Several months ago, an acquaintance, who sells tonewoods to some well-known names in custom bass lutherie, clued me into Roi Basses of Levittown, NY. The word I got is that some Fodera owners are now Roi Bass, ("R"), converts.....equal or better quality for much less money. If you don't know who Mike Frost is, he was/is a Fodera endorser who is now a Roi Bass lover, (as well as a composer and bass instructional materials author).. One site about him with pics of his Roi basses is - http://www16.brinkster.com/mcfrost/bio.htm (His Brickhouse cabs, pictured there, could be interesting, too). I'm told the mind/hands behind Roi basses is Roy Hutchinson and that they make very few at a time. Very little info I can find about them as Roi Instruments website is just under construction - http://www.cliffordroi.com/ (The logo could be mistaken for those of Ray Roger's R Basses and Roscoe basses, IMO). Anyway, if anyone knows something more concrete about them, I'd appreciate your posting it here.