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Roscoe Club

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


  1. Nightman

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

    Jun 3, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    That's great, Joe! :thumbsup:

    That's a great looking photo of Blondie and Candy, too! Very professional looking.
     
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  2. blmartin2215

    blmartin2215

    Feb 14, 2006
    dallas
    Thanks! Yea I bet he could do slanted J Bartolini since alignment of poles aren’t an issue kinda like the old Warwick a thumb 5’s. Maybe close together towards the bridge who knows I bet he could as long as they weren’t traditional J pickups with poles
     
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  3. armybass

    armybass Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2001
  4. Joe BassPlayer

    Joe BassPlayer Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Georgia
    Exhibition flamed ash
     
  5. Joe BassPlayer

    Joe BassPlayer Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Georgia
    So anybody compared the OEM Roscoe D’addario strings to the EB Slinky nickel RW’s?
    The EB Slinky’s sound good on my PJ but are quite polite unless I boost the upper mids.
    Maybe I just need to A/B them myself. I was hoping to forgo the inevitable string merry go round.
     
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  6. Nightman

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

    Jun 3, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    But it’s fun, right?
     
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  7. Joe BassPlayer

    Joe BassPlayer Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Georgia
    I suppose it is Ray but it’s also expensive!:)
     
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  8. Nightman

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

    Jun 3, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    I know! :D I’m wanting to A/B two basses, but refuse to install a set of custom strings designed for bass (A) on bass (B) so that, at least, both will have the same type strings. I’m just going to install on bass (B) a set of new strings, which it does need, and go from there.
    That’s close enough, right? :)
     
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  9. Fred312b

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

    Apr 23, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    Not as scientific, but a lot easier :D
     
  10. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Strings that have really surprised me recently are GHS Boomers. I put them on one of my basses and I love them. Less tension than the D'addarios and maybe less aggressive, but not polite.
     
  11. Nightman

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

    Jun 3, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    I know it's not the same instrument, but when I was playing guitar exclusively the GHS Boomers were the only strings I used. They just worked!
     
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  12. Joe BassPlayer

    Joe BassPlayer Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Georgia
    I haven’t tried GHS bass Boomers in years. I remember switching from Roto-sound Swing bass to those in the late (drum roll) 70’s!
    I know, showing my age!
    At any rate, I loved the feel of those (compared to the roughness of the Swing bass strings). And I remember that they still had the nice grand piano tone (just a bit warmer).
    I may have to give them a try if the Pressurewounds don’t do it for me.
     
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  13. Fred312b

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

    Apr 23, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    Do boomers work on 35” scale? I remember before they were extra long (and trying to wrap the e string around my hipshot detuner), but now they look like the are just long scale...
     
  14. oren

    oren

    Aug 7, 2007
    Salem, OR
    I used Boomers a lot in the late 70s and early 80s. Hadn’t used them in years but I recently had them on my franken-Fender PJ and they were great. Nice balanced tone, nice feel. I just switched that bass to Fender 9050 ML flats, which I also like. As a matter of fact I now have flats on 4 out of my 6 bass guitars - I think I’m being seduced to the dark side. Still have XLs on my Roscoe, though!
     
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  15. Skip Chucker

    Skip Chucker

    Dec 9, 2018
    Kalamazoo
    They work well for me.
     
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  16. Joe BassPlayer

    Joe BassPlayer Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Georgia
    I've heard good things about the Fender 9050 ML flats. I should probably give them a try too.
    Oh man! Here we go again! The string merry-go-round!:banghead:
     
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  17. Bassworship1

    Bassworship1 Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
    Need help finding a Tone control pot to put back into my Buckeye bass. I was told to find a 25k volume pot. The only one I can find like I need is this one. Would one like this work or does it have to be a 25k pot?

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  18. Nightman

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

    Jun 3, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    Sorry! Can't help you much!! The only thing I know to do with pot is to cook in it or smoke it!
     
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  19. Fred312b

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

    Apr 23, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    Dang, I moss my Roscoe- not that I can play like him, but...

     
  20. Skip Chucker

    Skip Chucker

    Dec 9, 2018
    Kalamazoo
    That's Byron Carter. He's plays with Eric Gales. I met him at Keith's shop while I was picking up my bass almost two years ago. He's a legit dude.

    We need a post covid GTG. I'd love to trade stories and share basses with you guys.
     
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