Hi everyone, I recently discovered Ramsay Musical Instruments, a UK-based company that makes crazy basses in conjunction with a South Korean manufacturer. Essentially, Mark Ramsay (the owner) designs the basses (with the customer, of course) and sends off the spec sheet and dimensions to the factory to get it made. He then sets it up at his place in the UK and sends it off to the customer. It seems pretty darn good, and the prices are certainly very competitive, but my specs are as follows: 10-string bass (tuned F# to Eb) Custom body shape (similar to Jean Baudin's 'Joust' but solidbody and without the tailpiece) Fanned frets (36" to 32") Chambered lightweight swamp ash body (stock) Macassar Ebony fretboard (stock) Ebonol (synthetic ebony, stock) Maple and ebonol 5 piece neck (stock) Korean hardware (stock) Korean wood-covered pickups (stock) Korean preamp (stock) All of this, including shipping and import tax and a gig bag to the UK is round about $3000. Whilst the ERB market is certainly specialist, it strikes me as a lot of money for a Korean-made bass with generic brand hardware and pickups. What do you guys think? Is this a lot of money for the bass I'm getting? Do you have experiences with RMI? Are there any luthiers who'd be willing to build a ten-string for $3000? Ramsay Musical Instruments -- here's a link to RMI's website.