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Dean EABC Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass

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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

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.

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
  • Multi-ply binding
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DeanEABC Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass
 
4.1

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stays in tune (6)
  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good audio (5)
  • Consistent (4)
  • Good feel (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (6)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3), Professional musician (3)

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.

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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.

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(150 of 163 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT TO PICK & PLAY

By SOGA

from Houston, TX

Comments about Dean EABC Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass:

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.

(21 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Price, Great Bass!!!

By David

from LaCrosse, IN

Comments about Dean EABC Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass:

I just bought this bass a couple days ago, and i love it. It's got a great sound once you tune it, and the body feels great. It seems like it would be a bit bulky, but it's really not, it fits just right in my arms. lol I would recommend this bass to anyone who wants an acoustic bass, not only is the price great, but the sound is too!

(19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Acoustic bass!!!

By Dan

from Durand, MI

Comments about Dean EABC Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass:

I went to guitar center to pick up a case for my Thunderbird, and i went into the acoustic room to play some of the guitars and basses, and i found this. I got it of the wall, and i was surprised! it sounded very nice, and the loudness kept up very good with my lead guitarist thats in my band, playing a Fender acoustic. We both sat there and played for a while. I dont have this bass yet, but when my band gets another paycheck, im gettin this with my share. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants a great sounding, cool looking, loud acoustic bass.

(18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

budget bass

By BMAN

from cincinnati,oh

Comments about Dean EABC Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass:

Definetly a great bass for the money. Has a good balance and feel,and great tone. I do recommend changing out the stock strings for something a little higher quality,but if you want a rich sound on a poor mans dollar then this is a good choice.

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Acoustic

By Alex

from Cleveland, OH

Comments about Dean EABC Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass:

I bought this accoustic as an alternative to plugging in my Ibanez GSR. It's awesome for practicing or playing acoustic sets. Smooth travel all along the fret boad, and a great tone, much deeper than other acoustics i tried. Only recomendation is to cahnge the strings to Ernie Ball Earthwood Acoustics.

(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By Les

from Erie Pa

Comments about Dean EABC Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass:

I was at a guitar center and played this bass. It is amazingly loud and has a good acoustic tone. I played a 600 dollar acoustic bass that was hanging right next to it and there was no comparison. Sound was way better from the cheap dean. I didn't have the cash right then but am going to buy this bass this week.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Exceptional bass for an exceptional price.

By Brad the Brad

from Pittsburgh, PA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

  • Not For Small Hands
  • Poor Electronics

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Small Venues

Comments about Dean EABC Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass:

I walked in to Guitar Center wth $300 in my pocket, thinking I'd be walking with a keyboard. I shouldn't have walked in to the acoustic room because, from the second this bass hit my hands, I knew I'd be going home without a keyboard.

I've wanted an acoustic bass for a few years and a salesman suggested I try a few of the models. I'm a fan of Ibanez products, but the unplugged tone didn't hold a candle to this Dean monster. It booms like a bass but still has a acoustic quality to it.

There are a few negatives, but they're mostly personal. If you're a small-handed person, I'd avoid this beast. The extended scale means you're going to be reaching for some of the lower notes. Also, the electronics leave something to be desired but it's nothing pedals and EQ can't fix.

On the whole, this bass feels like a steal. Monster tone on both the low end and high end, and it's a beauty to boot. I'm very happy to have added it to my collection.

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awsome Acoustic

By Mark

from PA

Comments about Dean EABC Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass:

I was looking for a cheap acoustic bass so i could just pick it up n jam anytime w/out the amp n bring it outside n jam in the park with some friends n i saw this one its biggg but at least it gives off alot of sound n it looks awsome even if it dosent in the picture. I played it right away after i tuned it n it sounded great.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good sound, sloppy workmanship

By Geoff

from Dallas, TX

Comments about Dean EABC Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass:

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.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice Solid Acoustic Sound

By Chris

from Dover, NJ

Comments about Dean EABC Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass:

I bought this bass so I could practic without disturbing my neighbors at 4 am. This guitar has a nice sound and as someone mentioned earlier, the Ernie Ball Earthwood Acoustic Bass (2070)strings sound very clean on this guitar. I only one complaint and that was when I got down to playing the 15th fret on the G string it buzzed like mad. When I looked down the neck from the bridge I could see a definite hump at the 15th fret. I had to tap some of the frets deeper into the fretboard and stone them to get the ability to play all frets without getting buzzed. Once I tapped and stoned the frets with the addition of Ernie Ball strings, this puppy sounds great.

