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The new Rogue basses in Musicians Friend

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by chi42069, Apr 1, 2004.


  1. chi42069

    chi42069 Guest

    Apr 23, 2000
    kentucky
    Hey have you all seen the new Rogue basses in the most current musicians friend? There's one, LX406 pro, that looks a lot like the HXB bubinga that's on Rondomusic. Except for the Rogue has a 35" inch scale. I wonder if they use the same factory that builds them?

    I don't know about Rogue basses, but these new ones don't look too bad. I doubt i'll ever buy one though.


    peace


    chi :bassist:
     
  2. Ryan OD

    Ryan OD

    Nov 3, 2003
    Northern VA
    I never understood why people bash Rogue basses. How much do they really expect out of a sub $200 bass?
     
  3. chi42069

    chi42069 Guest

    Apr 23, 2000
    kentucky
    Yah, the new ones seem to have more better features than the ones on rondomusic. They only experience i had with a Rogue was with an acoustic guitar. It was pretty junky.


    peace

    chi
     
  4. mybluespector

    mybluespector

    Mar 22, 2004
    Joplin, Mo
    That was ran over with a small tank than a rogue!!!

    I have worked on them at the music store i work for and they really r just as bad as the old J.Cpenny catalouge basses! Remeber those things?? :spit:
     

  5. I need to second this reply whole-heartedly. I have an older Rogue here that I've been doing some rework on for a friend who thought he was getting a good deal at a Pawn shop..

    I am no Luthier, but give me a handsaw and a hand drill and I could have easily done a better job of building a bass. Every screw in this bass had some sort of misalignment problem. They couldn't even hit the wood on the back electronics cover plate in 2 areas.
    Misrouted the pickup pockets, misdrilled the p'up screw holes, used the absolute cheapest screws they could find, most of them aren't even straight.
    No attention to detail or finish on anything that was hidden. Absolute crap, even for a "cheap" instrument.

    Oh well..I'm sure they've made improvements, but I could not even consider anything built by them unless I saw it disassembled in front of me for inspection.
    In my eyes, it doesn't matter if you're building an instrument for less money. This might mean inexpensive components, but construction quality shouldn't suffer because of it.

    Mag...
     
  6. John Herzog

    John Herzog

    Jun 14, 2002
    Schertz, TX
    I believe it was revealed some where in the Essex megathread that this particular model rouge and the Brice HXB are indeed built in the same factory.
     
  7. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    Yeah but my brice works better than any rogue i've ever played. Brice prolly has better QC.
     
  8. andrewd

    andrewd

    Sep 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    if theyre built in the same factory the quality control is probably the same
     
  9. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    Well I've never heard of an unhappy brice user.
     
  10. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Ive heard of a few but way more unhappy Rogue users.
     
  11. chi42069

    chi42069 Guest

    Apr 23, 2000
    kentucky
    I believe it was revealed some where in the Essex megathread that this particular model rouge and the Brice HXB are indeed built in the same factor.


    Ha, i knew something was up. Has anyone on here even played the new rogue basses? I do agree that i'd feel safer buying a Brice.


    peace

    chi