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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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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.

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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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DeanEABC Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass
 
4.3

(based on 71 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (7)
  • Stays in tune (7)
  • Good audio (6)
  • Good feel (6)
  • Consistent (5)

Cons

  • Poor electronics (3)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (7)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Small venues (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4)

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.

Reviewed by 71 customers

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5.0

This is the best acoustic bass for the price!

By Josh

from Levittown pa

About Me Novice

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Dean EABC Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass:

    This bass is just amazing for the price. Yes it's big and people may not like that, but for my the size is perfect. This thing has an amazingly loud sound without being plugged in. When you plug it in it still sounds amazing. The strings it came with at least on mine (they may of been changed at the store) sound amazing and I have no intentions of changing them for a while despite what other reviews say about the strings sounding terrible that come with it. Over all I would highly recommend this bass. The price is just amazing for the quality. I knew I had to buy it the moment I put my hands on it.

     
    4.0

    Great Value, Weak Pickup

    By Davis Basil

    from Boise ID

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Poor Electronics

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Dean EABC Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass:

    Great value, I practice a lot more now that I don't need to plug in.
    However, the pickup is incredibly weak.
    I turned my 60 watt bass amp up all the way and it still wasn't loud enough to gig with.
    I'm going to experiment with using a distortion pedal to boost the signal.

    I bought 2 of these used for 100 each and ripped the frets off one.
    Great fretless tone with flatwounds.

     
    5.0

    Awesome

    By Gesta

    from WPB Fl

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Dean EABC Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass:

      Feels good in my hands, beautiful acoustic tone, very playable, I find it very easy to express myself on it, you can not beat the price.

      (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.

      (3 of 3 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.

       
      4.0

      Really Good Bass

      By Punkbass182

      from South Gate, Ca

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Dean EABC Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass:

        I wanted an acoustic bass and for me it was between the Ibanez and this one. I decided to go with this Bass and I love it, especially for the price its at!. It has a really solid and, surprisingly, punchy sound without it being plugged in. When it is plugged in, it does give off some feed back but still excellent sound. A little bit of fret buzz at the 17th fret, shouldn't be a big deal unless you play a lot in the area. Neck feels great, not to thick so its really easy to get around. Really light weight. The body looks huge from the picture but its excellent size. Overall I'd recommend it to any bass player that wants a quality sounding acoustic bass without hurting the wallet.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Terrible Electronics

        By Harry Hopkins

        from Houston TX

        Comments about Dean EABC Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass:

        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.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Run far away!

        By GARTH DEVLIN

        from pa,

        Comments about Dean EABC Cutaway Acoustic-Electric 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.....

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great bass

        By Tyler Tinsman

        from Winchester, VA

        Comments about Dean EABC Cutaway Acoustic-Electric 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.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great unplugged, poor electronics

        By Tony From Brooklyn

        from New York City

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

        • Not Consistent
        • Poor Electronics
        • Terrible Feedback

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Dean EABC Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass:

        This is a great bass for practicing, and maybe jamming with an acoustic. Don't try playing it plugged in! Even at moderate levels mine fed back like crazy. The tone was also poor, and notes on the higher strings were much lower in volume than those on the E and A strings.

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