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Rogue VB100 Violin Bass Guitar Vintage Sunburst

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The Rogue VB-100 violin bass guitar 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 violin bass's... Read More

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The Rogue VB-100 violin bass guitar 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 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. Don't be fooled by the tiny price; this Rogue a serious violin bass nicely made with all the playability and tone of the original at a fraction of the cost.

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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
  • Pearloid pickguard
  • Front and back body binding
  • Traditional 31" scale length
  • Case sold separately
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RogueVB100 Violin Bass Guitar
 
3.3

(based on 6 reviews)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Back to the past with Rogue VB-100

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from Rochester, NY

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Fantastic Looks
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Nice Tuners
  • Solid Electronics
  • Vintage Tone

Cons

  • Shallow Nut Slots

Best Uses

  • Great For Live Work
  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • Small Venues

Comments about Rogue VB100 Violin Bass Guitar:

The Rogue VB-100 is an affordable and fun to play version of the famous "Beatle Bass". The folks at Rogue got it right with the proper scale length, light weight body and powerful pickups. If you compare the VB-100 to a Hofner Icon Bass, you'll see they're very similar. The differences are very subtle: the Rogue has a fancy bridge unlike the straight bridge of the Icon. The Rogue's tuners are also much better and feature a modern style, unlike the plastic tuners of the Icon. I know Beatle basses have plastic tuners but you'll feel more confident with the metal tuners.
The Rogue's humbuckers do not have the "staple" design of the Icon but they nail the tone and power of the original version very nicely.
I would reccomend putting flats on it also. Try a nice set of D'Addario "Chromes" (45-100 gauge) and you'll be thrilled at the authentic tone the Rogue makes.
I really don't have any major gripes about the bass. The only thing I had to address was the nut slots. The original nut slots were shallow and high, so I needed to open them a little to accomodate the D'Addario strings. Rogue uses a very light gauge (40-95) set on their initial set up. I replaced with cheap looking knobs with nice black/chrome numerically marked knobs, so I can see where my volume is. All in all, I like what Rogue has done with the VB-100 bass. It is a nice instrument that pays respect to the design of the past that includes some nice updates along the way.

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5.0

What a great bass

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from Houston,Tx

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Comments about Rogue VB100 Violin Bass Guitar:

I just got mine a couple of days ago it was used,and well used. The person I got it from played it for for a few years in the studio and live.It was strung up with labella flatwounds so I left that way.After I got it setup I took to rehearsal this bass sounds as good as it looks.The quality the fit,build,finish,and sound. I can not find anything wrong with this instrument.It is made with quality materials very close to the way hofner makes them.Hofner has videos on youtube you can watch the beatle bass being built from start to finish.The bass is a pleasure to play and I would buy this if you looking for a beatle bass you can not go wrong.

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(1 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Returning this bass

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from Austin, TX

Comments about Rogue VB100 Violin Bass Guitar:

I loved it at first. I wanted to get acquainted with it before replacing the strings with Ernie Ball cobalt strings. Tonight, I cut the original strings to replace them. At this point, I realized nothing other than the pickups were actually attached to the bass. The base can't take the Ernie Ball strings because the openings are too small. I'm not interested in a bass that can't use common string brands and expects me to position the bridge each time I wish to re-string. It looks outstanding. It felt nice. But, I'm glad I attempted to re-string the bass during the return period.

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(6 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Horrible

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from Climax, Michigan

Comments about Rogue VB100 Violin Bass Guitar:

I have no idea what the other reviewers are talking about... I received this bass in about a week and a half. The box was in good condition. I opened up the bass and it looked very good. However, upon closer inspection, I noticed a number of problems. The fretboard was practically caked in a black powder, which blackened my fingers as I played. I do understand that many new basses have this problem (to a considerably lesser extent, might I add), but this was ridiculous. The strings looked very old and dingy. They provided a horrible sound. Also, the pick guard and the little bit of plastic over the electronics were in bad condition. They were chipped, and the edges were rough and very grated, leading me to believe that there was no quality check. Now, the sound. I plugged this bass into my Fender Rumble amp. (I own both the 30 and the 150) The bass made a very low and extremely trebly, weak sound on both. I fiddled with the controls on the amp and the bass, but to no avail. In short,I do not recommend this bass at all. I may have gotten a defective model, but it was in such horrible condition that I went for another bass.

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(8 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

electronics

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from Waterford, MI

Comments about Rogue VB100 Violin Bass Guitar:

I have had mine for about a year. I love it. opps - developed a short in the tone switches. i will need to get it fixed or buy a new one. too bad, i really liked the feel and tone of this bass.

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(65 of 68 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Hofner/Beatle stying only a beautiful extra...

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from Marietta, Georgia

Comments about Rogue VB100 Violin Bass Guitar:

I have had my Rogue bass for +/-3 years. After a standard tightening/ adjusting session, I played a gig with this honey right out-of-the-box. I spent the whole night in wonder of the light weight, style, and just plain ole' kick-butt bass sounds I plucked out of this baby.(no pun intended). The original reason I purchased the VB100 is that I was out of town with a Fender Jazz Bass that didn't stand the trip, and a Hofner that didn't make the trip. I went to the "local" music store, and there she was! I just tried her out of curiosity. This bass was light weight, looked great, and played/sounded wonderful. Only a few hundred dollars later I walked out with the bass, a case, some flatwound strings, and a few new cables. The rest is history. I added the strings, added a few touches, and went to work. I have played this baby ever since with no problems. My thanks for allowing me to let other players know this success story with a great little bass.

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