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Rogue LX400 Series III Pro Electric Bass Guitar   (Used)

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An amazing amount of bass for this sweet price.

The Rogue LX400 Series III Pro Electric Bass is wonderfully light and well-balanced. Rogue builds the LX400 Pro with a quilted maple top basswood body with matching veneer on the headstock.

The Rogue bass guitar's Canadian hard rock maple neck has a deep-set neck joint with 6 bolts for sustain comparable to a neck-thru bass. The LX400 Pro bass' superior construction features a 2-way truss rod, highest-grade Indian rosewood fingerboard, genuine blue abalone dot markers, graphite nut, and satin chrome die-cast hardware.

String this bass through the body or bridge. Deluxe electronics include an MM-style humbucker in the bridge position; an exposed pole-piece single-coil pickup in the mid position; active EQ; volume, blend, bass boost/cut, and treble boost/cut controls. You can bypass the the Rogue LX400 Series III Pro bass guitar's active circuit if your battery fails or to satisfy your tone Jones.

Case sold separately

Features

  • Rogue LX400 Pro 4-String Electric Bass Features:
  • Basswood body with quilted maple top and matching veneer on headstock
  • Canadian hard maple bolt-on neck
  • Dual action truss rod
  • Highest-grade Indian rosewood fingerboard
  • Real blue abalone position markers
  • Graphite nut
  • Die-cast Y-style tuners
  • Hi-mass die-cast bridge(string-thru body or bridge)
  • An MM-style humbucker in bridge position and exposed pole-piece single-coil pickup in the middle position
  • Active circuit can be bypassed if your battery fails with pullout volume knob switch
  • Controls include volume, blend, treble boost/cut, and bass boost/cut
  • Very light and well-balanced
  • Case sold separately

An amazing deal on a very competent bass. Order today

 
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RogueLX400 Series III Pro Electric Bass Guitar
 
3.8

(based on 12 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

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25%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (3)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (3)
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    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Bass for the Money

I got the Rogue LX400 bass around March of this year. I'm not a heavy bass player, I mainly play guitar and sing, but occasionally I need to put my hands on a...Read complete review

I got the Rogue LX400 bass around March of this year. I'm not a heavy bass player, I mainly play guitar and sing, but occasionally I need to put my hands on a bass for recording purposes.

It's a great looking and great feeling instrument. There were a few small blemishes in the finish, but I wasn't buying this as a collector's item or anything, so it didn't bother me. The neck was straight, so I had my regular tech guy set it up. Between March and October, I played it once or twice, and was pretty pleased.

Then, in October, I got a gig playing bass in the pit band for a production of "Rent." I had ten days to learn 43 tunes on bass. Suffice it to say I got to know this bass VERY well in those ten days! Granted this is only the second bass I've owned, but this thing is a joy to play compared to the Yamaha bass I used to have. After ten consecutive days of 8-10 hour practice sessions, I was in love with it.

Once dress rehearsals for the show started, I couldn't believe how many compliments I got on this bass. Almost every day, someone in the band would tell me how great they thought it looked and/or sounded. I was pretty surprised, considering these guys were all formally trained, full-time, working musicians, and both of the guitarists were also bass players. They were also playing instruments much more expensive than this one.

I'm sure there are higher quality basses out there, but for the price, I don't see how you could do better than this, especially for a beginner to intermediate player.
Straight neck, some small blemishes in finish

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

gupp

I ordered the Rouge Sunburst LX400 Pro 2-0-2011.Plus: Nice looking, really nice tone, fairly easy to play, wide neck, not to heavy.Minus: Poor quality when constructed. Mine had...Read complete review

I ordered the Rouge Sunburst LX400 Pro 2-0-2011.Plus: Nice looking, really nice tone, fairly easy to play, wide neck, not to heavy.Minus: Poor quality when constructed. Mine had the through body holes missed drilled which made the bridge cover 3/4 of the string holes, bending the strings about 30 degrees which made bad intonation. The bridge had to be removed to restring the E & A strings. I then tried to restring it through the bridge & the through hole inserts fell out. The neck had spots of residue glue which I cleaned off with scotch brite. Several frets had smuge marks on the stain & some of the stain wiped off on my finger. A couple of the frets where high which caused string vibration.Over All: The LX 400 Pro has the makings of an excellent bass if Rouge would step up their quality control efforts. I returned it for a Fender.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Get ready to do some work.......

