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Roscoe Club

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


  1. Joe BassPlayer

    Joe BassPlayer Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Georgia

    What did you install in the Koa Roscoe?
    The Nordstrand?
     
  2. Bassworship1

    Bassworship1 Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
    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. 545E9EC9-BA65-4FF3-A038-81B08AEBCDE9.jpeg 4243D35F-0B61-4D1B-9EFE-85C7BB15DD37.jpeg
     
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  3. Joe BassPlayer

    Joe BassPlayer Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Georgia
    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!: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
    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.
     
  5. Bassworship1

    Bassworship1 Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
    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.
     
  6. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    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.
     
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  7. DrMoustache

    DrMoustache

    Jan 9, 2016
    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.
     
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  8. bgartist

    bgartist Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    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.
     
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  9. Nightman

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

    Jun 3, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    That and those Longhorn basses!!! They are like finger nails dragging across a chalk board! o_O
     
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  10. DrMoustache

    DrMoustache

    Jan 9, 2016
    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.
     
  11. oren

    oren

    Aug 7, 2007
    Salem, OR
    I really don’t like the looks of most of the single-cutaway basses I’ve seen.
     
  12. Nightman

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

    Jun 3, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    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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  13. Joe BassPlayer

    Joe BassPlayer Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Georgia
    You know, a
    Me either Oren.
    Just not my thing.
     
  14. staccatogrowl

    staccatogrowl Savoring our spinning, shimmery aquasphere Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2006
    A bass that pulls babes? Not likely. A Ski Nautique, however? No problem

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    Here's lookin' at you, Nightman

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  15. Nightman

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

    Jun 3, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    Thanks, but I don’t water ski nor into boating. :D
    What else you got?
     
  16. armybass

    armybass Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2001
    Anyone ever see a Roscoe with a Myrtle body as well as a Myrtle top?
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  17. Joe BassPlayer

    Joe BassPlayer Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Georgia

    Pretty.
    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.
     
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  18. Joe BassPlayer

    Joe BassPlayer Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Georgia

    Lol
    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.:roflmao:
     
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  19. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    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?!?!?"
     
  20. Nightman

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

    Jun 3, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    A bass in an aquarium? :laugh:

    Just out of curiosity, aren’t Ski boats and Bass boats two different types of boats?
     
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