Hi everyone, As you may know I bought a new bass for myself to celebrate the momentous occasion of my 21st last friday. Well due to a mess up with City-link it has only just arrived. I am over the moon with this bass. It is my first fretless and am really enjoying it, it is almost like playing a new instrument and is an amazing sound. I can definitely see it becoming 'my' sound soon (after a bit of practice!!) The bass itself is damn sexy as you can see.. the fingerboard is like a mirror with a gold tint to it so you can see yourself in it perfectly. Absolutely stunning. The neck is graphite (10%) and french maple (90%), vigier call this the 10/90 system (imaginatively) which gives the neck the benefits of graphite and the feel of wood, rather than their old solid graphite necks. The pickups are in an interesting position, right infront of the bridge. this gives a deep and focused tonewhich the graphite seems to really animate. Full specs acn be found here: http://www.vigierguitars.com/BCatalog/BFCVP4.htm The bridge is Kahler and interestingly, Vigier offer a trem as standard. The pickup control are a little unusual also, details on that link but basically you have a frequency selector dial and a boost/flat/cut switch to affect the chosen frequency. the passive tone control is only wired to the back pickup which sounds funny but really brings out the girth of the notes when cut. What amazed me is the slap sound of this bass. I have tried slapping fretless basses before but because of the normally flatwound strings I found it difficult and did not want to risk damage to the neck. However as the neck on this is almost like a big fret you can use roundwound strings without any problems. It sounds really punchy and mellow..Its hard to describe but I am just so pleased with it!!! Well happy!!!!!