Description: Bass Guitar - ROSCOE LG3500 5 STRING BASS LIKE NEW
This instrument has been handcrafted entirely by Keith Roscoe in North Carolina. His craftsmanship and attention to detail are just remarkable.
I have owned this bass guitar for only six months. I bought it brand new for $2600. I have used it very little (never gigged) and it is in ABSOLUTELY MINT CONDITION (no dings, no scratches, nothing) as you can see in the pictures. This bass could be sold as brand new. It has a stunning burl maple top (an extra $265 option), spanish cedar body, and purpleheart fingerboard.
It has a 35" scale neck with 24 frets. The neck feels very smooth and it's easy to play with very low action and absolutely no fret buzz. The neck is very stable to humidty and temperature changes. String spacing at the bridge is currently set up at 18mm but the Hipshot Ultralite bridge allows for string spacing adjustment. You can make it 17 or 19mm.
Pickups and preamp are Bartolini NTMB18v electronics and allow a wide variety of sounds. It can be very warm like a Fender Jazz, but its also punchy and very articulate. It sounds great for slapping also.
Roscoe's are known for having one of the best sounding low B strings and this bass is not the exception. The 5th string sounds very clear, tight and defined and blends well with the sounds of the other strings.
Another aspect about this instrument's tone is the great harmonics you hear when you play it. This is one of the most important things I take in consideration when I try a new instrument. If I don't hear good harmonics, the instrument just doesn't work for me. The Roscoe's harmonics make the bass sing, and that's why it sounds so good for solos and melodic playing.
This bass feels and plays like butter (ask Jimmy Haslip from the Yellowjackets) and sounds incredible. It's also the coolest looking bass I have seen. The colors look brighter in these pictures. They are a lot darker in person.
I am only selling it to get a Roscoe LG3006 (six string). If you are a 5 string player, there is no better bass. Why pay $5000 for a Fodera if you can get the same quality and craftsmanship for thousands less? I will include the original Roscoe case and wrenches. Feel free to call me at (973) 280-9612 if you have any questions