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Is this a good deal?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by cfsporn, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. cfsporn

    cfsporn

    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
  2. NicJimBass

    NicJimBass The Kirk Hammett of bass guitar! Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Lancaster, OH
    Just looking at basscentral.com, it looks like they normally go for around $2500-3000 new. Never played a Roscoe, but I believe they have a good following here on TB.
     
  3. cfsporn

    cfsporn

    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    Yes, but maybe they have a Warwick thing going on where the resale value is ridiculously low.
     
  4. $1800 is a very good price on a Roscoe.
     
  5. cfsporn

    cfsporn

    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    What are Roscoes like anyway? What are their neck profiles? How do they sound?
     
  6. lowfreq33

    lowfreq33

    Jan 27, 2010
    Nashville
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Genz Benz Amplification
    Roscoe's hold their value pretty well as they're not mass produced. Not only is that a good deal, it looks fantastic.
     
  7. cfsporn

    cfsporn

    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    It does look quite nice. I wonder if it is 34 or 35 inch scale. Not that it matters too much on an unlined fretless.
     
  8. It's a Roscoe LG 3005. That's a very good price. The used value will hold. Roscoes have one of the best B strings around, tight and fat, the tone is warm and very full. Think P-bass kicked up a notch or 2 and the necks are slim and very fast. If you're looking for a fretless 5 that you'll want to keep playing, then this would be a smart purchase.
     
  9. jlepre

    jlepre

    Nov 12, 2007
    Warwick, NY
  10. Probably a 35" scale. Keith will only make a 34" on special orders.
     
  11. cfsporn

    cfsporn

    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    Sweet. My Spector has gotten me very interested in extended scale basses.
     
  12. jlepre

    jlepre

    Nov 12, 2007
    Warwick, NY
    I would grab it if it speaks to you. Worst case you could flip it on here and maybe even MAKE a few buck.
     
  13. That price is GREAT! If it was fretted & I had the money, it would be MINE!
     
  14. jlepre

    jlepre

    Nov 12, 2007
    Warwick, NY
  15. cfsporn

    cfsporn

    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    I'm going to see it on Monday! :bassist:
     
  16. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    I have a fretted LG 3005 and it is my main weapon and it will be for a long time. If I had the money, I would get a fretless as well to have an amazing pair and I would be set for life.
     
  17. cfsporn

    cfsporn

    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    What is the default pickup/preamp combo on these basses? I think the pups are Bartolinis which I usually don't like, but I have read many posts that talk about the huge differences between "fake" Barts and "real" Barts.
     



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