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Dean EAB Acoustic-Electric Bass  

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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-pl...Read More

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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 218 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (119)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (64)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (15)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (21)
  • Stays in tune (21)
  • Good audio (20)
  • Good feel (19)
  • Consistent (11)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Practicing (26)
  • Jamming (17)
  • Small venues (12)
  • Recording (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Novice (8), Professional musician (6)

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

Nice bass

By Brian

from Indiana

About Me Professional Musician

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:

    Just got it and was pleased with it from the start, finish was good, tuned right up and stayed thru a one hour practice session, no issues at this time, seemes ready to do the job, nice tone and projection

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    4.0

    acoustic bass

    By BMWridr

    from Eastern NC

    About Me Novice

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Dean EAB Acoustic-Electric Bass:

      I bought this to begin learning bass guitar. I wanted an acoustic so I wouldn't have to use an amp to practice. It is slightly awkward to hold, while sitting down, because of it's large size. It does have a good sound, and it plays well. I have switched to an electric bass with an amp, because it is more comfortable to hold.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Wonderful bass at an unbelievable price!

      By Musician Freinds Friend

      from Miami

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Dean EAB Acoustic-Electric Bass:

        The bass feels good, sounds good, it came with the strings attached, it was in perfect tune when it was shipped and I played it for 5 days straight never even having to pull out my tuner, the strangest thing I have encountered ever buying an instrument.
        I love this bass, can't believe the cost.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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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            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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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