Rogue VB100 Series II Violin Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JackSkelling10, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. JackSkelling10


    Jun 2, 2008
    I just bought one and I just wanna know, is it worth $200?
  2. JackSkelling10


    Jun 2, 2008
    I havent yet but im really close to buying it and I just want to know is it worth 200
  3. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Absolutely. I presume you haven't laid hands on one, or you wouldn't be asking....

    I also presume that you didn't do ANY Internet searching, since this bass has been reviewed and discussed extensively in at least four different forums (in addition to Talkbass) that I know of.

    Incidentally, I own one.

    Short version:

    • - Excellent value
    • - Captures the look and feel of the genre
    • - Sounds great; factory strings are junk and should be discarded (they sound nasty)
    • - Labella Hofner Flats are the perfect string, and make a huge difference in the sound. Whatever strings you put on it, do NOT buy short scale - it requires 32" strings.
    • - Workmanship and finish are uniformly excellent on this bass
    • - It's worth more than $200
  4. +1 on all points. It would be worth it at twice the price. I bought a hardshell case for mine after I got it. The case cost half as much as the bass but it was too nice a bass to leave unprotected. Just be sure to put flatwounds on it. :bassist:
  5. oldrookie


    May 15, 2007
    Avon, IN
    I have the Brice version and it is definitely worth $200 used. In fact, that's what I paid for it with flats on it.

    Counterpoint...if I had known what I now know about basses...this would not have been my first bass. I'll never get rid of it (I'd regret it immediately,) but I have become more aware of how limited the tonal variety really is on this bass. Great bass, easy to play, but limited tone.

    Maybe I'll discover it will do more after I get better, but I'd have bought a jazz if I'd had a clue about what I was doing when I bought it.
  6. JackSkelling10


    Jun 2, 2008
    OK thanks guys!
  7. squarewave

    squarewave Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2004
    Iowa City, Iowa USA
    Be sure to budget for new strings. Also, the gig bag that it comes with is a joke. It's a dust cover, at best.

    I sent you a PM about one that I am considering selling.