I don't really want to do this, but my other basses haven't sold and I'd like to get some cash together for other gear.
Somewhere along the line, someone switched out the electronics for non-Roscoe Barts. They are still high end electronics, but not stock. I believe the pickups are CBs and the preamp is an NTMB-F. The mags in the pickup are long enough for a 6 string bass, but since they are bars, they work just as well in a 5er. No routing was done. The bridge, tuners and knobs were also replaced when I got it. I sent the bass to Roscoe and they installed their stock black hardware. They also dressed the frets. The bass now feels and sounds amazing. BTW, Roscoe does a great fret job!
It has a figured maple top and swamp ash body. The neck is maple with a purpleheart center lamination. The fingerboard is birds eye maple. Comes with Roscoe hardshell case. The bass is in great shape.
I believe the pickups are CBs and the preamp is an NTMB-F.
That's right. I owned this bass for a while. When I got it it was really dirty, the preamp was dead, and the pickup covers were worn. But once I cleaned it up, it looked great- there were no dings, scratches or cracks. I replaced the original pickups with Bart CBs, and the dead preamp with a Bart 2-band (bypassable). I also replaced all the black hardware with chrome, which I thought looked better, but to each his own.
It's a nice bass. I've been asking myself lately why I sold it. Hmm...
Last edited by Jim Nazium : 07-27-2013 at 07:40 AM.
I got a few trade offers. I am open to certain trades, but I would like to trade 'down.' I would love to find a 5 string MIA Fender (P or J) that is around 8.5 lbs. Maybe a Skyline. The only equal value trade that I would consider is an older model M Bass (4 or 5).