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Rogue LX205B 5-String Series III Electric Bass Guitar Pearl White 

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  • Basswood dual cutaway body
  • Bolt-on maple neck with rosewood fingerboard
  • High-mass adjustable saddle bridge
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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!

 

LX205B 5-String Series III Electric Bass Guitar Specifications:

  • 34" scale length
  • 24 frets
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RogueLX205B 5-String Series III Electric Bass Guitar
 
3.8

(based on 55 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (20)
  • Fun to play (19)
  • Good tone (14)
  • Good pick up (9)
  • Solid electronics (9)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (15)
  • Craftsmanship (5)
  • Poor pick up (4)
  • Flat sound (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (22)
  • Jamming (16)
  • Small venues (10)
  • Recording (9)
  • School bands (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (21), Novice (4), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great deal

While the pots are flawed along with a bad fret and a weak neck pickup, this is a good bass that definitely conquers the beginner category. I would, however, purchase the LX405 which...Read complete review

While the pots are flawed along with a bad fret and a weak neck pickup, this is a good bass that definitely conquers the beginner category. I would, however, purchase the LX405 which has more features and a 35" neck I believe.
I have had this bass for 2 years. I own the older P/J style 5 string. It's got plenty of features for what you pay for. Tuners work fine and can keep it in tune for a long session and a couple days afterward. Plastic nut, not worth upgrading. Wish the neck was 35". Though the neck is bolt-on, it's cut in pretty deep which helps with the resonance and sustain. After raising the pickups, I can get a deep sound with a slight growl, sounds pretty good for such a cheap bass. Bridge and truss are easy to set up. The pots are a little scratchy but they work. The treble seems to work fine but the bass doesn't seem to make a difference.
This is a pretty darn good bass. It needed a setup, which anyone with a couple Allen wrenches and a screwdriver can do theirselves, just watch a how-to on Youtube. Not sure what the body wood is, the LX405 is basswood so I'm assuming this is too. Like I said earlier, the pots aren't great and the pickups sound like a higher priced squire or a cheap fender, not too bad. The 22nd fret on the D string is a little short so that note doesn't really come out. Fret ends are fine, not smooth, but they don't protrude from the fingerboard. The B is floppy. I bought a set of Rogue .130s and it's a lot tighter than the .125 Ernie Balls but I would recommend some .135s. It plays very well once set up. The strap button fell out but it was easily fixed with a toothpick and Elmer's glue.
While not a perfect or great bass, it's definitely better than a lower priced Squire or Epiphone. It's a great value.

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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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4.0

Solid Little Bass

By Noel1983

from New York

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Poor Pick Up

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing

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

MUSICIAN'S FRIEND:
I ordered this bass on the afternoon of June 3. I chose the free (4-6 business days) shipping, and received it on the morning of June 6. Can't complain about that

THE PACKAGE:
The outer box was undamaged, and well protected. The inner box had a hole where the bridge side strap knob punched through.

SET UP:
The neck required 1/4 turn tighter to bring the neck relief to 0.4mm at the 8th fret. I was able to lower each string a little from there and get no fret buzz. Each string needed minor intonation adjustments. I had to let the pups out to their maximum height in order to get any reasonable volume going. Also, I went over every single screw, nut, and bolt and NOTHING was loose on it.

THE APPEARANCE:
Overall: Once unwrapped, the bass was in pristine condition. No, scratches, dings or dents anywhere on the bass.

Body: It is wood coated with what looks like an indestructible layer of polyurethane/plastic. The volume/tone knobs are metal. The bridge is the same generic model as was on my Dean Edge. I swapped out the strap buttons for strap locks immediately.

Pups: Honestly, they are garbage. I have a 250watt Carvin MB210 amp in my apartment. I have to turn both volume controls, and both tone controls to maximum to make this bass be heard with the amp volume at "8". And I'm practicing by myself.

Neck: I read a LOT of reviews before I purchased this product, and besides weak pups, most problems people encountered were in the neck. Either I was lucky, or Rogue has addressed these issues. My neck is straight and true. The fret ends are well filed and smooth against the neck. A lot of people complained that the frets were uneven, requiring very high action, or getting a buzz. Rogue seems to have addressed this by placing the neck in some sort of sanding machine. Each of my frets is flat where the string makes contact, and different frets have different amounts filed, but I have low action, and NO BUZZ!!! The neck is made out of two pieces of Maple fused together where the headstock leans back. I think that any low priced entry level instrument will be the same. My Dean Edge was the same way. Finally, the truss rod turns smoothly making no sounds of sticking against the wood.

Headstock/Tuners: The headstock is in excellent shape. The tuners were a little sticky at first, but I loosened the screw in the key, and turned it back and forth several times to get the grease all over the gears inside it. Then I tightened the screw just snug, not tight, and it is easy to tune, and stays in tune for days.

THE REVIEW:
I bought this bass for three reasons:
1.) The truss rod in my Dean Edge broke, and I wanted another low priced back up instrument.
2.) I am thinking about buying a very good 5 string in a few months, and want to know if I like the way a 5 string plays and feels.
3.) Rocksmith and Band Fuse seem to like lower end instruments over my Ibanez SR1200 with LaBella Strings.

I didn't have very high expectations when I ordered this instrument. I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived. I have a solid (well built and balanced) body. A straight neck that plays fast and doesn't buzz. And it stays in tune. That is worth the money that I paid for it right there.

