Fender Roscoe Beck Bass
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|Roscoe Beck Bass|
|Period||1995 - 2005 / 2004 - 2009|
|Body||"Modern-Vintage" Select Alder|
|Fretboard||Maple, Rosewood or Pao Ferro|
|Bridge||Gotoh Dual-Access (5-string), Fender 4-Saddle Locking Convertible (4-string)|
|Pickup(s)||Special Design Side By Side Bass Humbuckers|
|3-Color Sunburst, Candy Apple Red, Shoreline Gold, Teal Green Metallic, Lake Placid Blue, Crimson Red Transparent, Honey Burst|
The guitar was modeled after a custom-made Six-string bass guitar built for Beck by luthier Michael Stevens of Stevens Guitars, and came in 4 and 5-string versions with an alder body, three-ply mint green, 3-ply parchment or 4-ply brown tortoise pickguard, an asymmetrical oval shaped 6-bolt graphite-reinforced maple neck featuring rosewood, maple or pao ferro fingerboard with 22 Dunlop 6105 jumbo frets, two side-by-side bass humbuckers, Hipshot UltraLite tuning machines (with a Drop D-tuner for the E string on the 4-string model), Gotoh (5-string) and Fender 4-Saddle Locking Convertible (4-string) strings-through-body/top-load bridges. Controls include a master volume, a master tone with push/pull midrange shaping feature and a 3-way pickup selector with two 3-way mini toggle switches for series/parallel/humbucking/single-coil wiring.
The five-string version was introduced in 1995 and discontinued ten years later. The four-string was introduced in 2004, and was last produced in 2009. Its master volume and tone/mid shaping controls feature knurled chrome-plated dome Tele knobs. Early prototypes had an abalone dot-inlaid neck, Schaller StrapLock-Ready buttons, lacked of Drop D-tuner on the E string and utilised a standard Fender round string tree. The production model has black or white dot position markers on the fingerboard, strap buttons and a custom Hipshot string tree.
- Peter Bertges: The Fender Reference; Bomots, Saarbrücken 2007, ISBN 978-3-939316-38-1