This is one of the very first Roscoes I ever received, so it's over two years old at this point. I've got several in stock that fit that description (or soon will), so I'm going to make a serious effort to record these basses and make some specific comments about each.
This one has aways been one of my favorites tonally, and I think you'll hear why in the clip. It's got a thick, ballsy tone that I love. On the neck pickup, it's basically a P-Bass. With both PUPs blended, it has that signature Roscoe tone in spades. Oh, yeah, and it looks pretty fantastic, too!! Roscoe LG-3005 (Box Elder)
As usual, I recorded the bass direct through my REDDI tube DI by A-Designs
. The drums were programmed in Sonar using Session Drummer 3.
One fun note - I've been getting into drums lately, trying to dig a little deeper into beats and rhythyms. My technical knowledge of that stuff is just about zero. Jerry mentioned his drummer holding down a clave with his foot a few days ago, and I was like the heck does that mean?!? A little wiki reading lead me to the main clave patterns, and I based this beat upon the rumba clave. I programmed the wood block (which plays the rumba clave pattern) first, then I filled in with a funky beat around that. Then I picked up the bass and started looking for a song to play. A random stab in the Real Book, and I landed on "Nobody Knows You..."
Here is a complete mix as well as the individual bass tracks so you can really hear this bass put through its paces. "Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out"
(Complete Mix) "Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out"
(Bass, All Neck PUP) "Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out"
(Chords, All Bridge PUP) "Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out"
(Lead, Both PUPs, Blend centered)