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FS/FT Roscoe SKB 3005, :( for the taxman

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by cheezewiz, Feb 12, 2014.

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  1. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

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    Boy do I not want to sell this bass. I bought myself this bass brand new in August of 2012 as a retirement present to myself. It is literally, the best and nicest bass I've ever owned, and I've owned A LOT.

    However, I sat down and figured our taxes last night, and Uncle Sam has sprung a really nasty, unexpected surprise on me.

    I WILL own a Roscoe again one day. If I come up with another strategy to battle with the tax bill, this will come down.

    This is an SKB 3005 with a beautiful figured myrtle top, ash body, spalted purple heart fingerboard, Aguilar OBP3 preamp, and Bartolini humbuckers. The neck is maple/purpleheart.
    The bass comes with a Roscoe Hardshell case.

    The bass lists at over $4400. I paid almost $3400 for it.

    Trade value $2500

    I will sell for $2300 firm plus shipping, or will consider a trade that nets me at least $1000 cash. I'd be interested in 5 strings, or possibly 4 strings. Fender, Lakland, Spector, Musicman, G&L.

    There is only one mark on the bass, which is on the upper body, shown in the pics.

    This bass sounds phenomenal. Big, rich and warm but with amazing clarity..just like a Roscoe should.

    First, I will post a few pics from Rocket Music, where I obtained the bass. These, of course, are higher quality than my cell phone pics.

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    Here are my pics...the first showing the blemish on the bass.

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  2. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

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    Please no offers of less than $1000 cash. If I can't make a dent in the tax bill of at least that size, I will keep the bass.
  3. Squirefan01

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    Wow, very nice and a great deal! Good luck with the sale!
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    Sweet instrument. GLWTS
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    i send you PM
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    Oh man only if you would said you will trade for a USA spector ns-6h2. I would jump on this.
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    I have a 2008 usa spector ns6-h2. I would trade with you.
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    Hard to see basses sold to appease the tax man. :crying:
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    +1,000,000 Nothing worse than having your pursuit of happiness infringed upon by the Taxman. :D

    Beautiful Myrtle Top on this bass!

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    Two certainties in life: death and taxes
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    Bump for a beautiful bass and pmd.
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    cheezewiz Supporting Member

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    I'm sorry everyone. I have had some fantastic offers for this bass, but I don't think I can sell it. The taxman will have to be appeased in some other way. What's more debt?
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