NBD FBASS BN4

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  1. ScottyDont

    ScottyDont Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2012
    7 months is a long time to wait, but well worth it. Loving my new BN4, so enjoyable to play and incredible tone.


    Here are the spec's I selected on my custom build and some photos below. If you are debating a high end custom bass I highly recommend FBass. I have a BN5 which I love as well.

    BN4, Four String Fretted Bass
    Active with F Bass Preamp, Two Hum-Cancelling F Bass
    Stacked Single-Coil Pickups, 22 Frets, 34" Scale, 19mm String Spacing.

    -Antique Brown Burst
    -Black Grain
    -Matte Sheen

    Rosewood Fingerboard
    1.5" (38mm) Nut Width 1
    Antique Neck Stain
    Charge 5pc Maple/Wenge Neck
    Black Hardware



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  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    drool
     
  3. christle

    christle

    Jan 26, 2002
    Canada
    That....is stunning!
     
  4. thisSNsucks

    thisSNsucks I build Grosbeak Guitars and Basses Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 19, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    Grosbeak Guitars
    So nice! Congrats!
     
  5. Very nice.
     
  6. jim nolte

    jim nolte

    Oct 26, 2006
    california
    Congrats, always loved how George would match the control plate cover to the grain in the body.
     
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  7. Dave Hill

    Dave Hill Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    Beauty!
    Fbasses rule!!
     
  8. ScottyDont

    ScottyDont Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2012
    Thanks Guys! Yes, I have always loved how George matches PUP covers and Control Plate. That and the overall comfort of their necks and the way the bass hangs drew me to them from the start. Most importantly I immediately noticed a difference in the way a BN model sounds in the mix of a band compared to other basses I have played over the years. Overall some of the best basses out there you can find.
     
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  9. BassJuju

    BassJuju

    Jul 9, 2016
    Kentucky
    Grats! She’s beautiful.
     
  10. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    wow, what a beautiful bass! congratulations on your new instrument! :thumbsup:
     
  11. Paulabass

    Paulabass

    Sep 18, 2017
    Wow! George is 25 miles away, and I don't own one. Shopping?
     
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  12. JeffJ2112

    JeffJ2112

    Apr 17, 2016
    Nowhere Indiana
    Damn!

    Looks like an SR but attractive!

    She's a beaut!
     
  13. Hevy T

    Hevy T Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Lethbridge, AB Canada
    That’s beautiful man! I think it’s the first 4 string F Bass I have seen also
     
  14. Hevy T

    Hevy T Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Lethbridge, AB Canada
    Proud to be Canadian!
     
  15. F Basses somehow seem to escape the discussions about the various single-builder basses, and I don't know why. This bass is a different take on things, but stunning and highly capable I'm certain. Anybody who can build those terrifying Alain Caron six-string fretless monsters HAS to know what's going on.

    Just beautiful in an elegant and understated way. Very 'wood-y', brown bass vibe, and I really like the 'no dot' fingerboard.

    Congratulations !!
     
  16. I’ve only once heard a Fbass in person. I remember the incredible ‘pop’ to the sound where all the notes just seemed to jump out of the fretboard. Amazing basses.
     
  17. Low8

    Low8 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    Beautimous! And I bet it sounds as good as it looks!!!
     
  18. That’s beautiful, and those pickups really set it apart.
     
  19. basted

    basted

    Jul 22, 2017
    Hobart , Tasmania
    That is one good looking bass! Excellent
     
  20. Stunning!
     
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