Roscoe Resurection Project

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by bearhart74, Nov 14, 2012.


  1. bearhart74

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    Long intro story...
    I couple of days back I was surfing Evilbay and saw someone selling a pair of Barts out of a Roscoe.. in the description they said they came from a badly damaged instrument. The pups were for sale and the rest was to bad for them to bother with so the remains were for sale too.

    I am not a woodworker at all but I like to tinker with things so I thought that if it was at all salvagable I would work on it over the winter and see what I could do. I've played a Roscoe at a local guitar store so I know they are wonderful instruments but I don't know if i'll make friends with 6 strings easily. Worth a try tho.

    Got a bunch of pics and negotiated a price. On a whim I sent Mr. Roscoe an email to get his thoughts on the possibility of resurrection.

    Keith and Gard looked at the pics and said it could be done with the right tools, a bit of patience, and knowledge that it would never be showroom new again. He volunteered to have the seller ship it directly to him for complete evaluation and quote for what it would take for him to do the work AND, if I still wanted to do it meself, instructions on what to do to get it playable.

    With the support of the OB (original builder) I made the purchase and the bass is on its way to North Carolina. I'll document the repairs in this thread if its ok.
     

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  8. jobo4

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    Who got angry on that poor bass? :'(
     
  9. bearhart74

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    Don't know.. was not me
     
  10. bearhart74

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    i got more pics but reached my limit.. the bolt on end of the neck is split on both sides too...
     
  11. the yeti

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    a sad sight for sure. once it's back together it'll be awesome!
     
  12. bearhart74

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    All the pics of the damage are up...
     
  13. bearhart74

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    Awesome is right.. especially for the price i paid... : ). Once i'm done i'll post the total investment by me and pics of the completed project
     
  14. bearhart74

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    Keith Roscoe to the rescue.
    The quote for complete structural (but not cosmetic) repair + 2 new pickups + shipping to me is less than i was expecting. I think i'm going to go for it...
     
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  17. the yeti

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    i'd actually love a beat down but fully functional roscoe.

    keep that in mind if you decide to move it.
     
  18. bearhart74

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    Update:
    Repair work done by Roscoe Guitars... Thanks Gard and Keith!!!
    Due to arrive via oops (UPS) in a few hours.
    Pics to follow.
     
  19. Jazz Ad

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    Color me impatient.
    I love resurection projects.
     
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  21. bearhart74

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    back to totally stable.
     

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