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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Joe BassPlayer, Apr 4, 2013.
SNL was great! Roscoe was there.
I thought I saw one as well. Best head stock design there is...IMHO.
He also had really high action, as he was an upright player converting to electric. And he was a true pioneer- didn’t have anyone to steal lines from
He’s credited for his approach on the electric bass from Motown releases, but way too many great DB players before Jamerson to say he didn’t have anyone to steal lines from. IJS
I played my Roscoe with nickels on it yesterday in service. It sounded killer to me through the hear backs and from the stage cabinets; nice and crisp and punchy. I was quite surprised when I heard the recording from the house! It painted a different picture!!
So, the stage setting yesterday was myself (bass cabinets behind and to the left of me) and the drummer, in a cage and to my immediate right, are on the same level. The acoustic piano and Electric Keys were both in front of us, but on a lower level. Everything is either mic’d or direct to the board.
I like this layout because the organ Leslie sits within arms reach from me and it can be hard to get around its volume, but because the guy who plays it is having some physical issues he was on the EK.
I’m thinking the keys and bass were in the same frequency spectrum and just sounded like a muddy mess in the mix, which is not what I was hearing from playing a bass with flats (Chromes)! Seems the flats do sit better in the mix! Not new news!!!
Our sound engineer is not a sound engineer. His mixing is more, ‘Can I
My wife’s comment was, ‘I could hear you but you need to turn up’.
I think Roscoes sound like Roscoes with the D'Addario nickels on them. I know people love other stings and stuff, but to me my Roscoe's sound best with nickel rounds. I have been curious to try flts on my fretted, but I love the mwah from the rounds on my fretless. Don't want it to be thump and uprighty.
I’ve yet to try flats on my Roscoe with Bart preamp and Roscoe custom Barts. I did change out the Curt Mangan nickel strings on the Roscoe I used yesterday to the D’Addario EXL170-5 nickel strings and will probably go with those on that bass.
I’m learning that my two basses with the Chromes work best at my church, based on that room, the two keyboards and the absence of a head-in-the-game sound engineer.
Yes I totally agree. I’ve tried some SS by Dr and Dunlop and they seem to be too harsh and the trademark Roscoe tone seems lost.... to me. I put the Daddario NYXL or XL on and boom! There it is
New Bass! 2019 just built, maple flame on Swamp ash with Pau Ferro board and Jescar Gold Frets Diamond Wood nut -cheers !
Happy Holidays, Roscoeheads!!
Let’s sing those familiar seasonal songs we love so much!!
The Roscoe Song
Oh Roscoe Tree, Oh Roscoe Tree
Joy to the Roscoe’s
The Twelve NBD's Before Roscoe (Out For Delivery)
Don't Sit Under The Roscoe Tree With Anyone Else But Me
We Wish You A Brand New Roscoe,
and the saddest of them all
No El Roscoe! No El Roscoe!
All I want for Christmas is a Roscoe
Its Beginning To Look A Lot Like 2 More Weeks
Rudolph The Redwood SKB
Do You Hear What I Hear? (Roscoe Barts)
I Saw Keith Plekking A Custom Classic
And my favorite for this time of year ,,,,,
"No Turkeys come out of the Roscoe Shop"!
Always played in the key of B#
Awesome looking collection BL!
I'd say that you have all basses covered (plus home)!
What's up with the Quote" and Reply" function?
It's not showing up in my posts!
Have you been bad this year?
Playing 'No Turkeys come out of the Roscoe Shop' in B#? Really?
Is that B# Minor or B# Major?
Probably major. Because those Roscoe’s sure “be sharp” in a “major” way!