I know there's a sponsored Roscoe forum here, but I think a lot of TB mainly hits the main Basses forum, so I thought it'd be good to cross pollinate a little. So here's the deal... the Century Standard (and later Plus models... which you can get figured tops on) is not brand new. They've been out now since the 2008 NAMM show (Jan/2008), so over 4 years. But I think they're pretty underrated. I've had some nice Roscoes in my day, and these models stand up to them on many levels for a lot less money. And keep in mind these are full USA made instruments. They save money and lower the selling price by simplifying the design and manufacturing process, and limiting options. We reviewed a couple of these a while back and I was seriously impressed... enough to buy one of my own. And when they offered the J style pickups, it was game over. I've always kinda' liked the soapbars, but the J style pickups just pushed it over the top for me. I have a lot of really nice basses, and my Century Standard V JJ has become a regular player along with anything else I own. I'm starting this thread mainly because I did a search in the Basses forum for anything with Century (let alone Century Standard) in the title and pretty much didn't find anything that should be revived or revised for this. I'm thinking these either are, or should be, flying off the shelves at light speed noting the performance to price ratio, so there should be a BUNCH of TB'ers out there with experience if not ownership. I'd just like to see some commentary from these people to see if their experiences reflect mine, or whatever, just what they think. Hope this thread flies... I'm really interested to compare notes!