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SOLD Roscoe Century Standard Plus 6 JJ

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by SteveC, Jul 31, 2012.


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  1. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    I wanted to give 6 string a try and do so with a quality bass. Well, this is about as good as it gets. I picked this up in June in Greensboro, NC. It is a superb bass in tone, looks and playability. I have decided that I am going to stick with a 5 string as its just more practical for what I do.

    The top is a very sweet piece of quilt maple. The body is ash. It has an oil finish.The neck is 3 piece maple with a beautifully grained Wenge board. Bartolini jazz pups and preamp. 35" scale and month old DR Hi Beams. Comes with Roscoe gig bag, tools and letter from Keith.

    $2,300 shipped Con US. Please, no trades.

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  2. What a great looking bass! I actually like the un-carved tops better. If I weren't still on my maniacal hunt for a fretless 6 this would be right in my crosshairs.

    The wenge just pops. Is there some consensus on what the wenge board does for the tone?

    Cheers.
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  3. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    You just won me a beer.

    Bump for a beautiful instrument - plays and sounds like a dream.
     
  4. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    It's been a tough decision. I could play either and be fine, but I think in the long run, a 5 will cover my needs and I'm just more comfy on it.

    I don't see myself incorporating a lot of chord playing, and with a 24 fret 5 string, I have most of the range of a 6 for solos and stuff. Honestly, I think I let myself get a little swept up in the "Jimmyness" of master classes, lessons, etc. when I ordered this. In hindsight, the same bass with 5 strings is what I should have done.

    I still have much to work on from my lesson that can certainly be done on a 5 or 4 for that matter.

    The way things are right now, I'll probably have both for a while anyway. Enjoy the beer. I'm guessing you aren't the only one.
     
  5. madbassplaya

    madbassplaya

    Dec 28, 2007
    Man that 5 you have is killer but I really dig this. I wonder if I could utilize a 6.
     
  6. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    That has been my debate. I can utilize a 6, but I think in the long run for me, a 5 is more practical for me. I don't have a lot of practice time once school starts and a lot of my "gigs" are sit in and quick run troughs and I am just not comfy doing that with the 6.
     
  7. I'd cry foul on the beer thing, but I can't remember the specifics. :ninja:

    This is a great bass at a very attractive price.
     
  8. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    Thanks, Jerry.

    ps - he really has played this bass :)
     
  9. JOME77

    JOME77 Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Georgia
    Bump for the deal of the week on TB!

    These are just killer basses and this one is real special!

    Good luck with the sale Steve! Great TB'er guys and this one is really like new!
     
  10. boyet

    boyet

    May 15, 2007
    Miami
    What's the string spacing on the bridge?
     
  11. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Should be 18.3mm
     
  12. pm'd
     
  13. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    Standard spacing.

    Might have a bite on it...
     
  14. Payment sent

    Please pack really well. Those shippers are brutes! :)

    Also, might I get a little positive feedback to help me on my way?

    Thanks again!
     
  15. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    Pending payment...
     
  16. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    Sold.
     

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