The Dean Pace 4-String Electric Upright Bass is well built and well priced. Position markers on the side help you keep track of where you are on the neck as you transfer your hard-won chops to the moa... Read More
The Dean Pace 4-String Electric Upright Bass is well built and well priced. Position markers on the side help you keep track of where you are on the neck as you transfer your hard-won chops to the moaning, liberating sound of a fretless upright. Solid maple neck-through construction with slotted headstock, standard 35" scale, and traditional 6"- radius rosewood fingerboard. Piezo bridge with buffer preamp lets you plug right into a standard bass amp. Double-braced tripod stand and black chrome hardware make the Dean Pace Bass easy to manage and very cool looking.
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First, let me explain, I've been a musician for 30 years and a bass player for 25 but my main work is not as a musician. I needed an upright bass to use in a festival. I knew I will use it for around 2 hours and I may not use it again, but I thought it will be a good add on to my studio, so instead of borrowing one, I decided to buy it. This bass, has a couple of design flaws. First, it has only one volume control and nothing else. The sound has too much treble for my taste, but I was able to correct that with the preamps. As a regular upright bass player (the big fat bass, I mean), I tried a couple of tricks to see how this bass responds and I must say it is very acceptable for a unit at this price. Still it lacks the sound of a real upright bass, but as I said before, I tricked it with the preamps and it sounds good. At the festival, the sound people gave me a Gallien Krueger head and speakers. I had to tweak the knobs, and after several tries, I got it to sound pretty much like the real thing. Bottom line, it is a good bass for starters or people who wants to start diving into the upright world. If you are a professional, you may want to explore other more expensive options
It does have good action, However this has the most horrible tone I have ever had in a bass. It is absultey disgusting.
The Dean Pace Upright Bass had a couple problems. The zipper on the "el cheapo" case broke off the same day. The volume pot is sticking at the high end and the stand configuration does not seem to accommodate for a shorter player in that I can not seem to lower it to a comfortable height. I am playing it through a Boss Bass Equalizer pedal with the graphic EQ sliders set tapered diagonally from minimum treble to maximum bass...still, I am not hearing the acoustic semblance I would love. It may be worth the money IF and only IF you are using it for the SPECIFIC reasons of (a) preparing for acoustic OR (b) convenience of portable and cheap.
Been playing bass for over 15 years but this is my first upright. The playability is great and the tone is ok (a bit too much trebel for my taste) but with some nob tweaking on my amp I managed to make it sound good. I would say it's a good purchase for the electric players out there who are curious and want to play upright without breaking the bank but for the guys who play the real deal I wouldn't recommend this instrument as it doesn't have that thump or is not as warm as a real wood bass.
It had been a while since I had played an upright. I did not want to spend too much. I didn't. It doesn't cost much, the quality is lacking, as is the tone. It does not sound like an acoustic upright bass. I have tried different strings with only minor success.It has good action however, and it has given me the desire and ability to go out and purchase a better bass.
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