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Rouge Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by asimon, Dec 20, 2000.

  1. asimon


    Dec 20, 2000
    Are these basses any good enquiring minds want to know? Please justify comments with performance commentary(i.e. it sucks/ it's good because...). Thanx!

  2. CamMcIntyre


    Jun 6, 2000
    Going by some of the specs. they aren't good. If you want a inexpensive bass go for a Squier or MIM they can be had from $200-350 depending on model & color. Rogue i think is just like a generic catch all brand that is used by various companies in Strings, guitars & amps. I know Martin, Gibson, Fender/Squier use it as a super cheap strat model thing. I don't wanna own one though. Thats all
  3. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Rogue basses are made to look good rather than play or sound good. If you have under $200 to spend, get a Squier P-bass, if you have under $300, get a Mexican Fender P or J bass.
  4. ETHYL


    Dec 19, 2000
    See the BEATLE BASS thread for more on Rogue.
  5. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Very nice looking basses, for the price.

    Unfortunately, it pretty much ends there.

    They look nice.
  6. pierce

    pierce freethinker

    May 25, 2000
    San Francisco, Ca
    i dont think the color of a bass has anything to do with its quality or sound;)
  7. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Red ones sound better.;)
  8. uh yeah i bought a $150 rogue bass when i was 13
    the plastic nut broke so i exchanged it for another of the exact same kind and the same thing happened two days after i got it

    its a piece of **** to put it bluntly

    pretty shade of blue though........
  9. Deynn

    Deynn Moderator Emeritus

    Aug 9, 2000
    Pierce AND Embellisher....way to go! I was going to edit this thread when I first saw it, but KNEW that someone, besides me, would make the color comment.
    It's sad...the way us moderators amuse ourselves....:)

    Just a further note about the ROGUE violin bass. I don't know about the sound, but it has been rated as the #1 most faithful copy of the Hofner.
    Maybe that says more about the Hofner...than about the Rogue...:)
  10. asimon


    Dec 20, 2000
    Thank you all for the opinions. I'll definitly avoid Rouges.
    Thank you again.
  11. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Why not think about "used," I mean, "pre-owned." There are seemingly good Ibanez's, Tursers, Squiers, et al, on EBay right now for $200 and less. Many times the cosmetics, as well as the guts, are fine. Occasionally, the seller is just trading up, saw a VH1 video and thought they'd be cool playing bass but then found out it takes work, or, they figured it was a good way to meet women.

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