It's Here! Roscoe SKB 3005

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JOME77, Nov 4, 2005.

  1. JOME77

    JOME77 Living in the Moment Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    After 3 months of waiting my new Spalted Roscoe 3005 arrived today! Hands down the finest Roscoe I've ever owned! Absolutely flawless! I know how difficult spalted maple can be to work with and I'm just amazed at the high quality of workmanship of the shaping and finishing of the top! Gard had previously hinted that the back of the instrument (Spanish Cedar) held a surprise but wouldn't tell me what it was. Turns out that the Spanish Cedar body is figured and book matched. On top of that, they finished it with a beautiful amber tint!
    Of course the sound is awesome! :bassist:

    Here's the specs:

    Spalted maple top
    Spanish Cedar body (figured & book matched)
    African Tulipwood fingerboard
    Demeter pre
    Diamondwood carved nut
  2. jivetkr

    jivetkr Supporting Member

    May 15, 2002
    congrats man :hyper:

    I just got mine a couple of weeks ago....& I cant put it down
  3. JOME77

    JOME77 Living in the Moment Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    More pic's.....
  4. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2002
    Putnam, CT
    Absolutely amazing! Congrats!
  5. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses
    Congrats JOME77!

    Even the back is exhibition grade!
  6. Wow, between this and AJ's new F, there are some beautiful instruments being shown lately. :) Sweet bass, man!
  7. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    Wow... That's some incredible spalt you got there. Congratulations!
  8. 6-3-2


    Sep 20, 2003
    Wow, that 4 string Roscoe looks absolutely amazing. Put that back onto my "must get" list.
  9. BassFiddle63


    Oct 4, 2002
    Just absolutely Beautiful! Roscoe's are The Stuff ;)

    Congrats ... Enjoy!
  10. astronauts_suck

    astronauts_suck Guest

    Jun 16, 2005
    Ponchatoula, LA
    I hate you :)

    Sound clips?
  11. Xanaptabil

    Xanaptabil Guest

    Jul 18, 2005
    Tempe, AZ
    Been looking at basses on TB for a while now and these are some of the finest I have ever seen.
  12. Drool.....
    that's a sweet bass. Congrats!
  13. That one is a beauty. Congrats!
  14. west*coast*bass

    west*coast*bass Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Agoura Hills, CA
    I love spalted is beautiful. Congratulations!
  15. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Beautiful bass, Congrats and enjoy.
  16. Bassmanbob

    Bassmanbob Supporting Member

    The joys of a new Roscoe! Man is that fun!

    Just played my first big gig with my "new" (6 month old) Roscoe fretless. We played a big festival gig opening for an All Star Rock band including guys from Sugarloaf, Iron Butterfly and Rare Earth. The bass player was from another band I don't remember. He was playing an old Tobias, but other musicians kept telling me that my bass sounded much better than his. :D

    Oh yeah. I forgot it's not all about me. That is a gorgeous bass. If it sounds half as good as it looks, you'll enjoy it forever!
  17. JOME77

    JOME77 Living in the Moment Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    No sound clips yet.....sorry.....
    But it sure sounds good! ;)
  18. JOME77

    JOME77 Living in the Moment Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Yeah, it's a blast watching it come together via pictures but nothing beats that rush you get when you open that case for the first time and pick it up and play it! This one is without a doubt very special! I'm really looking to playing it out Sunday!

    Thanks to everyone for the kind words on the new Roscoe. All I can say is pictures just don't do it justice! ;)
  19. Shawnost

    Shawnost It's all about the Hamiltons baby!

    Sep 25, 2004
    Dallas, TX
    Congrats on your new Roscoe! Man that thing is beautiful. I was impressed with the progress pics but the finished pics are stunning. :) Another few weeks and I'll have some spalted goodness to share too. :bassist:

  20. JPJ


    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    Hey Joe,
    Congrats on your new bass, and thank you for the very nice e-mail as well. I really had fun working on this with you, and I'm glad that the experience was a positive and fun one for you. I actually knew about the back and have been sitting on that secret (and photos) for quite some time, so I'm glad that you enjoyed the surprise!!! :hyper: :D Overall, I think that your bass turned out amazingly well, but then again, I never had any doubt! :smug:

    Enjoy. ;)