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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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Overview

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
 
3.7

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (9)
  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good pick up (6)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Jamming (5)
  • Recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Hofner/Beatle stying only a beautiful extra...

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...Read complete review

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Do Not Buy This Bass

Great feel, but the pickups suck. Only one the pickups worked. This inside of the guitar was caked with sawdust which ruined the electronics. This guitar is not worth the money.

Great feel, but the pickups suck. Only one the pickups worked. This inside of the guitar was caked with sawdust which ruined the electronics. This guitar is not worth the money.

Reviewed by 15 customers

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5.0

An excellent beginners bass guitar. Lightweight handling.

By Jammer

from Nashville Tn.

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Rogue VB100 Violin Bass Guitar:

    I'm using it to teach. It is perfect for students.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Highly satisfied with the product for the price

    By Christian

    from Allen Tx

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz

    Best Uses

      Comments about Rogue VB100 Violin Bass Guitar:

      I've been playing bass for 3 years now, and I had an acoustic bass that I would use to help write songs. However when I plugged in the acoustic bass into an amp, the sound quality and chords didn't exactly transer over very well. So I wanted a solid electric bass that sounded great with single notes and chords as well, and I was highly satisfied with this bass. Great bass sound and great treble. Loud and clear and the chords on it are amazing. Right out of the box there was an unholy amount of fret buzz, but all it took was about 5 minutes of adjusting the truss rod to get rid of it. The bridge is also very easy to adjust height as well (just turn the silver wheels to raise or lower it). Bad set up out of the box, but I cant complain for the amazing price, because after I got it all set up, it's everything I wanted and more. Pleasantly surprised and would definitely recommend it to others. It also looks gorgeous, in the picture the finish doesn't look all that, but in reality it's beautiful.

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      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Do Not Buy This Bass

      By Beatlejuice64

      from South Bend, Indiana

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

      • Poor Pick Up
      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Rogue VB100 Violin Bass Guitar:

      Great feel, but the pickups suck. Only one the pickups worked. This inside of the guitar was caked with sawdust which ruined the electronics. This guitar is not worth the money.

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      4.0

      Needed an Adjustment but I love it

      By JdJoYo

      from Utah

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • School Bands

      Comments about Rogue VB100 Violin Bass Guitar:

      I got this because of Paul McCartney, and I don't have enough cash to convince my wife I should spend a bunch of it on a real Hofner. BUT, this is surprisingly good. I didn't expect the sound to be so good on a knock off, I think it has good tone and is a lot of fun to play. Out of the box, it had a HUGE amount of fret buzz, but since I bought it new from Guitar Center, I went to my local guitar center and they gave it an adjustment for free.

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome guitar

      By Bill

      from Maine

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Rogue VB100 Violin Bass Guitar:

          First bass guitar in almost 50 years, always wanted a Beatle Bass, this one is beautiful. Ordered a set of flatwounds but had to return them as regular strings will be too long. Make sure you get the strings for a 34" ball holder to nut.

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          5.0

          Super nice

          By Flip

          from Davis Ok

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • Fret Buzz

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Rogue VB100 Violin Bass Guitar:

          I have read a lot of negative reviews about Rogue products. I own three of them two basses and one six string guitar. I have found fit and finish on all three to be excellent. Maybe I'm just lucky. As for the violin bass I purchased it is beautiful. Playable right out of the box, sounded good, frets were nicely finished along the neck, not a sharp edge to be found. there has been some slight fret buzz but nothing that's not easily fixable. I love playing this bass.

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          3.0

          I would buy this Bass again.

          By N/A

          from KY

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Rogue VB100 Violin Bass Guitar:

            The Bass over all looks and feels good Looks to be well made.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Happy, Happy, Happy

            By Tsauce

            from Valencia, CA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Rogue VB100 Violin Bass Guitar:

              Fit and Finish are immaculate . . . not a blemish in sight. Contrary to some other reviews, intonation is right on the money for all frets. Seems to be well set up right out of the box (pleasant surprise). Have .39-.96 flatwound strings ordered . . . much better for this instrument.

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              (1 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Wasn't as advertised

              By Vee

              from Nashua, NH

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Rogue VB100 Violin Bass Guitar:

              The Web site and my receipt said this is a Hofner. However, when I picked up the instrument, it was a Rogue.

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              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Back to the past with Rogue VB-100

              By Scotty Baby-Boomer

              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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