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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rickreyn, Sep 13, 2002.
Trade what I have...
The way the value in lakland's are going the roscoe might be a better bass for resale later.
Roscoe's are really nice instrument's. Some people aren't into the small body, but their cool basses!
I say go for it!
I agree with Brian.
I'm a Roscoe kinda guy, but
i like the first one a LOT more. i jsut think it looks a heck of a lot better. very pretty.
I'm guessing some folks haven't been following the resale market. As a Roscoe owner, I have
Rick, the SKB's are nice basses... so is your Lakland. If resale value is an issue the current market sucks all around*... just get what you like.
Have you played a Roscoe? If not there should be lots of posts here from owners. Mine (an SKB-3007) has an excellent low end and the top sounds like a nice electric guitar. Very nice playability. Doesn't sound like a Lakland to me. My Lakland still has one of the nicest feels around IMO.
*Check this out...
Unless you can try before you buy I agree with Munji....stick with the Lakie.
that lakland is beautiful. there is one just like it for sale (a little used) at bass central
How much do you want for the Lakland and do you ship to UK?
That Lakland is extremely nice!
...why the trade has been proposed. The Roscoe owner just got it and it doesn't fit well with his body type. I have not questioned him in detail over this. So it's not a matter of tone. This may be good or bad for me. I really need to play one first, but that's not likely soon. On the market, I watched two Roscoe 5's not sell on ebay last week, including one once destined for Kim Stone. They stalled at $1,200 or so. Laklands of this quality and condition on the other hand seem to appear rarely on the wire and seem to command $1,400 to $1, 800.
More to the 1400 and not the 1800. About two years ago it was alittle different.
The Roscoe is in the 1300-1500 range. So they are about the same in pricing for resale.
Laklands are falling and Roscoe's are staying the same. Roscoe's have always been at those prices and if you look at new prices on them, I believe the roscoe's are alittle cheaper new.
I think the lakland's will keep falling, although there isn't much futher they could go. The Skylines really bottomed out the US prices.
Right about the Skylines. The line is, the 94's are this, but you can get a Skyline for this. My decision on my new Lakland to pay on the higher end of the scale was influenced by the playing time on the bass (two hours tops, kept in the case).
I like the roscoe, but thats just my choice. I've owed a number of lakland and roscoe's, and I just think the roscoe's are alittle better built instrument.
Good luck with your choice.
I have owned both and chose to keep the Roscoe (LG3005) for the neck. My hands aren't the biggest and the Roscoe necks feel less chunky than the Laklands IMHO. Tone was a toss-up with a slight edge going, again to the Roscoe for the mid shape circuit with push/pull band selectability. I don't know if the new SKB's have that option.
The 2 position mid control is standard on all of Keith's Bartolini 3-band EQ basses. He will soon be offering the new Aguilar OBP-3 preamp, but I don't know if he will be wiring it up with the 3 position switch (it has that capability). I've heard amazing things about the OBP-3, can't wait to check one out in person...
Both basses are absolutely stunning. I'd keep the Lakie if it were me.
Rick, as you know, I may be Roscoe's biggest fan. That said, I would only recommend that trade if you still have a Lakland in your herd at the end of the day.