1. Welcome to TalkBass 2014! If you're new here, we just went through a major site upgrade. Please post all concerns and bugs to the Forum Usage Issues forum. We will be monitoring that forum. Thank you for all of your feedback.

    The TB Android app is working, you may need to uninstall/reinstall. The iPhone app is still pending approval by Apple. If you haven't yet, try using your mobile browser - TalkBass is responsive to any screen size.

    Please read the TalkBass 2014 FAQ for lots of great info on the new software.

Roscoe Century 3005 JJ XQM

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by scubaduba, Feb 18, 2014.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

    Rating - 100%
    45   0   0

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2003
    Likes Received:
    2
    Here is a stunning Roscoe Century.
    Exhibition grade quilt maple top over ash. I believe the middle layer is Wenge.
    Maple neck with purple heart stringer and spalted purple heart board.

    This one has several unique features including:
    • 34" scale
    • Custom abalone Roscoe "R" on the headstock
    • Upgraded Demeter pre with Bartolini JJ pickups.
    • Custom neck with thinner profile
    • Oil finish

    Superb feel and balance. Unique Roscoe for sure. Sounds as great as it looks. Capable of super low action with excellent intonation all the way up the board.

    Fantastic condition with minor imperfections including a couple tiny dents, tiny chips around one of neck bolts, and thin scratches near pickups. See pics. Case is in excellent condition too.

    This is an unusual Roscoe with very cool specs. $2650 shipped CONUS. Trade value a bit higher and trade interests include pre-Gibson Tobias 5, Ken Smith 5 or maybe something like the following with cash coming my way — Dingwall Super J, Valenti, Sadowsky Metro 5... Let me know what you have.

    The quilt is insane its so deep. I've never seen quilt so intense. People want to touch it to see what it feels like. This one is tough to photograph so here's original pics from Rocketmusic
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Here's some of my own pics, not as great as the pro's at Rocketmusic.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
  2. wellso74

    wellso74 Supporting Member

    Rating - 100%
    6   0   0

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2010
    Likes Received:
    0
  3. Neuroman

    Neuroman BHPD - Previously Stage 2 Gold Supporting Member

    Rating - 100%
    11   0   0

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2013
    Likes Received:
    1
    That quilt is amazing. I have never seen anything so dramatic. It reminds me of flying over sand dunes in the desert. Even on your shots looking at it down low from the side it looks like it is coming out of the wood. Very Very Cool.

    What would you compare the tone to? Or, how would you describe it?
  4. moore.jcm

    moore.jcm Robot Pots Supporting Member

    Rating - 100%
    21   0   0

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    Pm incoming. Beautiful bass!
  5. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

    Rating - 100%
    45   0   0

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2003
    Likes Received:
    2
    Thanks. It's a looker. As for tone it is definitely Jazz bass inspired. But has a modern take on it. The frequency shift switches on the Demeter add more versatility.
  6. Gard

    Gard

    Rating - 100%
    1   0   0

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2000
    Likes Received:
    0
    Disclosures:
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    FYI: the switch on the Demeter preamp is not a frequency selection, it is a Q switch - takes it from a wide to narrow bandwidth (the distance on either side of the center frequency that the control affects).

    Killer bass, sorry to see you letting it go, but it will be making someone really happy! GLWTS!
  7. thomasjbass

    thomasjbass Supporting Member

    Rating - 98.7%
    80   1   1

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2010
    Likes Received:
    0
    Bump for a cool cat to work with and a 3D topwood!
  8. Moooon

    Moooon

    Rating - 100%
    1   0   0

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2011
    Likes Received:
    0
    nice!
    ask it's price..
  9. Laccammusic

    Laccammusic Lac cam Gold Supporting Member

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2013
    Likes Received:
    0
    Price please.
  10. jebmd

    jebmd Supporting Member

    Rating - 100%
    168   0   0

    Joined:
    May 4, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0

    I think he wants to trade it.
  11. Bipslapper

    Bipslapper Well Ahoy, Paloi Supporting Member

    Rating - 100%
    4   0   0

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2009
    Likes Received:
    1
    Yummy bass. I remember this at Rocket Music as I lusted after if a few years ago.

    Good luck
  12. SteveC

    SteveC Supporting Member

    Rating - 100%
    41   0   0

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2004
    Likes Received:
    5
    I remember this one.
  13. jbassmaniac

    jbassmaniac REPRESENTING THE LOW END TO NO END Supporting Member

    Rating - 100%
    72   0   0

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    Is there a price or a trade value? Moderator?
  14. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

    Rating - 100%
    45   0   0

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2003
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trade interests are in the first posting.
  15. xabicho

    xabicho Supporting Member

    Rating - 85.7%
    6   1   0

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    Could you explain the configuration of the preamp? I see it has 2 switches.

    Thanks
  16. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

    Rating - 100%
    45   0   0

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2003
    Likes Received:
    2
    Volume
    Pickup Pan
    Mid boost/cut
    Bass/Treble stack boost
    One switch is called the Q switch that shifts the mids (see Gard's post further up in the thread) and the other shifts the bass to a slight low mid bump.
  17. TALL&STOUT

    TALL&STOUT Music is my religion Supporting Member

    Rating - 100%
    118   0   0

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Likes Received:
    0
    Disclosures:
    Dealer for Darkglass Electronics
    This thing is amazing. Keith does insane work.... That top is stunning!
  18. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

    Rating - 100%
    45   0   0

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2003
    Likes Received:
    2
    People have been asking about a selling price. $2650 shipped CONUS.
  19. Jerry Ziarko

    Jerry Ziarko Supporting Member

    Rating - 100%
    83   0   0

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2003
    Likes Received:
    4
    That about says it all....
  20. x52dcd

    x52dcd Supporting Member

    Rating - 100%
    21   0   0

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2010
    Likes Received:
    1
    That's a piece of art right there. Part of me wishes I could afford it, but really I'd be afraid to take it out anywhere to play...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page