The Dean Cutaway EAB is a full-sized acoustic-electric bass with a 34" scale that produces a deeper, fuller tone than basses costing much more. Select spruce top; mahogany back, sides, and neck; rosew... Read More
The Dean Cutaway EAB is a full-sized acoustic-electric bass with a 34" scale that produces a deeper, fuller tone than basses 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.
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Most Liked Positive Review
GREAT TO PICK & PLAY
I've just bought this bass a month ago and it has been a great experience. I was looking for an affordable acoustic bass guitar and this by far was the best deal. I use...Read complete review
I've just bought this bass a month ago and it has been a great experience. I was looking for an affordable acoustic bass guitar and this by far was the best deal. I use this one to play my notes without setting the whole thing (amp, cables, etc.) and found a nice wood sound. The electric interface is not awesome but works well if you want to plug it. Great value for your money.
Most Liked Negative Review
Good sound, sloppy workmanship
My wife bought me this guitar for Christmas, it was sold as out-of-box, so I would expect some wear on it. The neck was out of line so the thing wouldn't play, there...Read complete review
My wife bought me this guitar for Christmas, it was sold as out-of-box, so I would expect some wear on it. The neck was out of line so the thing wouldn't play, there were some cosmetic flaws too. I returned it, chalking it up to an open item, got a new one in the box, got home opened it up and more cosmetic flaws, just poor workmanship, but it played and sounded great. I tried to return it, but the two the store had were defective too. The guy at the store told me he could swap it out for a Michael Kelly for $15 difference, selling it at $214, I said sure maybe it will be put together better. Well it turned out he could not make that deal after telling me he could, so I still have my Dean Playmate #2. I suppose Dean just had a bad batch of these at the beginning of the year or something. Typically a pretty good product.
Reviewed by 26 customers
I bought this bass because of the price, and that it sounded pretty good acoustically compared to other basses in the store. It played pretty well, but like all inexpensive instruments, it needed a full set up, which is no big deal. There were a few sharp fret ends, which can also be expected. Over all it is a pretty well built instrument, and has a decent fit and finish, especially for the low price. After getting it home and plugging it into my PA, I realized that the piezo pickup system was a passive unit, that sounded terrible plugged in. The G string was harsh and tinny sounding, the E string was pretty much no audible. The fact that this bass is pretty much useless when plugged in without some kind of buffer makes it completely useless for my purposes. I wound up returning the bass. I wouldn't recommend this bass unless you will only be using it acoustically, or are willing to install an active preamp system in the bass.
Where to begin... well first when i got the bass it wasn't bad.. the action was a little high and the A string sounded really dull with an amp. but thats when it went down hill. the neck formed a bump around were the neck meets the body (15-16 fret), making playing anything in the second octave impossible. so i took it back and they shipped me a new one. I didn't even have to play it to see that it was just as bad.. when I put new strings on it (because what it had on it were very old and tarnished) the action was real bad... how bad one may ask? lets just say i can park a car between the fretboard and the strings. So if you are reading this take my advice.... RUN! If not good luck on you new project bass.....
By far the best acoustic bass for the price. I kept coming back to this one in the acoustic room, even after picking up more expensive basses. Huge bass with a huge sound. Love it.
First off, this bass has a great acoustic sound. It is much louder than any of the other basses I tried. The neck is easy to play and feels comfortable. However, its electric sound isn't as great. It is only a passive system with volume and tone. The amplified tone doesn't sound as good as its acoustic tone. Overall, this bass is great for acoustic playing, but not for electric playing.
This bass is awesome! I've been wanting an acoustic bass for a long time and I'm glad I waited and bought this one. Great sound and tone, looks and plays great and the price can't be beat! This thing is MASSIVE!! The pictures do not do this bass justice. It has a nice big body but it's not bulky. The 34" scale makes it the perfect practice bass when you don't want to pull out your electric bass. I've played other acoustic basses and they had weak sound and no balls, like they were just acoustic guitars with a bass neck slapped on. Not this one! The only thing I don't like about this bass is when it's plugged into an amp. Every bump or tap or squeak form the strings is amplified so it is pretty noisy, but I didn't buy this bass to plug in anyway, so that doesn't take anything away from this bass in my opinion. All in all I LOVE THIS BASS!!!
I stuck my head into the acoustic room for a quick peek and saw this beauty sitting by the door. I've been looking for an acoustic bass for a while and was shocked at the price tag. I picked it up and played it and was double-shocked by the great sound. I compared it to a Yamaha and Breedlove and thought the Dean sounded best. The necks felt more luscious on the other guitars of course. The Dean's neck has a little bit of that chap guitar harshness to it, but it's really not noticeable until you try the Breedlove that costs more than three times the price of the Dean. Anyway, I bought the Dean and love it. Strings need to be changed as others have said but the guitar is great. The built-in pickup is a nice bonus.
I've played electrics for 25 years and recently had the itch for an acoustic. Like many, I wanted a quality instrument without having to pay a fortune. I chose the Dean EABC - and am so glad I did! This is a large bass - 34" neck and full sized body. The quality of the craftsmanship is very good, and the natural wood grain is beautiful! As a electric, it is rather poor. However, I chose this bass for its acoustic qualities. I test-played a handful of acoustic basses, most costing MUCH more than the Dean. The sound (acoustic), playability, intonation, and quality of the Dean far, far, exceed its modest cost. I couldn't be more pleased!
I got this one because I was tired of going to camp fires and nobody had an acoustic bass.This bass was great untill amped. It has a smooth delivery and the action is great, but I can't get pass the weak volume given from beeing amped. If only the bass man had more amps, get in G!
I recently acquired and it arrived from G.C. I have the standard EAB in black finish, but wanted the cutaway. With a gift card, discount, and good base price, I didnt feel bad getting a second one. I'm glad I did. The natural finish is much prettier than the black lacquer. Though it appears to not have a protective finish on it. I don't know if G.C. did any set-up or they are better at the factory now. Action out of the box is about where I ended up with the black standard after months of tinkering with the truss bar. Plus the strings appear different. Good investment for practicing, nice woody sound (in my opinion).
It's a great bass for what it's worth, very sturdy, loud, large. It sounds horrible when you slap and pop, horrible. Obnoxiously sized, but comfortable after you get used to it. All in all, its a decent bass.
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