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Dean EAB Acoustic Electric Bass Guitar

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Product Description

The Dean EAB Electric Acoustic Bass is the perfect starter bass guitar for the beginning bass player.
Now you can play bass with or without an amp! This is a comfortable bass that's loud enough for jam sessions with acoustic guitar players, and has the on-board electronics to let you take it right up on stage. For home recording, an acoustic bass is absolutely perfect because you get an incredible sound and you don't have to spend time finding the sweet spot miking up a speaker cabinet.

Features include a select spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and a passive piezo pickup system.

Dean is really doin' it right with the Electric Acoustic Bass.

Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  813-600-3920 Warranty:  5 Years Material and Workmanship
Scott O. from Quincy, WA USA
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Amazed what I got for the money!
General
What is your overall opinion of this product?
My overall opinion of this acoustic/electric bass is that it is a tremendous value worth every penny I spent on it. I played a few other more expensive e/a style basses in music store's before making my purchase. They had smaller voices and I was certain they wouldn't be able to keep up with acoustic guitars.
Quality
What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music?
The Quality of this instrument at this price point is part of what makes it such a value. The body is large (huge in fact) and well voiced, the neck is straight and adjustable with the included truss rod. The electronics on the unit i received are in good working order. Just a simple passive setup with volume and tone control.
Features
Are the features on the product what you were expecting? What are your favorite features?
The features of the Dean EAB were exactly as expected after all the research I did. There are a couple of things I may change at a later date like the saddle and nut which are perfectly functional out of the box. My favorite Feature of this Dean Bass is the playability combined with it's large acoustic voice. An instant classic with me. I find myself picking it up all the time.
Feel
Are the controls logically laid out?
I'll get to the finish and the strings later. Overall This Bass has a Great feel the neck is very easy to play. The body is very large and can be uncomfortable depending on your posture, size etc. That big body and that full big voice easily make up for all that.
Tone
How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth?
Out of the box my EAB came with the factory Round wound steel strings. They sounded good but they were far to bright and snappy add to that extra noise these kind of strings cause on an instrument of this style and they were only on there a day. After replacing them with a fresh set of Roto-Sound black nylon standard gauge long scale strings this bass really came alive. Warm Smooth tones Yup! Dark and Smooth yup! Still has plenty of bright and snappy too!! I worried these strings would effect the volume but the voice stayed as strong as ever. I'd recommend everyone to try this so the sound of your callouses moving along the rounds wounds won't drive you insane. That sound is fine on a guitar. Not so on a Bass. All in All I love the tone of this instrument with either string choice. ((I did have to file the nut just enough to seat the Large Roto-sound Strings properly))
Finish
How did the stain or paint job look?
The Overall finish of My Dean EAB is good. There is a small imperfection in the rosette around the sound hole and a second small imperfection in the black lines of the binding near the top face of the body. Hardly a deal breaker again considering the price point. I did have to buff out the back of the neck as there were some rough spots in the finish probably from dust. A brillo pad and a buffing rag took care of that. Neck is now smooth as can bee.
Value
Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range?
Again considering the cost of this bass I feel got even more than I could have hoped for. At this price simply getting an instrument that stays in tune should be miraculous. This Bass delivers much more than that.
Playability
How was the action out of the box?
After buffing out the neck and replacing the strings this bass plays Great!! Honestly it played nice right out of the box. I highly recommend this to anyone on a budget or for a knock around or front porch or campfire instrument.
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