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Dean Edge 10 Active Electric Bass with Active Electronics Classic Black 

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The Dean Edge 10 Electric Bass Guitar puts unprecedented punch into this budget-minded axe. 2 active humbucking pickups kick out aggressive tones. Th...Read More

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Active electronics give this affordable bass power to spare!

The Dean Edge 10 Electric Bass Guitar puts unprecedented punch into this budget-minded axe. 2 active humbucking pickups kick out aggressive tones. The basswood body is fitted with a maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, die-cast tuners, and chrome hardware.

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FEATURES
  • 2 active humbucking pickups
  • Basswood body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Diecast tuners

The Dean Edge 10 Bass Guitar puts extra edge in your bottom line.

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DeanEdge 10 Active Electric Bass with Active Electronics
 
4.8

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (5)
  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good pick up (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (4)
    • Practicing (4)
    • Recording (3)
    • Rock concerts (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Amazing Price, Even More Amazing Quality

    This bass has much to offer for beginners, and most certainly intermediate players. Solid build throughout at a remarkable pricetag. However, always keep in mind that most of your tone comes not from...Read complete review

    This bass has much to offer for beginners, and most certainly intermediate players. Solid build throughout at a remarkable pricetag. However, always keep in mind that most of your tone comes not from your bass alone. A decent amp + speaker cabinet + string choice is just as vital for one to attain great tone. Above all else phenomenal tone truly comes from the player and their own vision for him/her self.
    Solid active EQ, Pristine fret job out of the box, solid neck and body construction. Stable bridge/nut.
    I could not be more amazed at the quality of this more than affordable instrument. I strung my "classic black" Dean with some D'addario Chromes and could not be happier with the tonal color. I was looking for a fast playing active 4 string with dual soapbar humbuckers and this model first caught my eye with its unbelievable price and plethora of positive reviews. Out of the box I feel it was almost ready to go. All it needed was a quick string change and truss rod adjustment to accommodate for the higher tension of the flatwounds. The photographs of this bass do not do justice to the actual finish, this is one gem of a guitar that leaves me questioning why it is so cheap.
    As said from above the value is out of this world! I would have probably still bought this bass if it was 3x time the retail price. This was my first active bass and I am well pleased. With a simple adjustment of EQ on the bass. I can go from warm thumpy upright tones to cutting aggressive thrills, and anywhere in between. This bass is an unparalleled investment for those looking to get their feet wet in the "active" bass world. I played most other popular basses in this price range, from the Vintage Modified Squiers, Epi ThunderBirds/EBO lines, to the Ibanez Gio. And I have to say that the Dean Edge 10a out plays these basses in terms of overall value, tone quality and build construction.

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    Good while it worked

    Bass played well, sounded pretty good too. Not as hot as my friend's Dean, another model with active also, but for the money seemed like a bargain. About3 months later it is...Read complete review

    Bass played well, sounded pretty good too. Not as hot as my friend's Dean, another model with active also, but for the money seemed like a bargain. About3 months later it is dead. Absolutely no sound at all. Checked battery and obvious, no obviouosly bad connections or anything, but don't know the cause of the problem at this time. Very disappointing and inspired me to buy a passive bass, which can easily be fixed on the spot if there's a problem. I may pull out the preamp and use it as a backup, or may get rid of it.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Unexpected Surprise

    By MaineBass

    from Washington

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone
    • Studio Quality Sound

    Cons

    • Battery Eater

    Best Uses

    • Live Performance
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Studio recording

    Comments about Dean Edge 10 Active Electric Bass with Active Electronics:

    I purchased the Dean bass an an emergency replacement for my worn out "pop & slap" precision bass. I was taking a chance on this Dean, but it had the features that I wanted and the price was right. To my surprise, the Dean has a crystal clear sound; every bit as good as my studio recording bass.

    The taper on this neck is fantastic; giving me less ground to cover with my left hand and lots of room to slap and pop with my right.

    The Dean was perfectly set up straight out of the box. No adjustments were necessary!

