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WFBA waiting for basses anonymous!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Fretless5verfan, Oct 23, 2002.

  1. Fretless5verfan


    Jan 17, 2002
    I was talking to Adrian Garcia recently about the roscoes we are both waiting for and he said something interesting about a group for people who are overly anxious about basses that are on the way. I'm massively bored and HORRIBLY excited about my roscoe 6 thats coming within the next month. Does anyone else besides me have this problem!? if so come vent and post in progress pics! it eases the wait to see other people's basses in progress as well. I'll start us off:
  2. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Wow. I can't wait to see that thing when it is done.:D ;)

    That has to be the best looking Roscoe body I have seen. What kind of fretboard are you going to have on it?

    Me, I am just getting tired of trying to decide what my next bass will be. Once I finally figure that out, then I can worry about being impatient about getting my hands on it.:rolleyes:
  3. Fretless5verfan


    Jan 17, 2002
    Thanks for the kind words! I just emailed Keith and asked him for a big run down on all the woods and specs and what not. As soon as i get em i'll put em up.

    Ryan- the fingerboard is a tamer type of spalted purpleheart, not the crazy one with the actual purple streak on it. what do you think?
  4. Looks sweet!

    Awesome piece of wood. I too am having a bass built too (Dp Custom)... except mine wont be ready until probably Feb :( but it should be prety sweet when it's done :D I just hope my top is as nice as yours.

    Be sure to post more pics when you get them.
  5. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    Roscoes are wonderful. I have one on the way with a amber stained burl top, spalted purpleheart board, etc. I've had others in the past and they all sounded great. I still believe his basses have the clearest, strongest B string you can get.

    As far as the waiting goes, just be patient. You don't want to rush a good thing. It won't get to you any faster by being impatient

  6. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    I'm waiting on my new Brubaker... and I'm cool as a cucumber;)
  7. pmkelly

    pmkelly Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    very nice body! I really dig that top....

    It isn't a Roscoe, but I will be placing a deposit on a Lakland Skyline Jo Osborn 5 on Friday... it should be a while before it comes in, so I can appreciate the wait!

  8. rayzak


    Jan 13, 2001
    Louisville, KY
    I too am anxiously awaiting the arrival of my MTD 535. How do you guys always get pics of your basses in progress? If I were to e-mail Mike Tobias, could he do this? That would be sooo cool. Incredible looking Roscoe, by the way:D
  9. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Nice bass! I'm getting me a couple roscoes in the future. Either a 5 soon to tide me over till I get an SKB3007, or a long wait, and a SKB3007 straight up.

    Maybe a 3004 string BEAD though...hmn...
  10. Fretless5verfan


    Jan 17, 2002
    Thanks for all the compliments!

    Rayzak-its weird that he hasnt sent progress pics already, i thought Mr.Tobias just did that without request. How far along is?

    Brad-i expect you to be cool man, you've got a TON of great basses! All i have is my measly BTB to hold me over haha.

    Bikeplate-That sounds like its going to be quite a bass man. I want to see some pics as soon as you get em! haha.
  11. Chris_Brunhaver

    Chris_Brunhaver Supporting Member

    May 4, 2001
    Puyallup, WA
    That's a beautiful piece of buckeye! It looks like the basses Adrian has been getting from Keith are much more interesting and radically figured then most of his instruments. I have a Roscoe SKB-3006 that looks very similar to the one on the front page of his website except with a "spalted" purpleheart board, 6 strings and SKB body style. I have had it for about 2 years and get quite a few positive comments about its looks and sound. Enjoy!
    My bass.

  12. Fretless5verfan


    Jan 17, 2002
    That is one kick ass six string. The purple part of the fretboard and the orange finish go together in really odd and cool kind of way. How do you like the string spacing on it? its something im a tad worried about with mine.
  13. gfab333


    Mar 22, 2000
    Honolulu, Hawaii

    what awesome figuring on that body! We look forward to your review.
  14. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    I'm anxiously awaiting a custom 6-string Curbow that I have being built. I try to resist calling more than once a week to ask about it! Here are a couple of pictures--as you can see, it still has a ways to go. ;)


    PS -- the buckeye top on that Roscoe is killer!

  15. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I'n waiting for this to be finished.

    Sadowsky Standard 4 string:
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  16. Fretless5verfan


    Jan 17, 2002
    Nino-Thats one of the coolest quilt tops i've ever seen. I'm looking forward to seeing it finished! what kind of fretboard you going with?
  17. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    Fretless5- Here's the Roscoe I talked about. Let me know what you think. Burl maple top, spalted purpleheart board, 3 band eq. Got it on a trade:D

  18. Fretless5verfan


    Jan 17, 2002
    that is SWEET! thats one of the coolest five strings i've ever seen! Keith is like a mad scientist f luthery haha... here's another progress pic of mine, tell me what you think:D
  19. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    Looks like it's going to be an SKB body type. I've had 3 and have always favored the LG. I like the way he slants the pickups. I thought it was for a purpose but he told me he does it just for looks!! Good luck. Post a pic when you get it

  20. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    Hopefully Greg only drew 5 strings on the mock-up to save a little time! He does know it's a six, right? :)

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