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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 227 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (122)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (65)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (19)

74%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (26)
  • Stays in tune (25)
  • Good audio (24)
  • Good feel (23)
  • Consistent (15)

Cons

  • Poor quality (9)
  • Requires constant tuning (6)
  • Flat sound (5)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (32)
  • Jamming (23)
  • Small venues (14)
  • Recording (7)
  • School bands (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (23), Novice (8), Professional musician (7)

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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5.0

A Great Instrument at a Great Price!

By Carl

from undisclosed

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Dean EAB Acoustic-Electric Bass:

    I go this as a practice instrument mainly. I like to just pick it up and start playing without any need for an amp or headphones. I can play it quietly in my house and can still hear it clearly without waking everybody up at night.Since it is a little harder to play than my electric bass, it is helping me build up my left hand wrist and fingers giving me better technique when I do play the electric. Someday, I hope to play with acoustic guitars in an unplugged setting and I think this would work well.

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    5.0

    I like it very much I would recommend to a friend.

    By Mandolinman

    from Nashville, GA

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • have not found any yet

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Dean EAB Acoustic-Electric Bass:

    Have been using it at Church wanted something a little easier to tote around sometimes instead of the big doghouse.

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    3.0

    Good But Will Need Complete Set-up

    By Bleikr

    from WV

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

    • Requires Set-up

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Dean EAB Acoustic-Electric Bass:

    Purchased as 'minor scratched' for acoustic use mainly. The thing to remember when purchasing less expensive guitars is that most will need a set-up. This can cost almost as much as the instrument itself, but anyone can learn to do this with substantial savings. After set-up and a string change, I found this bass to be a pretty good deal. The electronics / pickup seems a bit weak, and if you are buying strictly for amplification I would look elsewhere. The acoustic sound is quite nice, even though it won't compare well with an expensive model constructed with choice materials.

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    5.0

    Great Bass for not even having a photo

    By Harvey D'Lloyd

    from New Braunfels, TX

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Flat Sound

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Dean EAB Acoustic-Electric Bass:

    I wanted an acoustic bass to start practicing with my buddies so I went the cheaper option & went with the open box, used, blemished/dents/ no photo available.
    To my amazement, this Bass looked brand spanking New!
    I was like WOW! What a deal!
    Thanks for the confidence in purchasing a used instrument from you all.
    You take care of your instruments!

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    1.0

    Run away

    By bgsanders

    from ottumwa, ia

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Construction
      • Requires Constant Tuning

      Best Uses

        Comments about Dean EAB Acoustic-Electric Bass:

        Avoid this guitar like the plague! If I could give this zero stars I would. It is part of the Dean Playmate line which are notoriously bad quality. It did not mention that in the write up so I bought it not knowing this. Right out of the box the hole for the control section had been cut too big so one side of the controls was loose because it had nothing for the screw to hold onto to. Once tuned up it would not hold tuning and the D and G strings buzzed horribly in all positions. There was obviously a neck and/or fret problem. This was cheap and there's an old saying you get what you pay for but in this case you will get less than what you pay for. I could not return it quickly enough and hope to save anyone looking at buying this the hassle. Musciansfriend should drop this item.

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        1.0

        Not worth it

        By glenn

        from undisclosed

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        Pros

        • Good Feel

        Cons

        • Flat Sound
        • Not Consistent
        • Poor Construction
        • Requires Constant Tuning

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dean EAB Acoustic-Electric Bass:

          This bass has a huge body which I like big sound unplugged. After 2 weeks tuning keys started binding. Hmmm.. Plugged in huge feedback un controllable. Called Dean was no help said the unit was closed out no replacement for the tuning keys. Disappointed with them. Cant say it enough, YU GET WHAT U PAY FOR. Before this I got a low end Acoustic from Ibanez, same thing cheap tuning keys, most important thing on a guitar (junk nylon gearing) Finally spent the money got the Fender Kingman Jazz neck done deal. Its really hard to get something of some quality for under 5-6 hundred

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          4.0

          Awesome

          By NA

          from IL

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Rich Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • School Bands

            Comments about Dean EAB Acoustic-Electric Bass:

            This was a very good buy!! I am a teacher and needed a inexpensive bass to use for lessons and this was the best deal I could have made.

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            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            *Junk*

            By glenn

            from undisclosed

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            Pros

            • NONE

            Cons

            • Flat Sound
            • Requires Constant Tuning

            Best Uses

            • Jamming

            Comments about Dean EAB Acoustic-Electric Bass:

            I thought the bass had a descent feel which it did, but when I got it home immediately the tuning keys didn't function smoothly and then started to bind. loved the big body which gives out a great sound unplugged. Major feedback plugged. Called Dean and said the model was discontinued ??? no help..
            it was too good to be true, you cant buy a quality acoustic for 2 bills. Spent the moola and got a Fender Kingman. Well worth the money, and comes with the case. Great smooth sound and great on board electronics

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            (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            dont buyelectronics do not work at all

            By traveling man

            from savanna IL

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            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 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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