(3 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Don't recommend

By Rafael

from new york, ny

Comments about Dean EABC Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass:

I bought this bass in order to play in the park with a friend on acoustic guitar. Plain and simple this bass barely makes any sound without amplification. If you're playing in a small room by yourself you can hear yourself. But other than that I do not recommend it if you plan to use it without an amp. But even with an amp (I can't remember the amp I used but it works great with an electric bass)I couldn't hear myself when playing with an electric guitar player. You get what you pay for and if you plan to play with others, I seriously suggest saving your money and buying something louder. I bought a Breedlove Atlas and it's a little louder than the Dean. I played a friends Martin 5 string at it was the loudest acoustic bass I've ever heard. Best of luck finding your gear.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My First Bass

By anthony p.

from Seattle, WA

Comments about Dean EABC Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass:

I got this bass for my 10th birthday and it is a great experience.I practice with my brother every day,but the only problem is that every time I play a note I hear feedback slowly coming. But even though that happens it is good acoustic.Anyway I love it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

nice bass for the price

By ryan forthman

from bakersfield california

Comments about Dean EABC Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass:

I got this bass a couple months ago and its perfect for what i got it for... to sit around my house and play with out setting up an amp. i wouldn't buy it to plug it in to an amp because its too quiet and feeds back too much and sounds too thin. it sounds great unplugged and i think it is worth the money

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Acoustic Bass

By Zach L. Ertzberger

from Anderson, SC

Comments about Dean EABC Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass:

This acoustic-electric bass is fantastic! It looks beautiful, sounds increcible, and best of all, plays like a dream. Affordable enough for anyone to pick up, and honestly, nothing compares to a Dean.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

good for practice

By VK

from Silver Spring, MD

Comments about Dean EABC Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass:

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).

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Booming bass

By Corb

from Alabama

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

  • Not the most comfortable thing to play

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Small Venues

Comments about Dean EABC Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass:

You hear a lot of bassist look down on ABGs for being not loud enough. This might be an entry model, but it will more than do it's job when no amp is needed. It's much louder than most of the other more expensive acoustic basses.

First off, this thing is huge. If you have short arms or small hands, look elsewhere. Might be one step below a guitaron (Mariachi bass) in terms of size. This adds to the volume projection. If Dean could come up with a way to round off the corner where your arm sits, it would make it more comfortable. Had a few cases where my arm started to fall asleep when trying to play sitting down. Just have to experiment with a position that works for you. Finding a case to fit is tricky.

Second, the factory strings are terrible, cheap roundwounds that make a lot of string noise. Put some good flatwounds on and it sounds 10 times better. The action is high but that's going to be the case on any acoustic guitar (bass or 6 string) compared to an electric. With flats, it feels closer to an upright bass. You probably won't be able to do many Claypool or Sheehan style licks, but it's not really designed for that. I've done some fingerstyle percussive stuff on it and gotten some cool sounds out of it.

The electronics are so-so. You might get a lot of feedback if the volume is really high, but then again, that's outside of its intended use. I've played mine in smaller venues and had no issues.

For a simple pick up and jam or wanting a mellow tone deal to go with an acoustic guitar, this is a great buy. Won't set you back too much and the build quality is good. Just know what you are getting and don't expect it do everything your electric bass does as easily.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

This Guitar isnt great

By Jeremy McCoy

from Places

Comments about Dean EABC Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass:

This bass is not worth your time or money its OK when not plugged in except alot of the frets rattle when you play and when you plug in the A string is much softer then the other so DONT BUY!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

It's OK

By Ethan Thompson

from Seattle, WA

Comments about Dean EABC Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass:

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.

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great untill amped.

By Johnnie

from Benton Harbor, Mi.

Comments about Dean EABC Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass:

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!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Really Nice Instrument!

By Ross

from Cleveland, OH

Comments about Dean EABC Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass:

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!

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