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First gig w/my new Roscoe

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Arthur U. Poon, Aug 14, 2004.

  1. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses
    I received my new SKB 3006 yesterday afternoon. I had about an hour to get ready for my gig, so I only had time to unpack it, open the case and go: "whooa!!" At the club I plugged it into my rig for a soundcheck, instant killer tone :cool: . I'm not 100% sure how the Bart EQ works at this point, but no big deal; it's tone was spectacular set flat. I was hoping for good mids, it has great mids. It sliced through the mix like a Ginsu. The bottom end is massive. I now realize my Ampeg cab lacks a bit in the low end, I could hear the cones were under a bit of stress, but I cured that with my preamp's EQ and gains. It has very defined highs, but they still sound warm.
    I can't say enough about how good the bass sounds, and the workmanship is flawless. I did hit plenty of wrong notes, being mainly a 4-stringer, but that'll improve over time.
    I'm now plotting on how to finance an LG 3000! :eyebrow:
  2. blen dem

    blen dem

    Jun 22, 2001
    USA, Vallejo
    nice, I love Roscoes - don't have one and only played one but still love em'... got pics?
  3. JPJ


    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    Thanks for the call today! I always get a kick out of hearing from satisfied customers and it's a thrill to be able to hook a fellow player up with a great bass. :smug:

    Blen Dem,
    Check out the "sold basses" gallery at my site for a few photos of Art's new SKB 3006 exh. quilt "blueberry" bass. ;)

  4. Fred312b

    Fred312b Proof that gear doesn't make you a better player Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    oh c'mon now, it's not THAT gorgeous ;) if it sounds HALF as good as it looks... wow... :bassist: very very nice indeed
  5. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    <img src="http://www.blueberryhillbass.com/images/103_0316.jpg">
  6. rusty


    Mar 29, 2004
    Killer looks, killer tone, killer playability... What else can you ask for? :D Congrats!
  7. Deaj


    Aug 15, 2004
    Kingston, WA
    New member here. Hello everyone!

    I love my Roscoe LG3000!!! It is far and away the best sounding and playing electric bass I have ever owned. I have not had the opportunity play but a few of these fine instruments and all were stellar players. I picked mine up used for $1325 - smokin deal! My bass is a spanish cedar core with a tobacco sunburst finished quilted maple top and a birdseye maple fretboard.

    Pictures: http://www.bassnw.com/Special Order Basses/Basses/Roscoe/roscoe_LG3000_sunburst.htm

    After the honeymoon was over with mine I discovered a mild hump in the fretboard requiring that the action be set higher than I prefer so as to avoid buzz. I had Mike Lull plane the fretboard and do a refret. Issue resolved. I also had Mike swap the pots out for lower values (Bartolini stock pot values made the electronics brighter than I prefer) and put in a pull pot for passive operation. I also had him install a bone nut. A near perfect instrument made perfect. Love this thing!
  8. Bassmanbob

    Bassmanbob Supporting Member

    Many people love to praise the B string, and yes it's great, but I found that it was too loud compared to the other strings. Specifically the D, G and C strings. I found that I had to play harder on those strings and play lightly on the B and also E strings so I didn't sound like I was coming in and out of the mix.

    I spoke to Keith Roscoe about it, and he recommended tightening the screws on the two picd ups on the B side of the pick ups. This moves the pick ups away from the B and E strings and therefor they won't be as loud. I did that and it made all the difference. If you are having that problem, make the adjustment and you will love your Roscoe even more.

    I love my Roscoe!
  9. Basso Gruvitas

    Basso Gruvitas Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2000
    Dallas/Ft. Worth TX
    Congrats, Arthur!!

    Looks like the country of Roscoetopia is growing!!

    I love my Roscoe fretless 5! It is exactly what I wanted!
  10. GRoberts

    GRoberts Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2003
    Tucson, AZ USA
    Man Alive! Keith Roscoe has some of the nicest quilt I've ever seen! that is a world class stunner! Congrats!
  11. JPJ


    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL

    I just added a few more photos of some quilt pieces that will be coming down the line fairly soon, but I thought that the piece that we ended using for Art's bass was a notch above the "top-shelf" quilt that Keith usually has. I've seen some great vintage yellow, amber, and red Roscoes, but I think my favorite combo so far for maple tops is Exh. quilt/cobalt blue/bolivian rosewood. ;)
  12. Poon


    May 20, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA

    Congrats Cous'. :D
  13. Sweeeeeeet Bass Art! Love the blue on quilt.
  14. I checked the site last night and all I can say is wow!! Those new Roscoe bodies you have lined up are supa sweet!
  15. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses
    Zon4John, I'm happy to join you in Roscoetopia! :)

    Thanks TBer's, for the nice comments about my new bass. It's not as big of an adjustment as I thought it would be, moving from the four to the six; My second gig went much smoother. IMO it's tone is modern, yet it kind of reminds me of a P-Bass! :bassist:
  16. Fretless5verfan


    Jan 17, 2002
    Don't you love that quality about it? Roscoes are just such fantastic basses. Welcome to the Roscoe family!
  17. JOME77

    JOME77 Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Yeah. I've heard others comment on the same thing. I've owned 3 Roscoes and setup 4 others. When the pickups are properly adjusted I've never seen this to be a problem. Best low B I've heard!

    Oh yeah!
    Beautiful Roscoe Poon!