NBD! Roger R Bass 5

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  1. Lovep

    Lovep Supporting Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    Indianapolis, IN
    I think I may have checked the FedEx website every 15-mins today...just waiting on this baby to arrive!

    I'm becoming a huge Roger R bass fan. I have two of his basses now and I am floored by the quality and craftsmanship.

    Here are the specs:
    Mahogany body
    Buckeye Burl top
    5pc neck Maple w/mahogany stringers
    Wenge Fretboard w/Buckeye dot inlays
    Hipshot A bridge
    Gotoh tuners
    Howard Ulyate Custom dual coil pickups
    Nordstrand 2-band preamp w/tone control Active/Passive
    Coil tap switches
    Buckeye Burl knobs
    24 frets
    34" scale
    20mm spacing at bridge

    She sounds amazing but the action is too low so I need to do some adjusting before I can really dig into her.

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  2. xabicho

    xabicho Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2009
    Long Beach, California
    Roger Guitars
    image.jpeg Indeed Ray's craft to perfection is amazing. I also own two, a Roger Jazz Bass 5 and a R SC 6, both basses have out of this world definition, unique tone, well tempered, ergonomics, the search is over. Now that I have the Roger sound in my head is easy to compare other boutique instruments, I play them then I realize that they lack that definition of the Roger Basses. The only ones that get such level of definition and can be compare are the Peter Hilton Basses and the Carl Thompson Basses. I am waiting for my 2 Roger Fretless that are almost done 4 & 5 Strings. Enjoy yours…Congratulations…
     
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  3. Lovep

    Lovep Supporting Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    Indianapolis, IN
  4. Lovep

    Lovep Supporting Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    Indianapolis, IN
    The above pic is horrible...took it with my cell phone. Just wanted to show you that we are brothers!! I also have a Roger Jazz. Nice! I love Roger basses...nothing really compares to the quality!
     
  5. xabicho

    xabicho Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2009
    Long Beach, California
    Roger Guitars
    Yes it is true nothing compares and I owned, F basses, Elrick, Fodera, STR, Bossa, MTD USA, Sadowsky and Ray's basses continue winning.
     
  6. xabicho

    xabicho Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2009
    Long Beach, California
    Roger Guitars
    image.jpeg Here are my fretless almost ready, I can't wait to star digging these Ladies.
     
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  7. Lovep

    Lovep Supporting Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    Indianapolis, IN
    A fretless Roger is on my wishlist! Nice! I know you will enjoy these basses! I have a 4-string Kudela fretless bass on the way!
     
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  8. TechJunky

    TechJunky

    Aug 31, 2009
    Columbus, OH
    Some beautiful basses on this page. Congrats on the new one!
     
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  9. steve kudela

    steve kudela

    Mar 24, 2015
    Let me hear what you think of it............SK
     
  10. Lovep

    Lovep Supporting Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    Indianapolis, IN
    Well, I must say, it is the best fretless bass that I have ever owned. My only reference is a US Lakland Decade Fretless 5 that I owned a few years ago. The craftsmanship is incredible! I heard that this was your first fretless...I can tell you placed some extra care on this one. It it an absolute beauty! Thanks for sharing your art!
     
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  11. steve kudela

    steve kudela

    Mar 24, 2015
    Well, thank you so much Sir!! Actually, there were 2 before that one. They were built early on in the process. Now that I think about it, the first bass I built was a fretless. Haven't thought about it in years! In some respects that is the first one. In terms of serial numbers, that is 001. Please keep me posted, let me know what you're finding with it. Thanks again.....SK
     
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