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Dean Edge Hammer 10?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by arock0627, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. arock0627

    arock0627

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    So, I'm interested in picking up a 10 string octave bass and this Dean Edge Hammer crossed my search engine. However, there is very little info for this discontinued bass. Even less of them available for sale.

    Does anyone have any experience with this? It looks like a nicely built bass and fulfills the requirement of not being $2000+.
  2. arock0627

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  3. The Lurker

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    I've wanted one for a while. Dean started making them circa 2001-2002 and they were made for a few years, until at least 2004. I don't know how many were made. You very rarely see them for sale used.

    I had the opportunity to try one and really liked it, but I couldn't buy it at the time because I'd just bought a Hamer 12 that I turned out not to like very much (d'oh!)

    It was a very sturdy-feeling bass, made in Korea. The balance was good, not as neck-heavy as one would expect. I suspect the necks have held up well. IIRC the finish was tung oil on mahogany so that may need to be kept up. The electronics were a bit of a disappointment-- the one i tried was quite noisy and the 2-band preamp didn't have much to it, but I doubt it would have been much of a challenge to upgrade those.

    I would still buy one today if I could find one.
  4. peterkidd

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    I had one for a few years.

    Was surprisingly well made for a sub-$500 bass.

    Everything fit, good looking mahogany body.

    Not too heavy, decent 2 band EQ, very big sound.

    I found I had to tune it, especially the upper octave strings, All the time.

    Neck seemed stable, if I had kept it, probably would have tried replacing the tuners.

    Ended up not needed that sound, sold it.
  5. edpal

    edpal Tick-tock, she's not just another pretty face! Gold Supporting Member

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    HAd one, kick myself for selling it. THoughts I would like a 12 better - a 12 is just too freakin heavy. Although, 2 chorus strings has a lot more zing than just one.

    Well made. I replaced the tuners on mine to Hipshots and flipped the tuners to the wrong hand. It worked out nice, instead of them leaning up away from the body they leaned down toward it. I'll go look at my old posts, might be a picture.
  6. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Supporting Member

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    Always wanted one- never took the plunge- now they are impossible to find!
  7. Gam

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    I just picked-up one of these - it's in great shape - one owner who barely played it. Sat in its case most of the time. I just played it for the first time and REALLY like it.

    If you're still interested, I would consider selling it - I'm sure my wife wouldn't mind! Let me know, and perhaps we can work-out a price.

    :bassist:

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