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SOLD F/S - Roscoe LG2005 fretted bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by JohnnyR, Mar 5, 2013.


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  1. JohnnyR

    JohnnyR Don't Believe Everything You Think

    Jun 4, 2012
    Georgia
    F/S - Roscoe LG2005 fretted bass

    I played an ARIA for several years before a friend suggested trying a Roscoe. We looked around and found this gem on TB
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f126/fs-roscoe-lg-2005-a-881689/

    CrashClint and I agreed on terms, and JOME77 gave it a slick set-up job. Never knew it was possible for a bass play so well. I was hooked.

    Since then I’ve brought two additional Roscoe SKB3006s home (one fretted and one fretless) and this one just doesn’t get the play time it deserves. So, I should try to find this one a new home where it can be played and appreciated. Don’t really want to part with it, but I’d much rather someone get the enjoyment of playing it rather than it just staying in its case.

    From what Gard told me, this one was born in 1998 or 1999 (couldn’t get a specific date). A truss rod problem came up a couple of years ago so Keith and company gave it a complete new neck!!! I’ve also added a brand new Bart 3-band preamp and a new hard case (both within the last six months). It plays great!

    The bass is set-up with super low buzz free action, and the Bassline P/U’s really sound great with the Bart 3-band preamp. Very PHAT sounding tone.

    The top is a very special quilted maple and overall the bass is in great condition. There is some rash on the back (not obvious in the pictures), and one small chip (about the size of a BB) on the upper part of the top where your arm goes across (almost have to know it’s there before you can find it). There is some wear that you can see if you look very hard on the top of the body and on the upper corner of the horn (so slight you may not even be able to see them in the pics).

    In my opinion, it’s still a great bass.

    Here are some specifics:
    - Roscoe LG2005, this is the flat top model (not carved like the 3005)
    - Exhibition Quilt Maple top (serious quilting in this top!)
    - Cocobolo/Spalt/Sapwood finger board
    - Northern Ash Body
    - All black hardware
    - Basslines SB P/U’s
    - Bart 3 band preamp w/3 pos. mid switch (New, 9V)
    - Black Gotoh Tuners
    - Hipshot type "A" Bridge
    - Scale 35"
    - Roscoe OHSC (New)
    - String Spacing - 18.3mm
    - Nut width (overall) - 1.75"
    - Weight 9.4 lbs

    Price: $1,750, Shipped to 48 States

    Sorry, but with two other Roscoe’s in the house I’m not really interested in trades.

    Thanks for looking and here are some pic’s

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  2. JohnnyR

    JohnnyR Don't Believe Everything You Think

    Jun 4, 2012
    Georgia
    Additional pic's ...........

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  3. Very Nice!
     
  4. JohnnyR

    JohnnyR Don't Believe Everything You Think

    Jun 4, 2012
    Georgia
    And here's some pic's of the blemishes ......

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    The blimishes are really hard to photograph. Just wanted to provide full disclosure.
     

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  5. JohnnyR

    JohnnyR Don't Believe Everything You Think

    Jun 4, 2012
    Georgia
    And one more of the slight wear on the top arm cutaway .....


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  6. JOME77

    JOME77 Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Georgia
    Bump for an awesome TB'er and a really great sounding and playing Roscoe!

    Killer quilt top and sapwood cocobolo fingerboard!

    Great deal on a Roscoe 5!!!
     
  7. JohnnyR

    JohnnyR Don't Believe Everything You Think

    Jun 4, 2012
    Georgia
    Thanks Joe, It's an awesome instrument.

    With a new neck and a new Bart pre-amp, it's got lots of music inside for someone to let out
     
  8. JohnnyR

    JohnnyR Don't Believe Everything You Think

    Jun 4, 2012
    Georgia
    All PMs answered

    A trade would still leave me with more instruments than I can play regularly, which is the only reason I'm thinking of parting with this one.

    This is a quality instrument. It needs someone to let the music out.

    :bassist:
     
  9. JohnnyR

    JohnnyR Don't Believe Everything You Think

    Jun 4, 2012
    Georgia
    Bump ttt
     
  10. Kukkiwanblack

    Kukkiwanblack

    Jan 17, 2011
    judging from the neckwood and body shape its an LG Standard plus. Great options added to this bass. Bump
     
  11. JohnnyR

    JohnnyR Don't Believe Everything You Think

    Jun 4, 2012
    Georgia
    Yes, Keith/Gard and friends installed a complete new neck about a year and a half ago. The walnut shim (I believe it's walnut) under the top really "pops" when you get up close and personal. Plays great!!!
     
  12. JOME77

    JOME77 Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Georgia
    Except this bass was built before Roscoe offered the CS models. It also has a gloss finish and Hip Shot Type A bridge where as the CS models are only available in satin have the Hip Shot Type B bridge.
     
  13. JohnnyR

    JohnnyR Don't Believe Everything You Think

    Jun 4, 2012
    Georgia
    TGIF BUMP
     
  14. I so wish my bass would sell. I would jump on this.
     
  15. JohnnyR

    JohnnyR Don't Believe Everything You Think

    Jun 4, 2012
    Georgia
    Thanks, it's a great bass. $1,750 for a Roscoe five string that has these upgrades is a great deal.

    Good luck with your sale.
     
  16. JOME77

    JOME77 Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Georgia
    And a mid-week bump for a great TB'e and a wonderful playing and sounding Roscoe! :bassist::bassist::bassist:
     
  17. JohnnyR

    JohnnyR Don't Believe Everything You Think

    Jun 4, 2012
    Georgia
    PM replied.

    Still available (maybe not to much longer). You won't find a better playing instrument at a better price!! :bassist:
     
  18. JohnnyR

    JohnnyR Don't Believe Everything You Think

    Jun 4, 2012
    Georgia
    Yesterday's PMs all answered.

    Still available, but maybe for not to much longer
     
  19. leurastus

    leurastus

    Jun 7, 2005
    Bump for a great sounding and playing bass. I wish we could work a deal! :)
     
  20. JohnnyR

    JohnnyR Don't Believe Everything You Think

    Jun 4, 2012
    Georgia
    This one is a real keeper.

    New (complete) current production neck,
    New Bart 3-Band PreAmp
    Hipshot bridge
    Baseline P/U's
    New hardcase

    Plays like a dream, a great set-up job. Really PHAT sound that cuts through in a mix.

    The only thing that hasn't been replaced and/or upgraded is the body. Lot's of interest but no takers.

    Will leave it "on the board" for now, but thinking seriously about keeping it.

    If you're interested, let me know soon.
     

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