F/S - Roscoe LG2005 fretted bass
I played an ARIA for several years before a friend suggested trying a Roscoe. We looked around and found this gem on TB FS Roscoe LG 2005
CrashClint and I agreed on terms, and JOME77 gave it a slick set-up job. Never knew it was possible for a bass play so well. I was hooked.
Since then Iíve brought two additional Roscoe SKB3006s home (one fretted and one fretless) and this one just doesnít get the play time it deserves. So, I should try to find this one a new home where it can be played and appreciated. Donít really want to part with it, but Iíd much rather someone get the enjoyment of playing it rather than it just staying in its case.
From what Gard told me, this one was born in 1998 or 1999 (couldnít get a specific date). A truss rod problem came up a couple of years ago so Keith and company gave it a complete new neck!!! Iíve also added a brand new Bart 3-band preamp and a new hard case (both within the last six months). It plays great!
The bass is set-up with super low buzz free action, and the Bassline P/Uís really sound great with the Bart 3-band preamp. Very PHAT sounding tone.
The top is a very special quilted maple and overall the bass is in great condition. There is some rash on the back (not obvious in the pictures), and one small chip (about the size of a BB) on the upper part of the top where your arm goes across (almost have to know itís there before you can find it). There is some wear that you can see if you look very hard on the top of the body and on the upper corner of the horn (so slight you may not even be able to see them in the pics).
In my opinion, itís still a great bass.
Here are some specifics:
- Roscoe LG2005, this is the flat top model (not carved like the 3005)
- Exhibition Quilt Maple top (serious quilting in this top!)
- Cocobolo/Spalt/Sapwood finger board
- Northern Ash Body
- All black hardware
- Basslines SB P/Uís
- Bart 3 band preamp w/3 pos. mid switch (New, 9V)
- Black Gotoh Tuners
- Hipshot type "A" Bridge
- Scale 35"
- Roscoe OHSC (New)
- String Spacing - 18.3mm
- Nut width (overall) - 1.75"
- Weight 9.4 lbs
Price: $1,750, Shipped to 48 States
Sorry, but with two other Roscoeís in the house Iím not really interested in trades.
Thanks for looking and here are some picís