SOLD Fender Roscoe Beck 5 - candy apple red

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by baba, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. Price:
    Fender Roscoe Beck 5 in candy apple red. This is my favorite Fender 5 and one I swore I would never let go, but it isn't my gigging bass and I need to pay for bigger toys. I took detailed pics of the noteworthy dings and chips. The only one you can see without inspecting closely is the body chip, but that is also barely visible looking at the bass straight on. It is an amazing playing and sounding bass that works perfectly with no issues. One day when the cash flows I will buy another, but sadly this must go. Link to more pics: Fender Roscoe Beck V CAR Slideshow by Andy Andy

    $1450 shipped to CON US with hard case.

  2. ExaltBass

    ExaltBass XBass Cables Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Twin Cities, MN
    Gorgeous! drool
  3. Alivefor5

    Alivefor5 Supporting Member

    Jul 17, 2006
    My avatar says yes !
  4. craigie


    Nov 11, 2015
    Drool drool drool.
    What's the deal with the missing pole piece? Supposed to be like that?
  5. jebmd

    jebmd Gold Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    Lothian, Maryland
    Wow, I never thought you would part with this one. Great bass here folks, If I was playing fivers, I'd grab this.


    Premium TB member to deal with.
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  6. The pole piece is there, it is just dark. I suppose you could tape the surrounding pickup area and buff it silver if you really wanted.
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2017
  7. tommyr01

    tommyr01 SI VIS PACEM, PARA BELLUM Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2004
    Tucson, AZ, USA
    Oh My !!!!!!drool:bassist:
  8. Nighttrain1127

    Nighttrain1127 Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2004
    Near Worcester MA
    How is the B string on that . I just moved an American Jazz because the B string thudded it did not ring out?
  9. ad9000

    ad9000 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2004
    Leucadia, CA
    I have one of these basses, and with the right string the low B is as good as any 34" scale J-style bass I've ever played - and well balanced output-wise with the other strings. It took a little experimentation, but I ended up using GHS Contact Core Super Steels. The B is a .129, strung through the bridge, not through the body.
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  10. Flipper


    Jan 11, 2005
    Spring, Texas
    I have one, low B is not an issue on mine either. Seems like going thru the body raises tension a bit too.
  11. B string is nice and balanced.
  12. Nighttrain1127

    Nighttrain1127 Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2004
    Near Worcester MA
    Sounds good What do the switches do?
  13. This one is on hold
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