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  • Mahogany Body
  • 34" Scale
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A phenomenal value on a sweet-toned, easy-playing bass!

The Dean EAB Acoustic-Electric Bass is a full-sized bass guitar that produces a deeper, fuller tone than basses costing much more. 34" scale, easy-playing neck. Case sold separately.

Features

  • Select Spruce Top
  • Mahogany Body
  • 34" Scale
  • 1-5/8" Nut
  • Set Mahogany C Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Pearl Dot Inlays
  • Sealed Die Cast Tuners
  • Celluloid Binding / Rosette
  • Rosewood Bridge

The Dean Bass is easy to own and easy to play. Order now with the assurance of our dual guarantees.

 
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DeanEAB Acoustic-Electric Bass
 
4.2

(based on 215 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (118)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (62)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (15)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (20)
  • Good feel (18)
  • Stays in tune (18)
  • Good audio (17)
  • Consistent (9)

Cons

  • Poor quality (6)
  • Requires constant tuning (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (23)
  • Jamming (16)
  • Small venues (11)
  • Recording (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Novice (7), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Dean EAB Bass: too legit to quit

This is a great bass for the price. sounds awesome acoustically and plugged in. The satin finish looks very natural (wood isn't naturally shiny) The tone of this bass is great and it...Read complete review

This is a great bass for the price. sounds awesome acoustically and plugged in. The satin finish looks very natural (wood isn't naturally shiny) The tone of this bass is great and it even sounds good when playing slap bass.
my electric bass is fretless and i use fender tapewounds so this bass was a completely new experience. the action is high, but not unplayably high, and the strings are roundwounds, not as finger friendly as tapewounds, but expected.
This bass plays very well and is a joy to own. acoustically it is fairly loud, although you might have to use a pick (I know a lot of pick haters out there would disagree) but it is sometimes necessary to cut through the sound of other instruments. This bass won't out-play any other acoustic instruments but it is able to play with them. Electrically this bass is a little weak, it has alot of finger noise but if the tone is turned all the way down it sounds almost the same through the amp as it does acoustically.
This bass does great when jamming with an acoustic guitar or two and even a cajon (box drum) or other slightly quiet percussion.
Overall this is an amazing acoustic bass that is fun to play and is loud enough to be used as it is intended; Acoustically
good tuners, straight neck, well dressed frets, no buzzing when fretted with enough pressure, and nice finish. The only complaint I have is the one strap button (common with acoustic guitars) so i just use string to tie my strap to the headstock. still an awesome bass nonetheless
best value as far as acoustic basses go. This thing rocks and its cheap too. You can get that acoustic bass sound you've been looking for without breaking the bank.

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You get what you pay for.

This is a good price, good for beginners. But if you have the money I suggest you buy one that is better. If you can't then this will be fine. The things I...Read complete review

This is a good price, good for beginners. But if you have the money I suggest you buy one that is better. If you can't then this will be fine. The things I find wrong with this bass is that the bridge is close to the bridge pins causing the double wrap at the end of the string to come over the saddle making it discord sharp and I really don't see an adjustment I could make on it, but the action of the neck is good. It's loud enough to play with one acoustic guitar but anymore you would need a bass amp. It's not as loud as an electric bass when plugged in. The tuning keys feel cheap so be slow when tuning it or the tuners could break off, and the tuners need to be tighten by twisting the screws. The input jack is loose so don't tighten it with your fingers or you'll just rip the wires out but make sure it's tight enough so the nut don't fall off or your jack will go inside the bass. Also the bridge looks poorly glued so be careful to not use medium or heavy strings.

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4.0

Not bad, but expect some surprises!

By Kiva238

from Arizona

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Dean EAB Acoustic-Electric Bass:

    Amazing value for the money. Construction is generally good, but had some sloppy spots inside. Not super loud, but, good enough for the jam.
    You will need to expect to do or get a complete setup on the bass from the start-neck adjustment, saddle lowering, nut adjustment-otherwise it is difficult to play comfortably.
    One last thing. This guitar is big and heavy. The neck is long and unless you are a good sized player this won't work for you. Small folks beware!

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    4.0

    Dean Acoustic-Electric Bass guitar.

    By John Daly

    from Collingswood, NJ

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Dean EAB Acoustic-Electric Bass:

      This is a great starter bass. My wife's been begging me of a bass for ten years, and since I've used Dean instruments before, I didn't hesitate to grab this at a great price. I'm not disappointed - well made, sounds good, feels good, no rough edges. I'd recommend it for sure.