By Toomanyguitars

from Long Island,New York

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Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Fret Buzz
  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing

Comments about Rogue LX400 Series III Pro Electric Bass Guitar:

I got mine a few years ago,and I noticed now they have changed the bridge-hopefully this one is set better- mine was set at least 1/4" too short in length from the nut,making it almost impossible to intonate properly.I finally solved the problem by filing down one of the saddles(D string)so it moved forward enough to intonate.There is just no excuse for this sloppy workmanship.Also the passive circuit never worked properly,so when you pull the volume pot up,it just shuts off the signal completely.I use it to kill the battery drain so I can leave it plugged in all the time,so at least it's good for something.The pickups are not that bad and all the controls work fairly well.The bass feels solid as a rock and the neck is good (after proper set up,which is absolutely necessary)I got the sunset burst color and it really looks great.Basically,for the price point you are getting a lot of nice features,but they may not all work and you better know your way around the guitar shop,because you are going to have some work to do.I would not recommend this bass for a first bass because the long list of problems may turn the person off to playing altogether.Spend a little more and get a decent instrument that plays good out of the box and leave this one to the luthier crowd.

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4.0

Great sound, great price

By The old guy

from Mansfield, OH

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

  • Fret Buzz
  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

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

Comments about Rogue LX400 Series III Pro Electric Bass Guitar:

I bought this bass for my daughter to play in church on the worship team. the price v. features, plus a little curiosity led me to buy it too. When it arrived, I wasn't blown away by the looks but they're not bad. If you buy this bass, you may have to take it to a shop, or if you have some know how, set it up yourself. I had to re-adjust the neck with a shim because the action was too low and could not be corrected at the bridge. Intonation was totally wrong. Once I got it set up, it was perfect. I was disappointed though because the instrument I received could not be strung through the body. no biggy. Also, I had to resolder a wire on the output jack that was cutting out and causing buzzing when using the treble boost. I kept the bass because it just sounds so stinking good and for the money, why not? If you buy this, get ready to do some work on it, but it sounds like a much more expensive instrument.

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(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Poor Craftsmanship

By oldmandoom

from California

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play

Cons

  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship
  • Sketchy Wiring

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Recording

Comments about Rogue LX400 Series III Pro Electric Bass Guitar:

Had this bass sent out to me twice. The first one had a faulty output jack and the second one had the same issue (also, they sent the wrong color the second time). The bass can still be played, but only if the cable is plugged in 2/3 of the way. I will probably see about getting the jack replaced, but with such a cheap instrument, it might not be worth it.

Also, as with most new instruments, this bass requires some basic setup for its horrendous fretbuzz.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I would buy again

By slim

from Riviera Beach, Florida

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Strings Need Lowering

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing

Comments about Rogue LX400 Series III Pro Electric Bass Guitar:

Grabed this as a spare bass. Great value for the price....

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Bass for Price Paid

By James Reid

from North America

Comments about Rogue LX400 Series III Pro Electric Bass Guitar:

Very good value.
Solid mass bridge with through body strings. 6 bolts keep the neck nice and secure. Active electronics nice. Would prefer individual volume controls but mix pot fine. Body color darker than expected but still nice. Seems well balanced but have not used with strap yet.
Fit an finish very nice. No scratches, glue or other blems. Neck impeccable with good selection of wood (no knots, etc.). Frets finished very nicely. Input jack feels solid. Tuners good. Not the best but for the price point very good.
Very good value for the money spent (on clearance). Full price would be good. Blows away Epi and Squire models at same price point.

