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Roscoe Century Standard 5

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fuzzychaos, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. fuzzychaos


    Mar 17, 2008
    Posted in the Roscoe sub forum, but I thought I would share here as well.

    Just got my new-to-me Century Standard 5 and put some DR Fat Beams on it. First impression - WOW!

    After I got it strung and played through the Mesa Boogie amp I have, I took it over to the local music store to hear it on some Ampeg and Markbass stuff, just to get an indication how it sounds through other amps. When I got there, I, of course, had to take it out so they could mark what I had in the bag. It was like I just revealed Excalibur, several people nearby wanted to get a look at the "coolest" + "bass" or "guitar" they had ever seen. Even the manager, whom I never see out of the office, came out to get a good look.

    Once I plugged it in it was even better. I started with a Markbass combo and everyone around me was astounded at the clear powerful sound it had...everything was flat on the bass and the amp and it killed! I went through a few other setups, an ampeg PF500 and cab, an Ampeg mini rig of doom, a GK combo and an Acoustic combo, each sounded great. The surprise, to me, was a TC Electronic combo the BG250 that was a killer little rig. I may have to pick one of these up as a "take it to places" combo.

    Being the kind hearted guy I am, I let various people try it out. Every one of them commented how easy it was to play and how good it sounded. It has an awesome compressed growl that really cuts was the consensus.

    Now, mind you, Dayton doesn't see many custom built instruments, but it sure was a hit! One funny note, I was asked by several people if my name was Keith Roscoe, because it's on the headstock :D

    I'm thoroughly impressed, but not sure if I am going to keep this one, it has this extra big string that I'm really not used to :bag: If it were a 4, it would be heaven.

    So, Final Impression: WOW, but I wish it were a 4 string!


  2. FunkyMcNasty

    FunkyMcNasty Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2010
    These are great. I got to play one a while back at Premier Bass in CO. I don't think you can beat these basses for the money.
  3. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Don't give up. It doesn't take long to get used to a fiver, and the advantages of it become increasingly evident with time. That, and it doesn't get much better than Roscoe.
  4. nostatic

    nostatic Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2004
    lost angeles, CA
    Endorsing Artist: FEA Labs
  5. fuzzychaos


    Mar 17, 2008

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