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Dean Pace Bass 5-String Electric Upright
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The Dean Pace 4-String Electric Upright Bass is built well and priced right. Position markers on the side help you keep track of where you are on the...Click To Read More About This Product
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The Dean Pace 4-String Electric Upright Bass is built well and priced right. Position markers on the side help you keep track of where you are on the neck as you transfer your hard-won chops to the moaning, liberating sound of a fretless upright. Solid maple neck-through construction with slotted headstock, standard 35" scale, and traditional 6"- radius rosewood fingerboard. Piezo bridge with buffer preamp lets you plug right into a standard bass amp. Double-braced tripod stand and black chrome hardware make it easy to manage and very cool looking.
- Position markers on the side
- Solid maple neck-through construction
- Slotted headstock
- Standard 35" scale
- 6"-radius rosewood fingerboard
- Piezo bridge
- Buffer preamp
- Black chrome hardware
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I have owned this bass for about 3 years. From the start it had a bad grounding problem so had to remove bridge and secure ground wird wire under bridge. Pl[roblem solved. Have also had many problems with bass shorting out. Finally replaced the jack and resolded everything. Wire connections were hanging by threads of wire. Extremely poor quality in this area. Now it works great. Plan on working on this bass to get it right or you will be sorry on stage when it counts.
This instrument is made to allow electric bass guitar players to cross over to Upright bass on a budget, so it will not sound perfectly like an Upright Bass. It is built with a scale length familiar to electric bass guitars and it has a flat fret board (not radius like acoustic uprights) making it feel less different to cross over bassist. Out of the box, you need to make some changes if you want it to sound like a real Upright. 1) turn up the bass (left control) and turn down the treble (right control) found on the back of the bass using a small screw driver. 2) Find a piece of foam about 1/2 inch think and cut it to fit under the strings, against the bridge. This will reduce the sustain and give you that "thu ,thu, thu" sound of an Upright. 3) Raise the action at the bridge to minimize fretboard buzz. 4) Finally, change out the strings to Rotosound 77's, La Bellas, or D'Adario Chromes. Now, you'll be amazed!
After only one evening, I must say that I am thankful to have found this bass! It is a VERY straight forward in its design (so if you want bells, whistles and other gadgets - it ain't for you). To adjust the tone, you have to take off the access plate in the back - which isn't the most convenient thing to do, but is WELL worth it. After just a little tweaking, the sound is rich. Couple that with flawless playability and value -and you have a REALLY good bass to get into an upright and expand your horizons!!!
I got this instument about 2 years ago after playing guitar bass for 40 years because I wanted to get into the uprights. Since this would be my first upright I did'nt want to spend alot. I looked at the Palentino Upright for about the same price but they did'nt have a 5-string version. I also like the Dean Pace 5 because it has a tripod stand. I dont think I wanted one on an end-pin stand, always moving around and leaning against me. When I first got it, like others i've read, I had to remove bridge and sand the black paint off the back so the ground wire would make good contact which stopped the hum noise. I put some Dddrio ECB81-5SL Chrome flat wounds on because the strings that came with it were of smaller gauge and a little soft to me. I turned the bass pot in the back of the instument all the way up and the treble pot almost off to get the sound I wanted or you could use an external preamp. I like the neck, not so much radius like a regular upright. Can'nt use a bow on it, but that's OK for the music I play. The action also needs to be set up to minimize string buzz. Now that I set this up right, it sure does sound sweet and a pleasure to play. So If your looking to get into an upright bass you should check out the Dean Pace Bass 4 or 5 sting.