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Rocco`s basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jerryoram, Aug 25, 2002.


  1. jerryoram

    jerryoram

    Feb 7, 2001
    In the swr ads what make of bass is Rocco Prestia holding
     
  2. custom conklin sig.
     
  3. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
  4. neptoon

    neptoon Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    man, i love that bass...


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  5. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    I've played that earlier prototype and it is nothing short of incredible. I think the bass weights no more than 4-5 pounds but it just thunders.

    I guess it's a good thing that Bill isn't willing to sell that particular bass or I'd have it, by hook or by crook.


    One of these days I will call Bill and see if he can do one of these in a 5 string. ;)
     
  6. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    yeah, that bass was _VERY_ popular at the namm show. make sure you go for the pawlonia wood - very light, that's what that earlier prototype was made of. believe it or not, rocco didn't like how light it was - he wanted something a bit more solid feeling, from what i hear.
     
  7. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    here's a pic

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  8. savagelucy

    savagelucy

    Apr 27, 2002
    Canada
    that thing is sweet.

    the GAS is building...
     
  9. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    Yeah, that powlana is incredibly lightweight but very toneful. The photo doesn't even show the detail of the birdseye board and how it meshes so well with the tiger flame in the pickguard.

    Also, Bill runs the wood from the body up the neck to give it kind of a neck-thru feel.

    Hey John, the last that I heard, Bill has a 6 month backlog.
     
  10. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    yeah, at least. my wife ordered my white hollowbody 7 fretless as a wedding present in december, and it's still not here. it'll probably be done in a week or two, though, so that's not too bad.

    you're right about that rocco prototype, too. that thing was awesome.