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Roscoe Century Standard 4... Extreme FT Feeler

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by lowendmafia, Jan 31, 2013.


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  1. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia Supporting Member

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    Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
    I bought this bass from TBer Tommy Gilstrap about a week ago. I really wanted to try a Roscoe because of their reputation on TB. However... and this always happens to me, I get lured in by fancy, small bodied basses and then realize they are not really my thing. I just can't seem to get used to the hand position based where I wear the bass, my elbow and forearms cramp up for some reason. That said, there are many things that I really enjoy about this bass: great modern tone, exceptional neck and very light weight. I may decide that I love it in a few weeks, but as for now I would like to test the trade waters here on TB.

    First the bass: (pics from Tommy)
    new roscoe 4 001.jpg new roscoe 4 002.jpg

    Because I do not know everything there is to know about this bass, this is what Tommy said in his FS thread:
    "Custom built for TBer Lightgroove several years ago, I have had it for about 2. Weighs 8 lbs. but feels lighter, stunning flame koa top, ash body, oil finish, pau ferro fingerboard, Bartolini 3 band pre and slanted Bart pups, Hipshot bridge and tuners, I added the koa knobs."

    Here is the link to the Thread:
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f126/f-s-roscoe-century-standard-plus-4-a-950902/

    The bass has a very nice Roscoe Gig Bag.

    What I am looking for:

    Really, what I would like to trade for is a high-end Jazz-style 4 string bass (I can add cash for the right piece). However, I might consider more modern 4 string basses if they have larger bodies. I would love something with a PJ setup. 3 band pre preferred, but the right bass with a 2-band might do it.

    What I am NOT looking for:

    5 or 6 string basses of any kind. I do not gig or play out right now and I have no need for a low B or high C at this stage of my playing.

    Fender Standard basses
    Passive Basses

    Like I said, I can add cash to the right deal, but I would prefer not to deal with cash coming to me. For this reason, at this point this bass is FOR TRADE ONLY.

    Shoot me a PM if you have any questions about anything and I will do my best to answer them.

    Thanks
  2. LightGroove

    LightGroove

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    WOW...my old bass.. I wondered where she was. I made the jump to 5 bangers otherwise I would have kept her.

    A little backstory... this was originally a 1 off / concept / prototype by Roscoe that grew into a full idea....Gard can correct me but this is THE 1st Century Standard Plus ( I helped with the naming :bassist: ) Koa over Ash ... Pau Ferro ... Bartolini CB and 3 band preamp... Very light bass and plays like butter . Its the only Century Std Ive seen with slanted pickups...so most def. unique if thats your thing

    Here's a youtube video of me playing it...the audio is recorded via the videocam so not the best but you can still hear how she sounds and cuts through

  3. TALL&STOUT

    TALL&STOUT Music is my religion Supporting Member

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    Dealer for Darkglass Electronics
  4. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Supporting Member

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    Omaha, Nebraska
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    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings

    Just for accuracy's sake, the Century is the same size as a Jazz bass. Good luck with the sale!
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  6. SteveC

    SteveC

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    Yet it fits in my gig bag much nicer than my jazz...even with the strap on.
  7. SteveC

    SteveC

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    Wish I needed a 4 string bump...
  8. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia Supporting Member

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    After some advice from another TBer I made some adjustments to the Roscoe this weekend and I am much happier with it than I was a few days ago. I am thinking I am going to keep her for a while...

    Thanks for the offers, and for the advice. :bassist:
  9. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Supporting Member

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    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings
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