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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 27 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (14)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (7)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (2)

      82%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good tone (11)
      • Consistent (7)
      • Well built / quality (6)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing (11)
        • Back-up (4)
        • Concerts (3)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Novice (8), Experienced (7)

        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

        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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          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.

          Comment on this review

          (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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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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.

                    Comment on this review

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent!

                    By Hippy Chip

                    from Florida, USA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Ask me a question

                    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!

                        Comment on this review

                        (2 of 2 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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                          (2 of 2 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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