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Roscoe Club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Joe BassPlayer, Apr 4, 2013.


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  1. fretno

    fretno

    May 10, 2009
    Los Angeles
    SNL was great! Roscoe was there.
     
  2. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    I thought I saw one as well. Best head stock design there is...IMHO.
     
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  3. Fred312b

    Fred312b Proof that gear doesn't make you a better player Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    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 :D
     
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  4. Nightman

    Nightman If it ain't low, it's got to go! Supporting Member

    Jun 3, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    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
     
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  5. Nightman

    Nightman If it ain't low, it's got to go! Supporting Member

    Jun 3, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    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!!
     
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  6. ArtechnikA

    ArtechnikA I endorsed a check once... Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2013
    SEPA
    elaborate pls...
     
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  7. Nightman

    Nightman If it ain't low, it's got to go! Supporting Member

    Jun 3, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    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
    hear you?’.
    My wife’s comment was, ‘I could hear you but you need to turn up’.
     
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  8. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    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.
     
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  9. Nightman

    Nightman If it ain't low, it's got to go! Supporting Member

    Jun 3, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    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.
     
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  10. blmartin2215

    blmartin2215

    Feb 14, 2006
    dallas
    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
     
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  11. blmartin2215

    blmartin2215

    Feb 14, 2006
    dallas
    New Bass! 2019 just built, maple flame on Swamp ash with Pau Ferro board and Jescar Gold Frets Diamond Wood nut -cheers !
     

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    blmartin2215

    Feb 14, 2006
    dallas
     

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    blmartin2215

    Feb 14, 2006
    dallas
  14. Nightman

    Nightman If it ain't low, it's got to go! Supporting Member

    Jun 3, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    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
    Jingle Roscoe
    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!


    Peace!
     
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  15. steelin4u

    steelin4u Supporting Member

    Dont forget:

    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
     
  16. Joe BassPlayer

    Joe BassPlayer Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Georgia
    And my favorite for this time of year ,,,,,

    "No Turkeys come out of the Roscoe Shop"!

    Always played in the key of B# :bassist::bassist::bassist:
     
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  17. Joe BassPlayer

    Joe BassPlayer Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Georgia
    Awesome looking collection BL!

    I'd say that you have all basses covered (plus home)!
     
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  18. Joe BassPlayer

    Joe BassPlayer Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Georgia
    What's up with the Quote" and Reply" function?
    It's not showing up in my posts!:bawl:
     
  19. Nightman

    Nightman If it ain't low, it's got to go! Supporting Member

    Jun 3, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    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?
     
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  20. Joe BassPlayer

    Joe BassPlayer Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Georgia
    Probably major. Because those Roscoe’s sure “be sharp” in a “major” way!:roflmao:
     
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