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SOLD SKB3006 Mint! roscoe hardcase included!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by rbolanos, Oct 2, 2008.


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  1. rbolanos

    rbolanos

    Apr 13, 2006
    Ontario,Canada
    absolutely mint condition Roscoe SKB3006. TRADES ACCEPTED for 19mm spacing on Roscoes SKB's only.
    let me know if you got one.
    bought here from Tim, and this bass could sell as new.
    The reason I am selling is because of the 18 mm spacing, I currently have been using 19mm for all my basses. and I can't seem to adjust to 18mm spacing.
    Other than that, this bass is a dream to play, nice low action, set up with DR Highbeams.Sound wise, it is punchy , round and full sound, it cuts through like no other bass I have had.
    The preamp and pick ups are standard Bartolini with a frequency selector switch.
    The B string is the most powerful and focus sounding B.
    asking $2300.00 + shipping. The bass includes a Roscoe hardcase.
    For good quality pics, go to:
    http://www.planetbass.com/basses_roscoe.htm
    and look at the bass second from bottom.
    now the bass was listed with Ebony board, but it is actually Pau Ferro.
    here are the specs. it was made early 2007.
    serial number
    5620
    Quilt Maple Top
    Ash Body
    Amber Burst Finish Body
    Maple / Purpleheart / Maple Neck
    Pau Ferro Fingerboard
    35" Scale, 24 Frets
    Side Dot Inlays
    Satin Finish Neck
    Bartolini Soapbar Pickups
    Bartolini 3-Band Preamp
    Roscoe Form Fit Custom Case
    Black Hardware
     
  2. rbolanos

    rbolanos

    Apr 13, 2006
    Ontario,Canada
    a couple of more pics
     
  3. rbolanos

    rbolanos

    Apr 13, 2006
    Ontario,Canada
    #5620
    more pics available bump!:)
     
  4. Steve Clark

    Steve Clark

    Jan 9, 2004
    London ON
    What? :eek:

    I'll be curious which way you go on basses. Atelier gone, Roscoe on the way.
     
  5. alembic5

    alembic5

    Dec 5, 2004
    Seattle, Wa.
    Wow... that is a stunning bass. I wish I had the cash to pull it off! 18mm spacing is my friend. :) Oh well... bump for you!
     
  6. rbolanos

    rbolanos

    Apr 13, 2006
    Ontario,Canada
    Hey Steve,
    what's up man,
    Yeah , I know...I am really looking for a 19 mm spacing bass, I just could not go back to 18mm. shame on me.
    oh well...
    interest?:D
    I'll be in London this saturday with a Colombian Folklore/Jazz band, but its a private event.
    I can bring the bass, if you want pop by, I'll tell them you are part of the band, and you can check it out..
    peace
     
  7. ghiadub

    ghiadub Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2006
    Auburn, CA
    I am shocked, this thing was too wide for me, and too narrow for you.

    This is a very sweet bass and basically new, a steal for some lucky TB'er

    Good luck with the sale Ruddy.
     
  8. Steve Clark

    Steve Clark

    Jan 9, 2004
    London ON
    The 'roller' that the strings break over on the saddle can move side to side quite a bit. I wonder if you can get close to a more comfortable spacing loosening the set screw and sliding them further to one side or the other to get the string closer to what you like.

    Sounds like a cool band. Very much look forward to hearing you play with some of the Latin bands you gig with.
     
  9. rbolanos

    rbolanos

    Apr 13, 2006
    Ontario,Canada
    Thanks Tim,
    the bass its in inmaculate condition, great doing business with you.
    Gracias for the bump
    Steve, I did that actually, I got approximately 18.5 betwee C-G-D strings and the lower notes pushed back the other way.
    I thought this was going to work, but what happens, when I do play on the C string, specially the hight frets, the string is too close to the edge of the board, and it feels like its going to go over.
    I spoke to Gard, about perhaps, replacing the whole fretboard and bridge, but, it sounds like a big expensive job.
    other wise, I am very impressed with Roscoe basses.
    Next bass, will probably be a customed Roscoe with full 19mm.
    There are a few gigs coming up in Toronto at Lula's, I will send you the coordinates if you want to come.
    other wise I'll send the adress for saturday''s events, so you can by.
    I'll be playing the JP2, but I will bring the Roscoe if you want to check it out.
    Thanks for the advice
    Ruddy
     
  10. Steve Clark

    Steve Clark

    Jan 9, 2004
    London ON
    Great news. They are wonderful basses.
     
  11. rbolanos

    rbolanos

    Apr 13, 2006
    Ontario,Canada
    Back for SALE!!! Well, After giving it a really good try, I can't get used to the Roscoe..:crying:. It is frustrating as it is one of the best tones out there, and the B string is phenomenal!
    I think the ash body compliments the all around punchy sound.
    so, somebody find a good home for this one.
    I will start saving for a custom Roscoe 19mm spacing.
    ash body, quilted top and maybe maple board!!!
    a couple of more pics
     
  12. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    I want a nice 6'er so bad...
     
  13. JOME77

    JOME77

    Aug 18, 2002
    Georgia
    IMO nobody makes a better 6 than Roscoe...;)

    Bump for a great looking Roscoe!
     
  14. rbolanos

    rbolanos

    Apr 13, 2006
    Ontario,Canada
    Seriously, JOME77 its not exagerating.
    This is my first ever Roscoe, and I don't why, I never tried them before.
    I don't like being lost in the mix with 13 piece bands, and the Roscoes speaks with authority! The B string......just read any review on these basses. simply the best!
     
  15. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    I have never played one, but have no doubt they are great basses. WIll I sound like Jimmy Haslip playing it?

    Seriously, If I had $2,000 I'd love to try a Roscoe. The only other hi-end bass I like is Modulus. I have owned them before so I feel a little better spending on more of a known item to me.
     
  16. rbolanos

    rbolanos

    Apr 13, 2006
    Ontario,Canada
    Agree, but, you'll never know untilyou try!
    If you can, do yourself a favour and try to play one. there must be a dealer around your area.
    I bought mine without trying one first. and I am glad I did.
    If I was to compare the sound,I would say Ken Smith cutting edge+full round ,+ punchy. those come to mind right now..
    good luck with the quest. I think I found mine. its' just a little expensive for the custom........perhaps...
     
  17. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    Even my wife said I should go for it - kind of joking but a little serious as well. I was thinking more of an LG 3006 though - like Jimmy Haslip's bass.
     
  18. rbolanos

    rbolanos

    Apr 13, 2006
    Ontario,Canada
    Man, I'll tell you, even If my wife is joking, I take it seriously, and buy it, ...LOL. then you can say, ...I thought you were serious:p
    I am actually getting a quote from a Roscoe dealer as we speak, for a customed SKB3006. also, considering a
    SKB5006 neckthru, wide spacing!
    cheers
     
  19. rbolanos

    rbolanos

    Apr 13, 2006
    Ontario,Canada
    Also, looking for trades on wider spacing Roscoes.
    19 mm.
    let me know if anybody has one that would like to trade it with mine.
    Thanks
     
  20. rbolanos

    rbolanos

    Apr 13, 2006
    Ontario,Canada
    canadian thanksgiving bump!
     

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