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Username: yekcko

Post Number: 32
Registered: 12-2002
Posted on Saturday, May 05, 2007 - 7:41 pm:   Edit Post

Could you please provide me with the info regarding the wood combo and electronics for my Rogue 6. I have tried to post here tonight a few times but my post are not making it through for some reason???? Thks
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Username: the_8_string_king

Post Number: 577
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Saturday, May 05, 2007 - 8:50 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Yekcko. It looks to me like the wood on your Rogue is probably WENGE. (When-gay)

Your electronics appear to be standard Rogue/Europa electronics.

If so (almost certainly so -as they match the standard configuration) the three knobs are: master volume; pan/balance/blend (there is a center detent -which is the 50/50 position); and the famous Alembic "low pass filter".

A description of the filter can be found here:

The standard setup for the 3 toggle switches for a Rogue or Europa is that 2 of the 3 toggles are 3-position switches, and the 3rd is just a 2 position switch. (If all 3 toggles are 3-position switches -which is statistically unlikely- then you have a custom upgrade.)

In general, Rogues have 2 3-position switches, which are bass and treble boost/flat/cut switches. Once you realize this, it's pretty easy to figure out. Both toggles are "flat" in the center position. Flick 'em one way and you'll get a moderate (6 db) boost; flick 'em the other way and you'll get a moderate (6 db) cut. Once you realize this, it should be pretty easy to figure out which is bass, and which is treble -just by listening and hearing what they do.

The 3rd toggle is the "Q" switch. It's a 2-position switch, standard. The 2-position switch is basically an "off/on" switch for the "Q". The Q works with the filter to add a (usually 8 db -unless you have a custom/customized instrument) to the frequency selected by the "low pass filter."

You can also reference the official description of Rogue/Europa controls here:

The "Q" is a big part of the Alembic sound. The best way to hear what it does is to have your fretting hand "hammer on" a couple notes repeatedly while your other hand turns the filter. When the "Q" is on, you'll hear a very noticable "wah wah" effect. I recommend hammering on on one of your middle strings on one of your middle frets. You WON'T hear this "wah wah" effect if/when the "Q" is turned off.

For more/further info, dig around a little here:

P.S. Congrats on the Rogue, it looks great! How's it sound, feel, and play?
Intermediate Member
Username: mele_aloha

Post Number: 113
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Saturday, May 05, 2007 - 11:24 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Yekcko,

If you really want info straight from the top why don't you back up a thread and go to "Owning An Alembic" and enter the thread "Serial Number/History requests".

This will hopefully lead you to the information you are looking for regarding your bass.

Thank you, Paul
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Username: the_8_string_king

Post Number: 578
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Saturday, May 05, 2007 - 11:39 pm:   Edit Post

Yes, that is the standard/ideal procedure... but since you indicated you'd had trouble getting your posts to go thru, I took the liberty of responding to this post which DID go thru.

By the way, it is the top laminate which I think is Wenge. The body material is usually Mahogany -but I can't tell from the picture.

The neck woods are clearly the standard Rock Maple -and they typically have thin Walnut veneers separating them.

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