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Rogue LX205B 5-String Series III Electric Bass Guitar   

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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 LX205B 5-string bass guitar incorporates an extended maple neck with a fast and friendly rosewood fingerboard for fleet action. The J-style pickups deliver massive slabs of classic tone and are tweaked via 2 volume and 2 tone controls. Die-cast machine heads and black hardware wrap up this astonishingly priced thumper.

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FEATURES
  • Basswood dual cutaway body
  • Bolt-on maple neck with rosewood fingerboard
  • High-mass adjustable saddle bridge
  • J-style pickups
  • Dual volume and tone controls
  • Die-cast tuners
  • Black Hardware

Order today and start learning those bass lines in style!

SPECIFICATIONS

LX205B 5-String Series III Electric Bass Guitar

  • 34" scale length
    24 frets
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RogueLX205B 5-String Series III Electric Bass Guitar
 
4.0

(based on 81 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (41)
  • Good feel (41)
  • Good tone (30)
  • Good pick up (18)
  • Solid electronics (17)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (17)
  • Poor pick up (11)
  • Craftsmanship (8)
  • Flat sound (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (46)
  • Jamming (37)
  • Recording (21)
  • Small venues (21)
  • School bands (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (40), Novice (7), Professional musician (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great bass for modifying in 10-string

I bought this bass in metallic blue several months ago with the intention of transforming it into a 10-string bass, five pairs of strings each tuned in octaves. I had to get a...Read complete review

I bought this bass in metallic blue several months ago with the intention of transforming it into a 10-string bass, five pairs of strings each tuned in octaves. I had to get a new bridge and cut new string grooves in the barrels. I had a new nut professionally cut. I put a set of D'Addario strings for an 8-string bass plus a new .130 B-string and a .050 for the octave B string. I re-did the head stock, by filling the original tuner hoes and re-drilling ten new ones. I also painted the headstock to match the body and put a squiggly metallic blue stripe down the back of the neck. The end result is astonishing. This little bass has held up to the tension of the additional strings. The intonation and action remained low, and I even got rid of a bit of fret buzz on the fifth string. I don't recommend anyone trying this with a lot of prior experience, which I have. I didn't touch the pickups or the electronics, because it sounds great as is and has a very wide tonal range. I don't know about player's taste for the pickups, or maybe I just got an exceptionally good one, but the pickups on my Rogue are pretty darn strong. The bottom line is, this inexpensive bass is built like a tank even for a bolt-on design. I feel it is a very good value for the money.

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We'll see when I get 1 not damaged

Opened the outer box and then inner box, which was corrugated cardboard 1 ply thick, no reinforcement at top or bottom with Styrofoam or additional cardboard. Box was like a gift box where...Read complete review

Opened the outer box and then inner box, which was corrugated cardboard 1 ply thick, no reinforcement at top or bottom with Styrofoam or additional cardboard. Box was like a gift box where the top covers the bottom, which masked the fact that the lower box was torn apart at the bottom, and a shipping label was used to cover it.

The base was wrapped in thin white foam, and when I removed it the body was chipped on the bottom with abrasions across the back, one of the tuners was missing a screw, and two of the pods for the tone and volume were missing. It looks like the box gave way in the manufacturer's or Musician's Friend's warehouse (inspection sticker from manufacture leads me to believe the latter)the bass fell out and was somehow drug or pushed across the floor on its back, then re-boxed and shipped to me. Got a return authorization and it's on it's way back ASAP. Will try one more time with another order, but so far of the 5 Rogue guitars and basses I've ordered, only the 2 acoustic electrics and Six string bass were keepers on the first try.

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5.0

Great bass for anything

By JDNRecords

from Bismarck, ND

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Rogue LX205B 5-String Series III Electric Bass Guitar:

    I've been playing guitar for over 12 years now and recording for just over 5 years. I've played several bass guitars including upper end Ibanez's, Fender's, and some cheaper bass guitars, but this is my favorite to play with. Very good tone, easy to play, and solidly built. I've used this bass to recording songs in my home studio and just to jam, and for both it sounds great! I would definitely recommend it to my friends.

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    3.0

    Maybe I'm Amazed!

