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Discussion in 'Roscoe Basses' started by Jeff Moote, Oct 12, 2012.


  1. Jeff Moote

    Jeff Moote Supporting Member

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    Since I am picking up my fretless CS4J (E027) tomorrow, I will start the thread for the other order that they are working on for me.

    Since I decided to go with a standard model for the fretless, I still had this top available and decided to get a fretted 4-string as well:
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  2. JOME77

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    Nice piece of quilt Jeff!

    I guess that's one way of dealing with GAS. Always keep a new one in the build queue!:)
     
  3. Jeff Moote

    Jeff Moote Supporting Member

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    Yes, well these were originally supposed to be one bass. A fretless with this body and the same fingerboard/dot treatment that ended up on the other one.

    Then I started getting ideas about a fretted P/J 4 string... and about a tobacco burst finish on the fretless... and then there were two! :D
     
  4. Jeff Moote

    Jeff Moote Supporting Member

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    Gard left a present in my inbox at the end of the day today :D

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  6. Jeff Moote

    Jeff Moote Supporting Member

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    I'm just going to leave this here...

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  7. Gard

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    ...are we doing the happy dance, Jeff?

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    some things are always better in pairs...
     
  9. Jeff Moote

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    Yup, matching Century 4 strings fretted and fretless both alder bodies with Aguilar HC pickups are a really nice thing. The JJ fretless just kills, and I have no doubt the P/J fretted will too.
     
  10. SteveC

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    Agreed. Century Standard Plus 5 fretted and fretless.
     
  11. Jeff Moote

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  12. JOME77

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    Awesome Jeff! That one turned out great!

    One of my favorite non-Roscoe basses was a Pedulla MVP with the P/J p/u combo.
     
  13. Jeff Moote

    Jeff Moote Supporting Member

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    Yes, from the photos and everything Gard is telling me this one is off the hook. Just perfect in every way.
     
  14. JOME77

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    Is it just me or does everyone get a better feeling when they see the 4 bolt neck system on the Roscoe 4 bangers (verse the 3)?

    I know that the neck wasn't going anywhere with the 3 bolt system but it just looks right with 4 bolts. :)
     
  15. Jeff Moote

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    I will be picking it up from Club Bass on Sunday!!
     
  16. Gard

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    :hyper:

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  17. JOME77

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    Well, did you pick it up Jeff?

    Inquiring minds need to know!:)

    Full report please!
     
  18. Jeff Moote

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    I did and it's killer! Sounds and plays perfectly as expected. Just a tiny truss rod tweak for the climate difference and it was good to go. The Aguilar 4P/J-HC are amazing as expected considering how good the 4J-HC are in my fretless Century Std.

    It's been at least 4 years since I've owned a fretted 4 string (and then for maybe 6 months) and probably 8 since I have played one for an extended period of time. I can already tell it's going to be very refreshing and fun! The 5s aren't going anywhere though.
     
  19. Jeff Moote

    Jeff Moote Supporting Member

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    So a month in with this bass, and it's crazy how good it sounds. It's so good I wish I had 2 because I'd love the same thing with flatwounds but don't want to give up how good it is with rounds.

    This is one of those basses where everything just works... every Roscoe I've owned has been great, but this one has some special mojo for sure. I guess that's what you get sometimes with natural materials (wood)! :cool:
     
  20. JOME77

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    Awesome Jeff! I just love a story with a happy ending!

    Great looking bass! I love to hear a Roscoe with the P/J P/U configuration someday. I sure loved it back in the day when I used Pedulla basses.
     
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