Rogue SX100B Bass Reviews 3

The SX 100B by Rogue is a beginner electric bass. I bought it as a gift for my husband for Christmas in 2003. Why the Rogue? Well, let's put it this way--the dude can't clap and sing at the same time! But when I showed him a bass line on my acoustic guitar, he played it it rhythm and with decent timing-- I thought, 'this could be it! He can't clap, he can't sing, maybe he can bass!!' I said all that to say, if he ended up quitting, the $79.99 was worth trying and finding out. I ordered it at Musician's Friend online just days before Christmas and it came in time. I got with it, the Rogue beginner bass amp, RB-20B (which sucked big time)and the whole deal was $120.

What did I like the most? The price--the thing was $80! Beyond that? The bass sounds very very good. It sounds way better than 80 bucks. The scale was 34, which surprised me a bit, being a beginner model, (which is often shorter) and the simple volume, tone, with the p style pickup is really more than enough for a beginner to contend with. It comes in black, red, and blue; maple neck, rosewood board, dot inlays, 2 x 2 tuners.

There was nothing I had to say that was negative about the bass, but the Rogue amp was very bad--don't get it! I ended up donating this bass and amp to a church, ( not because I had any problems but I was teaching another beginner there who needed one) but I bought my husband another SX100 (last one in black, this one in red) in a pre-pack with a Drive 20 bass amp (much, much better). I got the two (bass and Drive amp) for $145 in February of 2004.At this time, the SX100 has gone up in price to $129 and the Drive 20 is $69.99.

If I had to be picky, (and it's hard to be because the deal was such a good value), there is a visible knot on the neck,the paint on the headstock shows bleeds, and the P pickups are a few milimeters crooked. None of this bothers me at all. I think the essentials are solid--they just built it to keep costs down, but the bass sounds good.

I would buy this bass for any beginner. I'm not just saying it! I bought 2 of them within 40 days. It's worth every penny. Even at the new price of $129, it's a great starter instrument. Don't get it though if: 1) you are a young person who isn't at least 5 feet tall--it will be very uncomfortable for you, maybe even discouraging. 2) if you are a petite female or have very small hands-- you also will find the full scale challenging.

Arabella Gordon rated this unit 5 on 2004-07-12.

I got this sucky bass guitar from musicians' friend for $79.99 because i was stupid and didn't know how sucky a bass i was getting.

NOTHING BUT ITS LIGHTNESS

I HATE EVERYTHING! THE SCREWS THAT ATTACH THE STRAP CAME OFF FAST, MAKES A STUPID BUZZ SOUND, SUCKY CRAPPY BORING SOUND

ITS THE SUCKIEST DON'T GET IT EVEN IF YOU'RE A BEGINNER. DON'T BE AS STUPID AS I WAS NO MATTER HOW CHEAP THEY PUT IT.!

IT SUUUCKKKKSKSSSS !

J. ARCELAO rated this unit 1 on 2003-11-22.

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