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R Bass Question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by waytoodeep03, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. Is there a main website? Also what is the difference between this and F bass? Or is one of the makers just not original in making up names for the basses?
  2. Here you go :

    Nope these are two indipendant builders. I havent had the pleasure of trying out F-basses but I have a 5 str. R-bass and I absaloutly love it :smug:

    Kv. K
  3. Don't mean to be rude but that site needs alot of work. There is really no information or pictures to view. Not very consumer friendly
  4. Oxblood

    Oxblood Banned

    Apr 17, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    Excellent builder, he was a student of the famous Carl Thompson so you know what to expect. One of my favorite builders infact.
  5. jacochops


    Jul 2, 2000
    Suzhou, China
    I have had several, and my main bass right now is an R bass 4 with a mahogany body, quilted maple top, bloodwood board and Nordstrand SE jazz pickups under maple/bloodwood covers and a U-Retro preamp (which I got from Steve Barr at Vintagebass.com....a GREAT guy to deal with, by the way...highly recommended). It has insanely low action, super-punchy, and plays like liquid butter. One of the hottest basses that I've ever had.
  6. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    I've played maybe 4 different R Basses and was very impressed each time. Excellent craftsmanship.

  7. Hman


    Jan 8, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    Just pick up this R bass 6 from Ray...Wow..my first R bass and loving it!