1. A Supporting membership is required to post items for sale in the classifieds

  2. Welcome to TalkBass, the Premier Bass Player Community and Information Source. Register a 100% Free Account to post and unlock tons of features.

  3. Please Read:Classifieds Rules, Usage Agreement, and FAQ for info on bumping, marking SOLD, and more.

  4. In addition to the drop-down search menu at the top-right of this page, you may also do an advanced search for even more accurate results. See this thread for more info

SOLD Roscoe Century Standard 4... Extreme FT Feeler

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


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

    lowendmafia KENNY WHEATON'S GONNA SCORE!!! Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    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. 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. TalkBass Friendly Advertisement


    to hide this ad and more.
  4. TALL&STOUT

    TALL&STOUT Bassics Studio Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2008
    San Diego
    Disclosures:
    Dealer for Darkglass Electronics
  5. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification

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

    SteveC

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    Yet it fits in my gig bag much nicer than my jazz...even with the strap on.
     
  7. SteveC

    SteveC

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    Wish I needed a 4 string bump...
     
  8. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia KENNY WHEATON'S GONNA SCORE!!! Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    Phoenix, Arizona
    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 Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Jon Packard likes this.
     



Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page