Roscoe SKB Custom four string bass, flamed maple top, Bartolini JM pickups, Bartolini pickups and preamp :: For sale, UK, Custom hand made basses, exclusively at Bassdirect, UK, EU, Warwick, London, Manchester, USA, for sale, on offer



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Roscoe SKB4 Custom flamed maple top, JM pickups (list £3999)

B stock, slight paint imperfection around rear control cavity


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Roscoe have built a reputation over 30 years of making some of the finest custom basses in the USA. Here is an SKB shape bass with an 4A flamed maple top finished in Cordovan red over a swamp ash body, a Bird’s eye maple fingerboard and five piece maple/purpleheart neck. The bass is finished off with the Bartolini 3 band eq with two, mid frequencies and Bartolini J MM dual coil pickups with single/series/parallel switch. A stunning looking bass with fast neck and great tones!

Weight: 8lb 4oz/3.7kg

Actual bass shown, please click on image to enlarge;

  1. Specifications;

  2. Swamp ash Body,

  3. Exhibition Flamed maple top

  4. Finish - Cordovan gloss

  5. Maple/Purpleheart neck

  6. Fingerboard - Bird’s eye maple black side markers

  7. Graphtech nut

  8. 34" Scale - 2 octave

  9. Bartolini 3-band pre amp with volume, pan, treble/bass stack, mid/mid freq select push/pull (250/800hz)

  10. Bartolini J MM Pickups in the Roscoe positions with single/series/parallel switch

  11. Black ultralight Hipshot tuners

  12. Black Hipshot A style bridge in Aluminium

  13. Strings: D'Addario EXL Nickel 45 - 105

  14. Roscoe fitted hard case

  15. Weight: 8lb 4oz/3.7kg

Keith Roscoe receiving "Best bass at show" at Summer NAMM 2013 for the Century Standard + 5 PJ

Roscoe Century Standard Bass Guitar Magazine Review


As a bass with a purpose in terms of its pricing versus its features, the Century Standard has well and truly hit the bullseye. It may not have quite the same boutique appeal as the more upmarket models from

the Roscoe stable, but in sharing similar hardware and electronics packages, along with the same high quality craftsmanship, the sum of its parts result in a superb instrument. Some basses make your playing sound good whereas others make you want to play them more due to their playability, comfort and breadth of tone. The Roscoe Century Standard borrows from both camps in offering high quality design and build along with a flexible tonal palette. The four figure price tag may keep it out of reach for those on a budget, but this reviewer has already added it to my ‘Basses To Buy’ list!

Submitted on the 20th March 2010 by Marc who purchased a Roscoe CS5+ fretless bass.

Hi Mark - well, I've had the fretless for 2 weeks now, and it really is the best bass I've ever played. The neck is perfect, and the sound from the bridge p/up is amazing. I haven't gigged it yet, but when i do i'll probably end up playing 90% of the set with it, as it's that good.

Thanks for all of your help in selling my basses ,and I'm sure i'll be back sometime soon. I wish you continued success with the business.

Kind Regards, Marc Reynolds.

Submitted in September 2010 by Ian who purchased a Roscoe SKB3005 bass

Hi Mark


Just a little note to say how much I'm enjoying the Roscoe SKB3005 I bought from you about 3 weeks ago.  A tremendous bass - feels wonderful, looks wonderful and sounds absolutely fantastic.  So versatile as well.  Since buying it I've played gigs with my regular indie-rock covers band, a couple of jazz sets and a show with a folky singer-songwriter and in all contexts the bass has come up trumps with only the tiniest tweak of the onboard EQ and judicious use of the pick pan.  I feel a bit sorry for my old bass - can't see me picking it up again in the near future!  The best praise I can give is that even our guitar player, who being a guitarist, needless to say usually listens to his guitar and closes his ears to pretty much everything else, came up after our first set playing the Roscoe and was full of the highest praise for the sound.


Many thanks for your patience when I was trying the basses out, and for holding on to it whilst I ummed and ahhed about buying it!


See you soon


Ian Tipping

*Classic Bass Series, Dual Coil Humbucker.
"Classic Bass" CB series bass pickups are passive designs featuring an extended and more resonant frequency range. They have far more "air" and definition at the top without sacrificing lows and low mids. They are cast in epoxy to remove unwanted feedback and microphonics.


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