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Rogue LX400 Series III Pro Electric Bass Guitar   (Open Box)
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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.

FEATURES
  • Rogue LX400 Pro 4-String Electric Bass Features:
  • Basswood body with quilted maple top and matching veneer on headstock
  • Canadian hard maple neck deeply set into the body and fastened with 6 bolts, giving the sustain of a thru-body neck design
  • 2-way truss rod
  • Highest-grade Indian rosewood fingerboard
  • Real blue abalone position markers
  • Graphite nut
  • Satin chrome die-cast tuners
  • Satin chrome die-cast bridge
  • Strings can anchored thru body or thru 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
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RogueLX400 Series III Pro Electric Bass Guitar
 
3.7

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

62%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (9)
  • Good tone (9)
  • Good feel (8)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (5)
  • Fret buzz (3)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (9)
  • Practicing (8)
  • Recording (5)
  • Small venues (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (4)

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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(15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Bass for the Money

By Christopher Gillard

from New York

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

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Bass for Price Paid

By James Reid

from North America

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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.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Better than I expected

By bdwwashburn

from Erie PA

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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.

(6 of 9 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.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar!!

By Cody-kKPDg

from Black Mountain, NC

Comments about Rogue LX400 Series III Pro Electric Bass Guitar:

I just got this guitar and all it needs out of the box is to be tuned. The action is perfect, the guitar is well balanced, and the finish is beautiful. I am extremely pleased with ths guitar. Well worth the money! I would definitely recommend this to anyone.

(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

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

By toomanyguitars

from Long Island, NY

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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.

(3 of 3 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.

(3 of 3 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

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is an underrated gem.

By Professor Ginz

from Ventura, CA

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Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • When you need a bass guiotar sound

    Comments about Rogue LX400 Series III Pro Electric Bass Guitar:

    I have owned this bass for a few years and it has been perfect the entire time.
    I was shocked to see the negative comments about it, as I think it's an incredible value. I own a few bass guitars (Rickenbacker, P bass with EMG PU), and this one sounds and feels as good as any. The active/passive feature is a real plus, as it enables the instrument to create virtually any sound you want to emulate.
    The finish is deep and lustrous (Mine is a wine color they don't seem to offer any more) and the action is fast and buzz free.
    I am only writing this review because I saw all the negative ones a think that it is being portrayed unfairly. To be honest, for a couple of C notes, this instrument compares favorably with many costing 5 times as much or more.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good for beginners

    By ddrumrogue

    from Portland, OR.

    Comments about Rogue LX400 Series III Pro Electric Bass Guitar:

    I don't regret buying this bass but I do have some issues with it. First upon receiving it, there were many hairline scratches on the face and edges. Also noticed a lot of polish residue in cracks, corners, etc. The neck is very straight and didn't need much change but the action and intonation were way off. A few frets around 12th and up need filing down. The jack came loose and nearly yanked the electronics out while pulling out the cord. Now on the plus side, this bass has great tone shaping options and sweet output. The neck plays nice and overall balance is great. So far it stays in tune very well after several hours playing over several days. The active bypass is also really nice. It cleans up very well and is beautiful to look at.

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