The strings are cheap, and were quickly replaced. But I replace the strings on every instrument I get. And honestly, I didn't hate the sound of these strings as much as I hated the Elixers that came on my SR1200. But strings are a highly personal experience, and your experience might differ.

Because the pups are cheap, they are virtually useless. I have to turn everything to max, and my amp to "8" in order to hear this bass. My amp has tons of tonal adjustments so I can still get the sound that I want from it. However, I don't think that you should let the bad pups turn you away from this bass.

If you are brand new to learning bass, these pups will let you play, and you are probably better off not going too crazy with tonal varieties while you are just learning the neck, notes, and scales.

If you are somewhat experienced with the bass, and want to try a 5 string, you can get really good pups relatively cheap and turn this bass into a real contender for a very small investment.

In the end, it's all about managing your expectations. For the money this instrument costs, you won't get a world class sounding axe. No matter what manufacturer you use. If you don't mind a stable sounding instrument with no real tonal variations, or if you are willing to invest in some new electronics, this bass is a GREAT deal.

RATING: 4 out of 5.

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3.0

Great beginner bass!

By TheSandman

from Illinois

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Flat Sound
  • Fret Buzz
  • Poor Pick Up
  • String buzz

Best Uses

  • Practicing

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

I had some trouble with the string buzz on the 2nd to top string, and the tone sound kind of muddy, but other then that, I loved how great this instrument was for practicing!

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2.0

OVERALL NOT VERY GOOD

By Mike

from New Jersey

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Low B String
  • Real Instrument

Cons

  • Flat Sound
  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

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

    I got this because i wanted a 5 string bass.
    PROS
    i have to say the bass is very light, easy on the shoulders, not terribly balanced, the long fret board gives you three octaves which is pretty cool. no flaws in the finish or major problems.
    CONS
    Buzz. Buzzbuzzbuzz. the bass itself is not uncomfortable to play for me, but almost all the low end strings get a bad buzz, and a buzz on the open b, e, and a. The strings it came with are awful but this is to be expected. The set up it came with isnt terrible but if you cannot set up a guitar than i suggest getting this one set up first. Pickups are poor quality.

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    4.0

    great bass i love it so much i named it

    By chadervy1

    from Adrian mi

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Slight fret buzz

    Best Uses

    • Full Time Guitar
    • Jamming
    • Practicing

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

    Great guitar love it can't stop rockin

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    2.0

    Cheap but ok for the price

    By Kpe1979

    from Denison, Texas

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cheap

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

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

    Cheap guitar, light weight and feels cheap, sounds good with headphones on but the action is super high and buzzes bad around the 5th fret but good for me to sit in my jam room and practice by myself

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    1.0

    Bass was terrible completely unplayable

    By Bass

    from New York

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

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

        Bass is very poor quality, but you get what you pay for. Musician's friend was very nice to deal with and refunded my money no problem.
        If your looking to play or just mess around for fun do yourself a favor and spend a little more and get something you'll be happy with in the long run. You'll be happy you did.
        This bass isn't worth it if you got it for free.

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        4.0

        Almost Like Stealing.

        By nevertoomanyelectrictwelves

        from Denton, TX

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        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Cost-effective
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel

        Cons

        • Loose Hardware
        • Needed Set-up

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

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

        This is my second one of these. Actually, the other is the previous "Series II" version with a P-J setup and was my first-ever 5-string which I've gigged with nearly 4 years. I purchased this later one on kind of a whim, since it was listed as "used, condition 4" (for less than half a c-note!!) and I figured, worst case, it could be a source of repair and project parts. When it arrived I was very pleasantly surprised to open the box and find a bass in "as new" condition. The only issues seemed to be neck back-bow (loosening the truss rod a scosche fixed that), loose hardware (tuner bushings, output jack nut and control bushing nuts), and a very, very slight twist in the neck. In spite of that last thing, it is still quite playable, and being so, this one finds a select spot in my line-up as my go-to substitute contingency back-up spare auxiliary stand-in bass.

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        4.0

        Very good, recommend.

        By Musicians Friend is my friend.

        from OH

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • School Bands

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

        When I got it, it had a ridiculous amount of fret buzz, but managed to fix it almost completely by rising strings, now it rarely buzzes.

        The volume control only work as on/off, but there are controls for each pick up.

        It is still very fun to play, with these minor problems, and would recommend it for performances too.

        Delivery was fast, on time, not perfectly packaged, but good enough, and was not damaged in any way.

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        1.0

        I dont recommend this one

        By T. Ivison

        from Missouri

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Decent Paint Job

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz
        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

        Best Uses

        • Door stop

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

        Got this delievered today from MF. Hardware loose, needed tighting up. One volume pot defective in a weird way (when volume turned all way down, sound goes back up). Bad fret buzz on G string at 2nd and 3rd fret. Truss cover difficult to remove as screws are directly underneath strings. Had to loosen strings off to remove cover. If your looking for an inexpensive 5 string, I recomment you take a look the Dean Edge 09 5 string. I own a Dean Edge 09 4 string and it is a decent instrument.

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        4.0

        Wow. I'm Impressed.

        By IRNI

        from Indianapolis, IN

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • School Bands

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

        I wasn't expecting much from something so low cost, but it seems to play just as good as my friend's Ibanez SoundGear bass. There is minor fret buzz and I will eliminate that when I get it on my tech table to set up the intonation and action properly. Guitars rarely come from MF setup correctly. I am a guitarist, but got a bass to write some bass lines for my music. This will do nicely.

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