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Dean Pace Bass 4-String Electric Upright Black

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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... 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 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.

FEATURES

Position markers on the side 
Solid maple neck-through construction
Slotted headstock
Standard 35" scale
6"-radius rosewood fingerboard
Piezo bridge
Buffer preamp
Double-braced tripod stand
Black chrome hardware
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DeanPace Bass 4-String Electric Upright
 
4.3

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I don't understand the other reviews...I love this bass...

I've been playing piano for 63 years and bass for 58. Professionally for 59 years. I played nothing but upright in symphonic, rock, and jazz groups for 30 years then keys for the...Read complete review

I've been playing piano for 63 years and bass for 58. Professionally for 59 years. I played nothing but upright in symphonic, rock, and jazz groups for 30 years then keys for the next 30 or so. I decided to go back to bass about a year ago after seeing someone playing a "stick" bass. On a whim, I bought this bass. Like riding a bike. Just played. I've played it with 10 different bands, 3 music directors, and countless musicians over that year. Every musician, singer, etc (except for one) LOVES this bass. I don't understand the reviews except the "case" comment. It's junk. Bottom line: this bass sounds somewhere between a bass guitar and upright. It's neither so don't expect it to be. It's not intended to be either and it's not. And you can't play it with a bow. Those of you with lousy tone, I'd suggest another amp or more eq tweaking. You NEED a 15" speaker. Also, don't play it like a guitar player plays bass - you all know what I mean - play it like a bass and concentrate on the low end. It's a powerful, great foundation for any group in any venue and style. And the audience invariably gets a kick out of it. Especially when they hear it. I love it and recommend it to anyone. Great sound and playability. Break a leg.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It is worth what you pay for it, no more

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...Read complete review

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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(49 of 59 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

It is worth what you pay for it, no more

By CSF

from Northern Va.

Comments about Dean Pace Bass 4-String Electric Upright:

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.

(25 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Pace Bass Case Waste

By Tom Towle

from Montecito, CA

Comments about Dean Pace Bass 4-String Electric Upright:

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.

(24 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not bad...

By charles

from Toronto Canada

Comments about Dean Pace Bass 4-String Electric Upright:

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.

(15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not the best, but a fine inexpensive alternative.

By Rudy J

from Dallas, TX

Comments about Dean Pace Bass 4-String Electric Upright:

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

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I don't understand the other reviews...I love this bass...

By Norm

from Warrington, PA and Port Saint Lucie, FL

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Pros

  • Easy Set Up And Portable
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • The Included Case Is Junk

Best Uses

  • All venues
  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording

Comments about Dean Pace Bass 4-String Electric Upright:

I've been playing piano for 63 years and bass for 58. Professionally for 59 years. I played nothing but upright in symphonic, rock, and jazz groups for 30 years then keys for the next 30 or so. I decided to go back to bass about a year ago after seeing someone playing a "stick" bass. On a whim, I bought this bass. Like riding a bike. Just played. I've played it with 10 different bands, 3 music directors, and countless musicians over that year. Every musician, singer, etc (except for one) LOVES this bass. I don't understand the reviews except the "case" comment. It's junk. Bottom line: this bass sounds somewhere between a bass guitar and upright. It's neither so don't expect it to be. It's not intended to be either and it's not. And you can't play it with a bow. Those of you with lousy tone, I'd suggest another amp or more eq tweaking. You NEED a 15" speaker. Also, don't play it like a guitar player plays bass - you all know what I mean - play it like a bass and concentrate on the low end. It's a powerful, great foundation for any group in any venue and style. And the audience invariably gets a kick out of it. Especially when they hear it. I love it and recommend it to anyone. Great sound and playability. Break a leg.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wow great

By Taxlaw1

from Metuchen, NJ

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Dean Pace Bass 4-String Electric Upright:

    Received this as a Christmas gift from my wife and daughter. It sounds great. Fast setup. Fun to play.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    you must use a preamp

    By technoteacher

    from chicago

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

    • Poor Pick Up

    Best Uses

    • Small Venues

    Comments about Dean Pace Bass 4-String Electric Upright:

    In order to get a good tone use a preamp and roll off some treble and boost bass. I recommend the Behringer Bass preamp. Why spend more?

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I would buy this bass again

    By T.K

    from Michigan City,In.

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Dean Pace Bass 4-String Electric Upright:

      I have owned this bass for 5 years.It transports easily,sets up quickly and has in my opinion a great sound.
      Opening the preamp compartment and adjusting the onboard EQ takes a little time.But it's worth it.
      Keeping in mind(to the naysayers)the bass IS electric ! Expecting a bass sound exactly like a bass
      fiddle is not in keeping with the laws of acoustics.You may find a little satisfaction however by experimenting with a Boss AC-3 acoustic simulator pedal with a slight bit of reverb added. I saw a video of Jack Bruce with a highly scooped mid EQ for his fretless while doing the Cream reunion.Remeber friends
      experiment!!!!You may surprise yourselves

       
      5.0

      Great starter upright!

      By Dre'

      from Apple Valley

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Dean Pace Bass 4-String Electric Upright:

        I like the price. It allows me to learn upright bass and not go broke.

        (0 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Dean Pace Upright Bass

        By Mike

        from Arlington TX

        Comments about Dean Pace Bass 4-String Electric Upright:

        It does have good action, However this has the most horrible tone I have ever had in a bass. It is absultey disgusting.

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