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My new FBB is here!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jason Carota, Jul 18, 2003.

  1. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    Picked up my new FBB custom six string (#1065-02) this past Wednesday.


    All I can say is, WOW! I got the exact tone I wanted simply by boosting the highs and mids slightly and adding a quarter turn to the trim pot - the preamp of my Ashdown is set FLAT. The B string is tight and deep. Construction of #65 is top notch, and the action is low and fast with no buzzing to be found anywhere. This bass actually feels lighter and balances better than my Warwick!

    Complete specs are as follows:

    Top: Spalted Maple
    Back: Swamp Ash
    Neck: Wenge mains with Jatoba stringers
    Fretboard: Macassar Ebony
    Nut: Lignum Vitae
    Pickups: Bartolini M56C
    Preamp: Bartolini NTMB (9 volt)
    Misc: ABM bridge, Gotoh tuners, Schaller straplocks
  2. Basho

    Basho Guest

    Wow, that looks freaking huge. Pretty nice too.
  3. Very cool bass man!

    Matt does great work.
  4. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    That looks great! Any more pics?
  5. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    Holy Geeze, Jason! That is amazing!! I love the top! :hyper:
  6. That bass looks really amazing, I love the looks. Post some clips if ya can!!!
  7. Jeff in TX

    Jeff in TX Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2000
    Lone Star State
    That's my favorite FBB so far!

  8. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    excellent !
  9. That is the best looking FBB I've seen. Usually I dont like how they look but that one is beautiful.
  10. That is one awesome bass. Congrats!
  11. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Same here.
  12. malthumb


    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    Wow!!! You guys are really trying to make me like single cuts. This is the best looking FBB I've seen to date, single or double cut.

    From the picture the fret board looks like pao ferro. Is Macassar Ebony that light, or is it just a lighting thing?


  13. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    Thanks, everyone, for all the comments!

    Bryan R. Tyler

    I'll try and get some more pics up later (late tonight, maybe.)


    I'll post sound clips eventually, but it may be a while.


    The board is Macassar Ebony. You are right, malthumb, the lighting in the picture makes it look much lighter than it really is.
  14. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    Ok, here are some more pics:


  15. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    Close up of the top:

  16. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA

  17. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones Banned

    Feb 28, 2001
    Northampton Mass

    When you comming down to the big city so we can try each others new basses!


    ps. needs a better name than #65;)
  18. Mojo-Man


    Feb 11, 2003
    Hi, Jason great looking bass.
    I'am waiting for 6-string fretless FBB.
    Talked to Matt should have my bass by mid, Aug.
    I also have bart, M56C pickup
    And Ligum Vitae nut.
    After seeing your bass, wish I went with wenge neck.
    Enjoy FBB Basses Rock!!!!
  19. best singlecut i've ever seen. and i love the top; it's not too busy, but the figuring is nice.
  20. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    Matt sure knows what he's doing!



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