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Rogue B30 Deluxe 30-Bracket Banjo with Aluminum Rim  

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The 30-bracket Rogue B30 resonator banjo features a Nato resonator and neck. A chrome-plated armrest makes playing comfortable, and the geared chrome...Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      The sounds of the South for a great price.

      The 30-bracket Rogue B30 resonator banjo features a Nato resonator and neck. A chrome-plated armrest makes playing comfortable, and the geared chrome tuners will keep you in tune. A genuine Remo head completes the package, making this banjo an amazing value.

      Case sold separately

      FEATURES
      • 5-string banjo
      • Body style: 30-bracket design
      • Neck wood: nato
      • Bridge and Fretboard: rosewood
      • Frets: 20
      • Tuners: die-cast high ratio
      • Hardware: chrome with aluminum rim
      • Case sold separately

      Perfect banjo for everything from Scruggs' 3-finger style to Seeger's clawhammer style. Rock the folk out!

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      RogueB30 Deluxe 30-Bracket Banjo with Aluminum Rim
       
      4.1

      (based on 26 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (13)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (7)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (2)

      81%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good tone (10)
      • Consistent (6)
      • Well built / quality (5)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing (10)
        • Back-up (4)
        • Concerts (3)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (7), Novice (7)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        No Problem

        As a guitarist, I don't know banjos from broomsticks. I know a decent instrument when I see it though and I know what sounds good. That said, this instrument is worth every penny...Read complete review

        As a guitarist, I don't know banjos from broomsticks. I know a decent instrument when I see it though and I know what sounds good. That said, this instrument is worth every penny it costs and sounds better than the price point requires. I bought this for my 8 y/o son who wanted to learn banjo so I didn't want to spend a lot of money. At the same time, being a guitar instructor, I know how quickly an inferior instrument can dampen the enthusiasm of any beginner. This was what I hoped would meet that balance.
        I was at work when it came in and assumed that I would have to set up the instrument to make it playable. Imagine my surprise when I walked in the front door and heard the sound of banjo. My wife, who is not at all mechanically inclined, did the initial assembly. I did minimal intonation adjustment and tuning and the kid was up and running. It is very playable, sounds decent and looks great if you don't put it under a magnifying glass.
        So far I have noted a couple minor finish issues and some of the frets high up on the neck could use work. By the time my son even notices these minor flaws he will be ready for a more expensive banjo and the B3 will owe me nothing at all.
        I recommend this product and would buy it again.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Not a great instrument

        The setup on this banjo was really not good. Strings were incredibly high off of the fretboard. Tuners were barely held in with screws falling out (literally fell out while tuning the first...Read complete review

        The setup on this banjo was really not good. Strings were incredibly high off of the fretboard. Tuners were barely held in with screws falling out (literally fell out while tuning the first time), cracked bridge, and very loose head. Couldn't really believe that MusiciansFriend would actually let that out of their factory in the condition they did. I actually assumed it was a used instrument until I called to check. Could not COULD NOT hold a tune. Set it up and still couldn't hold a tune. Neck was strong, body was not. Maybe save your money for the low end fender or washburn instead.

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        5.0

        Great banjo for the price

        By Bennet42

        from Edmonds, WA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Nice Neck
        • Stays in tune
        • Strong

        Cons

        • Needs A Bit Of Setup

        Best Uses

        • Occasional Orchestra Gigs

        Comments about Rogue B30 Deluxe 30-Bracket Banjo with Aluminum Rim:

        As a musical theater orchestra pit musican, I often have to cover a lot of different instruments. I've got both a Rogue lap steel guitar and mandolin. This banjo is actually much better quality than either of them. After the current show is over, I'll re-dress the edges of the frets ( they are a bit sharp ), but not bothersome enough to have to attend to immediately. Super pleased with the purchase.

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        5.0

        Worth every penny

        By Manu

        from Michigan, U.S.

