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Dean EAB Acoustic-Electric Bass  Satin Natural

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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 219 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (119)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (64)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (16)

77%

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 (7)
  • Requires constant tuning (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (27)
  • Jamming (17)
  • Small venues (12)
  • Recording (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (16), 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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Great value but bridge glue failed

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...Read complete review

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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1.0

dont buyelectronics do not work at all

By 

from savanna IL

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Construction

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Dean EAB Acoustic-Electric Bass:

    electronics do not work at all

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    4.0

    Nice bass

    By 

    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

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      from eastern NC

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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 

        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 

          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.

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            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 

              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 

                  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 

                  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 

                  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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