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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Joe BassPlayer, Apr 4, 2013.
It's your $$! We're just living the pipe dream that you'd let us spend it for you!
I actually wanted to see some high quality Birdseye as I thought that would look good but he was out high grade at the time. Couldn’t find any that was sufficient. Thought between the Ebony and Wenge also but the Wenge won over.
I'm looking for some quad coils for a 6 string. I know a few of you fellas had some for sale relatively recently. I may have missed the boat on them but I thought I would ask anyway? PM if you have some.
Spoiler: They would be for a non-Roscoe that I want to sound more Roscoe-ish.
Give Keith a call. In the past he’s always had a used set on hand that I could buy at a decent price.
The last couple days I’ve been trying out different strings on my Roscoe Custom PJ.
Fritz (@staccatogrowl ) sent me a box of Various strings and since I also had several other types (that had been on a Roscoe at one time or another) I thought I’d compare how the different strings changed the sound of my PJ. They strings vary from traditional flats to modern flats, tapewound, Pressurewounds, and nickel and SS RW’s
Actually none of them sounded bad but they sure change the sound of my bass and really inspire you to play differently. It really makes me realize how a player can justify having multiple basses of the same brand and model, if they loaded them with different strings.
If anyone’s interested, when I’m done playing around with them, I’ll pay it forward and send some of the strings to another Roscoehead to check out. They’ll fit any other 35 scale 3/2 head Roscoe bass.
That looks like a pretty thick top for a standard +. Did you pay a premium for that?
Spill the details! What ones are you liking best?
Hard to say Chris. They all cop really nice but different sounds.
I'm thinking of reinstalling my favorites, recording a short sound clip and letting you guys decide.
It was a upcharge for this top. My Buckeye and this one is both pretty thick.
And it's now mine! Thanks for passing this one on, Shane.
After a string change (I've never bonded with nickels) and a setup, I'm really happy with the sound and feel of the bass. The sound is surprisingly close to my Sadowsky NYC J5, but I suppose that makes sense due to the similarities of the preamp.
This is a great bass and a keeper for sure. And ... I learned from reading the Authentication Letter that it was built on my birthday! It was obviously meant to be.
That Bass played as good as any I’ve owned. I liked the Aguilar pickups but didn’t love them. Glad your liking it man. Enjoy that beauty.
Thanks! I didn't like the Aguilars with the nickel strings, but they're much better sounding with the light gauge D'Addario pro-steels that I like to use.
Which set stood out the most to your ears?
You can see how thick the top is and also the thick Wenge racing stripe he used.
Great grab Greg!
That is an awesome looking Roscoe!
And trust me, everyone that frequents Talkbass knows that just because Shane sells a bass that doesn’t mean that there’s anything wrong with it!
Of course that goes for most of us long time TB’ers!
Well Ray, believe it or not (@SteveC will like this) the OEM Roscoe D’addario XL’s are my favorite overall. But I do love several of the others. They all bring something special out of a Roscoe.
I tried others but am back to the D’Addario’s and my Roscoe’s sound like Roscoe’s again.
Chromes sound pretty amazing on a Roscoe. IMHO
Yes they do Ray. As a matter of fact those are the ones that stayed on my Custom PJ.
Speaking of Candy ..... She’s hanging out with me in my easy chair right now!
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