So I'm in the market for my second bass after a while and I've narrowed down to 2 choices, the Rogue LX400 III Pro, Or the simple Dean XM Zone.
I'd categorize myself as an intermediate bass player, but I have a beginners budget, so the XM appeals to me a bit more because of it being $40 cheaper, and the fact that it's simple and something I can beat up because it's not pretty, when I played it, it sounded great for being so Lo-quality and simple
Now the Rogue, I have no Idea about, but it's fancy.
Rogue LX400 Pro 4-String Electric Bass Features:
Basswood body with quilted maple top and matching veneer on headstock
Canadian hard maple bolt-on neck, 6 Bolts
Dual action truss rod
Highest-grade Indian rosewood fingerboard
Real blue abalone position markers
Die-cast Y-style tuners
Hi-mass die-cast bridge(string-thru body or bridge)
An MM-style humbucker in bridge position and exposed pole-piece single-coil pickup in the middle position
Active circuit can be bypassed if your battery fails with pullout volume knob switch
Controls include volume, blend, treble boost/cut, and bass boost/cut
Very light and well-balanced
Can't find anything about it though,
First rule of bass club is don't buy a Rogue.
Second rule of bass club is don't buy a rogue.
If you want a cheaper bass, buy a Squier Vintage Modified or a Douglas/Brice if you must go cheaper.