Perhaps a little playfully mischevious, 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, note it reaches clear up 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 nut 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.
Electronics on the Rogue are the same as the Europa model with a 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.
The spec list at the end 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.