Is this a good deal?

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  1. cfsporn

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  2. NicJimBass

    NicJimBass The Kirk Hammett of bass guitar! Supporting Member

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    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

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    Yes, but maybe they have a Warwick thing going on where the resale value is ridiculously low.
  4. TolerancEJ

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    $1800 is a very good price on a Roscoe.
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  6. cfsporn

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    What are Roscoes like anyway? What are their neck profiles? How do they sound?
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    Roscoe's hold their value pretty well as they're not mass produced. Not only is that a good deal, it looks fantastic.
  8. cfsporn

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    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.
  9. Budbear

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    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.
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    Nice plank!
  11. Budbear

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    Probably a 35" scale. Keith will only make a 34" on special orders.
  12. cfsporn

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    Sweet. My Spector has gotten me very interested in extended scale basses.
  13. jlepre

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    I would grab it if it speaks to you. Worst case you could flip it on here and maybe even MAKE a few buck.
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  15. awilkie84

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    That price is GREAT! If it was fretted & I had the money, it would be MINE!
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    +1 awilkie84
  17. cfsporn

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    I'm going to see it on Monday! :bassist:
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    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.
  19. cfsporn

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    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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