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Dean EABC 5-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass  

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The Dean Cutaway EAB 5-String Bass Guitar is a full-sized instrument with 34" scale that produces a deeper, fuller tone than bass guitars costing much more. Select spruce top; mahogany back, sides, an... Click To Read More About This Product

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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.
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Overview

The Dean Cutaway EAB 5-String Bass Guitar is a full-sized instrument with 34" scale that produces a deeper, fuller tone than bass guitars costing much more. Select spruce top; mahogany back, sides, and neck; rosewood fingerboard; and die-cast chrome tuners. Cosmetic touches include an abalone soundhole inlay and multi-ply binding.

Case sold separately.

Features
  • Acoustic-electric bass
  • Select spruce top
  • 34" scale
  • 1-5/8" nut width
  • Chrome die-cast tuners
  • Dean preamp
  • Mahogany back, sides and neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Abalone soundhole inlay
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5 year parts and labor warranty against defects.


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DeanEABC 5-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass
 
3.7

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great sounding acoustic bass

Great sounding acoustic five string bass. Tuned right up and has decent action. Some may want their strings a bit lower on the frets and it is an easy adjustment for those qualified with...Read complete review

Great sounding acoustic five string bass. Tuned right up and has decent action. Some may want their strings a bit lower on the frets and it is an easy adjustment for those qualified with the right wrench. This bass is nice and loud for acoustic jam sessions with multiple players and instruments. Awesome price point for the low end Dean playmate series and with five strings!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Take the word "electric" from the description

I ordered the bass from the store, and it arrived exactly when the rep told me it would. I played it unplugged at first and I was impressed. My band does both electric...Read complete review

I ordered the bass from the store, and it arrived exactly when the rep told me it would. I played it unplugged at first and I was impressed. My band does both electric and acoustic gigs, but the acoustic gigs still run through a PA so I need that acoustic sound but plugged in. Anyway, the sound was rich, and full. The action on the neck was great, and even the B string was not muddy. Everything was clear, and I was impressed. Then I plugged it in. OMG. Snap, crackle, and pop - just like Rice Krispies. The sound was so annoying I couldn't take minute of that noise. The Dean guitar company could sell many of these basses if they remove the word "electric" and rip out the electronics on this bass and sell it as a straight acoustic bass. Acoustic - good. Electric - HORRIBLE!

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(34 of 37 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great sounding acoustic bass

By Jeff Evans

from Meadow Vista, CA

Comments about Dean EABC 5-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass:

Great sounding acoustic five string bass. Tuned right up and has decent action. Some may want their strings a bit lower on the frets and it is an easy adjustment for those qualified with the right wrench. This bass is nice and loud for acoustic jam sessions with multiple players and instruments. Awesome price point for the low end Dean playmate series and with five strings!

(22 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREATEST.....ACOUSTIC BASS.....EVER!

By Mr.Delano

from yonkers, NY

Comments about Dean EABC 5-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass:

i was @ guitar center in brooklyn, NY and i was looking for an acoustic bass so i don't have to drag my amp with me everywhere i go. So i saw this bass in 4 string but wanted that 5 string sound so i get the bass ordered 5 days later i have it and barely put it down!! it has a smooth feel great sound look great the only thing with it is, its a massive body n the pre-amp is weak but if u just want it it have that acoustic bass to carry around without trying to find a power outlet then this is wat you need in your life!

(21 of 41 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Good for a practice bass.

By Diego Rossin

from Miami, FL

Comments about Dean EABC 5-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass:

I only bought this bass because it was cheap and I needed a practice bass. And that's what it is. A few of it's pieces were loose and I had to glue them back together, it has no preamp so if you plan on plugging it in, do not buy it. And the cheapest acoustic 5 string you'll find.

