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Rogue LX205B Series II 5-String Bass Guitar

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You won't believe the great sound and consummate playability of this sonic destroyer. The LX205B bass guitar incorporates an extended maple neck with...Click To Read More About This Product

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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 bass guitar incorporates an extended maple neck with a fast and friendly rosewood fingerboard for fleet action. The covered traditional-style split- and single-coil 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.

FEATURES
  • Extended maple neck
  • Fast and friendly rosewood fretboard
  • 34" scale length
  • Covered traditional-style pickups
  • 2 volume and 2 tone controls
  • Die-cast machine heads
  • Black hardware
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4.6

(based on 119 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (87)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome bass

I'm a professional bass player and have played in numerous bands, but enough about me let's get to this bass, I needed a back up bass and was looking for something cheap since money...Read complete review

I'm a professional bass player and have played in numerous bands, but enough about me let's get to this bass, I needed a back up bass and was looking for something cheap since money is tight anymore, I have owned at one time or another just about every brand of bass there is so I know what I'm talking about, but to go on, I found this bass by looking on a familiar site on line, now I have never heard of this bass before but it looked nice and it was a 5 string and that's all I play anymore and like I said I was just looking for a backup, I got this bass for cheap so if it wasn't up to par no big loss but I will tell you that I was more than surprised when I got it how good it looked and it came with a hardshell case so rite there I already doubled my money but when I got home with it and actually played it, WOW!!!! I mean I can't tell you how excited I was, it played so smooth and the natural tone it has in the body is incredible, it reminds me of the 71 fender precision I had years ago and it's nice and light, I don't mean cheap light either, enough weight you Know your holding a bass but not so heavy it's breaking your back n shoulder, which go's a long way with me since I'm getting older now, now I did need to set up the action and intonate it but this bass rocks, the tone pods give you so many different sounds, and I am thinking of putting a preamp in it but I would never put active pickups in it cuz it would lose that beautiful body tone but a preamp would give it that big punch not that the pickups don't sound good and they are comparable to any other passive pickups out there, the neck feels great the tuners are quality, the whole bass is a quality instrument, now I've seen other reviews on here saying it's a great beginner bass, whatever, why? just because it doesn't have one of the big names, take it from me, someone who has been on national tours and has played all the big name venues, this bass is a quality instrument, I'm satisfied and more

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You Get What You Pay For

The money spent on this bass could go to better use. This bass does not seem like a good starting 5-string bass as the quality is so low. I can't tell if the...Read complete review

The money spent on this bass could go to better use. This bass does not seem like a good starting 5-string bass as the quality is so low. I can't tell if the pickups are actual 5 string pickups (as the plastic covers hide the poles) but it would explain the volume inconsistency across all strings if the poles were that of a 4 string bass. Rogue offers affordable ways to own instruments but the overall quality and playability of their budget instruments does not warrant further purchases.
Has plastic covered J- and P-style pickups. Tone is moldable. Volume and tone lacks consistency across all strings. Tuning sticks for an above-expected amount of time, though expectations were low.
Bass is made cheaply. Tone/Vol knobs were pushed on so hard that paint is scraped off underneath them from turning. Stock bass strings had evidence of rust upon arrival, low B had a lot of rust. Proper intonation is hard to achieve. Strings buzz against frets frequently until set at a level that is uncomfortable to play at. Bass produces a lot of humming and buzzing when plugged in.
It is hard to buy anything for so cheap these days but the quality-to-price ratio just isn't good enough to warrant calling this bass a good value.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome 5 string bass!

By MetalJeffy

from York, PA

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I was looking for a cheap 5 string bass for my instrumental side project and I wanted to be able to tune it to C standard, so I decided to buy this one. I just got my bass last night and it completely exceeded my expectations. I bought the pearl white bass and the finish looks really good. I admit that I was not crazy about the headstock from the pictures on this site, but I do like it better now that I can actually see it. Before buying, I read pretty much every review that is on here just to be safe. I am very cautious when it comes to instruments that are priced that low. I took it out of the box and there were no damages from shipping, the bass needed tuned and I plugged it in and played it. I really like the sound of the bass and it is very light. I am still getting familiar with the knobs, but I will have to experiment with it to see what kind of sound I want out of it. I can honestly say that this was a purchase that I am glad to have made! I highly recommend this if you are looking for a cheap 5 string bass.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for beginners and Pros alike

By Bassface-ZHPfb

from O.C.

