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Discussion in 'Roscoe Basses' started by Vic, Oct 17, 2012.


  1. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

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    Inspired by the white one I saw a while back...

    Century Standard 5 JJ/JB Fretless
    Swamp Ash body
    Natural finish
    3-piece Maple neck
    Diamondwood fingerboard
    Graphite nut
    Bartolini JJ pickups in the "JB" position
    Bartolini 3-band preamp
    Satin Chrome hardware (well, black after I get it, which I'll post later - should hopefully ship today).

    :hyper:

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  2. Gard

    Gard

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    ....where'd you get THAT idea from???
  3. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

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    First line in the OP...

    Tho I didn't call the specific bass out. :)

    Here's the thread:

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  4. Gard

    Gard

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    ...oh, that old thing???

    ;)


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    Dude, you are SO going to dig this.

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  5. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

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    I better, or I'm making a trip out to NC with a whole can-o-whoopass to spray all over the place... ;) :D :D

    I'll shoot a pic with both the "sisters" together, too. :)
  6. Gard

    Gard

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    ...ewe doesn't skeer me!!!

    :spit:

    :bag:

    Awesome! :)
  7. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

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    NBD!!

    Pictures later after I get the hardware swapped. :)
  8. JOME77

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    Very nice Vic!

    That will be a killer sounding fretless!
  9. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

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    It should be... it plays great as expected, the weight feels right at where I wanted it, and if the JB pickup position sounds anything like the Zon I had a while back, this'll definitely be a long term keeper.

    Man, I'm telling you, these Century Standards... definitely one of the best bang/buck deals out there for sure. My fretted model continues to kill.
  10. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

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    8.4 pounds of fretless goodness. Once again Keith's team nails it to the wall. This thing sings like a bird.

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    And it's "sister" (who is also wearing black now, actually)...

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  11. JOME77

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    Awesome looking pair!

    I'm sure that it's sister looks good in BLACK!

    ...Have I ever mentioned that I just dig Black hardware?! ;)
  12. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

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    Maybe a time or two. :)
  13. Jeff Moote

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    Nice Vic! That looks like a perfect fretted and fretless pair :)
  14. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

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    Took both to worship yesterday. Worked out conveniently because the music was kinda' split into chunks with a 4 minute break right before the last two songs, which just begged for fretless. And since both basses are pretty much the same elex and such, tech didn't have to make any adjustments for the swap.

    It was great to have that singing tone at my fingertips again. :)
  15. VroomVroom

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    Congratulations, Vic! That bass just looks like it's got serious music in it. Awesome!
  16. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

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    Let's just say, it's as good of a fretless as I'll ever need, and then some. :)

    My gosh, these Century Standards are just amazing values. I love all the high end stuff Keith does, but honestly, if this product line had more exposure, it could totally take over as his bread and butter line in unit sales and profit. A good thing!
  17. JOME77

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    Awesome Vic! Nothing like a Roscoe fretless in your hands during a worship song. One note's worth a thousands licks! :)

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