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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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      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
       
      4.2

      (based on 31 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (18)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (7)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (2)

      86%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good tone (13)
      • Consistent (8)
      • Well built / quality (7)
      • Long life (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing (12)
        • Back-up (5)
        • Concerts (4)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Novice (11), Experienced (8)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Excellent!

        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...Read complete review

        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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        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

        Worth the wait!!

        By strings4fun

        from E. Hampstead, NH

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Good Tone
        • Nice And Loud
        • Superb Fit And Finish

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            I have been playing guitar and a little drums for about 10 years now and wanted to try to expand into the banjo...after looking around and finding this little gem of a banjo I jumped on it!! Waited a little longer then I would have liked but it was worth the wait! Excellent fit and finish, no rough frets or scuffs. The resonator projects the sound very well, my wife commented that it is much louder then my acoustic guitar! Out of the box it just required a little tuning (to be expected) and then it was off to picking and grinning!! Can't wait to get it by the camp fire!

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            5.0

            Nice Banjo

            By yankee60

            from virginia

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Banjo Is Great

            Cons

            • It Took 2 Months To Get

            Best Uses

            • New Banjo Players Practi

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

            The banjo is nice, but it was out of stock when I ordered it. It took 2 months to ship.

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            5.0

            Stop looking just buy it

            By Paul

            from North Idaho

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

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

              Been playing banjo for 40 years. Bought this for a friend to learn on. When it came I was very pleased at how nice it looked and played. All I had to do is tune it, the bridge was even set right. The action is as good as my Morgan Monroe Rocky Top banjo. Very loud and crisp for a light weight banjo. Even has a geared 5th string peg. Stop looking around, just buy it, and get a case while you're at it you will want one later if you upgrade. Shipping was free and arrive in a week, in good condition. Double boxed with padding.

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              5.0

              A really good buy

              By 88blues

              from pensacola, FL

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • A Beautiful Instrument
              • Good craftsmanship
              • Good Playability

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  I am a guitar player learning banjo. I like the action and feel of the instrument. I didn't have to do any setup work on it. It played well right out of the box. It's really pretty too.

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                  5.0

                  Very pleased with this banjo.

                  By Corntreader

                  from Central City, Iowa

                  About Me Novice

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

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

                    My banjo arrived in perfect condition. I went over it with a fine tooth comb and found no faults. The action was good. The head was tight. The bridge was dead on. All the hardware was in place and nothing was loose. The tuning heads were tight. All it needed was to be tuned. It sounds great. I was pleasently suprised to find nothing amiss. The last time I played a banjo was almost 41 years ago. I was amazed how that once it was in my hands it all came back. Great instrument at a fantastic price.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Good Deal

                    By roda

                    from Booneville MS

                    About Me Novice

                    Ask me a question

                    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.

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      OUTRAGEOUS BANJO

                      By Smilingdog

                      from St. louis

                      About Me Novice

                      Ask me a question

                      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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