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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.

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  • 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
 
3.8

(based on 16 reviews)

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    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

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    (3)

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    (1)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (4)
  • Fret buzz (3)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (4)
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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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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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4.0

Wait and see

By Reb

from Phenix city alabama

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recording

    Comments about Rogue LX400 Series III Pro Electric Bass Guitar:

    The intonation was off a bit at fret 12. Not a problem to fix. Purchased as an emergency bass for my home studio. Seems pretty good but time will tell

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    5.0

    Best Buy for your buck

    By DC

    from Wisconsin

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Pick Up
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Recording

      Comments about Rogue LX400 Series III Pro Electric Bass Guitar:

      These bases once set up properly and that means adjusting the neck and setting the string height cannot be beat for there price. I have been playing for 50 years now and tried a lot of bass guitars. My main guitar is a Warwick and I use the rogue for a back up and it's great. I paid $2600 for my Warwick and I got the rogue bass online for way cheep on sale is it as good no is it half as good yes The bottom line is If you do not want to shell out a ton of money and want a good bass guitar that you have to tweak when you get it definitely by the rogue bass

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      5.0

      This is an underrated gem.

      By Professor Ginz

      from Ventura, CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Reviewer

      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.

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        (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        received a bad unit.

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        By marshall13b

        from Seattle

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz
        • Poor Pick Up
        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Rogue LX400 Series III Pro Electric Bass Guitar:

        Received a unit out of the box with corrosion on the contacts. Came with a very poor quality 9v battery and a broken wrote. Never worked, just returned it.

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        (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

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

        By john

        from undisclosed

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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 4 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 2 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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        (9 of 9 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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        (14 of 15 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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