    The Dean may become my main stage AND studio bass. I use 5 different basses I live and in the studio, but this is fast becoming my favorite. I wouldn't have ever believed it if I wasn't experiencing it for myself. Yeah, and that's 37 years of experience behind these comments.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sounds great after stripping out the EQ

    By Wolfman

    from USA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Poor Preamp

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Dean Edge 10 Active Electric Bass with Active Electronics:

    Fantastic build and pickups. smooth playing that is virtually effortless. This bass sounds leagues greater after rewiring it passive and discarding the cheapo preamp that leaves you sounding rather sterile without adequate note definition. Stock pickups sound good v/t/v/t and dont even need to be upgraded. this bass is greater than anything in its price range and seems to compete with basses three times the price. Dean definitely amazes me with how they offer such great products for such little $$.

    Simply an awesome bass at a great cost.
    Wicked Value.

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I Like it

    By BPIDDY

    from SE MN

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Dead Battery

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Dean Edge 10 Active Electric Bass with Active Electronics:

    Like a few others, I bought this guitar to play bass on Rocksmith. Out of the box it looks great (black), intonation looks about right to me. My only complaint was when I went to plug it in for the first time, there was zero sound output. The factory 9V battery was dead. So after a quick trip to the store, I was back in business. I put some new Ernie Ball's on it and so far so good. Fun to play and quite a new experience after playing 6 string for a couple years.

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    5.0

    Great buy!

    By Tripple D

    from Dumas, AR

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Dean Edge 10 Active Electric Bass with Active Electronics:

      Nice bass for the money, active pick ups, basically a great buy, I recommend it for beginner or pro alike, the factory string go pretty quick, but a change and its on!

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Can't beat it for the price

      By SneakyPete

      from Minnesota

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • School Bands

      Comments about Dean Edge 10 Active Electric Bass with Active Electronics:

      I've played guitar for years, but this was the first bass I ever bought. Picked it up to play RockSmith bass mode and just jamming. I'm quite impressed for the price tag. The active pickups are awesome and provide for a very large range of tones.

      Out of the box, it needed only a little work. Had fret buzz pretty much all along the board. Had to do the normal stuff, change stock junk strings, adjust tortion bar, and adjust saddle hieght and intonation, etc. But after setting up, there are only a few places that I get a little fret buzz. Certainly nothing that affects it.

      All in all, for just messing around, or if you want a cheap bass to play RockSmith, this is the one to get.

      Comment on this review

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing Price, Even More Amazing Quality

      By Wolfman

      from USA

      Comments about Dean Edge 10 Active Electric Bass with Active Electronics:

      This bass has much to offer for beginners, and most certainly intermediate players. Solid build throughout at a remarkable pricetag. However, always keep in mind that most of your tone comes not from your bass alone. A decent amp + speaker cabinet + string choice is just as vital for one to attain great tone. Above all else phenomenal tone truly comes from the player and their own vision for him/her self.
      Solid active EQ, Pristine fret job out of the box, solid neck and body construction. Stable bridge/nut.
      I could not be more amazed at the quality of this more than affordable instrument. I strung my "classic black" Dean with some D'addario Chromes and could not be happier with the tonal color. I was looking for a fast playing active 4 string with dual soapbar humbuckers and this model first caught my eye with its unbelievable price and plethora of positive reviews. Out of the box I feel it was almost ready to go. All it needed was a quick string change and truss rod adjustment to accommodate for the higher tension of the flatwounds. The photographs of this bass do not do justice to the actual finish, this is one gem of a guitar that leaves me questioning why it is so cheap.
      As said from above the value is out of this world! I would have probably still bought this bass if it was 3x time the retail price. This was my first active bass and I am well pleased. With a simple adjustment of EQ on the bass. I can go from warm thumpy upright tones to cutting aggressive thrills, and anywhere in between. This bass is an unparalleled investment for those looking to get their feet wet in the "active" bass world. I played most other popular basses in this price range, from the Vintage Modified Squiers, Epi ThunderBirds/EBO lines, to the Ibanez Gio. And I have to say that the Dean Edge 10a out plays these basses in terms of overall value, tone quality and build construction.

