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Dean Edge 4 Fretless Electric Bass Guitar
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The fretless Dean Edge 4 Electric Bass reflects every bit of Dean's 20-plus years of experience in designing bass guitars. It has a light basswood bo...Click To Read More About This Product
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The fretless Dean Edge 4 Electric Bass reflects every bit of Dean's 20-plus years of experience in designing bass guitars. It has a light basswood body that is styled and contoured for comfort. The 34"-scale maple neck is profiled to be fast playing and sleek feeling. A custom-design neck joint and heel along with an asymmetrical 4-bolt pattern create uninterrupted access all the way up the 2-octave rosewood fretboard. Soapbar pickups deliver a clean low-end that cuts through the thickest mix. Cosmetic touches include black chrome hardware and a deep gloss finish on this eminently playable electric bass.
- Edge fretless 4-string model
- Basswood body
- 34" scale
- Bolt-on maple and walnut neck
- 2-octave fretless rosewood fingerboard
- 16" radius
- 1-9/16" nut
- Grover tuners
- Soapbar pickups with Dean preamp
- Volume, volume, tone, tone
- Fixed adjustable bridge
- Black chrome hardware
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Comments about Dean Edge 4 Fretless Electric Bass Guitar:
I'm a bass player who looks at bass as the foudation of a song. I find that people experience bass in different ways ...they don't pay much attention to it but they know when a song sound good. They don't know "WHY" the bass makes the song sounds so good but it does! We bass player already know! Having an instrument like Dean Edge 4 Fretless adds so much additional flavor to a gig. It accents in all the right ways and when needed, can deliver that deep thunderous bottom that'll shake your soul.
When you play a thing of beauty like this, you get noticed a lot more and the compliments keep pouring in. My band members have even given this bass a name...."The Bad-Ass Black Beauty". I still use my Jazz as my 'ol Go-To but I have to admit this fretless is fast gaining favor. It's amazing...a real keeper.
There was a time when I played a Fretless bass, ...but it was an upright. Then I played a Fender Jazz for a short while...about 30+ years. When I got the urge to get an electric fretless, I wanted to get one with a "blank" neck. Now, blank necked fretless are out there, but you have to spend a thousand or more to get one. Most of the "affordable" fretless basses look like a standard bass with the frets removed and the fret lines filled in with wood filler. I call them "Cheater" lines.... "Cheater" lines?? Are you kidding me?? Any Bassist worth his salt should know where an E flat is on the fretboard!
Well, the Dean Edge 4 Fretless is a surprise...in so many ways! With its long, lean blank neck, active pickup system, transparent Black finish with Black hardware... It's a pleasure to play and a stunning visual showpiece as well!! I've never used an active system before and if I had one "con" to voice, it would have been helpful if Dean had included a description sheet on the "care and feeding" of their active pickup system. The control system may be THEIR standard but I couldn't even find a helpful hint from their website. Thank God for YouTube.
The bass is visually stunning right out of the box. The factory set-up for MY bass was flawless. I simply tuned it up and began to play. The action was close with no fret buzz, smoothe action tuners, fast neck, well balanced body and one helluva great sound! Like I said above about, understanding the knob function of the Dean active system, once that was figured out, everything ran smoothly. I did change the strings because roundwounds, even though they sound great, are not the best for fretless. Flatwounds or semi-roundwounds will keep your fretboard from being chewed up.
The over-all appearace is excellent, the neck/body fit was tight, transparent black body finish was flawless. The fact that it's Korean made is not a downer for me as they produce some of the finest looking instruments on the market today...hey, Fender's are now being made in China...just look at the Marauder.
Finding ANY "blank" neck fretless at this price is a surprise. Finding one with all the features the Dean Edge 4 Fretless offers and this level of Quality is a true "Find"!! The sounds that you get from this instrument are amazing...so much bang for the buck!!!
Comments about Dean Edge 4 Fretless Electric Bass Guitar:
I changed strings on the bass right after I got it. I played it for about 3 to 4 minutes and laid it down for about 20 minutes When I came back to the bass it was crackly, filled with static and no tone at all. I had left the cord in the bass. This sounded to me like perhaps a battery issue, so I changed it. No improvement. I looked inside the electronics compartment just to check to see if there were any obvious loose or disconnected wires. There weren't. No change and the only sound now coming out of the bass was a very small pop when fingered. I later went out and bought another new battery to check on this part one more time. No dice. I also double checked, cords, and tried with two different amps. Still no sound. This was all on In all, it worked for about 4 minutes.On the second day I had it, I decided to try it again, and to my surprise it played fine, BUT, I kept on playing it without stopping and it started to lose tone within about 2 minutes. As I continued to play the bass, it got buzzier and buzzier and after about 4 minutes it had just quit again. Seems to me that whatever element is failing will work until the guitar is in fact "warmed up" electronically. After 3 weeks at a repair shop, I was told they can?t fix it and that this was the third Dean bass with active pickups that had been in their shop in the last year.I'd say, stay away from this instrument. It feels good on the neck and to hold, but won?t work and I could not get the active system fixed. It plays well on the neck, but the sound isn't good.