NBD...Roscoe SKB3005 Custom with gorgeous Cocobolo top.

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  1. Bassworship1

    Bassworship1 Inactive

    Jun 20, 2013
    I just received this bass today from the Roscoe shop and I'm really impressed. I purchased this bass used and had it sent from the seller to Keith to have it plek'd and the pickups upgraded. Bass is like showroom new. Best setup and action I've had in a bass and the best B string. Keith said this was one of the nicest Cocobolo tops he's done and that the Wenge Sapwood fretboard was a limited run of wood that he can no longer get. I have TGHknobs making me a set of custom wood knobs Ash and Cocobolo tops coming. These basses are amazing.

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  2. Wow!
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  3. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    Wowzers! Nice!
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  4. Dave Siff

    Dave Siff Supporting Member

    Beautiful. How do you like the SKB vs. Century, ergonomically speaking?
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  5. Bassworship1

    Bassworship1 Inactive

    Jun 20, 2013
    I haven't played this SKB enough to know for sure yet but so far I can't tell much difference. The SKB is a little heavier at a little over 9 pounds vs the Century being a little over 8 pounds.
  6. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    Oh. My. Lord.
    That is a fantastic looking bass, Congrats!
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  7. Mr_O'B


    Feb 22, 2015
    That's one of the woodiest basses I have seen to date! It's so beautiful!

    I love your mentality in sending it to Roscoe to ensure that
    it plays as good as it looks! :):thumbsup:drool
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  8. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    Nice bass you've got there sir... :woot:
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  9. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Yowza! That is a good looking top!
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  10. Holy mackeroly batman! That top rivals some Alembic tops I LOVE IT!
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  11. joel406


    Dec 27, 2013
    One of the most beautiful instruments I have ever seen.

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  12. Bassworship1

    Bassworship1 Inactive

    Jun 20, 2013
    Twin Roscoes. 2 of the best basses I’ve ever owned.

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  13. KaseOfBass

    KaseOfBass Put some stank on it... Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Austin, Texas
    Endorsing Artist: GHS Strings
    Looks fantastic, I miss that one! Undoubtedly the best looking bass I've ever owned. When we were PM'ing about this bass, I completely forgot about this little video I made using that bass and thought it might come in handy if you wanted to compare the DCBs vs. the Big Singles that were in it. Congrats, you'll definitely enjoy it!

  14. RobTheRiot


    Aug 31, 2016
    las Vegas, nv
    Wow... Excuse me while I wipe the drool from my chin.
    Never heard of/seen Wenge sapwood being used before - amazing how it has the textured appearance still; mildly “bleached” out, but dark enough so it still blends nicely with the overall instrument.
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  15. Bassworship1

    Bassworship1 Inactive

    Jun 20, 2013
    I actually had seen that video a while back before I even had the chance to purchase this bass and loved the tone. I've owned 8-9 basses with the Big Singles and liked those pickups. Honestly the Aguilar DCB's are a major upgrade IMO. This bass with the Plek job and Electronics is the best playing bass I've owned and that's saying something. Keith fixed the only blemish on this bass on the back where the clearcoat had a small ding. It looks brand new now.
  16. Mikey F

    Mikey F

    Aug 12, 2014
    Denver, CO
    That is seriously amazing
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  17. If nothing else it’s nice to see more of the tree being used instead of just the heartwood. In the past I’m sure it would have been thrown away (same thing with streaked ebony).
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  18. Manticore


    Feb 27, 2016
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  19. pbass74


    Sep 19, 2015
    Sunland, CA
    :hyper:Can I touch it?:hyper: BEAUTIFUL!:hyper:
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  20. Dave Siff

    Dave Siff Supporting Member

    You still have the PJ, right?
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