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Cheap bass

By Brian D

from st. petersburg

Comments about Dean EABC 5-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass:

I bought this for the price, and thats what you get, minor fret buzz, mediocure sound, but not terrible for a fast option.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Generally Satisfied

By Robert

from Washington, DC

Comments about Dean EABC 5-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass:

I've had this bass now for a few weeks and have been pretty satisfied with it so far, based on my expectations. This is my second acoustic bass, but my first five-string, so I was looking for a relatively inexpensive 5-string on which to learn and play around with "unplugged". So far, this bass works admirably for that purpose. Out of the box, it is nicely playable, with a decently low action, so I haven't felt the need to tinker with setup yet. I expect that will occur when I eventually change the strings out for ones with a warmer tone. I have done a little testing with this bass plugged into my 200 Watt amp, and while it is certainly quieter than my mainstay electric at the same volume setting, that has also been my experience with my 4-string acoustic. Right now, I've got plenty of wattage for most purposes, so turning it up is my answer, but I don't know yet how well it will work with my 25 Watt practice amp that I carry around when practicing at other locations. That could possibly push me into putting in a new pickup, but at the roughly $200 or so purchase price of the bass, it still seems to me like a pretty good value and I don't think that I'll mind adding some custom improvements like that over time. I didn't detect any of the static problems that I've seen mentioned in other reviews, but I haven't played it extensively plugged-in yet, either.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Absolutely Love This Thing.

By Paul C

from Chattanooga TN

Comments about Dean EABC 5-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass:

This thing has an amazing sound. I usually use a Ibanez GSR205 but I love the way acoustic basses sound. Whenever I'm going somewhere, I bring this because it is loud enough to not have to have an amp.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Take the word "electric" from the description

By Peter Kamenakis

from Carneys Point, NJ

Comments about Dean EABC 5-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass:

I ordered the bass from the store, and it arrived exactly when the rep told me it would. I played it unplugged at first and I was impressed. My band does both electric and acoustic gigs, but the acoustic gigs still run through a PA so I need that acoustic sound but plugged in. Anyway, the sound was rich, and full. The action on the neck was great, and even the B string was not muddy. Everything was clear, and I was impressed. Then I plugged it in. OMG. Snap, crackle, and pop - just like Rice Krispies. The sound was so annoying I couldn't take minute of that noise. The Dean guitar company could sell many of these basses if they remove the word "electric" and rip out the electronics on this bass and sell it as a straight acoustic bass. Acoustic - good. Electric - HORRIBLE!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

one of the best!

By Ryan Wellings

from California

Comments about Dean EABC 5-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass:

I got this for Christmas after wanting an Acoustic bass for a long time after selling my Washburn several years back. I must say that this one does NOT disappoint AT ALL!! This sounds GREAT unplugged and plugged in. I had to make NO adjustments at all other than a quick tuning. I would reccommend this one if your looking for an acoustic bass!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Worth Every Penny

By Heems

from Akron, OH

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Dean EABC 5-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass:

    I read the reviews and talked to a good friend who has owned Dean acoustic basses before buying this bass, so I knew what to expect.

    YOU SHOULD EXPECT TO REPLACE THE TUNERS, GET IT SET UP, AND HAVE THE PICKUP EITHER ADJUSTED OR REPLACED.

    If you buy this bass knowing that you won't be disappointed. If you expect a gig ready bass right out of the box you will be sorely disappointed.

    One of the tuners was broken right out of the box and the action was crazy high off the fretboard, but I expected that based on my research. Ordered new Grotoh tuners ($50), got it set up and the pic up adjusted ($120) and now it's amazing.

    For the price (and the hassle of getting it dialed in) it's really unbelievable. It's almost comically huge, but comfortable to play and sounds a bit like a stand up bass. Looks good, sounds amazing, easy to play.

     
    4.0

    Fun bass, DON'T USE PLUGGED IN!!

    By Bass Man

    from New Jersey

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Rich Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Dean EABC 5-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass:

      Nice looking bass. You'll need a mic or a new pick up if you are planning to play this electrically. The pick ups are pretty much worthless. other than that, fun bass especially for a 5 string.

       
      4.0

      Good for the Money

      By Bass Man

      from New Jersey

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backyard Jams
        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Dean EABC 5-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass:

        Great sounding acoustic bass. I was looking for a 5-string acoustic. Found this one. Good for the money. Very large body and scale. Recieved it with electric strings. Recommend a setup as well as acoustic strings when you first recieve it. Fun to play, and if you get it with seperate Dean case, good little package.

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