Roscoe Basses (not Fender)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Fawkes007, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. Fawkes007


    Sep 13, 2005
    SF Bay Area
    OK, are these all that? I am thinking about ordering one Help me out, here. Thanks.
  2. Fretless5verfan


    Jan 17, 2002
    Yes...they are. Did you do a search? There's alot of info on here about 'em. I own a SKB3006 and it's the best bass i've ever played.
  3. are they all that?
    they are very good!
  4. Matt Morgan

    Matt Morgan Fellow Conspirator Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2001
    Plano, Texas
    Roscoes are far more than the sum of their parts. Keith Roscoe and our own Gard are great to deal with and great people.
    The basses speak for themselves. Incredible tone, incredible build quality. Keith has some of the best tone woods and exotic woods around and his basses sound as good (or better!) than they look.
    I own two of them, fretted and fretless, and they are the best basses I've played in my 19 years of playing bass guitar.


  5. Fretless5verfan


    Jan 17, 2002
    Here's my 3006. The only reason i'm not getting another roscoe when i order my 6s is that he doesn't make 33 inch scales. Otherwise i'd own two more of these.

  6. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Keith will do a 33" scale length.
  7. Fretless5verfan


    Jan 17, 2002
  8. JPJ


    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    There have been several excellent Roscoe threads as of late...Gard has a thread documenting the construction his bass, Jome77 and Deichman both started threads for their new Roscoes, and I'm sure that there are a couple of others that I can't remember off the top of my head. Do a quick search and you should be able to locate those threads relatively quickly....they have a lot of great info and contain useful comments from fellow TBers who have purchased and owned/played many Roscoes. ;)
  9. ...huh...uh....whut....

    (looks around in a daze)

    ...someone call me?



    "All that"? Depends on what "that" is, really. I am a bit prejudiced, but not enough to think that it is "all things to everyone". They are what they are - there is a great deal of variation tonally, depending on the wood and electronics choices, but the "basic" tone is very full, rich, and defined.

    I am also a bit prejudiced when I say that I firmly believe that the "heart" that goes into each is very genuine. I know the guys that do this work, and frankly, as mentioned in another thread, these guys really care about doing what it is that they do the best they possibly can every time they walk in the shop. They love their work, and it shows.

    At the same time, it's not the perfect bass for every person. If it's possible, Fawkes, you should try to find one to check out, see if it "fits" you, and see what you think of how that particular set of woods & electronics works for you. If you have any questions, just PM me any time.



    ....custom scale length and custom string spacing are options, not mentioned on our website or price list, but definitely available. My personal bass (there's a thread about it in the Luthier's Forum) will be a 6 with 35" scale length, but with 19mm string spacing at the bridge.
  10. Roscoes are all that and more!
  11. You say that like it's a BAD thing!


    ...don't you love us anymore???



    ( know where to fnd me...)
  12.'ll have a "refresher" next week! :hyper:

    (Body is done, neck will be fretted before the end of this week!)

  13. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    And they're incredible in the studio as well!
  14. Fretless5verfan


    Jan 17, 2002
    Haha i still love you guys down there. I had my heart set on a pair of nordstrand 33" scale NX6s from JPJ...but now i'm seriously considering a pair of Roscoes instead...screw it...i'll get a pair of each!! ( and yes i'm serious :D )
  15. vacman

    vacman Guest

    Mar 8, 2004
    portland, or
    The sickest B string I have yet to play was on a Roscoe. Clear as a bell with serious booty. Now if only the guys at BassNW had knocked the price in half! :D
  16. Fretless5verfan


    Jan 17, 2002
  17. JPJ


    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    You're my new favorite person in the world....all-time!!! :D

    HA! ;) :bassist:
  18. Bernie Connors

    Bernie Connors Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2002
    Indiana, USA
    Please search, people. Not trying to be a jerk here but Roscoe threads are everywhere.
  19. Fretless5verfan


    Jan 17, 2002

    Well that's good cause you sure are gonna be hearing from me alot!! :D

    By the end of 2008 i'm gonna have 4 basses from you, and 4 from Nino! :eek:
  20. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    where do u live? Why dont u check them out for yourself? Thats the only way to know for sure.

    I've had 3. Great basses