WTB: Demeter pre for Roscoe

Discussion in 'Rocket Music' started by RocketMusic, Oct 29, 2011.


  1. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    You were in Georgia too long...
     
  2. RocketMusic

    RocketMusic Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 31, 2007
    Blacksburg, VA
    Owner, Rocket Music
    Its got volume/blend stacked, mid level, then bass/treble stacked.

    It's a custom pre that I had him make for my old Warwick Thumb. I just forgot those are 3-hole basses...
     
  3. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Just wondering would it be worth leaving one empty hole just to check out the tone, or is it possible to add in a passive tone in the fourth hole?
     
  4. RocketMusic

    RocketMusic Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 31, 2007
    Blacksburg, VA
    Owner, Rocket Music
    Yeah, I could certainly do that, I like the PTC idea in the fourth hole... I might have to try that if the NTMB doesn't take!
     
  5. CrashClint

    CrashClint I Play Bass therefore I Am

    Nov 15, 2005
    Wake Forest, NC
    DR Strings Dealer (local only)
    It just so happens I have a LG2005 that only utilizes 3 holes as it has a passive tone control with the active EMG pickups. I would be happy to try out your Mike Pope preamp... just sayin.
     
  6. RocketMusic

    RocketMusic Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 31, 2007
    Blacksburg, VA
    Owner, Rocket Music
    Be prepared for sticker shock, I think it was around $400 new. But I'll keep this in mind!
     
  7. CrashClint

    CrashClint I Play Bass therefore I Am

    Nov 15, 2005
    Wake Forest, NC
    DR Strings Dealer (local only)
    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek: Me thinks me just shat me drawls.
     
  8. Joe BassPlayer

    Joe BassPlayer Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Georgia
    I couldn't stand it anymore ........ :rollno:

    I ordered a Demeter preamp to try in the Roscoe.
     
  9. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Heh, just couldn't help it?
     
  10. Joe BassPlayer

    Joe BassPlayer Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Georgia
    You know it Bill! It was just going to happen sooner or later.........:D
     
  11. RocketMusic

    RocketMusic Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 31, 2007
    Blacksburg, VA
    Owner, Rocket Music
    Oh - please do let us know your thoughts once you've made the change, Joe!
     
  12. Jeff Moote

    Jeff Moote Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Beamsville, ON, Canada
    Ah, you guys! Now I am thinking about preamps :help:

    I'm half considering swapping the NTMB that will come in my Century Std with the Audere in my SKB when it arrives. I like what the Audere does, but it's almost too clean for the already clean sound that bass has.

    Joe, I know you tried both the Audere and Demeter and like the latter a lot more. What pickup/preamp combos do you have in your basses currently?
     
  13. Joe BassPlayer

    Joe BassPlayer Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Georgia
    Jeff,
    I’ve had the Audere in 3 Roscoe’s and it only sounded good in one of those (it had a solid maple body and the Nord DC P/U’s).
    I ordered a Spanish cedar/burl maple Roscoe 3005 with the Audere and it was just a bit too polite sounding for me. Actually quite bland or maybe sterile sounding. I replaced it with the Roscoe Demeter and it sounded so much better (that bass also had the Bart CB P/U’s).
    My current Roscoe 3006 has the Roscoe Bart P/U’s and Bart 3-band and I actually really like the sound but it does lack the glassy highs and smooth mid’s that the Demeter provides.
    I’ll definitely provide some feedback after I get the Demeter installed (and come A/B sound clips).
     
  14. CrashClint

    CrashClint I Play Bass therefore I Am

    Nov 15, 2005
    Wake Forest, NC
    DR Strings Dealer (local only)
    Joe, we understand it is not you, it is the disease. You can't control it anymore than Michael J. Fox can control his Parkinson's. Just so sad.
     
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