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Dean EAB Fretless Acoustic-Electric Bass  

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With its EAB Acoustic-Electric Bass, Dean has put together a topnotch fretless acoustic-electric bass guitar for an incredibly low price. It's just the right instrument if you're been wanting to add a... Click To Read More About This Product

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With its EAB Acoustic-Electric Bass, Dean has put together a topnotch fretless acoustic-electric bass guitar for an incredibly low price. It's just the right instrument if you're been wanting to add a fretless to your arsenal but have a tight budget. The EAB fretless bass has lines to mark fret positions which help you learn to place your fingers correctly. Its 34"-scale neck and large body deliver a deep, full unplugged tone and its preamp with EQ and built-in tuner lets you plug in and dial it up.

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Features
  • Set neck
  • Lined fretless fingerboard
  • Built-in preamp with tuner/EQ
  • 34" scale length
  • Die-cast tuners
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DeanEAB Fretless Acoustic-Electric Bass
 
4.3

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (11)
  • Good audio (10)
  • Good feel (9)
  • Consistent (7)
  • Stays in tune (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (10)
  • Jamming (9)
  • Small venues (7)
  • Recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Tough little acoustic fretless

I've owned this about 9 months now and added a Warwick Corvette $$ recently. I saw the review that commented on the buzzing first fret. The truss rod adjustment (Yes There Is One...Read complete review

I've owned this about 9 months now and added a Warwick Corvette $$ recently. I saw the review that commented on the buzzing first fret. The truss rod adjustment (Yes There Is One on This Bass! look in the center hole up toward the neck) just needed a slight left tweak and the first fret buzz was gone! I'd lived with it for months and gone in 30 seconds. I am using Roto 77LD's flatwound strings on it....sounds great...a nice thump. I use it as a knock around practice bass and take it down the Cape with me instead of lugging the big heavy Warwick and amp. If you want to use it amp-less and up the acoustic output, use a pick. Has the classic fretless "mwah", and frankly it is more comfortable to play than the W. The tuner works great. The EQ/Pre-amp is quiet and clean. Piezo pickup is what it is...works fine, lasts a long time. Make sure you pull the plug when not playing or you run thru batteries fast. Otherwise I've run mine for about 5 months so far on a fresh duracell 9V. This is what to get if you always wondered if you want to play a fretless. This one makes that choice harder for every bass you buy in the future (if you like fretless...I do!). It's a fairly longscale bass (34 or 35" I think). I highly recommend it to folks that are interested in learning bass or returning to playing bass...safe investment, well made, does the job.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Its okay....

I have never played bass and thought, "I want one." I do a lot of acoustic gigs so I figured an acoustic bass would be very cool. The Dean EAB Fretless...Read complete review

I have never played bass and thought, "I want one." I do a lot of acoustic gigs so I figured an acoustic bass would be very cool. The Dean EAB Fretless sounds really decent acoustic... The pick up in it sucks though. Unplugged, I love it, but plugged in is much less to be desired. So I am planing on replacing the pick up in it and I think it will be ready to go then. Not bad for a couple hundred bucks.

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5.0

This Beautifully crafted masterpiece is mine

By William

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Dean EAB Fretless Acoustic-Electric Bass:

Rich tone, smooth playability, beautifully crafted at the right price.
The inlaid frets make for an awesome look .

 
4.0

Yeah... I bought one. Play it upright!

By cLeetus

from Souderton, Pa.

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Dean EAB Fretless Acoustic-Electric Bass:

    I'm using it as a gateway Upright Bass.

     
    4.0

    Great affordable acoustic fretless bass

    By Pád

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Dean EAB Fretless Acoustic-Electric Bass:

    Very pleased with Guitar Center, had received a damaged bass from an online vendor that was obviously damaged in the warehouse. This arrived pristine and the store staff was very supportive and accommodating.
    Trying to get back to my acoustic bass roots of 50+ years ago. This bass has the volume to play acoustic in small settings, the electronics are good, very natural sound through my SW mini bass amp. The overall quality is great for a $200+/- guitar. As I regain my fretless chops I'll probably upgrade to a higher quality bass but this is great for and affordable unit!

