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Pics of my Roscoe

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bassmanbob, Jul 1, 2003.


  1. Bassmanbob

    Bassmanbob Supporting Member

    I'm learning how to upload pictures so here we go...

    If it works, it's a SKB-3006 with a Box Elder Burl top and a Spalted Purpleheart fretboard, Swamp Ash Body.
     
  2. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Bovine in a Pope hat! That's beautiful!
     
  3. Awesome looking bass. I really like the fingerboard's split color almost right down the middle. I've never been fortunate enough to play a Roscoe but I'm sure it's a dream!
     
  4. Verrry nice, Bob. We've got to hook up one day.

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  5. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    SWEET!!!

    Love the top!!

    :)
     
  6. Tung

    Tung

    Jun 26, 2003
    More pics please...

    I love Roscoe basses.
     
  7. todd 4ta

    todd 4ta

    Apr 3, 2003
    Indiana
    That is an incredible top and beautiful fingerboard. That is the first Roscoe that I like better than mine (that I got from Adrian).

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  8. Im a sock

    Im a sock

    Dec 23, 2002
    Central MA
    I love the fretboard man... what kind of wood is that? Sweet looking bass!
     
  9. Tumbao

    Tumbao

    Nov 10, 2001
    FL
    Impressive top. It looks like Italian pearl marble!
     
  10. CaracasBass

    CaracasBass

    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    I agree, nice marble-top
     
  11. Stunning top!!

    Jeff
     
  12. thumbtrap

    thumbtrap

    Jun 26, 2003
    Dang. I used to try to hang out in Keith's shop as often as i could as a teenager. I figured he starved to death with the collapse of the hair bands. Maybe I need to make another trip into town now that I play bass.
     
  13. mgood

    mgood

    Sep 29, 2001
    Levelland, Texas
    Very impressive.

    Roscoe is at the top of my list of basses I'd love to try but have never found.
     
  14. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    Beautiful!! love the spalted purpleheart board-
    that is a THICK top!! or is it a soild piece?
     
  15. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    Yo Bob!

    Nice picture! :D

    Adrian (and everyone else), that is a bookmatched chunk of some of the prettiest boxelder burl I've ever seen.

    Very cool bass, to say the least!
     
  16. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    Gard- i see the bookmatch, but that top super thick- is that a cedar body under there- and are you reponsible for this? ;)
     
  17. ;)

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  18. Bassmanbob

    Bassmanbob Supporting Member

    OK, OK, More pics. Thanks for the nice comments too. BTW, how do I post a pic so that it will show up automaticly without you guys having to click on it?

    Here's the story:
    I've been saving for a great bass for about a year. I looked at and liked Modulus, Zon, Lakland, Elrick, only one Sadowsky (briefly), and Pedulla. I loved the Roscoes, Foderas, and MTDs. After playing the MTDs and Roscoes A/B, I decided on Roscoes or Foderas. I found very little difference between the feel and sound of the Foderas and the Roscoes, but there was a significant price difference. So I picked the Roscoe.

    I bought it two and a half months ago (but just bought a digital camera- sorry for the waite), but I was going to just put a down payment on a custom SKB-3006. But the more I played it, the more I liked the way it played and sounded. So I brought it home with me.

    Overall, I can't say enough about Bass Central. I was able to try out all the basses I mentioned above, not to mention other basses I either didn't like or was not interested in. I never felt that I was being pressured into buying any one bass at any time. Don't get me wrong, Evil Gard would like to seduce you into buying the entire inventory. Gard, Grasshopper, and Beaver were great with all my questions and my confusion as to what to buy and why.

    To answer questions: It's a SKB-3006 with a 35" scale, Swamp Ash body, Box Elder Burl top which is about 50% of the width of the entire body, Maple/Purpleheart/Maple bolt on neck with a Spalted Purpleheart fingerboard, Bartolini pickups and preamp.
     
  19. Bassmanbob

    Bassmanbob Supporting Member

    Sorry that previous post was so long, but I had to give BC good reviews. Besides, after two months, I'm still excited about it to tell the story again. Here's the neck:
     
  20. Bassmanbob

    Bassmanbob Supporting Member

    I think I compressed the pics a little too much. It's hard to see some of the tight burls and marblized wood.

    Coinsidently, I'm going on vacation at the end of this month in North Carolina. I've e-mailed Keith Roscoe, and he was nice enough to invite me to visit his shop. Looking forward to it. Maybe I'll take pictures for the newsletter for Paul. "A Visit to Roscoe Guitars by a Talkbasser" I think I need to go to bed now.