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MF MD HG Ask Our Gearheads 07-08-14

Rogue VB100LH Left-Handed Violin Bass Guitar Vintage Sunburst 

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Overview

  • Violin style hollowbody
  • Arched flamed maple top
  • Flamed maple body
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $399.99
  • Your Savings:
    - $170.00
  • Your Price:
    $22999

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A classic design with updated appointments to make it even sweeter than the original!

The Rogue VB-100 left-handed violin bass features a flamed maple arched top and back with the European-style hollowbody that makes it lightweight and capable of deep, resonant bass tones. The lefty violin bass's traditional 31" scale offers immediate familiarity in your hands. A custom trapeze tailpiece, pearloid pickguard, and body binding on front and back are added touches.

Case sold separately

Features

  • Violin style hollowbody
  • Arched flamed maple top
  • Flamed maple body
  • Set-in neck joint
  • Hard rock maple neck
  • 22 frets
  • Rosewood bridge with custom trapeze-style tailpiece
  • Mini humbucker bridge and neck pickups
  • Controls: dual volume; bass, mid, and treble switches
  • Die-cast tuners
  • Chrome hardware
  • Vintage sunburst finish
  • Arched flamed maple top
  • Hollowbody
  • Pearloid pickguard
  • Front and back body binding
  • Custom trapeze
  • Traditional 31" scale length

The style made famous by the Beatles. Now you can make it famous again. Order yours today.

 
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RogueVB100LH Left-Handed Violin Bass Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 6 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (4)
  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3)

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4.0

much better bass than price indicates

By guy with bass

from utah

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Sounds And Plays Great

Cons

  • Not much

Best Uses

  • Practicejam

Comments about Rogue VB100LH Left-Handed Violin Bass Guitar:

for the price i expected a toy, but i was pleasently suprized at how well built it was, the electronics are alittle cheap but it sounds pretty good and the neck feels natural in my hand.

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4.0

Great cheap bass.

By alcaholocaust

from Provo, UT

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Fret Buzz
  • Needs a setup

Best Uses

  • Practicing

Comments about Rogue VB100LH Left-Handed Violin Bass Guitar:

Let's start off by saying I'm not an expert at choosing equipment. I really like this bass. It is fun to play and looks beautiful. They could have done with out the cheesy pickgaurd though. This bass needs a serious setup out of the box. For the price though it makes a perfect practice peice for a beginner.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

GREAT LITTLE BASS!

By DW Lang

from Chicago Suburbs

About Me Experienced

Ask me a question

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

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

Comments about Rogue VB100LH Left-Handed Violin Bass Guitar:

This bass was purchased for a drummer friend who wanted to learn how to play bass. There aren't a whole lot of options out there for cheap lefty basses...and add to the fact that my buddy is a Beatles fan, that made the decision pretty easy.
The price was great from MF, and I was able to apply an online coupon as well, so that made the deal even sweeter...plus no tax and free shipping!
The bass arrived safe and sound in a couple days, and I must say that I was surprised at the quality of the build considering the price.
I had my luthier do some work on the neck and frets along with a proper setup and the addition of some nice TI jazz flat strings.
Great for a beginner or anyone who doesn't want to shell out alot of money for a short-scale lefty bass!

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5.0

Great value!

By Dan in Edmonton

from Edmonton AB

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Looks
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Learning
  • Practicing

Comments about Rogue VB100LH Left-Handed Violin Bass Guitar:

I've been playing guitar since 1999 and this year decided to pick up the bass. Being both a lefty and a Beatles fan I couldn't resist this instrument. The price was right and the look was spot-on. I'd have to say I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience with this bass guitar. It sounds great and has been an excellent beginner's bass. The bridge needed some slight tweaking to correct fret buzz but nothing out of the ordinary. I would recommend this to anyone interested in taking up the bass guitar for the first time. It's lightweight, fun to play and you don't have tons of cash invested if you don't like it. Also, service to Canada was top drawer, I am very satisfied.

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5.0

My best [$] spent ever =)

By Podvodoy

from Heraklion, Greece

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Cheap
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Forget slapping
  • Poor Pick Up

Best Uses

  • Acting for video
  • Rock Concerts
  • School Bands

Comments about Rogue VB100LH Left-Handed Violin Bass Guitar:

Just had no opportunity to take my main instrument (MM StingRay 5) with me, and played a couple of gigs with this one, previously used only for being shot in photosets and music videos, and it definitely plays and feels good. The weakest detail are electronics, but whatever. It rocks, it is clearly pronounced within a band and actually I liked its sound more than my fretless Lakland (with old strings, but anyway).

Great surprise and that's why, after four years of not using it i'm writing this review =)

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(15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great little bass

Comments about Rogue VB100LH Left-Handed Violin Bass Guitar:

Overall I am very happy with this bass guitar, it's lightweight, it has shorter frets and fretboard for people that do not have long fingers.

The quality control could be a little better during manufacturing, but if you invest the time or the little money to set it up correctly, you'll have a beautiful violin style bass guitar that plays great too.
First off, let's try to keep in perspective that this is a $200 bass and not a $ 2000 one.
I think this is a good bass, maybe it doesn't show the best attention to details, but definitely it has a nice warm sound and it's very playable.

From my experience, out of the box this bass is not so great, out of tune (of course!), the action is too high, the pitch between open strings and 12 fret is not identical, the electronic works erratically.

The good news is that with a little tune up (tighten the truss rod, raise and move the bridge to avoid buzzing and cure the pitch of the 12 fret, solder a little wire that came loose in the electronic) I got myself a beautiful bass guitar. I did all this myself, but the local shop would have asked 50 bucks for a tune up not a huge amount of money in my opinion.

I also put a set of GHS flatwound strings, they sound much better than the stock one and are easier on your fingers too!
The overall quality of this bass is good, it has minor blemishes here and there, the plug and one of the tuners were loose on mine and had to tighten them, etc., personally I think it looks pretty, and its performance is where this bass really shines!
The value of this bass is phenomenal, I think that compared to a higher end bass this one has nothing to be ashamed of.

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