      Comment on this review

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very good bass for the price

      By Andrew Dixon

      from connecticut

      Comments about Dean Edge 10 Active Electric Bass with Active Electronics:

      Great playing bass, cheap pots, but easy fix. Even if you hace to replace pots it is still worth every penny.
      Awesome active pickups. I love the tonal control of eq.
      Right out of the box it had a very straight neck, dead on intonation, well set frets. What I didn't like was the quality of the pots. Treble was very scratchy, and mid was somewhat scratchy.
      Easy fix if you know how to solder. I question Dean's decision to use cheap parts.
      Other than that a very solid bass. Great balance, great action, and I love the thinness of the neck. Feels great in your hands
      Really a great bass for the price. I've played many more expensive guitars that did'nt play as well as this.

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Awesomeness

      By Rachel Graham

      from Cleveland Tennessee

      Comments about Dean Edge 10 Active Electric Bass with Active Electronics:

      Great
      I bought this Bass for my Husband who used to play Bass a lot and now is trying to get back in the game. He is real impressed with this. Has nice comfort,light and is a beautiful guitar. I would recomment it!

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Battery issues

      By Andrew

      from Hawaii

      Comments about Dean Edge 10 Active Electric Bass with Active Electronics:

      Bass is great. But the battery slot has issues. I had to send my first bass back because the battery slot didn't work. The second bass only works with the 9 volt panasonic battery that came with the guitar. Duracell 9volt batteries are slightly shorter then Panasonic batteries and don't seem to work in this bass, which is really weird. I think this bass is just going to stop working in a few months. Pity because it is such a great bass otherwise.

      When you get this bass, make sure to check if the battery slot works!

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      (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      VERY GOOD BASS

      By daniel hughey

      from ALABAMA.

      Comments about Dean Edge 10 Active Electric Bass with Active Electronics:

      BEST BASS FOR THE MONEY BARR NONE!
      LOVE IT! JUST MAYBE TELL DEAN GUITARS TO INSPECT THEIR ELECTRONICS A LITTLE CLOSER.MINE WERE LOOSE AND THE POLES CROSSED THUS NO SOUND AT FIRST BUT I REWIRE ALL MY OWN STUFF SO NO PROBLEM FOR ME BUT SOMEONE ELSE MIGHT NOT KNOW HOW TO SIMPLY TURN THE LOOSE CONTROLL TILL IT PLAYS AND THEN TIGHTEN
      THE NUT.....OVERALL I AM VERY PLEASED.
      THE ACTIVE PICK-UPS ARE GREAT! IT PLAY AWSOME! IT HAS AN AWSOME GROWL TO IT IF YOU WANT IT TO.
      I SAW THE STICKER THAT SAYS MAID IN CHINA ON IT WHEN I UNPACKED THE BASS.
      I DIDN'T KNOW DEAN HAD A CHINESE LINE.SO I THOUGHT BEFORE FIRST PLAYING IT OH MY GOD ITS A CHEAP PLYWOOD GUITAR ECT....IT IS ACTUALY VERY GOOD.IT PLAYS AS GOOD AS THE $450 IBANEZ AND OTHERS COSTING 3 TIMES AS MUCH
      IT'S PLAYED GREAT FOR 6 MONTHS NOW AND HAS NOT WARPED ECT.SOLID WOOD CONSTRUCTION NICE ROSEWOOD FRET BOARD FOR THE MONEY.
      NEED A GOOD BASS BUT CANT AFFORD IT NOW YOU CAN BUY IT AND YOU WILL BE PLEASED THE ACTION IS SUPERB RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX..JUST MAKE SURE ALL THE VOLUME AND TONE CONTROLLS ARE TIGHT MINE WERE NOT AND IT WOULD NOT TURN ON AT FIRST BUT I TURNED AND TIGHTEND THE TONE CONTROLL AND ITS BEEN FINE SINCE.BUY IT TRUST ME IT'S A GREAT BASS.
      UNBELIEVABLE GOOD QUALITY FOR UNDER $200 OR EVEN FOR THAT MATTER $400.
      NOTHING COMES CLOSE TO THE VALUE YOURE GETTING WITH THIS BASS! SOLID BODY ACTIVE PICK-UPS AND GREAT ACTION AS WELL AS SOUND.

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