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At 19 years old, most of us are working our way through college and still trying to figure out what we're going to do in our lives... but not Dean Zalinsky. He was only 19 when he started Dean Guitars, and he had already found his calling. That was back in 1976, and Dean's reputation has only gotten better since then. But one of the biggest milestones happened 21 years later in 1997, when Elliot Dean Robinson took the helm. He was a bass player, and he knew the qualities that made Dean guitars so impressive could do the same for their deeper cousins - so the first Dean bass guitars were made, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Today, Dean bass guitars go onstage with musicians like Shinedown's Eric Bass, the Black Veil Brides' Ashley Purdy, Blackfoot's Greg T. Walker and Weird Al's Steve Jay. If you want to make your own bass debut with Dean, there's no better place to begin than with the Edge 09 Bass and Amp Pack. This bundle comes with everything you need to get started, including a gig bag, tuner, cord, strap and picks. On the other hand, if you're a professional bassist looking for a stage-ready axe, check out the V Stealth, John Campbell Edge Pro or Ashley Purdy Spire War Paint Bass Guitar.
As accomplished as Dean electric bass guitars are, there's also a lot to appreciate in their acoustic options. Instruments like the Dave Mustaine Mako Bass, Exotica Quilted Ash Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar with Aphex and the Dean Resonator Acoustic-Electric Bass can deliver rich bass tones with an amp nowhere in sight. But when you do want to plug them in, their high-end pickups and built-in electronics are more than up to the task of driving your favorite acoustic amplifier.
Dean's specialty, as it's been since 1976, is making instruments built by musicians, for musicians. Better yet, they do that while keeping them affordable enough for anyone. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned veteran of the local music scene, you'll find some impressive options in this lineup of Dean bass guitars.