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Danelectro Dead on 58 Longhorn Bass   

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The Dead On '58 Longhorn Electric Bass Guitar from Danelectro is an authentic reissue that features a radical longhorn cutaway body style that gives ...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Dead On '58 Longhorn Electric Bass Guitar from Danelectro is an authentic reissue that features a radical longhorn cutaway body style that gives complete fretboard access, a satin copper burst finish, nickel hardware, a truss rod that adjusts at the headstock, the original swivel rosewood bridge that intonates, and Lipstick pickups.

FEATURES
  • Radical Double Cutaway Body Style
  • Dual Lipstick pickups
  • Volume and Tone controls
  • Rosewood Bridge
  • Nickel hardware
  • Adjustable Truss Rod
  • Satin Finish

Get a an affordable classic reissue electric bass guitar.

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3.8

(based on 17 reviews)

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Cool sound!

I purchased my reissued Longhorn about 7 or 8 years ago. Just wanted an alternative to my Fenders, and a cheap short scale instrument seemed like it would be fun to play. I...Read complete review

I purchased my reissued Longhorn about 7 or 8 years ago. Just wanted an alternative to my Fenders, and a cheap short scale instrument seemed like it would be fun to play. I keep flatwounds on it, and it sounds amazing. Loud and punchy with solid lows and super trebly highs if that's your thing. And it's very light and easy to play. Strap on a Fender after playing this one for awhile, and you'll be amazed by how heavy it feels. I have to say I really don't like the Longhorn's body shape at all. I loved the sound when I tried it out, but thought it looked kind of stupid. I hoped I would eventually grow to appreciate the crazy shape, but I haven't. I still think it looks kind of stupid, but I just play the heck out of it and don't worry about it.

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Cheap, Tinny, Too Light

Lipstick case pickups. It's lighter than a toy guitar. A "unique" sound, but it's a sound you wouldn't want from a bass. If you can imagine a clown version of a...Read complete review

Lipstick case pickups. It's lighter than a toy guitar. A "unique" sound, but it's a sound you wouldn't want from a bass. If you can imagine a clown version of a Rickenbacker, here it is. I strongly recommend that you try it out before buying, and DEFINITELY DO NOT BUY ONE if you're shopping online and haven't test driven it. I once had to borrow one for a gig. Not only was the sound embarrassing, it was the look and feel of the bass that made me want to stop. It is, at the very least, responsive, but it's possessed with a tinny, bottomless tone. You can attempt to gain a deeper thud from it but best wishes. This is not a bass player's instrument, it's a toy. Perhaps, at BEST, recommended if you're in an acoustic band with a lack of balls and you don't want a bottom edge.

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Cheap, Tinny, Too Light

By john538392

from Fishersville, Virginia

Lipstick case pickups. It's lighter than a toy guitar. A "unique" sound, but it's a sound you wouldn't want from a bass. If you can imagine a clown version of a Rickenbacker, here it is. I strongly recommend that you try it out before buying, and DEFINITELY DO NOT BUY ONE if you're shopping online and haven't test driven it. I once had to borrow one for a gig. Not only was the sound embarrassing, it was the look and feel of the bass that made me want to stop. It is, at the very least, responsive, but it's possessed with a tinny, bottomless tone. You can attempt to gain a deeper thud from it but best wishes. This is not a bass player's instrument, it's a toy. Perhaps, at BEST, recommended if you're in an acoustic band with a lack of balls and you don't want a bottom edge.

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(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
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Re: cases

By 74 Bassman

from Undisclosed

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Apparently, longhorns fit in (non-fender) strat cases. I haven't had one since I found this out - used to carry mine around in a cheezy 60s gig bag (which kinda suited it of course). just make sure it's one that the guitar runs straight in (not at an angle like many vintage fender ones) and of course not a moulded case.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Cool sound!

