Alembic Rogue bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JRBrown, Jul 5, 2003.

  1. JRBrown


    Jun 21, 2000
    North Carolina
    Does anyone know anything about the Alembic Rogue bass? Pros/cons? Fair used price?

  2. Does it have a case?
    I'll give you $750 for it.
  3. neptoon


    Jul 25, 2000
    Kings Bay, GA
    there's a 6 string at bass northwest for 2500. awesome bass, plays great...sounds like, well, an alembic. balances well, though it was a little heavy
  4. LowRanger


    Dec 24, 2000
    I've had an Alembic Rogue 5 (Europa electronics and their first-ever one piece top, spalted english beech) for several months now. It's the first bass I've ever owned that teaches ME something new every time I play it, and I'm loving it.

    PRO - Balances very nicely on a strap, no neck dive. The sound is even, balanced, and articulate everywhere on the fast, flat neck. Sustain and fundamental out the ying-yang. Woodwork and fretwork is immaculate (no protruding frets so far). Studio-quiet electronics that offer great flexibility. A very easy, responsive bass to play.

    CON - A "middleweight" bass, not the lightest but not the heaviest I've played. Other than the weight, I can't find anything wrong with it.

    Can't help with the used price, but there seem to be some nice private-party deals these days.
  5. is it made in conjunction with Rouge or did it just get the name rouge??
  6. Killdar


    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    obviously it's not related to the lowest of the low....(holy crap, that was a pun)...

    I actually like that shape the best out of all of their body shapes....too bad it has the same name as those pieces of poo that just barely pass off as basses.....

    A yin yang by any other name is still a yin yang; Call it a rogue, and you could get either yin or yang.
  7. JRBrown


    Jun 21, 2000
    North Carolina
    How about seated playing?
  8. LowRanger


    Dec 24, 2000
    Feels just as good playing it seated as it does on a strap. No problems or ergonomic issues for me.
  9. Fire-Starter

    Fire-Starter Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    JR, I have this exact bass, NO complaints at all except it is on the heavy side, the used prices I have seen on these usually start AT LEAST close to 1500-2000, like I said, thats what I have seen, but you may luck up and get one cheaper. You can go to this link

    its an all Alembic Club and the will answer your question there also.
  10. xush


    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL