Rogue Vb100

Electric Fretted 4-String Bass

Made by Rogue

Description Violin Bass (Hofner look-alike)hollow body maplewood finish w/trapeeze tailpeice. Identical to Paul McCartney's bass
Posted By Peter Roy (13)
Directory Equipment: Basses
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Overall Rating: 4.0 (of 5)
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On 1/10/2001, Peter Roy (13) posted:
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When i purchased this bass, i was looking for a lightweight, affordable guitar with adequate sound quality and easy playability. in comparison to the fender/squire solid body which is an excellent bass for my level of play, i find this guitar to be one i have yet to regret purchasing and i play it almost daily. the thing i like most about this bass is the way it strings and the fact that it is so light that i can play for long periods of time without having to give my shoulder a break. The thing i don't like about this bass is that the finish (nice as it is) must be kept wiped free of sweat and fingerprints. I would recommend this bass to a beginner as well as an intermediate level recreational musician. Probably not the best bass to endure the rigors of constant stage play and abuse.
Model Year: 1999
Price: $250.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Musicians Friend
Features:
Made in korea flame maple arch top and back with european style hollow body, mahogany fretboard. 4 string bass trapeeze tailpeice with pearloid pickguard and body binding on front. Manufacturer: Rogue
Playability:
Can obtain smooth flowing tones as well as pounding out a heavy, snappy progression, be it solo or a solid bass groove. the neck is long and narrow with easy reach all over the fretboard for bassists with short or lazy fingers. I find it very easy to play, mostly because of the position of the broad pick-ups as i use the pick-up as a thumb rest. The only flaw in this guitar that i can state (with respect to the price) is the high maintenance finish. Its very important to keep this one clean. I find this bass a remarkably good guitar for the price and it can hold its own in most, if not all music and playing styles.
Sound Quality:
I use a SWR-15" workingman bass amp. I play rock, classic rock (and yes! you have to try some Beatles tunes on this one) and blues. I think this guitar is very versatile and can fit most music moods with smooth warm tones as well as a surprising bite on the faster, more up-beat progressions. Since i do not make a living as a musician (strictly for fun and enjoyment), and i am intermediate level at best, I often rattle the strings as a result of near misses on the fretboard. Other than that... no noisier than a fender or other more expensive bass guitar. Personally, i think this is a much better studio guitar than a stage guitar but i would not hesitate to use it for either!
Durability:
Very reliable for steady play but do not suggest rough handling. needs tuning frequently but the hardware and straplocks are very sturdy for the most part. Only flaw i noticed was the hex nut at the cable port needs tightening on occasion. Very sensitive to climate changes... especially low temperatures and high humidity.