I'll start with the bad news first so that I end on a good note. This bass came to me about 3 months ago and I bought it as my second bass becuase my first one is a Flying V and I don't like taking it to small jam sessions. So I bought this bass becuase i needed one that would fit into a gig bag and could take a beating. This bass was, unfortunately, already kinda beaten. The top of the bass was already chipped and there were little gash marks on the side. At first i wasn't in a good mood. But then I picked it up and right away I realized that this bass was really good quality and it had great action and good low tones. One down side is that the neck is kinda fat becuase it has to accommodate a 5th sting so its much harder to move around on it. but All in all its a great bass. I just wish mine came in a better condition.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A great bass for its price

By RogueRocks555

from Long Island, NY

I got this bass on the cheap for $100 bucks free shipping and I'm very pleased that I did! The neck has a fantastic feel and the bass has enough weight to know your holding it without it being heavy. The tone control is okay but if its being played through a good amp it will sound awesome. The stock strings are pretty good but could need a change. The one thing thats wrong with it is the white looks different in real life. Otherwise, this is a fantastic starter 5-string and a great bass for its price!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love this bass!

By DJ Mickey

from Cabot Arkansas

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I play 6 string guitars, so I don't know much about the whole bass guitar thing. However, I do know a deal when I find one. Based on reviews and the fact that my wife let me have a hundred bucks I bought the Rogue LX205B Series II 5-String Bass Guitar. I figured if it sucked, I would return it to Musicians Friend. When I got the guitar there was a hole in the box, but no damage to the guitar. The paint was way way better than I thought it ever should have been. All of the strings were very loose and zero set up had been completed on the guitar. After I tuned it up, all of the strings were dead at the first fret (everything else was fine). I took the truss rod cover plate off, used the included allen wrench and turned the truss rod counter clockwise 1/2 a turn. Wa-La, I had an awesome bass! When I play it the bass feels light and has a fairly fast neck (like I said, I normally play a 6 string). I am not an expert, but the Rouge sounds solid and, to me, sounds like it will do anything I ask it to do in the future. The bottom line is: For a hundred bucks, I LOVE THIS BASS!!!!!!

 
5.0

Awesome bass

By Papa Rock n roll

from Erie Pennsylvania

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    I'm a professional bass player and have played in numerous bands, but enough about me let's get to this bass, I needed a back up bass and was looking for something cheap since money is tight anymore, I have owned at one time or another just about every brand of bass there is so I know what I'm talking about, but to go on, I found this bass by looking on a familiar site on line, now I have never heard of this bass before but it looked nice and it was a 5 string and that's all I play anymore and like I said I was just looking for a backup, I got this bass for cheap so if it wasn't up to par no big loss but I will tell you that I was more than surprised when I got it how good it looked and it came with a hardshell case so rite there I already doubled my money but when I got home with it and actually played it, WOW!!!! I mean I can't tell you how excited I was, it played so smooth and the natural tone it has in the body is incredible, it reminds me of the 71 fender precision I had years ago and it's nice and light, I don't mean cheap light either, enough weight you Know your holding a bass but not so heavy it's breaking your back n shoulder, which go's a long way with me since I'm getting older now, now I did need to set up the action and intonate it but this bass rocks, the tone pods give you so many different sounds, and I am thinking of putting a preamp in it but I would never put active pickups in it cuz it would lose that beautiful body tone but a preamp would give it that big punch not that the pickups don't sound good and they are comparable to any other passive pickups out there, the neck feels great the tuners are quality, the whole bass is a quality instrument, now I've seen other reviews on here saying it's a great beginner bass, whatever, why? just because it doesn't have one of the big names, take it from me, someone who has been on national tours and has played all the big name venues, this bass is a quality instrument, I'm satisfied and more

     
    5.0

    Rogue 5 string bass

    By euphoniumdemigod

    from Houston, TX

    the high b string is real fun to play on. Since this was my first bass i ever played on so i really liked it the only thing i did not like was buying strings and popping them the day i got them!!!

     
    5.0

    Good bass for the money.

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    First off, I was, along with others, very skeptical about this bass. I mean, for 100$, really? But after reading some reviews and watching it on the intranet, I decided to buy it, in which I'm glad I did. Its perfect if you need an all around versatile bass. I already had a flatwound strung Fender Jazz, and wanted something that I could put rounds on. All in all, do not let the price fool you. Its just as good as an Ibanez or Peavey.

     
    5.0

    Best bass I have ever owned!!

    By blink22_8

    from Kelso, Wa

    See all my reviews

    When i plugged this baby in...man did it roar. This beast of a bass was and still is well worth the money, seriously this bass is good for beginners and experts. Never have I owned a bass this spectacular!