     
    4.0

    Very Pleasantly Surprised

    By Leftka

    from Naples, FL

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Excellent value
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Sounds very good acoustic or plugged in
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

    • Not the best finish or attention to detail

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Dean EAB Fretless Acoustic-Electric Bass:

    I was a little hesitant to buy this bass...there were some bad reviews. I wanted an acoustic fretless bass and after this Dean the price point goes way up. So I decided to give it try. I'm really enjoying playing it. Has a very warm, almost upright bass tone. Super surprised by how it good sounds plugged in to my ampeg 30 watt bass amp. I changed the strings to a set of d'addario slinky flatwound strings...smooth feel, great tone. Loving it! Gave it a 4...if Dean would step up the attention to detail (better tuners), it'd get a 5.

     
    4.0

    Nice sound, with or without amp

    By unclebuck2828

    from Western New York

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Nice Sound On My Amp

    Cons

    • Lite Acoustic Volume

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues
    • Used At Camp

    Comments about Dean EAB Fretless Acoustic-Electric Bass:

    I got this for acoustic use at Camp. Plays nice and sounds nice when used on my G-K amp. Built in tuner and pre-amp work great.

     
    5.0

    Best buss for the money

    By Ilya

    from San Jose, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Dean EAB Fretless Acoustic-Electric Bass:

        This bass has nice factory setup with low action, good sound for acoustic, didn't try plug in sound yet.
        I bought it with open box discount and the promised scratch is not even visible. Best buy for the money.

         
        5.0

        Eye Catcher

        By Bassman150

        from Virginia

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Nice Tone
        • Rich Sound
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Dean EAB Fretless Acoustic-Electric Bass:

          Fantastic Bass! I was looking to transition over to fretless and this bass is exactly what I was looking for! When unplugged it has a deep tone that blends well with acoustic guitars. I did have to change the tuning pegs because I stripped the gear on the D strings peg. Other than that I love this Bass and it has gradually become my workhorse.

           
          4.0

          great for learning fretless

          By Gary

          from Laguna Vista, TX

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Loud Unplugged
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Dean EAB Fretless Acoustic-Electric Bass:

            Good tone and adequate unplugged volume. Replaced strings immediately with nylon wrapped flatwounds to get upright tone. G-string volume, when plugged in, required tech work to correct and jack failed during first few gigs, requiring replacement. But... for the money it has been great. I have played it in lots of gigs and sessions.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good deal, just what I needed

            By David

            from Bellevue, WA

            Comments about Dean EAB Fretless Acoustic-Electric Bass:

            I wanted a warmer sound with more thump than an electric bass, and this fit the bill perfectly, after I put flatwound strings on it. Excellent instrument for the price, very playable, no adjustment needed. As a fretless newbie I like the fret markings. A gleaming black slab of bare fretboard would look great, but I'm no Jaco. Only complaint is I had to install a strap button on the top - it only comes with the one on the bottom. Also, if you really want to play it with roundwounds, they WILL wear the fretboard (I saw this even with a little playing using the stock strings) and the piezo pickup really emphasizes the finger noise.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Not a bad buy for the money

            By Jammer123

            from Richmond, VA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Fun To Play
            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

            • Fretboard Too Soft
            • Must Have Flatwounds

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Dean EAB Fretless Acoustic-Electric Bass:

            It's a decent instrument for the money and it's fun to play. The most disappointing thing about it has been that when I first bought it I had to change the strings to flatwounds. The string pegs were jammed into the bridge so hard I had to use pliers to yank them out causing damage to the pegs and minor scratching to the bridge. That's probably more Musicians' Friend's fault.

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