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Dean Stylist Cabbie Bass -- It's back!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bobster, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. Bobster

    Bobster

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    I remember these from the last time around and I always wanted to play one, but never got the chance.

    Well, that can change now, because the Stylist Cabbie is back: http://www.deanguitars.com/stylist_cabbie_bass.php

    It's a 32" scale semi-hollow bass with two humbuckers, set neck and rosewood fingerboard.

    There is also one in the NAMM photos thread that Dan Knowlton posted. It's about 2/3 of the way down this page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/26698043@N04/

    What does everyone think about this as choice for a semi-hollow body?

    Bob
  2. Remus_Redbone

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    I don't know much about the bass, but I really like the 32" scale. I had a Gibson explorer some years ago that was 32" scale and loved it. Wish I'd kept that one.
  3. Templar

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    Were the older ones also 32" scale?

    I'd like to have a hollow but not interested in the typical cookie cutter 30" scale, 330-style bass. 32" might be a nice compromise. Tried a Waterstone TP hollow, but thought it sounded lame.

    What is the Cabbie street price?
  4. danomite64

    danomite64 Supporting Member

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    Yes. I really wanted one, but they didn't make lefties.
  5. ASATMAN

    ASATMAN Supporting Member

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    Popped a couple TV Jones in mine.
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  6. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

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    Damn (gulp).

    Why did you have to do that?
  7. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

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    Whatever you do, don't tell me how great it sounds with the TV Jones' in there!

    Okay, tell me.
  8. donn

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    No tone knob?

    A face-off with the Gretsch G5123B would be interesting - same concept, same TV Jones pickups? The Dean body is deeper, wouldn't think it would make a big difference but who knows.
  9. ASATMAN

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    Sounds much better than the original pickups. Deeper, tighter lower end with clear highs and no harshness. I use TI flats and have been able to set it up with low action. It can howl like crazy at certain volume levels but makes for a great bass for medium to quiet gigs.
    [​IMG]

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