Who Likes Roscoe?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by CoffeeLove, Jan 17, 2020.

  1. Yes

    23 vote(s)
  2. No

    1 vote(s)
  3. If It Wasn't 35" Scale

    4 vote(s)
  4. Wish I Didn't Sell Mine

    1 vote(s)
  5. It's just Your Current Favorite, Try One Of These.

    0 vote(s)
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  1. CoffeeLove

    CoffeeLove Supporting Member

    So, picked up a Custom LG3005 a little over a year ago. Despite owning several other boutiques in the past, along with several USA Jazz, PBass, and current Stingray 5 (other favorite bass), I just cant get over the build and sound quality of the Roscoe, atleast this one (IMHO).

    Maybe it is the punch-factor, the tightness/evenness of the B string (never heard/felt anythinglike it), the all-Bart electronics, the flawless finish work, the sapwood ebony neck, the lightness (9.3lbs), the feel, or all the above, it's just great.

    I will likely contact Roscoe, but if anyone knows how to identify the 2 middle body layers (4 total layers, seen in pic), please let me know. According to the previous owner, it has an Imbuia Burl top and swamp ash body.


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  2. This club seems to like Roscoe :D:). I admire the instruments too, but I do not own one yet.

    Roscoe Club
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  3. iruyle

    iruyle Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2010
    Send a few pics to Keith (with natural sunlight if you can help it). I doubt he will have much trouble Id-ing those.
    I'm with you on the overall package of the brand. I am sitting next to six of them as i type this, all built or bought new, back to 1994. I've played dozens of them and there's never been one that didn't stack up, from the plainest builds to the most outlandish. The guy knows what he is doing.
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  4. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    i demo'd a Roscoe and the weirdest thing happened. i instantly became more proficient. felt like magic and i began to panic.
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  5. Skip Chucker

    Skip Chucker

    Dec 9, 2018
    That carved top LG body is... pure sex...
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  6. Yummy Notes

    Yummy Notes Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2019
    On the 1
    I knew I was going about learning to play bass all wrong...I need to demo a Roscoe too. :thumbsup:
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  7. CoffeeLove

    CoffeeLove Supporting Member

    I will do that, thanks for the suggestion.
  8. CoffeeLove

    CoffeeLove Supporting Member

    Crazy, right? I too seem to play better and more effortlessly when using using Roscoe, and that was from the first time I picked it up. Wild
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  9. Heavy Blue

    Heavy Blue

    Nov 11, 2017
    Prairie Canada
    You guys like my pooch eh?

    Meet my Roscoe:laugh:
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  10. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA

    Seriously though.... sweet bass. Being from NC, where they're made, I've played a bunch of them over the years. (You should go back and look at some of their creations from the 80s!) Outstanding quality and playability.
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  11. Lizooki


    Feb 24, 2008
    Yeah ... My dream bass.
    I live about an hour from them.
  12. I could stare at this all day.... LG_3005_BUBINga.jpg
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  13. blmartin2215


    Feb 14, 2006
    I own 4 of these for all the reasons you mentioned, plus the unique 18.3 mm spacing. Not too wide not too tight. Perfect for me. I think that’s a Bubinga or monogany layer or “racing stripe” as they call them. I have a signature model that’s similar
  14. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Middle layer looks like Mahogany.
  15. Nightman

    Nightman If it ain't low, it's got to go! Supporting Member

    Jun 3, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    Roscoe basses Rock!! Enough said.