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New Roscoe in progress

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Stachio, Dec 9, 2005.


  1. Stachio

    Stachio Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2002
    Atlanta
    Ordered it a month and a half ago. I was planning on going through Jay from the great reviews and the way he was so helpful throughout all my correspondences with him, but I went for Atlanta Bass Gallery for proximity and the fact that Jim is also a stellar guy.
    Gard sprinkled the buy me dust and I sprang for it:
    SKB 3006 fretless
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    I'm excited about this one. Only thing I haven't figured out is Dem or Bart...
     
  2. mike sancho

    mike sancho SANCH

    Feb 10, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    Is that curled redwood? Man that is a sweet top!!!!
     
  3. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Nice :) I would go Demeter if you want a more modern tone , more defined. Bart if you want a more mellow all around tone.

    I plan on getting an lg3005 (i have a thread about it on the first page still) and i plan on going Demeter.
     
  4. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    Nope, bubinga! It's cut from the same "stock" as the one that Halftooth will be getting next week (it actually shipped out today).

    :)

    For the record, Stachio's getting an SKB 3006, fretless diamondwood.
     
  5. Stachio

    Stachio Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2002
    Atlanta
    Definitely. I didn't even want a bass. I'm not even sure I play bass. Gard told me I needed one.

    Fig - That's the vibe I got from trying both out. Didn't put nearly enough time into trying out the Roscoe with the Dem, though. I'll have to go back to the Bass Gallery and give his SKB 3006 fretless with the Dem a go...after finals.

    I completely forgot about the posting the specs, but I guess Gard picked up my slack. It's going to be a rainbow diamonwood board (as opposed to straight black).
     
  6. Halftooth

    Halftooth Supporting Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    Tri-Valley, NorCal
    Man, I thought that piece looked familier!
     
  7. Peter Parker

    Peter Parker Banned

    Jun 10, 2001
    I saw your bass the other day at the shop. It looks incredible.
     
  8. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    :ninja:

    (Behold, the power of the Dark Side....)

    Yeah, it is...

    ...up for some disc golf again yet? Or, is it too damn cold this weekend for you too???

    :spit:

    (Frost???? On my car??? Hey, I'm from Florida, we don't HAVE frost!!! :eek: ;) )
     
  9. Halftooth

    Halftooth Supporting Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    Tri-Valley, NorCal
    Thanks a lot! I can't wait to get it next week and sit down to play it. I'm hoping it even sounds better than it looks.
     
  10. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Very Nice , i hope the wait isint to long for you. ;) :bassist:
     
  11. JPJ

    JPJ

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    Congrats on the new Roscoe, Stachio!!! :hyper: It looks like we have another winner on our hands, and I'm sure that you're psyched about joining the Roscoeheads....we'll talk about what you can expect from the boys during your initiation! :D Definatley keep us posted with updated photos on this one. ;)
     
  12. Bassmanbob

    Bassmanbob Supporting Member

    Remember: You don't have to own a Roscoe to be a Roscoehead. You just have to love them. Welcome Stachio already.
     
  13. Bassmanbob

    Bassmanbob Supporting Member

    Hey. Was that a Spanish Cedar body wood. It didn't look like Swamp Ash to me, but I really don't know what Spanish Cedar looks like.

    As far as Demeter/ Bartolini preamps: I had a Bart in my fretted SKB-3006 and eventually switched it for the Demeter. I find that it is more well defined, it is a bit brighter, but it's not too bright. It cuts through the mix better too. I'm sold on the Demeter. The only issue I have with it is that the sound of the Demeter switch is so similar in both positions, that I find it difficult to hear a difference. I still switch it back and forth depending on the song, but it doesn't seem to make a difference to my ear. The lack of a significant difference between the two positions doesn't bother me because I love the way it sounds.

    I don't know anything about the Aguilar Preamp. Have fun! It's beautiful so far. You've also picked the right fingerboard for your fretless. Diamondwood is great!
     
  14. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    Doc, that is definitely a swamp ash body. Spanish cedar will be more tan in color when unfinished, similar to mahogany.

    And Stachio, Bob's right, the Roscoehead newsgroup is open to all, c'mon in!

    Roscoeheads
     
  15. Stachio

    Stachio Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2002
    Atlanta
    I past due for the Roscoehead crew since this will be Roscoe #2 (had an LG 3005 with maple on mahogany).
    Bassmanbob - It's swamp ash...hmm bubinga on swamp ash with a diamonwood board...sounds familiar *Looks to Sonus Special in corner*
    I'll keep you guys as updated as Gard keeps me updated ;) .
     
  16. Bassmanbob

    Bassmanbob Supporting Member

    Thanks for the link Gard. I've been meaning to join the Roscoehead Yahoo group since it opened. Considering I coined the term, I guess I should join.
     
  17. Stachio

    Stachio Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2002
    Atlanta
    Not sure how much longer, but it's getting there...:hyper:
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  18. bassjigga

    bassjigga

    Aug 6, 2003
    Nice. Now what you should do is call Tripster and get one of the new Glockenklang pre's to put in it. Forget the demeter and barts! :D
     
  19. Fawkes007

    Fawkes007

    Sep 13, 2005
    SF Bay Area
    Amazing looking piece. Love the fret board, too! Congrats!
     
  20. Bassmanbob

    Bassmanbob Supporting Member

    Cute kids. Love the alian picture too.

    Oh, the bass is amazing BTW. Everything about it is just gorgeous!

    Now have Keith route out the entire back of the bass to put in the Bartocanoli, Dumeter, Christina Aguilara, Glockenshlocken preamps with a four way switch! Yeah. That's the ticket.

    Seriously. That's going to be one of the coolest basses I've ever seen.