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Dean Rhapsody 12 12-String Bass Transparent Black 

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Overview

  • 12 string
  • Maple top
  • Mahogany body
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $1,097.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $398.00
  • Your Price:
    $69900

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For bassists with a taste for the unusual.

Beautifully sculpted mahogany body with a maple top. 34" scale maple and walnut neck. 12 strings are strung as 4 groups of 3. Black Grover tuners. EMG-HZ pickups with Dean 3D preamp. Dean 2-piece anchor bridge. Case sold separately.

Features

  • 12 string
  • Maple top
  • Mahogany body
  • 34" scale and 2-1/8" nut
  • Black chrome bridge
  • Black Grover tuners
  • EMG-HZ pickups with Dean 3D preamp
  • Dean 2-piece anchor bridge system
  • Bolt-on maple and walnut neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Abalone dot inlays
  • 24 frets

Puts out incredible-sounding notes. Order today and get experimental.

 
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DeanRhapsody 12 12-String Bass
 
4.2

(based on 22 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

The best 12 string for the money

Some of these reviews are ridiculous. A 12 string is not the best choice for your 1st bass, and I'm not going to take away points because it needs an amp, like one...Read complete review

Some of these reviews are ridiculous. A 12 string is not the best choice for your 1st bass, and I'm not going to take away points because it needs an amp, like one genious did. Sounds great. Looks good. Takes some getting used to, but not too much, I play it with a pick AND with my fingers. No rhythm guitarist in your band? No problem, with this you are bassist AND rhythm guitarist.

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Overall I did not like this product

This bass is awkward to play because of its styling. The 12 string is an awesome concept. Like a 12 string guitar, the sound is really cool!

This bass is awkward to play because of its styling. The 12 string is an awesome concept. Like a 12 string guitar, the sound is really cool!

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Every thing you ever needed in a bass.

By Quinny

from Tasmania, Australia

Pros

  • Double Braced Neck
  • Easy Play - Unique Sound
  • Emg S Work Well
  • Holds Tune Well
  • Robust construction

Cons

  • No Good For Small Hands
  • Nose Dives A Bit
  • Reasonably Heavy

Best Uses

  • Don't Need A Rhythm
  • Suitable For Most Sounds

Comments about Dean Rhapsody 12 12-String Bass:

Progressed from a 1962 Hagstrom 8 to the Rhapsody and found the wide neck a big difference after the super fast Swedish model. Have now been playing it for about 8 years and wouldn't swap with anything. Works wonderfully as a bass/rhythm instrument and bass chords really add fill to any sound. I am a pick player and as such can separate bass strings from treble drones for change in sound. Excellent value for money.

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  • No

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

12 string bass

By baseman

from Gustine, ca.

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Very Unique Sound
  • Very Unique Sound Great

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Bass With Back Up Harmony

Comments about Dean Rhapsody 12 12-String Bass:

Was pleased the playability of guitar

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Really great bass all around.

By BassManFreddyG-Gckwy

from Greenville, NC

Comments about Dean Rhapsody 12 12-String Bass:

The Dean Rhapsody 12 string bass is the most interesting bass I have ever owned. What I like the most is the depth of sound produced by all of the strings and the controlled sound the pre-amp enables. It's just and awsome bass for jammin'!

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5.0

Killer old school funk bass

By Snap

from New Orleans, La.

Comments about Dean Rhapsody 12 12-String Bass:

I play with four R&B bands and they always request that I bring my 12 string Dean. I can get that added guitar and bass lick sound. It takes some time to get your fingers to get the strings to ring evenly. When you do, you won't want to stop playing it.

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Interesting

By Yo Mama-G5rB2

from Ventura, Ca.

Comments about Dean Rhapsody 12 12-String Bass:

I have been playing bass for 7 or 8 years now, and when I was first looking for a bass I stumbled upon this one. I bought something different only because I knew that a 12 string was to advanced for a beginner. Any one who complains that this bass sucks when its there first bass is an idiot. using a pic on it was OK, but I found that fingers is the way to go. having the bass strings facing the bottom lets your fingers glide over the guitar strings with no problem. You don't need to slap, pic, or hard pluck this guitar, it's not meant for that. It is a unique sound that should be handled by REAL musicians, not a bunch of jack offs that want to play as hard and loud as they can. She's delicate, and VERY musical. I can't wait to buy it very very soon.

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5.0

Awesome posibilities

By Jackman dew

from Grand Rapids, MI

Comments about Dean Rhapsody 12 12-String Bass:

This is a great bass. It really fills the sound out. I split my signal w/Xover then run highs to a guitar amp and lows to my bass amp. The trans-parent black is cooler than I expected. I play mostly with my fingers. it takes a little gettn' used to the difference in string size, but that is to be expected. opens lots of posibilities.

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(0 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

It's horrrible

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Dean Rhapsody 12 12-String Bass:

It's too heavy and it just doesn't feel good. You have to have an amp if you want to hear anything. It's bad!!

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5.0

This is a really good bass.

By scorpion

from Santee, CA

Comments about Dean Rhapsody 12 12-String Bass:

My bass teacher has one and I played it before and it has such a beautiful sound to it! This is a really good bass.

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4.0

12 string

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Dean Rhapsody 12 12-String Bass:

This is a great bass, the Hamer is better in tone, but this bass is so much easier to play. This is my 3rd 12 string, this one in much lighter, the balance is still off, just put a roll of pennies in the eletronic cavity to solve that. for the money, you cannot beat this bass.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best 12 string for the money

Comments about Dean Rhapsody 12 12-String Bass:

Some of these reviews are ridiculous. A 12 string is not the best choice for your 1st bass, and I'm not going to take away points because it needs an amp, like one genious did. Sounds great. Looks good. Takes some getting used to, but not too much, I play it with a pick AND with my fingers. No rhythm guitarist in your band? No problem, with this you are bassist AND rhythm guitarist.

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