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Roscoe Club

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


  1. blueacid4l

    blueacid4l Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    This is dope.
     
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  2. Joe BassPlayer

    Joe BassPlayer Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Georgia
    I run both of my Roscoes passive quite often and they really sound good (in the passive mode). But, I still prefer the active mode most of the time.
    My suggestion would be to go with a preamp that has a passive mode with a passive tone control and get the best of both worlds. I don't believe that the Roscoe magic would be wasted on a passive bass though. Both my basses still sound like a Roscoe while in the passive mode.
    As for new bass prices, I believe that the website still provides a good ball park price reference.
     
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  3. dedpool1052

    dedpool1052

    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    I meant to say "no",
    The Roscoe "magic" is not wasted on a passive bass.
     
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  4. Bassworship1

    Bassworship1 Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
    The Vintage Tone Control added to a good preamp is the best invention ever. It is a must for me on every bass I own now.
     
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  5. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks for clarifying. I was confused. :cool:

    I have tried to find a "P" bass I like for a long time. I figured I was just not a "P" bass guy. I've been playing my Classic P quite a bit since I received it. Even more after it was plek'ed. It's passive volume/tone. I don't know exactly how it compares to a Fender P bass with similar specs, but I'm playing this and not a Fender so...and yaeh, I am a Roscoe fan, but it does have a different feel than a Fender..at least it seems to. Even the full 1.75" nut width, which I thought I wouldn't like as I used to play jazz basses back in the day and liked the thinner nuts, doesn't seem that wide to me now. And maybe I've matured a bit and now appreciate the "P" bass more. Whatever. There is still magic in the passive. There is magic in the 5 string neck. There is magic in the B string. Those are the things that sold me on Roscoe. The passive P is icing on the cake for me.
     
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  6. Joe BassPlayer

    Joe BassPlayer Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Georgia
    Lol
    Yeah. We knew what you meant.;)

    look the look of your Basic Roscoe!:)
     
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  7. dedpool1052

    dedpool1052

    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    So was I:roflmao:
     
  8. dedpool1052

    dedpool1052

    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    Thanks!

    It'll be a bit less basic once I add another pickup in the Stingray/Kiloton spot.
     
  9. Nightman

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

    Jun 3, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    Somebody wake me! Shake me, somebody, when it's over!
     
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  10. Nightman

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

    Jun 3, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    It's back working as it should! Thanks for the shake, Fritz!!
     
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  11. Fred312b

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

    Apr 23, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    Well other than Ray, how’s everyone’s day going?
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    What’s that, a box? Who’s it from?

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    Whatever could it be?

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    That’s a pretty big box for a shirt, you say. (The shirt is black by the way, just washed out from the sun.)

    Indeed it is...:hyper::bassist::hyper::bassist:

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    For those who don’t remember (I had to look, it has been awhile), before:
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    And after 1 year at Club Roscoe:

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    So, I have to say, this bass SMOKES now! I forgot how nice the body was, but this new neck is killer! Keith and Co. did a wonderful job, matching the headstock (and a diamondwood nut)

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    Nicely grained wenge fingerboard with koa 12th fret inlay

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    A FAT stripe of purpleheart in the slim and fast neck (and some nice figuring in the maple as well)

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    (Of course, now I’m thinking of joining the matching wooden cover club with Joe and Shane, but maybe I’ll enjoy the bass a bit as is :D).

    So in conclusion/ TL/DR, good things come to those who wait. It’s initial first impressions, but I’m thrilled with this bass- the build quality is excellent, the new neck is sooo fast! And if you didn’t know it was a replacement neck, you wouldn’t, they did such a good job of matching it all up.

    I also have to say that even though it took awhile, Keith was always polite and answered the phone when I called and answered emails, so it’s not like he was dodging me or anything. I think (and all the new basses on fb reinforce) that they’re pretty busy and just trying to get ‘em done right and out the door. He had emailed me at 6:30pm the night he was carving the nut to give me an update, so I’m sure they’re busting their butts over there.

    Also, on the back of the shirt, apparently someone told Keith I’n getting the 6 string itch again ;)

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  12. Nightman

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

    Jun 3, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    My Roscoe family!!
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  13. Nightman

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

    Jun 3, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    @Fred312b

    Nice!! About time, right? :thumbsup: Only 1 shirt? Dang!!

    About the serial number: Did you get a new one or was the old serial number stamped onto the new headstock?
     
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  14. Bassworship1

    Bassworship1 Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
    Looks good with the Wenge board.
     
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  15. Fred312b

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

    Apr 23, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    It is a new one, he even hand wrote it on the original letter at the bottom with an asterisk :D
     
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  16. Fred312b

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

    Apr 23, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    Thanks! I’m very happy with it, but honestly the slimmer neck is really the game changer. It’s been awhile, but I just remember not liking the feel of the “thicker” neck, this one feels like a Roscoe should!
     
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  17. Fred312b

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

    Apr 23, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    Oh yeah, and apparently they didn’t send it to Joe before they shipped it to me ;)

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  18. Bassworship1

    Bassworship1 Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
    Good thing, it might have been another year getting to you lol.
     
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  19. Nightman

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

    Jun 3, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    If at all!!
     
  20. Strung the fretless E to C. Sounds awesome! The neck didn't budge. Haven't checked intonation yet.
    Got some porn shots of diamondwood in the process.
     

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