Roscoe Beck IV Bass by Fender

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Roscoe Beck IV Bass by Fender

Postby brightnow » Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:46 pm

Here's the Roscoe Beck Bass from the Fender Catalog:

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http://www.fender.com/products/search.p ... 0196402842
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Re: Roscoe Beck IV Bass by Fender

Postby sturgess66 » Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:58 pm

That is a beauty brightnow! I think that one is a four-stringer? And it comes in five strings as well I think? I'm not exactly sure of the details but I know there are different models.

And - these basses are prized possessions amongst the world of bass players. People send out pleas for leads as to where they can be purchased - and proudly post pictures of beauties that they have been able to secure. Roscoe is a legend in the "bass world." :D :D Not only for these instruments - but as a bass player - as a musician.

If you do a search on E-Bay for "Roscoe Beck" you will see his instruments - and little pieces of his instruments ("neck" etc.) and also his books/tutorials.

I just found a site with the five-stringer - with pics - and raves about it -

http://www.bass-clef.com/fender-5-strin ... -wcase.php
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Re: Roscoe Beck IV Bass by Fender

Postby brightnow » Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:08 pm

Well spotted sturgess and thank you, this is a 4-string (the only one listed on Fender.com at this time) while Roscoe has been playing a 5-string in the concerts (at least the magnificent red one is a 5-string, I'm not sure about the blue one).
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Re: Roscoe Beck IV Bass by Fender

Postby sturgess66 » Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:23 am

On another page at the Fender site that brightnow provides there is a more extended bio of Roscoe. And some Fender videos from the NAMM show in 2008 - featuring Roscoe playing with Greg Koch Trio. And some other stuff about Roscoe. Roscoe's Fender page is here -

http://www.fender.com/artists/index.php?id=21

And here's a YouTube link to one of the videos - very cool!! 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPBnStbLfxQ
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Re: Roscoe Beck IV Bass by Fender

Postby sturgess66 » Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:07 am

This is not Roscoe Beck's signature 4-string - or 5 -string bass.

But this is Roscoe on the double/standup/string bass!! The contrabbasso.

I had video that I took of Roscoe and his amazing solo at the end of "Who By Fire" from the May 12, 2009 show at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia and I finally uploaded it to YouTube. Another stunning moment for me at that remarkable show!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLlxiSL9y54

Also -
http://vimeo.com/8363901
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Re: Roscoe Beck IV Bass by Fender

Postby ladydi » Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:37 am

Thanks Linda! Every time I watch this, either in person or on video, chills run through my body! Roscoe is such a multi-talented musician....but far beyond that...he has an awesome gift.

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