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TRADED PRICE DROP: Roscoe Century Standard 5-string

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Dave Siff, Oct 31, 2017.


  1. Price:
    $1950
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    Georgia
    Just had an unexpected and rather large plumbing bill so I need to move this bass!

    Ordered in October of 2013, completed on March 21, 2014, PLEK’d by Roscoe on March 3 of this year. The body is three-piece mahogany and the neck is maple with a wenge fretboard and 19mm string spacing, which is not usually available on a Standard (I asked really nicely :D) The action is currently set on the lower side of medium-low and the bass plays like butter.

    The pickups are in the ‘JB’ position (neck pickup moved closer to the bridge) for more of a midrange emphasis. I replaced the stock Bartolini humbuckers with a set of Nordstrand NJ5F single-coils, which really opened up the sound. The installation was done by a pro and I’ll include the Barts if you want ‘em. The preamp is the Bartolini NTMB. The bass has a really aggressive and punchy sound and cuts through nicely.

    The bass is 99% clean with the only flaw being a small scratch on the back of the neck, between the 3rd and 4th fret. I highlighted it in the last photo. I don’t know how it got there and you can barely feel it. It has never been an issue for me while playing.

    The bass weighs 10.5 pounds. It will come securely packed in a Roscoe single gig bag.
    Not interested in trades. I’ll drive a reasonable distance for an in-person sale if you’re in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina or Tennessee. Thanks for looking.

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    Last edited: Mar 18, 2018
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  2. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    No finer 5 string on the market IMHO. The necks feel perfect. The B string is actually playable all the way up. I regularly use upper fret notes on the B string. The pickup placement is killer. Great bass.
     
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  3. Nightman

    Nightman If it ain't low, it's got to go! Supporting Member

    Jun 3, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    Nice looking Roscoe you got there, Dave!!
     
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  4. Price drop!
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2018
  5. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    I've played this bass and it is super comfy, 19mm just feels right and sounds amazing! Wish I had the $, or I'd take it off Siff's hands.

    Also great longtime TB'er, known this cats for at least the last 14 years.
     
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  6. JOME77

    JOME77

    Aug 18, 2002
    Georgia
    Bump for a great guy and killer Roscoe! :)
    Great deal on a Roscoe!

    GLWTS!
     
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  7. campbems

    campbems Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
    Quite possibly the best deal on TB here folks.
     
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  8. JOME77

    JOME77

    Aug 18, 2002
    Georgia
    This one's headed south down I-75 .... :)
     
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  9. Joe beat me to it.. this bass is heading to a very good new home!
     

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