Roscoe in the stable

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Seth Shonefeld, Jul 27, 2021.

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    Full disclosure: following is kinda a silly post My latest addition to the stable is this handsome Roscoe Classic J in Lake Placid Blue, a sentimental color for an upstate New Yorker. I can't believe what a sonic departure this is from the last thing I been playing, a Stingray 4 Old Smoothie. It's so growly and borrow a Monty Python phrase... woody. Does anyone find Roscoe 5s to be woody? I was going to bring it on a gig tonight and then thought, these ppl are just getting used to the ray. Am I ready to unleash this wood? Are they ready?
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2021
  2. mmbongo

    mmbongo I have too many basses. Supporting Member

    That's just fantastic. Love the white accent on the headstock!

    I joined a new band a few months ago which is 70's/80's/90's hard rock. I started out with my stable of 3 Roscoe Century's...two 5 strings and a 4 string...all active..but as time went on I realized that I'm way more comfy playing this stuff on my passive Roscoe Classic 4 string. My Centuries have been put up in their cases and this is my #1 now:

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  3. nonohmic


    Dec 13, 2005
    ABQ, NM.
    Well damn a Roscoe could BE the stable and that'd be enough.

    Beautiful classic. Enjoy.
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  4. SteveC


    Nov 12, 2004
    NE ND
    I play in a cover band and have to use my Century 5 (I know, sucks to be me) but I’d sure like to use my P. I love playing that bass and the tone with the TI flats is killer. Punchy and full. I’ve found if I pull up the mud on my Ce they and boost it just a touch, I kind of get that tone. Sucks having great basses tha don’t really fit the gig and have to sit.
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  5. Please post a pic of all the Roscoes if you can. :)
  6. I think it'll take a bit of time for me to unpack the tones.
  7. Yeh, the white accent is nice, although I also thought, ew extra weight. Handsome, tho. It's weighty but balanced.
  8. I also really like the p/j config. I got some of my favorite tones out of a passive fender p/j.
  9. I have a Roscoe Classic that’s becoming my favorite to play these days. image.jpg
  10. bearhart74


    Feb 26, 2009
    I've got a roscoe classic 5, a roscoe lg3005 and a Drozd P4. Each time i pick either of them up and play em for a while i put them down thinking this is the one keeper.
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  11. SteveC


    Nov 12, 2004
    NE ND
    Classic P with TI flats. Can you say Pino?
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  12. It's like Bill Maher who after 14000 times still hasn't figured out if he likes marijuana. He just keeps trying. Lol
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  13. mmbongo

    mmbongo I have too many basses. Supporting Member

    Allright this is all of mine! The PJ5 is my newest one and I thought I had better pics of it but I guess not :)

  14. Roscoe P into a REDDI is a can’t miss.
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  15. mmbongo

    mmbongo I have too many basses. Supporting Member

    I want a Classic P, but I have to have a P/J. Plus I actually have a unicorn P/J 4 string....a Fender that plays, feels, and sounds as good as any bass I've ever played plus it's 8.5 pounds! I've never encountered another Fender like this one.
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  16. I know. I got a feeling my Sadowsky's gonna be sitting for a while at this point.
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  17. That green is pretty f#$king cool.
  18. fretno

    fretno Supporting Member

    May 10, 2009
    The Classics are killer , I have a lot of great instruments but this one is always on my mind .
  19. BobDeRosa

    BobDeRosa Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 16, 2012
    Finger Lakes area of New York State
    Owner, Tritone Jazz Fantasy Camps
    If the Roscoe makes you happy, use it and don't worry about attendees at your gig. 99% of them won't notice a thing.
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  20. SteveC


    Nov 12, 2004
    NE ND
    It’s a pretty awesome combo. Yet, I am debating switching to a B|Amp as an “all in one” option for my preamp, tuner, compressor, drive and DI.
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