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Dean Bass Question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by shawshank72, Jan 8, 2014.


  1. shawshank72

    shawshank72

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    I know nothing about Dean basses, and unfortunately my moms neighbors daughter has fell in love with this craigslist bass and declared its what she HAS to have.
    I tried to talk her out of it as there is so much better out there and i personally believe this may not be a "great" bass.
    But im a firm believer in making low budget basses sound good.
    Need some info on it from fellow tbers.
    Made a deal with her that if the overall view of talkbass says to move on that she will.
    http://cleveland.craigslist.org/msg/4271564837.html
     
  2. Nobody

    Nobody

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    Seems like a pretty good deal for $100.
     
  3. unclebass

    unclebass

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    Can hardly go wrong for the money. Just have her make sure the is comfortable with the neck, uncomfortable and no fun to play = useless dust collector!
     
  4. wcoffey81

    wcoffey81

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    at $100, if she doesn't end up liking it she should be able to sell or trade it for something else for at least $75. it could either be a decent bass or a decent lesson. just because the logo on the headstock isn't squier, fender or sx that doesn't mean this is a bad choice for a first bass.
    what more are you looking for at $100?
     
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  6. wild4oldcars

    wild4oldcars

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    personally, I think a squire affinity is a lot more bass for 100 dollars. Maybe not as pretty as this dean, but much more functional imo. as stated above, 100 isn't a bad deal, and I would expect to be able to get that much on resell, but is it really a deal if better can be had for the same price?
     
  7. jallenbass

    jallenbass Supporting Member

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    The few of these that I have played have a very comfortable jazz-like neck. Never plugged one in though.
     
  8. Khronic

    Khronic Richard J. Naimish

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    Suggest she grab it...QUICK!
     
  9. FourBanger

    FourBanger

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    Guys wait, that bass is/was only like $130 new at the big shops.
     
  10. tehuti

    tehuti

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    I'm a Dean fan but I am also aware that their low end instruments can be really crappy sometimes. My advice would be to find a new one and try before you buy. However, at $100.00 you're not (hopefully) breaking the bank either, so it might be worth a shot.
     
  11. Daedraziel

    Daedraziel

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    One of my first basses was a Dean. Overall not a terrible instrument especially for what you are looking to purchase it for. I'd say jump on that one it looks really nice
     

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