SOLD FS/FT Roscoe SKB 3005, :( for the taxman

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by cheezewiz, Feb 12, 2014.

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  1. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    Boy do I not want to sell this bass. I bought myself this bass brand new in August of 2012 as a retirement present to myself. It is literally, the best and nicest bass I've ever owned, and I've owned A LOT.

    However, I sat down and figured our taxes last night, and Uncle Sam has sprung a really nasty, unexpected surprise on me.

    I WILL own a Roscoe again one day. If I come up with another strategy to battle with the tax bill, this will come down.

    This is an SKB 3005 with a beautiful figured myrtle top, ash body, spalted purple heart fingerboard, Aguilar OBP3 preamp, and Bartolini humbuckers. The neck is maple/purpleheart.
    The bass comes with a Roscoe Hardshell case.

    The bass lists at over $4400. I paid almost $3400 for it.

    Trade value $2500

    I will sell for $2300 firm plus shipping, or will consider a trade that nets me at least $1000 cash. I'd be interested in 5 strings, or possibly 4 strings. Fender, Lakland, Spector, Musicman, G&L.

    There is only one mark on the bass, which is on the upper body, shown in the pics.

    This bass sounds phenomenal. Big, rich and warm but with amazing clarity..just like a Roscoe should.

    First, I will post a few pics from Rocket Music, where I obtained the bass. These, of course, are higher quality than my cell phone pics.



    Here are my pics...the first showing the blemish on the bass.






  2. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    Please no offers of less than $1000 cash. If I can't make a dent in the tax bill of at least that size, I will keep the bass.
  3. Wow, very nice and a great deal! Good luck with the sale!
  4. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Sweet instrument. GLWTS
  5. roscoe64


    Aug 26, 2013
    i send you PM
  6. AntLuv


    Apr 19, 2012
    Oh man only if you would said you will trade for a USA spector ns-6h2. I would jump on this.
  7. AntLuv


    Apr 19, 2012
    I have a 2008 usa spector ns6-h2. I would trade with you.
  8. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    Hard to see basses sold to appease the tax man. :crying:
  9. CrashClint

    CrashClint I Play Bass therefore I Am Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2005
    Wake Forest, NC
    DR Strings Dealer
    +1,000,000 Nothing worse than having your pursuit of happiness infringed upon by the Taxman. :D

    Beautiful Myrtle Top on this bass!

  10. Smooth_bass88

    Smooth_bass88 Groove it Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2006
    Two certainties in life: death and taxes
  11. bassman28

    bassman28 Supporting Member

    Dec 31, 2010
    North Carolina
    Bump for a beautiful bass and pmd.
  12. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    I'm sorry everyone. I have had some fantastic offers for this bass, but I don't think I can sell it. The taxman will have to be appeased in some other way. What's more debt?

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