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Roscoe players - what rig do you use?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by CLJMB, Apr 1, 2006.


  1. CLJMB

    CLJMB Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2005
    North Alabama
    Calling all Roscoe players. Tell us about the amp and cab you use with your Roscoe and why you use them.
     
  2. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Ampeg SVT 4 Pro/Ampeg SVT410HLF.

    Soon to be replaced with (probably) a Genz Benz GBE 1200/610 XB2 rig. Just for a change. And because I like new, bright shiny objects.
     
  3. Hartke 7000, 2 Hartke 4x10" XLs, 1 Hartke Pro 1800 sub

    I have to be able to be heard playing with two very loud guitarists :eyebrow:
     
  4. Mesa Walkabout head, GK Neo112, and by the end of next week a Bergantino HT 115.
     
  5. Tritone

    Tritone Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2002
    Santee, America
    Walter Woods Ultra or Thunderfunk TFB-420 into Wan 2X12 Neo cabs
    Mesa M-2000 into Mesa RR 4X10 and 2X10 cabs.

    Which rig I choose depends on the gig.
     
  6. Lia_G

    Lia_G

    Oct 27, 2005
    1 or 2 (depending on the gig) Euphonic Audio Wizzy cabs, currently driven by an Acoustic Image Clarus SL head. I hope soon to be running an EA iAmp head, although I'll keep the Clarus for lightweight reasons.

    I like the Wizzys because of their amazing tone and light weight. I like the Clarus because of the weight, and I like the iAmp's tone and versatility (amazing EQ section, but it sounds great flat, too).

    Cheers,
     
  7. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    i LOVED my old iAMP-350 & Berg HT112 combo. just awesome w/ my old LG3000.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. chadds

    chadds

    Mar 18, 2000
    SWR Baby Blue II
    or
    EA iAMP 800 w/1 or 2 CxL112s
    or
    SWR BASS 750 w/1 or 2 GIIIs

    EQ. set flat or a little reduced treble horns almost off on SWRs and 1/4 on EAs. The tone in the Roscoe is enough! In fact it makes the SWR big rig roar with great clarity and huge low end. I sometimes think when people can't get there sound out of a rig it's because their bass is weak. The Roscoe is big strong!
     
  9. d sage

    d sage

    May 16, 2005
    Cincinnati
    Navigator
    BBE Sonic Maximizer
    Crown K2
    Bergantino HT322 plus a HT210 for bigger rooms

    I can get just about any sound I am looking for and make it as loud as I want. Roscoes aren't for the faint hearted and they need some serious gear to avoid distortion and self destruction. Every time I power up I get a smile on my face.
     
  10. Vic

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

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    Most recently, either an Eden Time Traveler CXC110+CXM110 for smaller stuff or otherwise either an EBS HD350 or ThunderFunk 550-B thru a pair of EA NL-210's.
     
  11. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    Most often:
    Ampeg SVP-BSP
    Mesa Strategy 500
    2x Mesa Powerhouse Jrs.
     
  12. JOME77

    JOME77

    Aug 18, 2002
    Georgia
    Currently:
    Amps: Eden WT-550 or Mesa Walkabout
    Cabinets: Accugroove Tri-210, Berg HT112 or SWR Goliath Jr. III

    Until recently:
    Amps:Demeter 201S pre/QSC 1602, Mesa Walkabout or TFB-420
    Cabinets: Accugroove Whappo Jr., SWR Goliath III or SWR Goliath Jr. III
     
  13. lbpark

    lbpark

    Apr 23, 2005
    Mobile, Al.
    Not right now, you don't. :D
     
  14. Basso Gruvitas

    Basso Gruvitas Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2000
    Dallas/Ft. Worth TX
    SWR SM-500 + a Schroeder 1210 for larger gigs.

    GK 700RB 112 Neo combo for rehearsals, smaller gigs.


    Looking to replace the SWR sometime. it sounds great, but I would like to have the option to put more wattage into the Schroeder.
     
  15. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    Ah, I stand corrected! Currently my Roscoe is probably being played through a Mesa 400+ and Ampeg 410(HLF?), though it could be an Aggie 359 into the Ampeg.
     
  16. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    DFW, Texas
    Of course, depends on your taste in tone, but I would think the new GB system will sound better with the Roscoe.

    IMO, that Ampeg system (with the Roscoe) would require some EQ'ing unless you really like overwhelming lows.
     
  17. jivetkr

    jivetkr

    May 15, 2002
    NJ
    I play my SKB3005 through :

    Eden WT800B
    Aguilar GS410
    Aguilar GS210 - for really small gigs
     
  18. jaxlaw

    jaxlaw

    Oct 5, 2002
    Winter Garden
    I play my Century VI #4726 - consistantly through a Gk 1001Rb and two Aggie GS112 Cabs - sometimes I only use I love that tone - occasionally I will use my SVT4 Pro and the EBS 4 x10 ( I'll probably be putting this rig up for sale soon to finance a fretless Roscoe)
     
  19. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND

    With the powerful lows of the Roscoe, and the big low end from the Ampeg cabinet, I did in fact cut back the lows from what I would normally have them at for my F Bass or my Modulus. So you are right in you opinion.:)
     
  20. mhart

    mhart

    Jan 19, 2003
    Daleville, Ala. USA
    Currently I'm playing my LG3005 through a Roland DB700 -gets the job done. I recently purchased (3/31/06) a spanking brand new Thunderfunk 550 - I'll be pairing it up with either an Aguilar 2X12 or two 1X12's within the next month or so. Can't wait to fire up the Tfunk!
     

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