        About Me Novice

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Good Tone
        • Got That Twang

        Cons

        • A Set Up Improves Sound

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Rogue B30 Deluxe 30-Bracket Banjo with Aluminum Rim:

        The only reason I took the chance and went for this was the excellent price. However, like other people said the action is a bit higher out of the box but that does not mean it is high after a set up. The problem is that most people are afraid to touch the truss rod of instruments. I relaxed all the strings first. After I took the resonator off, I made sure all the tension j hooks were evenly tightened. I noticed few which were not. I made sure all were evenly tightened. After that I sanded about 1/16 off the bottom of the bridge. Then I relaxed the truss rod all the way. Then I measured from the nut to the 12th and doubled it. I placed the bridge right on the doubled distance. I brought the strings to full g tuning. The action was very high as I suspected. Then I relaxed the strings and tightened the truss rod fairly tight. If you are not sure what you are doing have a pro do these for you. After that I brought the strings to g tuning. The first few frets started to buzz. Then I relaxed the strings and loosened the truss rod somewhat to make the buzzing go away. Once I brought it to g tuning at the proper truss rod relief, the action on this banjo is excellent as any well built banjo should be. Long story short after a proper set up this banjo is very well built and has very good action and good twang and good resonator. If they have it on sale get one!

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        5.0

        My son is in love with this banjo

        By Jake

        from Minneapolis

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • None That We Know Of

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Rogue B30 Deluxe 30-Bracket Banjo with Aluminum Rim:

        WE got this banjo because both my son and I want to learn how to play. My son is picking away for a good couple hours each day. The sound is good and the banjo is solid.

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        5.0

        Good Deal

        By roda

        from Booneville MS

        About Me Novice

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Rogue B30 Deluxe 30-Bracket Banjo with Aluminum Rim:

          This a good solid instrument for the beginner to inter mediate musician. I am enjoying learning to play on this beautiful, well built banjo. Great price, great instrument.

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          5.0

          OUTRAGEOUS BANJO

          By Smilingdog

          from St. louis

          About Me Novice

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          Pros

          • Affordable quality
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing
            • Travel

            Comments about Rogue B30 Deluxe 30-Bracket Banjo with Aluminum Rim:

            You get a little more than you pay for on this one. It's true that the highend banjos are much more supperior in every way. However for the price, these are awesome to learn on or take outside without worry.

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            4.0

            Decent Banjo for the price point

            By rufusem

            from St. Louis, MO

            About Me Novice

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Rogue B30 Deluxe 30-Bracket Banjo with Aluminum Rim:

                  I play guitar. I bought this banjo to begin to learn. The first one that was shipped to me was faulty. The neck was not securely set and had probably 15 degrees of back and forth movement in it. MF return was pretty easy but a pain in the butt nonetheless. Second one that came had been QA checked (sticker present and not present on first one) and works great. With just a little bit of set up work I was learning rolls. tone is decent, not great. Not much sustain when fretting chords but not bad on open strings. Feel is pretty good, a little light compared to other more pricey options. All in all a pretty good learner.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent!

                  By Hippy Chip

                  from Florida, USA

                  About Me Experienced

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                  Pros

                  • Good Tone
                  • Great Fit And Finish
                  • Great Fit Finish

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Rogue B30 Deluxe 30-Bracket Banjo with Aluminum Rim:

                      I have been playing guitar for 30+ years and decided to give banjo a try---I was very impressed with the build quality at this price level---I will probably upgrade the tuners at some point, but that is not unusual for me---most of my guitars have been modified in some way, and the stock tuners are usually the first thing to go. This is a great instrument---don't let the low price fool you!

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Outstanding for the price

                      By Craig

                      from Upstate NY

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Bright Tone
                      • Consistent
                      • Durable
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Rogue B30 Deluxe 30-Bracket Banjo with Aluminum Rim:

                        I'm primarily a guitarist and have been for several years. I've played around with banjos in the past but this is the first one I have owned. For the price, this thing is incredible. Holds a strong tune and I've been playing it for the past three days since I received it in the mail. Would buy it again in a heartbeat and strongly recommend it to anyone looking to learn banjo.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        From a beginner's point of view.

                        By Stick

                        from DeGraff, OH

                        About Me Novice

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tone
                        • Strong

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Learning
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Rogue B30 Deluxe 30-Bracket Banjo with Aluminum Rim:

                        I bought this banjo to learn on. For a starter, this is great! I really enjoy the sound. For a beginner this is more than I could've asked for. I love the tone, and it holds tune really well. I practice about an hour and a half a day, and when I check the tuning on my electronic tuner; it's still in tune. I can't complain.

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                        3.0

                        NIce for beginning player.

                        By rmoodoggy

                        from North-central Alabama

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Ask me a question

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to set up
                        • Good Tone

                        Cons

                        • Limited Neck Adjustment

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Rogue B30 Deluxe 30-Bracket Banjo with Aluminum Rim:

                        THis is a basic instrument best suited for a beginning player. It is what it is. It's quality is in line with it's price...inexpensive and entry-level.

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