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Dean Pace Contra Electric Upright Bass  Classic Black 

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The Dean Pace Contra Upright Bass is a slender upright electric four-string bass with a warm, charming output that is ideal for a wide variety of mus...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 03-06-2017

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Quality acoustic-style bass with warm electric outpit.

The Dean Pace Contra Upright Bass is a slender upright electric four-string bass with a warm, charming output that is ideal for a wide variety of musical idioms. It is for the bluegrass player who prefers not to drag a giagantic double bass around. It is for the jazz musician whose treasured hand-carved instrument is not worth risking the perils of the gin joint. It is for the Americana musican who wants to invoke the sound and feel of the acoustic bass without the potentially prohibitive price point of a fine acoustic bass.

It features a maple top/body, a bolt-on maple neck, an ebonized curved fingerboard, side dot inlays, sealed Die Cast tuners, black hardware, piezo transducer, DMT active Contra preamp system, and more!

  • Quality construction
  • Volume and tone controls
  • Comfortable to play
  • Lightweight
  • Case included

Order today and expand your tonal palette.


Pace Contra Electric Upright Bass

  • Top: Maple
    Body: Solid Maple
    Neck: Maple
    Scale Length: 42" 3/4 Size
    Neck Type: Bolt-On
    Neck Profile: Curved Fingerboard
    Fingerboard: Ebonized
    Inlays: Side Dot Inlays
    Knobs: Done
    Hardware Color: Black
    Bridge: Hard Plastic
    Pickup (Bridge):Piezo Transducer
    Binding: None
    Finish: Gloss
    Color: Classic Black
    Case Options: Lightweight Case Included

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Quite a suprise for the price


from IA

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


    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Dean Pace Contra Electric Upright Bass:

    I recently bought one of these hoping it wouldn't live down to the reviews I have been able to find thus far...and I must say I have been very pleasantly surprised. this bass has a decent pickup, the active onboard pre-amp makes a world of difference, far lighter than I expected and yes the bag it comes with is a bag, not a case however it does come with a shoulder strap, and a pocket inside for a tuner, rosin (yes I have bowed it) and cable. not much else so you have to carry your bow or have another case for that, but this is a low price EUB, not the 3K versions. I have been quite happy with it so far, set up was good right out of the box, after tuning the flatwound (love them) strings. it stays in tune fairly well for having new strings. Now I thought I would be a fan of the supports that you see attached, well, I'm not. luckily they are detachable and thusly I being a smaller guy (5'6") can get closer to the instrument and it feels much more comfortable than the double basses I have played. I have used it at a church event and at home so far and just love the sound. yes its not a double bass but for the money they got it fairly close in sound, even the response with the bow is decent for what it is. overall....quite happy with mine.

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    Bass Is Good - Bag Sucks

    By Fleahead

    from Ohio

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


      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Dean Pace Contra Electric Upright Bass:

      Being a bass player in bluegrass, I've had a Kay and an NX, but currently play a Fender Jazz. For some reason, I got the urge to go back to the upright style, primarily for the sound. I ordered this Contra and just got to use it this past weekend on two jobs. I quickly remembered why I switched from upright to electric bass. These things are a pain to transport, (too long to lay in the trunk), hand cramps abound (whaa, whaa, whaa), but not due to any flaw with this instrument. The neck has the right feel, and the action was good out of the box. No problem with intonation. The tone was fairly authentic, only missing the the doghouse "thump" that can only be produced by the large body of the real thing. However, the tone of this instrument is very good. I'd rate it as good, if not better, than the NX I had. Really, the only complaint I have, is the incredibly "useless" gig bag they sent. The description says it includes a lightweight case, but it's really a bag. No compartments for accessories. No opening for the handle like the bag supplied with the Stagg EDB. Actually, it appears that this Contra and the Stagg EDB come off the same assembly line. Details and specs indicate these identical. I would recommend the Stagg simply for the superior designed carrying bag.

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