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(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Bass for the Money

Comments about Rogue LX400 Series III Pro Electric Bass Guitar:

I got the Rogue LX400 bass around March of this year. I'm not a heavy bass player, I mainly play guitar and sing, but occasionally I need to put my hands on a bass for recording purposes.

It's a great looking and great feeling instrument. There were a few small blemishes in the finish, but I wasn't buying this as a collector's item or anything, so it didn't bother me. The neck was straight, so I had my regular tech guy set it up. Between March and October, I played it once or twice, and was pretty pleased.

Then, in October, I got a gig playing bass in the pit band for a production of "Rent." I had ten days to learn 43 tunes on bass. Suffice it to say I got to know this bass VERY well in those ten days! Granted this is only the second bass I've owned, but this thing is a joy to play compared to the Yamaha bass I used to have. After ten consecutive days of 8-10 hour practice sessions, I was in love with it.

Once dress rehearsals for the show started, I couldn't believe how many compliments I got on this bass. Almost every day, someone in the band would tell me how great they thought it looked and/or sounded. I was pretty surprised, considering these guys were all formally trained, full-time, working musicians, and both of the guitarists were also bass players. They were also playing instruments much more expensive than this one.

I'm sure there are higher quality basses out there, but for the price, I don't see how you could do better than this, especially for a beginner to intermediate player.
Straight neck, some small blemishes in finish

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(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

gupp

By gupp

from Houston, TX

Comments about Rogue LX400 Series III Pro Electric Bass Guitar:

I ordered the Rouge Sunburst LX400 Pro 2-0-2011.Plus: Nice looking, really nice tone, fairly easy to play, wide neck, not to heavy.Minus: Poor quality when constructed. Mine had the through body holes missed drilled which made the bridge cover 3/4 of the string holes, bending the strings about 30 degrees which made bad intonation. The bridge had to be removed to restring the E & A strings. I then tried to restring it through the bridge & the through hole inserts fell out. The neck had spots of residue glue which I cleaned off with scotch brite. Several frets had smuge marks on the stain & some of the stain wiped off on my finger. A couple of the frets where high which caused string vibration.Over All: The LX 400 Pro has the makings of an excellent bass if Rouge would step up their quality control efforts. I returned it for a Fender.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Better than I expected

Comments about Rogue LX400 Series III Pro Electric Bass Guitar:

I purchased this for my son about a year ago. He wanted to learn to play bass and this looked like a decent one to start with. That doesn't do this bass justice. When we received it, I was amazed by the look of it. The top and finish on this are up there with some of the guitars I have paid quite a lot more for. Then I plugged it in and tuned it up for him and was blown way by the sound. The bridge pick up was clear and punchy, the way bass should sound. The neck pick up added a nice, smooth feel, great for soulful licks.As I said, he has had this a year now and has never had a problem with it. He and his friends have a band and they jam every now and then and this bass has held up great for him.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Rouge Pro Series 3 Review

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Rogue LX400 Series III Pro Electric Bass Guitar:

I got this bass as a second bass but have played on many bass'es. This bass is great for price! I am in love with it!!! Only problem is it came with a little dent but its great sounding, and good looking.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Thank you for the bass

By denrogue

from Indianer

Comments about Rogue LX400 Series III Pro Electric Bass Guitar:

I would like to thank everyone at musicians friend. I enjoy the catalog and website. The gentleman who took my order on the phone was positive and helpful. I just got my first bass guitar. I love it.I got the rogue lx400 (condition 4:needs work)and I am very pleased with the outcome. I've got it working fine and it' set up beautifully, if I must say so myself. It's a beautiful instrument. It's great sounding.I got a good deal with a little work and some repair skills. Thanks again,lx400 sunburst ownergotta go, must play bass guitar

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