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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Joe BassPlayer, Apr 4, 2013.
What did you install in the Koa Roscoe?
I’ve loved this bass as it plays as good and every note songs off the fretboard. However it was a little to smooth and polite in a mix for my taste. I had Nordstrand DC’s and Nordstrand 3 band preamp with VTC and it brought it to life. Perfect pairing for this bass.
Keith offered the Nordstrand DC about 10 or so years ago but he didn’t offer the Nordstrand preamp (which may not of existed back then). I tried a couple builds with them and could never warm up to them. Much to clear and open sounding for my tastes (at least with the Aguilar and Audere preamps).
Hope they complete the bass for you.
It may be that you just don’t like the thick Koa top and ash body on the bass. Koa tends to add a great deal of politeness to the tone (when it’s fairly thick).
You may just have to go with an uglier bass!
Well, I’ve actually bought basses based on what they were and not how they looked, although road-worn and intentional bass finish ruining is not my thing. But I do like a good looking bass and I understand a lot of players rely of the looks of a bass like relying on the looks of a car to pull the babes.
I want a bass to sound good first and foremost. I also won't keep one if it looks bad and plays bad. So all 3 factors are must for me.
I like a good looking bass as well. But it has to play well and sound great.
As far as the looks of a bass “pulling in the babes”...I’m not sure that’s a thing.
I think we need a separate thread, perhaps with a poll at a the top, regarding bassists' success in "pulling" romantic partners as compared to other members of the band, including what bass was being played at the time, and what kind of music.
The looks of a bass is what attracts me first. Then it has to feel good in my hands. With so many choices, I could not play a bass that I don’t enjoy looking at. As much as folks like Rics, I would never pick one up because I don’t like the looks.
That and those Longhorn basses!!! They are like finger nails dragging across a chalk board!
I think those things are ugly as sin, but I'm also the guy who picked up a Black Eagle re-issue just because he loves how they look, so maybe don't take my opinion as the gospel truth.
I really don’t like the looks of most of the single-cutaway basses I’ve seen.
The Black Eagle isn't that bad looking and fits if you are playing Hard Rock or Metal. But for Classical Rock, RNB, Soul, Pop, Jazz, Gospel or CCM? Yeah, you need something else!
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Me either Oren.
Just not my thing.
A bass that pulls babes? Not likely. A Ski Nautique, however? No problem
Here's lookin' at you, Nightman
Thanks, but I don’t water ski nor into boating.
What else you got?
Anyone ever see a Roscoe with a Myrtle body as well as a Myrtle top?
Keith made quite a few one piece myrtle burl basses (no top wood). I had one and it sounded really good. A bit like maple.
Yeah. You can get those at Bass Pro. It’s one of the biggest Bass stores in America!
I’ve been there but somethings a bit fishy. The only bass that I saw was in an aquarium.
Many years ago I had a one piece myrtle 6 string, with a two tone purpleheart board. That was an incredible bass. A bit heavy, but not unmanageable. I think that was a bass I put the Demeter preamp into, but the Tyler Spec one. File that under "what'd ya sell that one for?!?!?"
A bass in an aquarium?
Just out of curiosity, aren’t Ski boats and Bass boats two different types of boats?
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