    By Mike the Player

    from Philadelphia, PA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Rogue LX205B 5-String Series III Electric Bass Guitar:

    I play several instruments professionally. Bass I play for kicks. Always wanted to learn 5 string, but couldn't justify the investment. This instrument was a father's day sale item. Very inexpensive! It has a lot of plastic parts (bridge!... tuners!!!) and two of the strings ( B & E) broke when I tried setting the guitar up (it came with all the strings loose) MF was happy to send another set (much better strings, too!). I wasn't holding much hope, but once I got the thing set up and tuned, I used it at a jam session, and it actually performed very well! I am now an official 5 string bassist with this Rogue and that, to me, is amazing... who knows, I may start playing bass as a professional too!!!! thanks, MF

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    4.0

    Great guitar for the price! Well worth the money!

    By BooBoo

    from Point Clear, Al.

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Poor Pick Up

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • School Bands

    Comments about Rogue LX205B 5-String Series III Electric Bass Guitar:

    I believe you get what you pay for but, in this case you get more than what you pay for!
    I've played professional bass for years,4 string and wanted to get a 5 string, and so I could not go wrong with the price of this 5 string Rogue...Pros: Great feel...Great tone... Light weight...Cant beat the price!
    Cons: Electronics could be better but, expected!...back side on the neck is unfinished!

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    4.0

    Great buy

    By joey

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Rogue LX205B 5-String Series III Electric Bass Guitar:

    This is an outstanding bass for the price point. Ive had it for six months now and im still very happy with it. Now it didnt come in the mail totally perfect. it needed a good full set up (truss rod adj. Nut filled, new strings, picku hight set, strinh hight set, and i took it a step further and had the frets resurfaced and a good leveling done.)
    No problems with tuning stability. No problems with the electronics. no problems with the functionalityi would recomend strap locks if playing live.
    Ive used it in a recording studio and live as well. Its a straight up work horse.

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    5.0

    Great for Recording

    By Just Some Metal Guitarist

    from San Jose, CA

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Rogue LX205B 5-String Series III Electric Bass Guitar:

      i primarily bought this bass for recording and it has delivered very well. The guy mixing the songs says it sounds massive with some decent plugins. There haven't been any issues tone wise or with playability. I'd highly recommend this bass for a good starter, recording or just jamming.

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      5.0

      Plays great! Looks amazing!

      By Guitar Mike

      from Warren, MI USA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Rogue LX205B 5-String Series III Electric Bass Guitar:

        I've been playing guitar for 30+ years and this is my first bass that I have ever purchased. This thing is awesome and looks great! I hooked it up to an Acoustic B15 amp and it has really good sound. I like the independent pickup volume controls vs. toggle switch. Great value for the price!

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        4.0

        Nice bass for the money.

        By DrewDawg

        from Galva, Iowa

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • Poor Pick Up

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Rogue LX205B 5-String Series III Electric Bass Guitar:

        This is a nice playing bass. Great for first times to experienced players. Wish they would put a better pick up in it, but it still has a good sound.

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        5.0

        No regrets

        By cddsix

        from Boston MA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Rogue LX205B 5-String Series III Electric Bass Guitar:

          I mainly a guitar play who needs a inexpensive bass to lay down bass tracks on recorded original songs. This fit the bill perfectly. I know how to set up guitars really well, and this set up perfectly, low action with little to no buzz. Maybe were a few minor cosmetic imperfections but tone and playability were shockingly good for such an inexpensive guitar.
          After owning it a few days and playing loud through an amp and recording, this thing is performing way above it's price point. No regrets here, I'd buy it again.
          And the blue metal flake is much nicer in person than in the picture, what a pleasant surprise that was. The only thing I don't like about it, and it sounds silly writing it, the headstock! Its shape is not a good look for my tastes.

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          4.0

          very niec bass for the price!

          By DBG

          from Baton Rouge, LA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Rogue LX205B 5-String Series III Electric Bass Guitar:

            Good bass, looks nice, plays fine. Pickups are just ok. Will make an excellent practice bass or backup bass.

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            5.0

            Want a great 5 string bass for less than some 4 stringed?

            By Herttgordo

            from Tampa, Florida

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Rogue LX205B 5-String Series III Electric Bass Guitar:

              Needed to add to my stable of instruments and wanted more than a 4 string. This guitar is a slam dunk for the price. Pickups are way better than I thought they would be and plays decently.

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