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Discussion in 'Roscoe Basses' started by Ryan L., May 17, 2012.

  1. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Supporting Member

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    Well, might as well start a thread here, so the non-Facebookers can see this one come together.

    Here's the specs:

    Roscoe Century 3005 JM

    Ash Body
    Chilean Laurel Burl top
    Wenge Shim between top and body
    Natural Gloss finish
    Maple/Wenge/Maple neck, 35" scale
    Birdseye Maple fretboard
    Wood 12th fret inlay
    Diamondwood nut
    20mm Bridge spacing
    2" at nut
    Bartolini MM and J pickups
    Bartolini 3 band preamp, with 3-way switch for MM pickup
    Black hardware

    Attached is the first progress pic of it. If Gard has time, he can post more as it gets further along.:)

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  2. CrashClint

    CrashClint I Play Bass therefore I Am Supporting Member

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    Glad you did it here, so I can post on it without my FB iPhone app getting blown up with all the responses. 20mm spacing, my must have some long fingers, good thing you decided to be a bass player instead of a proctologist. :eek:

    [​IMG]
  3. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Supporting Member

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    My two other 3005s have 20mm spacing as well (they will be at the gtg). Fell in love with that spacing after the 3 Warwick SSI 5ers that I owned. My fingers aren't overly long at all, it's just what I have found most comfortable.
  4. SteveC

    SteveC Supporting Member

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    You wouldn't think that a couple mm would be a big deal, but I could really feel that spacing when I played Ryan's basses. I'll take 18 thank you. ;)

    I hope Gard has time to get us some pics. The wait is killing me. :hyper:
  5. CrashClint

    CrashClint I Play Bass therefore I Am Supporting Member

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    19mm would be max for me which was what I had on another Roscoe. I guess if I learned on a 20mm, that would feel like home.
  6. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Supporting Member

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    I have owned 5 & 6 string basses with spacing from 16.5 - 20 mm at the bridge. I can play whatever, but I have found 20mm to be the most comfortable. Most definitely not what I learned on, in fact, it was much later in my playing career that I tried it.
  7. Gard

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  8. SteveC

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    Looking good.
  9. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Supporting Member

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  10. CrashClint

    CrashClint I Play Bass therefore I Am Supporting Member

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    Looking sweet!
  11. Gard

    Gard

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    ...just wait.

    :)
  12. Jeff Moote

    Jeff Moote Supporting Member

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    This one is going to be sweet!
  13. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Supporting Member

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    I am. Impatiently, but I am.
  14. JOME77

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    Very nice Ryan! Unusual top. I love it!
  15. SteveC

    SteveC Supporting Member

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    Any updated pics of Ryan's bass? I've sure enjoyed mine!
  16. Gard

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    Very soon, like today or tomorrow - we just received the pickup from Bartolini for it this morning, Tony is out making the routing jig then cutting it and sealing it.

    :)
  17. SteveC

    SteveC Supporting Member

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    Yeah, I suppose a new pup configuration requires a new jig or two.
  18. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Supporting Member

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    Cool, at least they came through on getting the pickup done in time!
  19. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Supporting Member

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    Here's the latest progress pics. It starts getting finish applied tomorrow!

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  20. SteveC

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    Nice. Can't wait to see that top with some finish.

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