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Rogue SX100B 4-String Electric Bass   

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The Rogue SX100B 4-String Electric Bass is a great-playing little axe featuring a smaller, lighter body that shoulders everywhere will appreciate. It...Read More

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Less heft with great playability!

The Rogue SX100B 4-String Electric Bass is a great-playing little axe featuring a smaller, lighter body that shoulders everywhere will appreciate. It has a bolt-on, 34"-scale maple neck with a rosewood fretboard and dot inlays. Thick, durable, high-gloss finish on body, neck, and headstock. Chrome hardware. With split-coil pickup and tone and volume controls. A fine starter instrument with less heft and great playability!

FEATURES
  • 34"-scale bolt-on neck
  • Chrome hardware
  • Split-coil pickup
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3.7

(based on 264 reviews)

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Light as a feather

I had to buy it. Hey, it stays in tune, and though it took some extraordinary setup, its performance has been perfect. First, I had to drill out the holes for the...Read complete review

I had to buy it. Hey, it stays in tune, and though it took some extraordinary setup, its performance has been perfect. First, I had to drill out the holes for the E-string and the A -string in order to accomodate a set of Fender tapewounds. The intonation was a hassle to get right, but I guess that was my own incompetence. I removed the frets from the 13th down, then filled in the grooves with wood filler and sanded it smooth. To tell the truth, the only way I'd improve this bass is installing better pickups. The thing is so light that I'm surprised that it has the structural integrity to stay in tune, but so far it has. If you are a guitarist who just needs a bass to compose on, this is perfect. We haven't played live since I acquired it, but lightweight means mobility. I once did several songs live on this 6-string version of this (Yes, I did buy the $69 Rogue guitar.), which feels like not having any weight at all around your neck. The only issue that I had with the guitar was it didn't stay in tune well until I transformed the stupid whammy-bar bridge into a hardtail using a stack of pennies.I tell you, if nothing else, you should buy one of these and remove all of the frets. Three bucks worth of plastic wood and some sanding and you'll have a fretless to goof around on, and to see if you really can learn to play one. I was shocked at how much easier it was than I had expected, and I'm just a rhythm guitarist who hasn't had a lot of experience on bass.

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Good for starting out, but not otherwise

this was the first bass I ever played. I first bought it because I did not know any difference between basses, besides how they looked. My how I was wrong. But, for...Read complete review

this was the first bass I ever played. I first bought it because I did not know any difference between basses, besides how they looked. My how I was wrong. But, for the first 6 or so months, the bass suited me perfectly- I had no need for a bass that sounded wonderful, or one that was very high quality. but, after I progressed in my music I learned that there are much better basses out there, and grew to not like my bass so much. But, aside from my personal feelings I shall tell how I feel about this bass. This bass is excellent for a beginning bassist. It is made fairly well, and if treated properly will last awhile, with out breaking. The overall quality is actually very good for such a low price. It is 34 inches, has a bolt on neck, and a small body. This bass has a decent tone, although it isn't the best, it isn't horrible. This Bass doesn't have a ton of features- but that is because it has a low price. So, I would reccomend this bass to someone who is just beginning to learn to play bass. But other than that, I wouldn't reccomend getting it.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A great first bass or one to beat up

By rob kops

from Muskegon Michigan

Overall good guitar for the price.. Pros... Easy to play , durable , decent sound
Cons... Crappy tone , volume and tuning knobs upgrade them the tone and volume knobs come loose and the tuning knobs rattle and buzz. Watch for the neck to warp you will get some buzz on the higher frets.
Light Body , Decent sound , Simple to learn to use , nothing too complicated have owned this model of bass since i was 13 and i am now 25 never owned another one.
built solid enough i have droped this guitar ... Even smacked someone in the head with it and it didnt crack or even get knocked out of tune .
awesome guitar for the price of it .

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Mwhahaha

By Mwhahahaha

from San Diego

I just recently bought this bass second hand from a friends father, and I immediately fell in love with it. Sure, everyone loves their first bass, but I doubt I'll ever get one that I like more, sure there's a little fret buzz, but it really hasn't interfered with my playing so overall it's a good bass.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

what a bass

By Bman

from Los Angeles

Man oh man, this was my first bass I recieved when I was in high school (9th grade). When I pulled this baby out of the box I was surprised how light it was. and despite the price it had suprisingly good sound. It served me well for two and a half years. I am now in college and play for my schools jazz band and since then I have upgraded to a american made 5 string peavey. However this bass did well and served it's purpose as a learing tool. I would definetely recommend this bass to beginners

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

straight up average

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Only tried it at a store but I played it for about 15 mins or so...its literally just average: sounds fine but nothing great to the ear, necks stable but isn't butter smooth or fast response, stayed in tune perfectly fine while I slapped tommy the cat on it, seems like an all around stable bass. If you get this, expect it to last you for about 2 years at most and thats only if it doesn't collapse [like I said, only tried it out] so it seems like a fair deal for the price.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Bassman 80000

By Bassman 80000

from Kewaunee, WI

This is the best bass ever. I own this bass and let me tell you don't let the price fool you. You have to play it is awesome. It has so much power that you can hear it when i play outside for about a mile away.

 
1.0

DO NOT BUY!

By XxFallenxX

from Fruitland Park FL

I got this bass for christmas and as soon as I played one note I realized santa hated me. You can't paly anything on the e string without getting fret buzz. I still play it because I can't afford a new one. But when I do I wont even pawn it I will throw it away! No one deserves to suffer playing this bass.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Starter

By benthedeandude92

from Prescott Valley, AZ

this is a real good guitar to learn on. i have since upgraded to a Dean V metalman, but i've had this guitar since i started in sixth grade. it's almost 4 years old now, and the only thing that i needed soldered was the input, and other than that, it's still a good guitar. i'd suggest this Rogue SX100B for anyone as their first bass.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

a nice little bass

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I bought this bass for recording and for the value, it's awesome! I do jazz with super low tunings and it holds up great. Stays in tune and sounds great recorded! For the incredible value it's worth it!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Didn't last long

By I'm not good with names.

from Berryville, VA

This was my first bass that I have bought, and it was good enough to learn on. Two months later, a gear in one of the tuners broke while I was restringing it, making it rather unusable. It's good for learning on if you can make it last a while.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

a good starter

By themannosteel

from kelso WA

This bass is good to start out on, I did and have since upgraded. It is a crappy bass, no doubt about it, but good for a beginner who doesnt really know where they are going to go with with there playing yet.

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