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


  1. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    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.:)
     

    Attached Files:

  2. CrashClint

    CrashClint I Play Bass therefore I Am Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2005
    Wake Forest, NC
    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:

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  4. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    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.
     
  5. SteveC

    SteveC

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    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:
     
  6. CrashClint

    CrashClint I Play Bass therefore I Am Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2005
    Wake Forest, NC
    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.
     
  7. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    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.
     
  8. Gard

    Gard

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    Disclosures:
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
  9. SteveC

    SteveC

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
  10. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
  11. CrashClint

    CrashClint I Play Bass therefore I Am Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2005
    Wake Forest, NC
  12. Gard

    Gard

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    Disclosures:
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    ...just wait.

    :)
     
  13. Jeff Moote

    Jeff Moote Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Beamsville, ON, Canada
    This one is going to be sweet!
     
  14. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    I am. Impatiently, but I am.
     
  15. JOME77

    JOME77 Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Georgia
    Very nice Ryan! Unusual top. I love it!
     
  16. SteveC

    SteveC

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    Any updated pics of Ryan's bass? I've sure enjoyed mine!
     
  17. Gard

    Gard

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    Disclosures:
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    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.

    :)
     
  18. SteveC

    SteveC

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    Yeah, I suppose a new pup configuration requires a new jig or two.
     
  19. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Cool, at least they came through on getting the pickup done in time!
     
  20. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Here's the latest progress pics. It starts getting finish applied tomorrow!

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  21. SteveC

    SteveC

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    Nice. Can't wait to see that top with some finish.
     



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