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A price that makes it easy to become a bass player.

You won't believe the great sound and consummate playability of this sonic destroyer. The Rogue LX200B bass guitar features a maple neck, fast and friendly rosewood fretboard, covered traditional-style split and single-coil pickups, 2 volume and 2 tone controls, die-cast machine heads, and black hardware.

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FEATURES
  • Basswood dual cutaway body
  • Bolt-on maple neck with rosewood fingerboard
  • High-mass adjustable saddle bridge
  • J-style humbucker bridge pickup
  • P-style split coil neck pickup
  • Dual volume and tone controls
  • Die-cast tuners
  • Black Hardware
  • Case sold separately
SPECIFICATIONS

LX200B Series III Electric Bass Guitar

  • 34" scale length
    24 frets
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RogueLX200B Series III Electric Bass Guitar
 
4.2

(based on 53 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (34)
  • Fun to play (32)
  • Good tone (27)
  • Good pick up (23)
  • Solid electronics (19)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (15)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (32)
  • Jamming (29)
  • Recording (19)
  • Small venues (13)
  • Rock concerts (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (24), Novice (13), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Bass, lies from MF

This is about as good as it get's in the lower price bracket for a good, playable bass guitar. After a good set up(must be done, no question about it, all guitars...Read complete review

This is about as good as it get's in the lower price bracket for a good, playable bass guitar. After a good set up(must be done, no question about it, all guitars need this...no excuses and no bad reviews just because you didn't do it...), it sounds good enough for practicing and some recording. Better strings are also a major plus as the included ones were all but lifeless. I used some Fender Steels and all was fine.

Build quality was above what I was expecting, and decent basswood is used instead of the usual mystery wood found at this price point. The electronics are ok, not scratchy or too limited...but the pickups are on the quite side which does limit what you can do out of the box. Hook it up to a few good pedals, on the other hand, and it sounds just fine. I bought this for practice purposes, and it fits the bill to a "T".

If you're a beginning bass player, this is a great choice, just bring it to a certified tech and have a thorough set up done, with proper strings put on and possibly a better nut(Graphtech, cheap and perfect), and you'll have a nice guitar that will do you good for quite some time. If you're a pro...well there are obviously better out there----for a few hundred more that is. This is a good beater, a bass that you wont mind abusing much, and that is not a bad thing.

As for MF and their policy of lie's about the condition of their so called "Mint" repackaged guitars, well let me say that a good 1/4"+ chip, right by a strap button all the way down to the wood, is considered "Mint" to them...so buyer beware. I only saved a small amount of money over that of a new one, but I learned my lesson here--don't EVER trust MF on what a guitars condition is, just buy new and be a happy camper. No issues with Rouge here, they did good, and this bass is a steal at the low price point, so go for it, just buy a new one, k?

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Decent to start on

I bought this after reading good reviews and watching a video on how it played. I wanted a secondary bass that I could leave in Drop C tuning for harder rock and metal. My...Read complete review

I bought this after reading good reviews and watching a video on how it played. I wanted a secondary bass that I could leave in Drop C tuning for harder rock and metal. My main bass is much different and is a jazzier and blues style, so I needed something different. I figured this one would make the cut since it had everything I was looking for in a bass at a great price.

This is a good instance of where you get what you payed for. Some products are inexpensive, and some are cheap. This, however, is cheap.

When it arrived, the first thing I noticed was it wasnt the right color. I ordered the dark blue that I had seen all over the internet. Upon opening the box, my bass was a very light, almost sky blue, which is definitely not what I ordered or what was advertised. But it wasnt a huge deal, so I put that aside. Then I noticed the condition it was in. There were a couple of dings and scratches in the finish, and it was covered in a good layer of dust and grime. Flipping to the back of the bass, there was a sticker that said "Assembled in 2008". I think that was where I shouldve turned away and sent it back, but I didnt. My mistake. I mustve gotten an old model or a "bottom of the pile" that had been shipped and returned a few times that they wanted to get rid of. I cleaned off the finish and whiped it down. I was feeling better about it now, so I plugged it up. I was aware from other reviews that the pickups are weak, and mine was definitely no exception. I had to turn my amps volume to max and the pickups all the way up to get it to the volume I wanted. After getting considerable fret buzz, I messed with the action for a while. I got it to where I liked, but still got alot of fret buzz. I inspected the fretboard only to find it was cheaply made. The board itself wasnt very flat. There were a few dips and bumps. In additon to that, the frets themselves were very cheap. None were uniform or even at all. Several were almost flush with the wood while others stuck out too far, some were round-edged while some were squared almost. It took a few hours of sanding and testing and tweaking to get it into playing condition. After that, I couldnt return it so I decided to ahead, I mean, for the price I payed, why not?

