Fender moderen 5 vs Roscoe Beck 5
Please forgive me if a thread is already open on this and feel free to point me to it. However is there a difference between the moderen five and the Roscoe Beck 5 if so could you please expand. I have owned a Roscoe Beck 5 and loved it but the new modern 5 looks just like it and I would like to know from those who may own one to give a comparison before I try to purchase one.
Both basses have a 9.5" radius, but the Roscoe Beck V has an asymmetrical neck, whereas the Modern Player Jazz V has a standard “C” neck.
The Roscoe Beck V’s bridge offers the option of top-load or string-through-body, whereas the Modern Player Jazz V’s bridge is top-load only.
Lastly, the combination of mini-toggles and blade-type switch on the Roscoe Beck V offer a lot more pickup selection permutations than the Modern Player Jazz V does. The Modern Player’s rotary selector switch only offers four permutations, though some owners seem to be very pleased with the range of tonality that can be obtained.
I'm curious about this bass too.
I love the original Roscoe Beck V.
One of Fender's best ever 5-strings.
Thanks for your reply on that. I was wondering if they were on par with the Roscoe and not some lower end cheap look a like. Thanks
Any more info here?
I have a Roscoe Beck 4 - awesome bass - and wonder about the new MP Jazz 5 too...
The neck profile is a big plus for the RB... & I don't believe the MP has graphite rods...
But if the pups sound good & the string spacing is at least 18mm (19mm would be my preference)... I'd sign up for a black n maple...
p'ups in Roscoe Beck are a Bill Lawrence design that is available no where else. I doubt the modern has the same pickups.
Sorry-there is nothing to compare to the Roscoe Beck Sig 5.
How about opening your mind a little? He's not looking for a similarity. It's a comparison. You could compare an apple to an orange. They're not going to be the same thing, but there are still details to look at.
I would love to hear a side by side sound clip of a RB5 just out of curiosity.
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