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Item Reviews for: Dean EAB Acoustic Electric Bass Guitar  -  DEE EAB LIST

Very good looking & very good playability
By: Thomas (Tommy) Hunt from Corinth, Miss.      Submitted: 12/26/2013

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General What is your overall opinion of this product? I received this as a gift on 12-26-13. It has a flawless finish. The action was perfect just like I like it. Very good quality. My only complaint is the electronics are passive & they don't work at all. Quality What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music? It has great workmanship, good finish & I feel like it would be good for any kind of music. Features Are the features on the product what you were expecting? What are your favorite features? Quality wise, it's great. What I really like is the way the neck feels & the action is just right. Feel Are the controls logically laid out? Yes, they are very handy IF THEY WORKED!! Tone How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? The acoustic tone is very good. But I cannot comment on the electric sound since the electronics don't work. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? It has a satin finish which I did not think I'd like, but the finish is clean & flawless. If you use some good guitar polish on it, it really brings out the satin finish. Value Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range? Tho this was a gift, I looked it up & the price range is something any musician can afford. I have not seen any other with this quality anywhere close to this price. Playability How was the action out of the box? Everyone likes different action. This one was quite good, but I tightened the truss rod about 3/4 of a turn & WOW, absolutely perfect.
You get what you pay for
By: Blue Sky from Pittsburgh, PA      Submitted: 11/12/2013

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General What is your overall opinion of this product? The Dean EAB Acoustic Electric Bass has the potential to be a great product, but sadly lacks features that would make it usable in a stage performance or group acoustic performance environment. Quality What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music? Quality seems inconsistent. The basic instrument appears to be generally made well but the passive electronics are inadequate. The unit I received had a hairline stress crack in the finish around the neck joint at the heel (could be a problem down the road but no structural damage was apparent). Features Are the features on the product what you were expecting? What are your favorite features? The passive electronics were disappointing, even when plugged into my most powerful bass amp. An under-saddle pickup really needs a preamp. There was no second strap pin - only one at the tail end of the body. I can't imagine where the other end of a strap would be attached without another pin. Feel Are the controls logically laid out? The passive electronic controls are easily accessible. The body is very big, as one might expect, and may be uncomfortable for some people to play while seated. Tone How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Unplugged, the bass sounds like an acoustic guitar. It's not very loud at the lower frequencies when playing with my fingers. Unless playing alone (or maybe with a pick), you'll need an amp to keep up with other instruments - even in an all-acoustic setting. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? The finish was the only impressive part of the instrument. I ordered the gloss black model and the finish was perfect. Value Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range? My expectation was as low as the price - but sometime you'll get a "good one" that surprises you. That's what I was hoping for. I ultimately repaired the stress crack in the finish, replaced the electronics, and added a second strap pin. After all was said and done I spent 50% more. I could have gotten another brand with active electronics for the same price. Playability How was the action out of the box? The action was high, otherwise the round-wound strings will create a lot of fret buzz. I adjusted the neck (with tool provided) to improve the action a little. Some may try switching out the strings for flat-wounds to get the strings a little lower without buzz, but that may reduce the bright acoustic tone.
A Great Bass for the Money
By: Paul C Williams from New York New York      Submitted: 7/17/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? I bought mine two years ago and it's still in fine condition. Well made and still going strong. Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? At this price I couldn't think of anything I would add. It looks and feels like a much more expensive instrument. General Your general opinion of this product. I could not be happier. As a guitarist who wants to add bass to my recordings, I don't think there is a better deal out there. I'm still amazed that the p[rice is so low.
Good Bargain
By: David from Spring Hill, TN US      Submitted: 3/1/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Although there are better acoustic bass guitars, this has very good quality. Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? As a primarily acoustic musician, I very much enjoy the look, feel and sound of the instrument. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? The instrument has a very and subtle tone, which stands out even when played smoothly. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? I bought a "blemished" item, but the tiny place on the back was hardly noticeable. I thought the stain was great, otherwise.
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