The R-Bass Club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by gkbass13, Jan 27, 2009.


  1. gkbass13

    gkbass13 Supporting Member

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    Vermont
    A club dedicated to the extremely impressive and fine work of Ray Rogers and the instruments he creates.

    The man's attention to detail is nothing short of stellar and although it may not be big in numbers, I would'nt mind starting a club for those who use his basses, or just big fans of his work.

    So post your personal R-Bass stories! Pics always appreciated!

    #1-me
  2. fullrangebass

    fullrangebass

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    May 7, 2005
    Location:
    Europe
    I've owned a great R-Bass and I only have good words for the guy. I traded the bass for another boutique bass, but the R-bass still has a place in my heart
  3. Tumbao

    Tumbao

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2001
    Location:
    FL
    I like my custom fretted Rbass 5. :hyper:
  4. jacochops

    jacochops

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    Jul 2, 2000
    Location:
    Suzhou, China
    Man oh man he builds a supper nice bass. ;) :D

    I had an amboyna burl 4 that I got years ago with a Haz Labs pre, a maple board, and Bartolini 9W4Js in it. I would KILL for that bass again. I've had close to 10 others over the years, but that one took the cake. SUCH an idiot for selling it...
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  6. gkbass13

    gkbass13 Supporting Member

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    Location:
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    mine came in the mail yesterday. amazing instrument!

    4 string
    alder body
    horse chestnut top
    maple neck
    birdseye fingerboard
    bartolini PJ pickups
    hipshot hardware and ultralight tuners
    Haz Labs preamp
    33 inch scale

    and just over 7 lbs!!!
  7. King V

    King V

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    Dec 13, 2005
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
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    Endorsing Artist: Stambaugh Musical Designs, AccuGroove
    I'm looking into buying an R bass.....does that count?
  8. chicago_mike

    chicago_mike Supporting Member

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    Oct 9, 2007
    Location:
    Chicago - LA - Rome
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    Endorsing Artist : Genz Benz
    How do you get in touch with the guy and does he have a website?
  9. Adam Wright

    Adam Wright Supporting Member

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    Location:
    N. Fort Worth,Texas
    Ray posts on bassgear.com a lot. I know I've seen him post 2 basses he's selling within the past week.
  10. gkbass13

    gkbass13 Supporting Member

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    after starting this thread Ray pm'ed me. so he is on TB, just dosnt post often. amazing builder. I will post pics of my new bass soon.
  11. gkbass13

    gkbass13 Supporting Member

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    lets see some R-bass pics!
  12. gkbass13

    gkbass13 Supporting Member

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    New to me, and im absolutely loving it!
  13. gkbass13

    gkbass13 Supporting Member

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    unfortunate that this club isnt getting more love. there have to be some more r-bass players on this site.....come out, come out whereever you are!

    Ray is a really cool guy to talk to about basses, woods, electronics and the industry as a whole not to mention and outstanding builder. so lets see the love!
  14. King V

    King V

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    Dec 13, 2005
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
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    Endorsing Artist: Stambaugh Musical Designs, AccuGroove
    I'll join the club as soon as a used Rbass pops up. Or I can figure out how to get ahold of the man himself. I've been wanting an Rbass for years, just have never found out how to order one. :help:
  15. smakbass

    smakbass Smakkin basses for 25 years..

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    Aug 6, 2002
    Location:
    Vancouver Canada
    He posts stuff he has on bassgear regularily, just watch there and grab his email.
  16. gkbass13

    gkbass13 Supporting Member

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    ray's personal email address is:

    RBasses@aol.com

    I also have his personal phone number, but im not going to post that publicly.
    very cool guy to talk to, and an awesome builder.

    He said that right now he is doing around 15 basses per year, as it is a one man operation.
  17. gkbass13

    gkbass13 Supporting Member

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    Another round of props for Ray's work...im loving this 4 string!!!

    any other R-bass fans or users out there care to post pics and share stories about their instruments or ones they have played?
  18. fullrangebass

    fullrangebass

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    Location:
    Europe
    My R-Bass was a single-cut mahogany w/ redwood top, Nordstrand pickups, Custom U-Retro preamp

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    It played just as good (maybe a little better, to be honest) than my Foderas, at all levels

    I traded it for a Dingwall Z2, but I still miss it
  19. Basdyret

    Basdyret Gold Supporting Member

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    Location:
    Denmark
    You've killed for it before??? :eek:





    :p:bag:
  20. gkbass13

    gkbass13 Supporting Member

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    let's keep this thread nonviolent, fellas.

    played this thing out ata rehearsal the other night and it absolutely killed with ym markbass f-1. was perfectly clear in the mix but not in a way that disrupted what the songs were all about.
  21. richnota

    richnota Gold Supporting Member

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    Location:
    hudson valley
    there would be more R-Bass postings if the TB search engine could handle it (R bass with no dash)

    My bass...got it new but as a trade. R-Bass Fretless Five.

    Huge low end out of 34" scale no less.

    Today it has standard bart's instead of the Nordy jazz p/u's under-wood. Also swapped the passive electronics for an aggie three-band.

    Front is bookmatched myrtle.

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