I stopped by my music store and bought a set a heavy guage DR-DDT strings, put them on, and tuned it down to Drop C. I messed with the amp setting for a while and I started to like it. Though weak and not very clear, the pickups do growl with a very gritty tone, perfect for the playing application I wanted. The highs and mids project with a solid low-end. I may end up swapping out the pickups for more power and clarity.

I regret not returning it for a better model, but for now, I reasonably pleased with how it plays after I've broken it in.
For the price, it has some pretty good features such as a P/J configuration and black hardware.

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

LX200B Bass Guitar by Rouge

By James Henson

from Oklahoma

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Comments about Rogue LX200B Series III Electric Bass Guitar:

Fantastic
I bought this bass mainly for the price and man was I SUPPRISED! After taking it to my local music store and having them tweak the neck and tune it properly it played just as well as a more expensive Yamaha I've played in the past. With out a doubt the best buy for the money! I love the look, features and sound, not to mention the comments I get about this Bass Guitar. If your just starting out or play professional this is the way to go.
Fantastic
Fantastic

(7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

It's OK

By BRENT HAMMER

from Magee, MS

Comments about Rogue LX200B Series III Electric Bass Guitar:

Nice beginner bass. Pretty good for the price I paid for it. Just wish the quality would have been a little better.
Great features, I really like the two different pickups because it gives you versatility.
The pots are too big and the P style pickup moves up and down. I tried to tighten it with no luck.
I purchased mine a couple of years ago for a little less.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Not bad at all.

By Luke Wynn

from Minnesota

Comments about Rogue LX200B Series III Electric Bass Guitar:

This Rogue LX200B bass is among the best beginner basses I have ever played. I bought it used from a friend, and the intonation was a bit off, and there were problems with the output jack, but that came from years of sitting in a freezing cold garage in Minnesota.
It stays in tune wonderfully, and it's easy to work with as far as replacing strings or adjusting the bridge goes.
After some minor repairs, the bass sounds wonderful. I replaced the strings with some Power Ernie Balls and the notes rang like a bell. The neck is a bit wide, especially closer to the body, but I prefer wide necks anyways.
It's smooth, inexpensive, and definitely worth the buy, for a beginner or otherwise. It's durable, looks good, and can stay in tune after dropping it on the stage and falling on top of it.
I recommend this bass fully to anyone just starting out, or even someone who wants a good cheap bass to throw around on stage and last you a while.

(5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Ok Bass

By Beatlesman987

from MI

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Comments about Rogue LX200B Series III Electric Bass Guitar:

Not terrible, but not great. Wish I bought an Ibanez instead.
I rated the features a five, because the E string is buzzy, the neck is wide at the bottom, and the strings are crap
It's a good bass for its price. Nothing special.
Definently a good value, though I would drop money for a Fender, or a BC Rich

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice basic bass

By New2Bass

from Houston, TX

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Decent Quality For Price
  • Not expensive

Cons

  • Weak Nut

Best Uses

  • Jamming

Comments about Rogue LX200B Series III Electric Bass Guitar:

This bass played very well after some basic setup.

I have to replace stock strings on all my guitars with stainless because of a severe nickle allergy. When I took the original strings off, the plastic string nut fell off. I could see glue residue on the nut and the nut slot, but I guess it came loose when they installed the original strings. I didn't glue it back on because I didn't have any white glue at the time. I simply installed the new strings, knowing that the string tension would hold the nut until I got some glue. Well, then I picked up the bass by the neck my palm pressed against the nut and broke it at the low E string slot. Maybe if I had glued the nut on that might not have happened. Or, it could have already been cracked because it took very little to break it off. Anyway, I was able to super glue the broken piece back on and so far it is holding well. I've ordered a Tusq replacement nut. I'd planned on replacing the original with a better quality nut anyway. The original one is really, really cheap.

