Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Basso Gruvitas, Nov 15, 2002.

  1. Well, my 40th birthday present to myself arrived!

    This is a Roscoe SKB 3005 fretless.
    --cocobolo top
    --Spanish Cedar body
    --diamondwood fingerboard
    --18volt upgrade Bartolini electronics

    Here's the overall effect
  2. Soundfiles coming next week. Right now we're just getting acquainted.:D
  3. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Nice hunk o' crap you got there. :D

    Very nice lookin' Roscoe m'man! I'm not a fretless guy myself, but any person with a Roscoe has an OK bass by me. Ain't that B something else? B o' Doom, as it were.
  4. Beautiful bass. Simple and classy.
    And I'm sure it plays as good as it looks.
  5. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nice! And Roscoes are great players, too. Love those B strings!
  6. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    you oughtta hear him play it- even over the phone !!!
    i know I'M scared!!!
  7. Just talking to him scares me!

    The bass looks GREAT, John! Can't wait to see it and hear it in person!

  8. Adrian, don't build me up so much. I may disappoint bassists all over the world once I post some soundfiles.

    Right now I'm learning the EQ. This is Christmas morning for my kids! ;-) The only difference is, I won't pull an arm off my new toy!!:p
  9. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    Not all that bad, John. ;) Enjoy.
  10. Once again, super slick man! i can't wait to hear some sound files. Oh and mine finally showed up... UPS(or as i like to call them, 'ooops') finally brought it a few hours after you got my email
  11. rickreyn

    rickreyn Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2000
    Lutz, Florida
    I am jealous, but then again, I need lines, so I am just envious.;)
  12. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
  13. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Very nice! The Diamondwood board makes for a fantastic fretless, and I really like the SKB body shape, especially with that cocobola top.

  14. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
  15. Basso Profoundo

    Basso Profoundo Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    From a fellow Roscoe owner, Very Nice!!! and also Classy!!
  16. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    woah, sweet bass!

    i'm still waiting for my LG3005 Fretted, and LG3005 fretless, so lookin' at yours is just makin' the wait WORSE! ;)
  17. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    Even though you bought your bass from the evil crack dealer....

    ...oh, hi there Adrian! :eek:


    ...instead of the good crack dealer...


    That's a beautiful bass! :D

    The only reason I haven't succumbed to the cocobola SKB we have in stock is too many strings (7!!!! :p) and them pesky metal bars on the fingerboard. I think Keith's cocobola tops rule!

    I agree with Mike and Joe about the fingerboard too, looks great and sounds wonderful - got that stuff on my Sonus. We gotta unlined LG 3005 (beautiful burl redwood top!) with it, love the grain and contrast on the board.