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Dean EAB Acoustic-Electric Bass  

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The Dean EAB Acoustic-Electric Bass is a full-sized bass guitar that produces a deeper, fuller tone than basses costing much more. 34" scale, easy-playing neck. Case sold separately.

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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$1790.00 - $17999.00
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Overview

The Dean EAB Acoustic-Electric Bass is a full-sized bass guitar that produces a deeper, fuller tone than basses costing much more. 34" scale, easy-playing neck. Case sold separately.

Features
  • Select Spruce Top
  • Mahogany Body
  • 34" Scale
  • 1-5/8" Nut
  • Set Mahogany C Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Pearl Dot Inlays
  • Sealed Die Cast Tuners
  • Celluloid Binding / Rosette
  • Rosewood Bridge
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
5 year parts and labor warranty against defects.


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DeanEAB Acoustic-Electric Bass
 
4.2

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (2)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good audio (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Stays in tune (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Jamming (4)
  • Recording (3)
  • Small venues (3)
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    • Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Bass Bass Bass!!!

What I like about this little stick is that I can sit in front of my computer/speakers and play songs on Real Player or Windows Media Player without having hook up a bulky...Read complete review

What I like about this little stick is that I can sit in front of my computer/speakers and play songs on Real Player or Windows Media Player without having hook up a bulky amp. Then, when I get ready to gig, I can grab my "P" Bass and go to work with plenty of practice under my belt. The tone is great for what I am doing in my practice sessions. The neck and body are great to work with, as well. In general a great little bass to play around with. Haven't even plugged it in yet, much less tried to use it on a gig, so I don't know how it would sound through an amp.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

TC

This bass looks nice and the action is good for a bass of this price. The tone is good although the volume is a little low. The problem with my bass is the...Read complete review

This bass looks nice and the action is good for a bass of this price. The tone is good although the volume is a little low. The problem with my bass is the intonation. The bridge slot is wider than the bridge and because of that the position and the angle of the bridge is not correct so the tunning for 3 of the strings gets progressively worse as you work up the neck. I don't play it and if I had kept the box I would return it. With a new wider bridge and many hours of work I could fix it but I think I will just trade it in at a music store for what ever they will give me for it. I was not expecting perfection but what I got is not playable to me.

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(173 of 205 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Bass Bass Bass!!!

By TeleplayerVegas

from Las Vegas, NV

Comments about Dean EAB Acoustic-Electric Bass:

What I like about this little stick is that I can sit in front of my computer/speakers and play songs on Real Player or Windows Media Player without having hook up a bulky amp. Then, when I get ready to gig, I can grab my "P" Bass and go to work with plenty of practice under my belt. The tone is great for what I am doing in my practice sessions. The neck and body are great to work with, as well. In general a great little bass to play around with. Haven't even plugged it in yet, much less tried to use it on a gig, so I don't know how it would sound through an amp.

(68 of 75 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great AB for the Price

By Jon Epstein

from akron, ohio

Comments about Dean EAB Acoustic-Electric Bass:

The Dean Playmate is an exceptionally reasonably priced acoustic electric bass that is an excellent starter bass for those making a transition from electric. The playability of this instrument is outstanding, due particulalry to the thin neck and the long neck. The acoustic tone is decent....not great...but passable in most instances. As an electric this bass is a bit weak....but then that's what solidbodies are for, right. Overall, as a first time ab, this is a good buy. For those use to a high end instrument, this is probably not for you.

(63 of 70 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

If you're undecided, just go for it!

By Bubba the Hut

from Northeast Ohio

Comments about Dean EAB Acoustic-Electric Bass:

If you're thinking this bass might be a toy, think again. Yes, it's really inexpensive, made in China and mine has some minor issues with the finish, but it plays great and sounds boomy and bright. I am very pleasantly surprised. The GC site pix don't show the control panel, which is simple and unobtrusive with one slider each for volume and tone. Mine has only one strap button (at the bridge end of the body), but I always play sitting down anyway. I'm glad I chose a model *without* a cutaway, as the body balances well on my left thigh fulcrum. Very lightweight instrument, yet it feels sturdy. If minor blemishes are likely to bother you, the natural might be a better choice than the black finish that I went with (although the black does look sharp 8^) The flaws are minor and no worse than the instrument will have after a a few months if being gently knocked against the furniture, etc. I wish I had bought this a couple of months ago when I first noticed it on GC.com.

(54 of 59 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT BASS FOR THE PRICE

By G-FUNK

from DALY CITY, CA

Comments about Dean EAB Acoustic-Electric Bass:

This bass is really built well and is great for just playing around. You just cant beat the price of this instrument. Its great to just pick up and play around with when you dont feel like plugging into an amp.

(34 of 35 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G

By Chris

from Clay City, KY

Comments about Dean EAB Acoustic-Electric Bass:

I was looking for an acoustic bass for my band for acoustic shows. This is ana amazing piece of equipment for the price. When I was looking I went store to store looking for one but all I saw was high price stuff. Then I got on the website I saw this and immediatley feel in love w/ it. The sound quality is great. The only bad thing is when you plug it up to an amp you get a little bit of fret buzzing. Overall its magnificent for the price.

(28 of 65 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Bass

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Dean EAB Acoustic-Electric Bass:

This kid I know in my schools has this bass. He is pretty good. He brings it to lunch everyday. The bass's acoustic quality is great to fiddle around on. I suggest this to a beginner bass or a bass you want to have fun with.

(22 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Dean EAB: The Greatest Bang For Your Buck

By Howie Clark

from Gilbert, AZ

Comments about Dean EAB Acoustic-Electric Bass:

For my birthday I told my mom to buy me this bass guitar because of its price, looks, and great reviews. She called me about 5 times the day of to make sure I wanted it. Unfortunately our local Guitar Center only had tan, so we ordered a black one. After a week of waiting, we received the bass. This is the greatest acoustic bass someone can buy for this price. Amazing, after a few times playing the sounds warms up and you have delicious tones. I will most certainly be returning to Dean for my next acoustic bass, unfortunately Fender still has my electric heart.

(21 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

remarkable value

By scott feldstein

from waukesha, wi

Comments about Dean EAB Acoustic-Electric Bass:

The neck is straight as an arrow. No fret buzz, even though the action is very playable. The intonation is less than perfect, but acceptable. The acoustic sound is big, but the electronics don't seem very good. One volume and one tone control don't offer much variability and it seems quiet when amped. I bought this for jamming with an acoustic guitar at home and around the campfire. For that purpose, it's a brilliant value. If you need an inexpensive, playable acoustic bass, you can't go wrong here.

(20 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

First Bass

By Mrkyle

from California

Comments about Dean EAB Acoustic-Electric Bass:

I bought this for my son to begin learning to play Bass with. I am very impressed by the quality "black finish is sweet" nice smooth neck good action, my son loves it. The strings tend to buzz a bit if you pluck too hard, might need to adjust or just get new ones. Using it as purely acoustic Bass works great! My son is learning away! Guitar center shipped it fast and the folks at the local store have been very helpful answering all my questions.

(20 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Killer Buy

By Andrew Gonzales

from Austin, TX

Comments about Dean EAB Acoustic-Electric Bass:

This bass is totally worth the price. It's sounds great and has a nice feel. Although, the salesman told me that the reason this guitar was so miderately priced because the strings buzzed in the higher registers, this bass has no buzz. www.dieamongheroes.com

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