Perhaps a little playfully mischievous, the Rogue bass is befitting of its moniker. Sweeping and dramatic curves define the body shape, complimented by extended contours at the elbow and tummy carvings.
The longest upper horn in our standard offerings, it reaches clear to the twelfth fret. There's no way you'll find the Rogue even slightly neck-heavy, even in configurations of six or more strings. And thanks to the bridge position, the reach to the first fret is closer than our traditional Standard Point body design.
Great tone is what Alembic is all about, and the Rogue is no exception. Neck through construction gives a solid foundation of sustain and even response from the lower to upper registers. Standard Mahogany body is versatile, and glad to inherit the tonal characteristics of the top you pair it with. Looking for brighter tones with strong attack? Walnut will be your best choice. Rather warm it up a bit? Look no further than Curly Redwood. Our wood experts can help you select the perfect recipe for your application.
For electronics, the Rogue employs volume, pan, low-pass filter, Q-switch and the ever-handy quick tone change bass cut/flat/boost and treble cut/flat/boost switches. The controls are easy to navigate on a busy stage, but versatile enough to cover a broad range of sounds. For customizing your sound, the Rogue's two preamps allow the pickups to be set for preference of playability or tone without regard to output - simply adjust the internal trimpots to balance the output of the pickups once height of the pickups is established.
The spec list at the bottom of the page shows the standard configuration for 4, 5, and 6-string versions of the Rogue, but as a full-service custom shop, any scale length, fingerboard dimension, neck carving, wood selection, you-name-it is possible. The Rogue body shape is especially well-suited for extra long scale lengths and 7+ strings. Options like fretted or fretless, right or left handed and a host of standard woods are never an extra charge on any Alembic instrument.