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      1.0

      Save your money!

      By TwistdMojo

      from Albuquerque, NM

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Construction

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dean EAB Acoustic-Electric Bass:

          I bought one of these a couple of years ago for jamming around the house and acousticly with friends. The sound was never great and the action was poor. But the worst thing is after about a year of very little use, I went in to play it one dayd the strings were flat against the neck. No amount of adjustment to the truss rod changed it. Finally took it to a luthier who told me the neck needed to be removed and reset, which would cost around 400 to 500.

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          4.0

          Acoustic/Electric

          By JEF

          from Cape Cod

          About Me Novice

          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

          • Action High Can Be Fixed

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Dean EAB Acoustic-Electric Bass:

          A GOOD bass for everyone

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          4.0

          Nice Bass for the money

          By rythmjunkie

          from Woodstock, NY

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

          • Finish Details

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Dean EAB Acoustic-Electric Bass:

          The bass came ready to play. Needed a little tweeking on the truss bar to get rid of the slight buzzes, but otherwise no troubles and sounds great. Going to change the strings as they are kinda metallic sounding. Kristy in customer service helped me choose it and made sure I had it in time for my party deadline! Thanks Kristy!

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          5.0

          You get more than you pay for.

          By Rebel Son Rise

          from Orono, ME

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Dean EAB Acoustic-Electric Bass:

            For this price, you can't lose. It sounds better than a lot of more expensive acoustic bass guitars out there. Some of the negative reviews on here are ill advised. Perfect starter bass or for anyone if you ask me.

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            4.0

            Acoustic Bass sounds good

            By Victor

            from East Hampton, NY

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound
            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

            • Have Not Found One Yet

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Dean EAB Acoustic-Electric Bass:

            The acoustic bass was set up well. The action was not too high and there is no buzz when played. It has a good sound unplugged and sounds good when plugged in. It is a big instrument and I am adjusting to its size. So far. so good. Have not found any down side yet.

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            5.0

            " I like the Bass 100 % , it is nice"

            By smokey47024

            from Laurel IN

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Dean EAB Acoustic-Electric Bass:

                  So far I like everything about it

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  You get what you pay for.

                  By God's guitarist

                  from Lillydale, West Virginia

                  Ask me a question

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Rich Sound

                  Cons

                  • Poor Construction
                  • Requires Constant Tuning

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Dean EAB Acoustic-Electric Bass:

                  This is a good price, good for beginners. But if you have the money I suggest you buy one that is better. If you can't then this will be fine. The things I find wrong with this bass is that the bridge is close to the bridge pins causing the double wrap at the end of the string to come over the saddle making it discord sharp and I really don't see an adjustment I could make on it, but the action of the neck is good. It's loud enough to play with one acoustic guitar but anymore you would need a bass amp. It's not as loud as an electric bass when plugged in. The tuning keys feel cheap so be slow when tuning it or the tuners could break off, and the tuners need to be tighten by twisting the screws. The input jack is loose so don't tighten it with your fingers or you'll just rip the wires out but make sure it's tight enough so the nut don't fall off or your jack will go inside the bass. Also the bridge looks poorly glued so be careful to not use medium or heavy strings.

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Great value but bridge glue failed

                  By learjeff

                  from durham, NC

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Rich Sound
                  • Stays In Tune

                  Cons

                  • Poor Construction

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Dean EAB Acoustic-Electric Bass:

                  My son has this bass. For the money, it's unbeatable. It sounds and plays as well as instruments over twice the price.

                  The pickup is inexpensive so don't expect pro quality sound from it. It's fine for plugging into a little bass amp and playing with friends.

                  It sounds considerably better played acoustically (which is true of all acoustic bass guitars, but moreso for the Dean.)

                  The only issue was the bridge separated from the body, behind the bridge. I think it may be a design flaw as the bump on the fancy shape makes a narrower point which will get more stress. Therefore I recommend against medium or heavy strings (unfortunately).

                  We'll have a luthier glue it back down and hopefully it's not a design flaw but just a bad glue job, and won't fail again. Even including the repair cost, it's still a good value, if it doesn't fail again and need a complete new bridge.

                  If not for the bridge issue, I'd give it 5 stars based on value.

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