Hello everyone, I'm somewhat new to this bass community and have never ever wrote a review on any bass guitar maker. The reason for this post is to tell you exactly how fabulous Rbass guitar are. Now I've read a few post about rbasses and for the most part everyone likes them and there's a few that think they are carbon copies of Fodera. Anyhow from reading the post on talk bass I decided to put rbasses on my "to try" list so I log off of TB and onto www.rbassguitars.com and what do you know there's 2 for sale so I call Ray to get the prices on both of them after telling me that they were $2800 each I decided to ask what price he would give me for both basses and Ray being the nice guy he is decided to give me both basses for $5000.00 shipped. I'm figuring that if I don't like them then I can at least sell them and get some of my money back. Afterall, I never tried them before but they looked just like my very expensive Fodera. Heck how could I go wrong. I'm not the first to say this and I probably won't be the last to say SO WHAT!! if they look like Fodera's I'm even going to be as bold to say that Rbass are better than Fodera's! That's right, I said it. And how do I know you might ask? I'm comparing the 2 side by side right now. Me and my bass crew has just spent the last 2 hours playing every bass I have comparing them to my new Rbasses And believe me I've always upheld my Fodera as being the best of the best and have bragged countless times to my friends as the tone literally ate their basses alive. I've always been very fortunate to have owned any and every high-end bass guitar that I've ever wanted to own. In fact the most money I've ever spend on one bass is $7000.00 and I'm ashame to say that after playing a Rbass that I've been ripped off. What Ray at Rbasses has done is taken something already great and made it the best. I've never in all the hundreds and hundreds of basses I've owned ever felt or heard a bass that sounds better or plays so effortless. I've been playing bass for 17 years now and I'm telling you guys get you a Rbass. Please use me for your experience. I've owned every name brand high-end boutique bass on the market right down from Warrior, lakland, ken smith, fodera etc... You name it I've owned it. I can save you a lot of time and effort right now. GET YOU A RBASS. IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST. I just got off of the phone with Ray and was informed that he was about 1 month away from finishing a maple burl SC 5 string and I told him it was as good as sold. I will then have him make me a 6 SC and I bet you can guess what bass I'm going to sell to fund these basses. Yeah there just that good! Ray is no joke! Save yourself time and a bunch of money. I'm getting $6000.00 or $7000.00 basses for less than $3000.00 How can you go wrong. Your Thoughts?? Any Questions?