roscoe lg-3005 for a warrior studio 5?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 11Bravo, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. 11Bravo

    11Bravo In That Pocket

    Feb 4, 2005
    You think a roscoe lg-3005 with upgraded top,board,and 3 ban EQ would be a fair trade for a warrior studio 5 in purple?
    Thanks alot
  2. in my experience, the warrior is a crapshoot, unless you've already played it.
  3. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Roscoe is better IMO.
  4. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
  5. Dbassmon

    Dbassmon Supporting Member

    Oct 2, 2004
    Rutherford, NJ
    I own both basses. I think it is a fair trade provided that both instruments are free from any problems.

    Roscoe has a distinctive tone and the graphite in the neck makes the strings very responsive. Roscoe neck is a bit chunky for me and I sent mine back to the factory and had them resculpt it to make it a bit sleeker and flatter.

    The Warrior necks are flat and the action is very fast. Tone is very high fidelity. The body shape fits better against my body and the contour makes right hand position very comfortable to play. It feels good to hold.

    There are many posts that address quality control issues with Warrior Basses. From my experience, they do have some issues. They will work hard to get them straightened out and when they do those basses are right, they are great basses, right up there with all the best.

    If you have a chance to play the Warrior and inspect it carefully then make the trade, provided you like it better. Either way these are both top tier, boutique instruments and if they both are free of any defects, it becomes all about what you like. I like them both, so I bought both.

    Hope this helps you.