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Discussion in 'Rocket Music' started by Ryan L., Mar 22, 2013.


  1. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    http://www.rocketmusic.net/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=5544

    And so it begins. Again. This time without frets.

    It's about time I have a fretless bass again, it's been about 10 years since I have owned/played one (and yes, I'm fully prepared to spend some serious time in the woodshed with this one before it goes "live"....).

    With the addition of this one to my lineup, I think I will be done ordering basses. Hell, what more could I ever need/want?:confused:
     
  2. bassWR

    bassWR

    Nov 21, 2009
    Warner Robins GA
    Very nice Ryan!

    That's going to be an amazing looking and sounding instrument. :hyper:

    Congratulations.
     
  3. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Thanks! I am stepping out of my normal comfort zone with the mahogany body. Gard recommended it, SteveC confirmed it, and Greg approved of it. So, mahogany it is.
     
  4. bassWR

    bassWR

    Nov 21, 2009
    Warner Robins GA
    My first Roscoe was a mahog. Very full and rich. I've also played Joe's 6er and it is fantastic.
     
  5. Jeff Moote

    Jeff Moote Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Beamsville, ON, Canada
    Ah this will be incredible Ryan! Very nice top. As you know I definitely endorse the dot idea :cool:

    I should have an order of my own to post up shortly. Also mahogany, but that's about all it has in common with yours :)
     
  6. JOME77

    JOME77

    Aug 18, 2002
    Georgia
    Great spec's Ryan.
    I think the mahogany body will sound great for the fretless. I'm not sure if the buckeye burl top will help tune the overall sound though. Sometimes buckeye can be a bit a wash tone wise. It'll look cool though. It's certainly a nice looking piece of wood.
    I rather suspect that mahogany body, wenge neck center and diamondwood finger board will take the sound totally over the top.

    I also really like the finger board face dot idea. I really liked them on Jeff's bass.

    Congrat's!
     
  7. ...an AGV-JJ....an AGV-PJ....


    :bassist:


    ...I can play this game all day, if you wish....

    :hyper:
     
  8. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Oh, I am sure you could.:D.

    The whole "vintage" tone doesn't do much for me, though, so you will have to try harder. Although, there may be room for ONE 6 string in my lineup at some point...........So, maybe there will be one more order from me in a year or two.;)
     
  9. Well, you'll need a 6er with J's....and a 6 with soaps....and a fretless one....

    :D
     
  10. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Nicely played, sir.:)
     
  11. I got a grandkid to put through college....gotta be on my game!

    ;)
     
  12. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Yeah, the buckeye top choice was purely based on looks. I have wanted a buckeye burl-topped Roscoe for years.

    I strayed away from my normal ash bodies based on recommendations from Gard, SteveC, Greg, and also based on posts from a few of you guys on here as well.

    Other than that, my "usual specs" are pretty much there----wide spacing, wenge neck center, wenge shim between top and body, and diamondwood nut. JB pickup placement was chosen based on hearing Gard's "Stormtrooper" bass, the clips that Greg did of SteveC's, SteveC's and other's descriptions of how the JB Roscoes sound.

    So, I hope it will be a winner when it gets done in a few months!
     
  13. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    It'll be awesome.
     
  14. JOME77

    JOME77

    Aug 18, 2002
    Georgia
    Don't blame you at all Ryan. That's a killer piece of Buckeye burl and you've got more than enough tone wood in that bass.

    I can't wait to see how this one looks finished!
     
  15. LilRay

    LilRay Commercial User

    Dec 27, 2007
    Between my Roscoe and Leather
    Owner: Cockeyed Cow Custom Leathercraft
    Man I gotta get to reading TB a little more often. :eek:

    So where are you taking Jackie Ryan? :bag:

    Awesome specs and I'm glad you're getting a fretless.

    Smiles all around.;)

    :D

    God Bless, Ray
     
  16. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    I think it's good to have a fretless. I found that while waiting for my fretted to be built, I used my fretless all the time - even in "fretted" situations. It's amazing the array of tones you can get from a GOOD fretless bass.
     
  17. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Well, I don't think a trip to Greensboro is gonna cut it this year........

    Probably Mexico next winter.:rolleyes: And no, I don't want to go there.
     
  18. LilRay

    LilRay Commercial User

    Dec 27, 2007
    Between my Roscoe and Leather
    Owner: Cockeyed Cow Custom Leathercraft
    Just go to Texas. I think There's more Mexicans there anyway. :bag:

    :D

    God Bless, Ray
     
  19. RocketMusic

    RocketMusic Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 31, 2007
    Blacksburg, VA
    Owner, Rocket Music
    Hey, Blacksburg's right there, too (as you know). Two fer one! What more could a gal want?!?
     
  20. RocketMusic

    RocketMusic Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 31, 2007
    Blacksburg, VA
    Owner, Rocket Music
    Oh, and thanks (AGAIN) and congrats on this one, Ryan. I meant to start a thread in my forum about this one once I got it listed on my site... but then my ADHD kicked in. Thanks for taking care of that for me!
     

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