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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Leo Flynn, Jun 5, 2021.
Are the Rouge fretless basses any good, extremely cheap. I’m going to indulge.
Rogue or rouge? Rogue basses are very cheap and okay. Good enough. If you have a little more to spend I’d recommend a Squier.
although i love the thought of a "cheap bass" i've never played a rogue fretless. that said: unless you get a lemon, i'd be willing to bet that they can be set up to play well.
since you're "going to indulge" you might want to follow up with your take on your (first?) fretless. those axes are advertised all over the place so rogue must be doing something right.....
the fretless rogues get some negative PR from folks who:
- can't play fretless in the first place.
- are brand snobs and who can be swayed if the price is high enough.
- suffer from confirmation bias + generalize too much --- as a personal style.
good luck with your fretless! let us know what you think!
I've tried a few Rogues through the years, including a fretless, and have always been pleasantly surprised. Fun way to spend a few bucks.
For $99 it's worth trying, I guess.
Might be worth buying.
My bass is turning rouge as the crimson ages.
My son had one for a while -- I was surprised at the quality for the $ and hey no SHARP FRET ENDS to deal with like most instruments at this price point!!!! ....... I have a Squire Jazz Fretless..... but for 99.00 DELIVERED ......
I might need a fretless P/J --- worst case Ic an give it to a grandkid to "start out" on
Some links to info here if you haven't made a buying decision yet...I stumbled on the sale early this morning before searching here at TB.
Curb ALert!! Sale Fretless !!
I have one and my son has a lefty. They sound pretty decent.
I had one, but previous owner upgraded it extensively, it had Geezer Butler pickups on it and bridge was a Badass 2. So I can't speak for the stock pickups and electronics, but the neck was decent enough on it, had no complaints.
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