New Groove Tools Rocco model coming soon!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mark beem, Oct 28, 2003.

  1. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Cool!! Co-designed with Rocco Prestia

  2. Aram


    Feb 2, 2003
    New York, NY
    Man it's about time! I've been GASsing for that thing for a while now. :hyper:
  3. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    Man - with a 2-J pickup config instead of the PJ, I'd really be GASin' for one of those! But then, it wouldn't be a Rocco sig, now would it? ;)
  4. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    2 J's......and in a 5 string version!!
  5. jivetkr


    May 15, 2002

    When will it be available?

    Do you know where I can find the specs on it? I didnt see it on their website
  6. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    San Antonio
    Take off the pickguard and we'd be in business :)
  7. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    From the looks of it, it has a swamp ash body, 3 piece maple neck, bird's eye maple fretboard, and a hipshot bridge/through-body stringing..

    Not sure of electronics.. This model looks to have the old style 2 band pre. I dont know if it'll have a 3 band when it's available or not.
  8. Aram


    Feb 2, 2003
    New York, NY
    Active bypass would be sweet.
  9. I like that. I'd definetly consider that one if I were looking for a new 4-string.
  10. mcdonap


    Sep 25, 2001
    I have a Conklin Rocco Bass - the GTRP4. It's a great bass! Progzilla's pretty much right on with the specs. Bartolini P/J pickups with two band Bartolini eq, no bypass. It has Hipshot licensed tuners. I'm not sure what brand the bridge is, but it's nice. (I don't think it's Hipshot.) It does have through-body stringing. The neck is 3 piece maple with a birdseye fb. The profile is amazing, and the width is very comfortable - right between a P and a J. The action is extremely low with no buzzing. (And I'm used to graphite and Rockwood necks...) I even like the GHS Rocco strings that came on it, and I'm usually not a big nickel strings fan. I know that the basses coming out of Korea have been getting better and better lately, but I'm very impressed with the quality of this bass.

    I got the bass directly from Conklin right after NAMM this past July.

  11. cods


    Sep 16, 2003
    that is sexy!!!
  12. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    Yeah I'll take an 8-string hollowbody version of one of those....
  13. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Me too! Actually, P/J is fine, but I want a 5 string!:D
  14. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
  15. Where can you find these at? I've searched and found all these old threads yet I've never seen the rocco model for sale anywhere
  16. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Have you tried contacting Bill at Conklin Guitars?
  17. andrewd


    Sep 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    how about a fretless sixer? ;)
  18. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Custom shop only..
  19. andrewd


    Sep 5, 2003
    Boston, MA

    on the artists page theres a guy with a 6 string groove tools signature...anybody know anything about it?