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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Joe BassPlayer, Apr 4, 2013.
Reminds me of my semester project in Composition: "Adagio in C minus" ...
getting ready for takeoff in C minus 9th!
I’m wishing for a “dad joke groan” emoji myself
A ‘dad joke groan’ emoji?
Do you mean a ‘bad joke groan’ emoji?
Similar, but there’s a nuance to dad jokes...
You guys are cracking me up!!
Speaking of Christmas Songs and Roscoe, I'll just leave this here...
Greg did such an awesome job on that tune!
In the tune of ‘O Christmas Tree’. ( not in B# minus!)
Oh Roscoe neck, Oh Roscoe neck, how much I love to hold you near!
Thank you! Love them all.
Interesting, I have three SKBs all with Roscoe wound Bartolini pickups and pre. Two are ash and one is Spanish Cedar. They all have different fingerboard woods lol. Pau Ferro on the ash and Pauduk on the other Ash and lastly Cocobolo on the Spanish Cedar. They all sound a bit different but I’m not really sure which is the reason, body wood or fingerboard. The Spanish cedar is a signature and the neck is different while the two Ash bodied ones do sound pretty similar they still sound a little different and of course they have different top woods ... of brother then there is that lol. But in the end they all sound more similar than different
I’ve always thought this as well. yes, you can hear differences, some more subtle than others, but in the end They all sound like a Roscoe.
This is true.
My Bart PJ LG sounds like a PJ flavor on the classic Roscoe sound. It's really not nearly as a noticeably different from my LG with Roscoe Barts as most other companies basses sound different from one another. They still have the fundamental Roscoe sound.
Yep, I agree. There are certainly nuances in tone between identically spec'd basses. While the differences are there, you're exactly right, in the end they do all sound more similar than different.
Even between some basses of different builders, in a mix, it'd be impossible for me to pick the specifics out. For example, my Century JJ5 and Lakland DJ5 both sound like a jazz bass. Solo and comparing the two through headphones, they definitely sound different from each other.
The Lakland with it's single coils, maple board, and ash body has a bit more upper end treble and that single coil midrangey grind vs. the somewhat rounder, thicker sounding Century JJ5 with its Aguilar humcancelling pickups, pau ferro board, and mahogany body (I also removed the batteries and have been running it passive using the push/pull as a mute switch). Quite discernible tone differences between the two, yet in a mix, they both just give a great jazz bass tone.
I've got a G&L JB-5 inbound that I'm looking forward to comparing to the Roscoe and Lakland. It'll have it's own flair (Empress body, rosewood board, and single coils), but in a mix, I'm sure it'll sound more similar than different to the other two.
Is that normal for Centuries to be thicker necks than SKB necks or is that just normal bass-to-bass variances? But if you feel that it's just not working for you, I have Paypal and I'm not afraid to use it.
Uh oh. I honestly haven’t decided if I’m keeping it yet, really haven’t had much of a chance to play it (was out of town for work for 6 weeks, and now with holiday travels ). I need to get my priorities in order
A friend of mine who I believe goes by Astroman on TB let me check out his recently acquired headless LG 5 with P/J Aguilar pickups. What a fantastic bass! I believe it weighs about 6lbs, can't even feel it on your shoulder. I don't like light basses because they are often neck heavy because the body is too light for good balance causing me shoulder pains. With the headless design, that issue is eliminated. I'm definitely going to get one of these, just too much fun to play
A headless Roscoe is definitely something that stays in the back of my mind. My issue is the cost. Would have to go custom for my preferred scale length.
I don't believe Keith charges any more for custom scale lengths. With the CNC and Plek it's very easy for him to make changes.