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Discussion in 'Roscoe Basses' started by Gard, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. Gard

    Gard

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    Wow.

    My new favorite color....

    :hyper:

    Century Standard 5 JM
    Swamp Ash body
    Blackburst finish
    Bartolini J + MM pickups
    Bartolini 3-band preamp
    3-piece Maple neck
    Maple fingerboard
    Graphite nut
    Satin Chrome hardware

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  2. pantherairsoft

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    Beyond awesome.
  3. JOME77

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    Very nice looking classic finish!
  4. Basso Gruvitas

    Basso Gruvitas Supporting Member

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    ...and my new source of GAS! Love it!
  5. Gard

    Gard

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    For the record, this thing just sounded NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASTY!!!

    :bassist:

    My next, next bass. Maybe just my NEXT bass. Not sure. Really diggin' it. REALLY.

    Still speaking to me, even though it left a week ago.
  6. Basso Gruvitas

    Basso Gruvitas Supporting Member

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    What stands out about this model is how FEW builders do blackburst - or do it well. This was a great job on the finish and one part of its allure

    Now, imagine it with BLACK hardware!
  7. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Supporting Member

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    I can believe you 100% that this one kicks ass. Spec's are pretty close to mine, minus the top and a bit of wenge..........And I know mine is a monster!
  8. Gard

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    I did sit a black bridge on it...trust me, the satin chrome is the stuff for THIS finish.

    :)
  9. Gard

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    Yes, it is! :hyper:
  10. Jeff Moote

    Jeff Moote Supporting Member

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    I agree with this. Certain finishes work really well with the chrome and this is one of them. My preference is generally for black hardware but on this one, and also my tobacco burst fretless the satin chrome looks great.
  11. bobunit

    bobunit I'm here. Now what? Supporting Member

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    What does the switch do?
  12. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Supporting Member

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    Series/Parallel/Single coil for the MM pickup.
  13. poptart

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    I have asking about doing the finish for some time, Sheldon does a similar finish on his Dingwall ABZ basses and I love it. I think Keith has gone one better on the burst and I could not be happier with the look. With regards to the sound - wow, this is a new departure for Roscoe this bass works for any style of music where attitude is required from Punk to Funk and everything in between - it snarls at you if you let it :)

    Mark
  14. JoelFT

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    I am leaning towards this color for the six I'm thinking about. But, I would like to see it in gloss.
  15. poptart

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    Joel

    Yes, in gloss a complete winner - go for it :)

    Mark
  16. Basso Gruvitas

    Basso Gruvitas Supporting Member

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    Gard, does this bass do the Marcus Miller tone pretty well or do the pickups and placement create something else?
  17. poptart

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    Less Marcus, more Flea!

    Mark
  18. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Wizardry! Supporting Member

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    I wonder what a gloss version would look like with some flame maple underneath.
  19. poptart

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    Now we are talking!!
  20. Jeff Moote

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    This is not helping my desire for a Roscoe with a MM pickup :p

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