By MBass

from SF Bay Area

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I purchased my reissued Longhorn about 7 or 8 years ago. Just wanted an alternative to my Fenders, and a cheap short scale instrument seemed like it would be fun to play. I keep flatwounds on it, and it sounds amazing. Loud and punchy with solid lows and super trebly highs if that's your thing. And it's very light and easy to play. Strap on a Fender after playing this one for awhile, and you'll be amazed by how heavy it feels. I have to say I really don't like the Longhorn's body shape at all. I loved the sound when I tried it out, but thought it looked kind of stupid. I hoped I would eventually grow to appreciate the crazy shape, but I haven't. I still think it looks kind of stupid, but I just play the heck out of it and don't worry about it.

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

58 Longhorn

By Dylan Siegelman

from Pennsylvania

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I have very mixed feelings about this bass. I played it at my local Sam Ash. The one thing I love about this bass is the tone. It sounds absolutely perfect. The body is cheap and light. The tuning machines are for a guitar, and I'm not sure why Danelectro decided to do that, but it was a bad idea. The knobs are cheap an plastic. If you do buy this bass, be sure to put the right strings on it

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My next bass

By Synth-n-Bass32

from Standish MI

After trying out the reissue that came out before this at a local store i can say i love it. The one i played on was beat to hell and still sounded great! The new one with an adjustable neck and much less of an ugly color just appeals to me so much. I'm replacing my T-Bird with this and will use it as my main bass untill i can afford a J-Bass. I'm telling anyone...BUY THIS BASS ASAP!!

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An Ugly SOB...

By Vulpes-Aurum

from Myrtle Beach, SC

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I've watched many demos on Youtube of this guy, and it is just amazing! I plan on buying one very soon. That being said, does anyone know if it will fit in a Musician's Gear Deluxe Bass Case (#540946)? If not, does anyone know what it will fit in? I want to find out before I cause trouble for myself.

 
5.0

Dano '58 Long Horn Bass Reissue

By Rick Hill

from Salem, Oh.

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I have owned a Reissue Long Horn since '96 and it is one of my GO TO Basses! It's a Short Scale 30" which I love. The Bass is made of Masonite which is the original material used back in'58 and the Bass is very light and comfortable. Since it's a Short Scale you MUST use Short Scale Strings on it. I use Flatwounds 40 - 95 on mine and they sound perfect. I play a lot of Blues and Classic Rock with it and I couldn't be more pleased with the sound. My son uses it to play Modern Rock with it and he also loves the sound of this bass, he uses a pick with it and I play with my fingers. I would recommend this Bass to anyone as it is capable of producing so many varied tones. Buy one while you can. Danelectro stopped making the Reissues a few years ago and just started manufacturing them again but they're hard to find! They may stop manufacturing them at any time! I LOVE THIS BASS!!!!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I bought this bass about a year ago. i played it at a local music store and had to have it. it had great tone, but i think it does lack quality. it has a pretty awesome punk tone, especially if you kick in some steel leather. This bass is a good buy. i recommend it.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

???

By Cameron-6Rezf

from MI

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What is this made of? The whole thing looks and feels like plastic. I played it at a local GC and it had good tone, I just didn't like how it feeled and looked like plastic. I was a but saddened. But it played and sounded good. I would'nt buy it myself. Just not my style. I was curious at how it played. It was nice just looks like plastic.

 
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What an Awesome Bass

By Joe-juJv0

from North Carolina, U.S.A.

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I owned a Danelectro Longhorn years back, a reissue from the late 90's and I could still kick myself for selling it. It has got to be one of the best basses I ever had. It is indeed the only guitar I've parted with and wish I still owned. I miss it and if these new ones are as good as those which were put out 12 years ago, then I definiately recommend this bass for anyone who likes Fender Jazz or Rickenbacher 4001 Series basses. In fact, I will go as far as to say that the Danelectro Longhorn sounds like none other. I've talked to professional bass players who love this bass so much that they actually got one of the reissue Longhorns just for studio use. Though it may seem fragile in construction, don't be fooled by its lightweight masonite body. And though it seems rather plastic like hardware wise, this bass will hold up just fine on the road. I know this from experience. Just get a hardshell case such as the "Musician's Friend" brand universal bass case or the "Gator" foam molded bass case to protect it.

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