     
    4.0

    Rogue LX205B Blues

    By Funky Dr. of Love

    from Edgewater, FL

    I liked the looks of this bass, but had reservations. I own a 74 Jazz and it's getting where I don't want to take it out anymore. When the Rogue came it had crummy strings on it. No surprise. I took them off, tightened the bow out of the neck, set the action, set the intonation with Ernie Ball Slinkys and it was a different animal. All my doubters said that thing LOOKS expensive. It's not a super friendly neck to me because I've been playing 4 string for 40 years. It was a project for me. I knew it would be. I really like the darn thing now. BIG bang for the buck. and if some wanker says, "Can I play it?" I don't threaten them with mayhem. I just say yes. It's roadworthy!

     
    4.0

    It's AIGHT

    By DO BOY 731

    from okc, oklahoma

    it's a pretty good starter, but it is durable

     
    5.0

    Great Beginner Bass

    By Corrylb19

    from Erie, PA

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    This was my first bass, I bought it after having learned on a Yamaha borrowed from my friend. I was pleasantly surprised how nice it was once I got some setup done on it. The action was slightly high, but thats an easy fix. This thing has great lows, I can shake my house using the low-B string, and it has great clarity too. The tone and volume knobs are separate for each pickup, and if you use just the bridge pickup, you can get a great low sound. My only complaint is that I still have intonation issues no matter how many times I have tried to fix it. Cant get too upset about it though, considering the price you paid.

     
    5.0

    Great Bass!!

    By klc20071989

    from Michigan

    Overall i feel the LX205B is a great bass. Ive owned this for near a year now its still working like the day i first got it. This thing is though too. Even after being dropped accidentally, everything's still working (other than minor paint damage). I would definitely recommend this to anyone thats just starting on a 5-String. Especially anyone who is slightly clumsy like me.

     
    4.0

    You get what you pay for,

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    I bought this bass after having played guitar for a few years. I wanted a cheap bass mainly just to play in my church worship team. When I got it I was a tad disappointed. The first couple frets buzzed and the low E and B just sounded muddy. I tuned it up to EADGC and that fixed the buzz but it made it hard to push down the stings to the frets. So, if you're a beginner with a tight budget, this would probably be a good bass. But, if you are looking to play more seriously, I would suggest saving your money and going for a higher quality instrument.

     
    5.0

    Good for your money

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    This was my first bass and holds together well. It can rattle, though, if you hit the string too hard. But, overall, it can give you some good times.

     
    5.0

    worth the money

    By stringskippin420

    from Virginia

    I recieved this bass as a Christmas present, and I love it. This is my first bass, but I have played guitar my whole life. The action is okay out of the box, but an action job and some better string are deff in order. my only beef is the finish is really thin and it will scrath easy. For the price I don't think there a better 5-sting value out there.

     
    5.0

    GREAT BASS!!!

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Well where do I start?Hmm Its an amazing price for such an amazing Bass!I was a little disappointed with the cutaway but i don't play up there much any way.I highly recommend this Bass!Trust Me you WONT regret it!

     
    5.0

    great bass!

    By wildcat14

    from tennessee

    ilove this bass. great for the money it was basicly in tune after i got it. the only problem i had was theneck was pretty warpped but can easly be fixed with a alan wrench and time.

     
    2.0

    Did I get a Dud?

    By DON'T GET THIS

    from Pennsylvania

    I bought this bass 2 years ago and everybody on here says it's great. Maybe they are all begginers or I got a dud. This bass is very light but the half of the frets are dead frets, the neck is TERRIBLE. The paint job (white) looks super ugly in person. The bridge on this is week and hard to adjust. The sound is awful, you get sooo much hum from the jazz bass pickup so I ended up not using it. Then, the sound from the P-bass pickups is weak. The tone pot on this justs adds more hum. Don't get this bass (unless your going to mod it which is what I'm doing now :) ). Maybe i just got a bad egg but well i'm writing my experiences in this review. Also, factory setup was horrible.

     
    5.0

    AMAZING FOR THE PRICE

    By Deathcore bassist 777

    from Augusta, Georgia

    I bought the rogue LX205 about 2 months ago. Overall its amazing for the price. the strings arent too good but they work. It works very well with boss overdrive pedal. It could come with a better chord but i didnt need the chord. IT IS AMAZING OUT OF THE BOX. It works very well with a fender bass amp. I have the 1x15 amp

     
    1.0

    Horrible

    By SkillCheck

    from Minneapolis, MN

    I received this bass yesterday as a Christmas present to myself. I bought this bass guitar because I had wanted to try playing a 5-string but did not want to pay too much money. When I received I tuned it and plugged it in to see how it sounded. All I ended up hearing was a constant hum, no matter how I moved the knobs. There was also a large crack in the body and a dark blemish near the input jack. I would not recommend this bass unless you like getting damaged merchandise.

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