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Roscoe Club

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


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  1. Bassworship1

    Bassworship1 Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
    Keith just posted pics of my new SKB3005 Spalted Myrtle bass. It turned out great.
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  2. ArtechnikA

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

    Feb 24, 2013
    SEPA
    Don't think it hasn't crossed my mind...
    Interestingly, Bee Spears didn't play a Fender live - my sources indicate it was an Epiphone Vinnie Hornsby Signature Les Paul.
    When Trigger plays out, I usually play the first set on the Roscoe Fretted 5, and the second set with the fretless, which is normally my #1 go-to.
    It's just so easy to play, and I love the tone, which is why it got the nod for the video session.
    But so far this year we've played exactly one show, our "shakedown cruise" premiere which was a free show we did for a share of the tip jar. So my total income this year for this project is $35 and I won't be buying many basses on that. We do have a paying show scheduled for end of September so maybe we're ramping up to a breakout year in 2021 (like 2020 was supposed to be...)
    That, by the way, is Bill's real hair...
     
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  3. That’s beautiful! What is the nut made from? Why did you decide to go with a wood nut?
     
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  4. Bassworship1

    Bassworship1 Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
    That is a Diamond wood nut. He has many colors left over and that was what he thought matched best.
     
  5. Joe BassPlayer

    Joe BassPlayer Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Georgia
    Lol
    Now that's a true Willie fan!
     
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  6. Joe BassPlayer

    Joe BassPlayer Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Georgia
  7. That bass is gorgeous . You picked my favorite wood specs and what I would call a dream bass. Never tried the Aggies pickups so I cant speak to that. I wasnt a fan of the OBP 3 loaded one I owned. Call me old fashioned but I think you should stick with the black hardware. Either way, congrats!
     
  8. Joe BassPlayer

    Joe BassPlayer Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Georgia
    The Diamondwood is Engineered wood and is probably on of the best materials out there to use for fabricating a nut (at least from a hardness and sustain prospective). And of course they look beautiful too!
     
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  9. Andy V.

    Andy V.

    Nov 5, 2006
    Rio
    Builders should start matching diamondwood nuts to woods used in their basses.
    Shane's bass turned out really beautiful.
     
  10. Joe BassPlayer

    Joe BassPlayer Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Georgia
    Unfortunately the plant that fabricated Diamondwood and Phenolwood (Zon) burnt down several years ago and while there are other fabricators of similar engineered woods, at last report they only make it in black. Not sure if Keith has found an acceptable alternative yet.
     
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  11. My Curbow has Rockwood, another engineered material. It has the most unique sound of all my basses.
     
  12. Joe BassPlayer

    Joe BassPlayer Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Georgia
    Those Curbow’s are awesome basses!
    He was one of Keith Roscoe’s mentors in the early years. Don’t ever let that one go!
     
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  13. Skip Chucker

    Skip Chucker

    Dec 9, 2018
    Eastern NC
    There is no acceptable alternative....
     
  14. Hello,

    I am considering getting a 90s 6 string Roscoe but I am a bit concerned by the weight of the beast (around 11.5 lbs). The bass has one of these big Wilkinson bridges, and i am not sure what they are made of. Would it help save some weight to swap the bridge for an aluminium hipshot a model for instance? Thanks for the help.

    Cheers
     
  15. Nightman

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

    Jun 3, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    “11.5 lbs”!!!! :wideyed: Run!!!!
     
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  16. Bassworship1

    Bassworship1 Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
    Keith nailed the weight on this new SKB as he said it was 8.5 pounds.
     
  17. Nightman

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

    Jun 3, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    Present! :chicken:
     
  18. oren

    oren

    Aug 7, 2007
    Salem, OR
    That’s still lighter than my 78 Precision!
     
  19. Nightman

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

    Jun 3, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    I suspect that’s why the Universe had me playing guitar until the mid-90’s.
    One of the instruments I played in elementary school was the brass tuba! I was so glad when they bought the fiberglass one in the last year I was there. By the time I went to high school I was done playing/carrying heavy instruments.
     
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  20. Bassworship1

    Bassworship1 Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
    My main bass for 8 years or longer was a over 12 pound Music Man Stingray 5HH. That bass sounded so good but would kill you on a 3-4 hour gig.
     

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