    Butternut(white walnut) back.
    7 piece maple/jatoba/beech neck.
    Indian rosewood fret board.
    34" scale.
    25 frets.
    Bartolini jazz pups.
    Aguilar OBP-1 Preamp.
    Chrome hardware.

    I am exstatic with this bass, I can't say enough. Now that i have it home and i have been playing with it and set it up i can't put it down. The neck fits like a glove and it sounds amazing!

    Thanks again goes to Hummingbird, a.k.a. Max for a smooth transaction and it was more than worth the 2.5 hour drive to get it.

    And thanks to Matt of FBB for making a b*tchin bass.

    Another fine example of the glory of the talkbass.com classifieds.:D
  2. here are the pics from the FBB site(note these pics have the bass with its original EMG set up). I'll get my pics up later.
  3. The whole bass.
  4. and the back.
  5. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Without a doubt the ugliest FBB I know of.

    Which, really, is like being King of Boogers.


    (Cool bass though. Gotta love the FBB, of which I am still in deathly need of.)
  6. How dare thee insult the king of boogers;)
  7. DarkMazda


    Jun 3, 2000
    wasn't that hummingbird's bass?

  8. Yes, it was .:D
  9. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    Congrats on the new FBB, Nick! You can't put it down, huh? I know how you feel, I can't put mine down either (it makes replying to threads take forever ;) .) Enjoy!
  10. Hey Jason, i'm glad i am now part of the club! I remember the last time i was at the shop and your bass was still in production. That spalted top of yours is still one of the nicest i've seen.
  11. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    Thanks! :)