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Posted 13 February 2012 - 06:36 PM

I love my Roscoe Beck IV dearly, so I thought I'd treat it to a little surprise.. a Tort pickguard, custom-made by BC's own Howard the Bass Doc.

What a job he's done! The tort is lovely and subtle.. not far from my 70s Ps & Js. Although the RB shape is a bugger to recreate with so many switches and sliders, he turned it around in no time at all for a very reasonable price.

And, if I say so myself, it looks quite awesome... :gas:

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 06:51 PM

great job.

The bass looks so much better too, i was sceptical of tort but it works!

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:03 PM

oh thats very nice
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:05 PM

real nice!!
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:08 PM

Very nice, Michael. Is it wearing the Lakland strings?
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:09 PM

Lovely job. Perhaps he can do something classy for that keyboard too! :-)
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:11 PM

View PostPTB, on 13 February 2012 - 07:09 PM, said:

Lovely job. Perhaps he can do something classy for that keyboard too! :-)

That's also a Howard effort. It was a boring old Yamaha baby grand until he got hold of it....
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:14 PM

That does look very cool. That Howard is a jolly fine chap.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:18 PM

Ooh that makes me feel funny in the trouser dept.
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:32 PM

Looks good! Howard has always been a fine craftsman.
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 08:01 PM

Slightly concerned that you keep it in the kid's playroom ...








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Posted 13 February 2012 - 08:10 PM

Oh Dear. I've fallen victim to the couplet of the day.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 08:33 PM

Looks really smart!
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 09:54 PM

Not often a fan of tort, but it works beautifully here.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 10:04 PM

That looks right :happy:
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 09:19 AM

When I read the thread title I thought you have finally seen the light and got Howard to spray the bass black!! ;)

We can but hope!

That Howard is a clever chap though, looks proper :)
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 09:21 AM

I hate tort....

But I like this... weird

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 10:47 AM

Man thats smart. Good choice. Howard is the man up in Newcastle. Top bloke

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 11:07 AM

View PostKiOgon, on 13 February 2012 - 10:04 PM, said:

That looks right :happy:

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 08:51 AM

Have you a contact for bassdoc

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 10:09 AM

View Postsmileegee, on 17 May 2012 - 08:51 AM, said:

Have you a contact for bassdoc

Post #12 on this thread, PM him from there. ;)
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Posted 14 September 2013 - 04:03 PM

Bit of a long bump I know!

I saw Roscoe Beck the other night playing for Leonard Cohen. He was excellent. As were the rest of them.

The Webb sisters were also quite eyecatching... ;)
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