When I first got the bass it had a really high action and any attempt to lower it to 2.5mm at 12th fret on the E string resulted in really bad fret buzz on both the E and A strings. I adjusted the truss rod and checked for high frets. It still had fret buzz. I ended up putting about a 1mm shim under the neck where it joins with the front (i.e. farthest away from the bridge) of the body of the bass. This changed the neck angle just enough that I could get the action where I wanted it with little to no fret buzz.

The neck feels nice and it stays in tune pretty well. The pickups sound good and the electronics seem decent enough.

This is my first bass guitar and I wanted something inexpensive to play around with. This fits that purpose very well for me. I think it is well worth the price.

(4 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

beautiful

By jon maguire

from Undisclosed

Comments about Rogue LX200B Series III Electric Bass Guitar:

I would certainly recommend this bass to any beginner or returning enthusiast.
This bass is quite simply outstanding. It is in short, fast, comfortable and beautiful. After many years away from playing, the LX200B warrants the great feeling of getting back on the strings.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice Little Bass

By Matt!

from Iowa

About Me Experienced

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Comments about Rogue LX200B Series III Electric Bass Guitar:

Right off the bat and bottom line, this bass is a great purchase as a first bass and still decent as a bass for someone on a budget. I could pick things out that I didn't like but for almost half off on sale, I'm pleased! If you can wait for a sale that would be best but wouldn't be a bad purchase at full price.

Not for any particular reason...just as background info, I've been playing bass for going on 10 years now and feel I know my way around a bass at this point. I just got this today for my 13 year old brother who wants to start playing.

I had this shipped to me before giving it to him because I thought it would need a thorough setup but I was pleasantly surprised to find it really didn't need much! Upon unboxing, the only thing I found was the action too high, which I fixed. However on the positive, the neck was set flush to the body (no ugly gaps), the frets do not have sharp edges, very minimal pickup noise, and the nut was flush and doesn't seem too weak/fragile. Two things that stuck out to me though is that the pickups are pretty quiet (just turn up the amp! :D) and that a new set of strings would definitely make this sound noticeably better though.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Once again

By Walt

from Saco, Maine

About Me Novice

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Pros

  • Good Pick Up

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

    Comments about Rogue LX200B Series III Electric Bass Guitar:

    Once again I'm amazed that someone would put a guitar in a box and send it out when it needs setup work. You'd think that they want the customer to be unhappy on purpose. What purpose? Rogue and Squire make OK products but the MF people don't seem to be helping sell any of their products.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good Beginner Bass

    By thedude

    from Kalama, WA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good price

    Cons

    • Cheap Strings
    • Fret Buzz

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • School Bands

    Comments about Rogue LX200B Series III Electric Bass Guitar:

    This was my very first bass seven years ago. While I have moved up since then, I do keep this one around for noodling on. While it isn't the best one out there, it isn't all that bad, especially for just starting out. Running it through a Rumble 75 yields a pretty good sound, and the P and J pickups, while not the highest quality, have a nice tone range. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who's starting out on bass or is on a budget. It certainly gets the job done.

    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Surprising Quality

    By Robbie Alan

    from Phoenix

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    Comments about Rogue LX200B Series III Electric Bass Guitar:

    Like all musicians,I took a little time to do some minor set ups
    to get a personal feel. It's important to understand the instrument
    you're playing. Once you spend some time with this bass you'll
    get to love it.

    I using it now for projects I'm doing,including remixes,it was well
    worth what I paid for it.
    The cortrols are smooth,the tuners are easy to turn,
    and it plays nice,even for someone that never played bass.

    Even as a guitar player,I got used to playing it in a mattter of hours.
    It has a solid feel,I owned an ealier version of this bass,and I can say
    the improvements are enormous.
    I've seen basses similar to this that cost ten times as much,If you're looking
    for quality and value,you found it!

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