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Roscoe Century 3005 JJ XQM

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


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  1. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

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    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
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  2. wellso74

    wellso74 Supporting Member

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  3. Neuroman

    Neuroman BHPD - Previously Stage 2 Gold Supporting Member

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    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

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    Pm incoming. Beautiful bass!
  5. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

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    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

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    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

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    Bump for a cool cat to work with and a 3D topwood!
  8. Moooon

    Moooon

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    nice!
    ask it's price..
  9. Laccammusic

    Laccammusic Lac cam Gold Supporting Member

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    Price please.
  10. jebmd

    jebmd Supporting Member

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    I think he wants to trade it.
  11. Bipslapper

    Bipslapper Well Ahoy, Paloi Supporting Member

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    Yummy bass. I remember this at Rocket Music as I lusted after if a few years ago.

    Good luck
  12. SteveC

    SteveC

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    I remember this one.
  13. jbassmaniac

    jbassmaniac REPRESENTING THE LOW END TO NO END!

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    Is there a price or a trade value? Moderator?
  14. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

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    Trade interests are in the first posting.
  15. xabicho

    xabicho Supporting Member

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    Could you explain the configuration of the preamp? I see it has 2 switches.

    Thanks
  16. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

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    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

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    This thing is amazing. Keith does insane work.... That top is stunning!
  18. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

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    People have been asking about a selling price. $2650 shipped CONUS.
  19. Jerry Ziarko

    Jerry Ziarko Supporting Member

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    That about says it all....
  20. x52dcd

    x52dcd

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    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...

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