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New R Bass on the way!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jacochops, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. jacochops


    Jul 2, 2000
    Bryan, TX
    I have been waiting for my custom-ordered R Bass for well over a year....and after a couple of snafus, my bass is shipping Wednesday!! Ray's been great through the process. He has had a lot of problems with Hipshot delivering defect-free product on time. The delay had NOTHING to do with him...just an unfortunate turn of events with a supplier.

    Anyway, onto the specs!

    singlecut 4 string bolt-on
    ash body
    ash neck
    34" scale
    birdseye maple board
    blonde buckeye burl top
    urethane finish
    black hardware
    Nordstrand J pickups under wood covers
    abalone dot inlays
    Audere 3 band pre (the tricked-out one)
    J neck specs
    vintage frets

    I originally ordered a 33" inch scale ash/maple bass which was due to me, but because of the Hipshot problem, he's offered this bass to me instead! Much more expensive, brand new, at no charge. Ray is tops, in my book!

    Pics to follow...he's sending it out priority USPS on Wednesday...I should have it Friday or Saturday at the latest! :hyper:

    Big thumbs up to Ray!
  2. Beav

    Beav Graphics Whore

    Jul 17, 2003
    Middle Tennessee
    Designer: Beav's Graphics
    Congrats, all the R Basses I've played have been great.

    I feel your pain on the Hipshot stuff. They've consistently been the most unreliable place I've ever order from. IMO they're lucky they offer the best hardware in the business.
  3. richnota

    richnota Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2005
    Santa Cruz
    Tiding you over while you wait for delivery:

    my Singlecut fretless:

  4. jacochops


    Jul 2, 2000
    Bryan, TX
    NICE!!! I'm digging the new single-cut shape more than the old one. It has its own vibe!

    This is due by the weekend, and my Nordy should be here within the next few weeks! And to boot, Mrs. Jacochops is as fired up for me as I am to get them! (I married a REEEAAALLLYYY good one!! She's SO cool, my best friend, lover, and incredible mom!)

    Pics coming forthright!!!
  5. Tumbao


    Nov 10, 2001
    :meh: me2... anyway, Congrats! & post the pics. :cool:
  6. jacochops


    Jul 2, 2000
    Bryan, TX
    It showed up today. Ridiculous! Slammin'! ******" INCREDIBLE!!!
    Pics and a detailed review to follow!
  7. Diego


    Dec 9, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    Congratulations! we'll be waitin' for those pics and review!

    Do you still have that gorgeous Nordstrand fretless 4 SC with the chestnut top and pink ivory board? It was yours right? or may I be mistaken with some other fellow TBer bass? That was one gorgeous instrument too...
  8. Congrats! We need pics STAT!

    I hate to ask this again, but can someone direct me to R-Bass's website?

    I tried to search for R Bass, but I guess the search wont accept the R..
  9. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Nice specs, should rock.
  10. Sorax


    Sep 9, 2005
    Sydney, Australia

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