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ACOUSTIC BASS COMPARISON

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Sloth_Adelphi, Nov 15, 2005.


  1. which would be a better buy (dont really care what else is better than these two i know these are bottom of the line and obviously there is something better, unfortunately for me money IS a thang):

    Rogue AB-304 Acoustic-Electric Bass
    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/g=bass/search/detail/base_pid/508150/

    or

    Dean Playmate Cutaway EAB Bass
    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/g=bass/search/detail/base_pid/511937/

    just wondering if the dean would be worth getting or if i should just spend the extra 20 and go with the rogue... thanks
     
  2. Oxblood

    Oxblood Banned

    Apr 17, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    Well... going on how Rogue and Dean are looked at in the bass world... I would defiently have to say go with the Dean. Now I own a modded Rogue fretless so dont get my wrong, they are decent basses for the most part, but I would trade it in, mods and all, for a Dean anyday.
     
  3. i would go with the rouge
     
  4. kLumick

    kLumick

    Apr 4, 2004
    the dean playmate basses are surprisingly large. i picked one up quickly at a music store and the sound projected much more than i would have thought for such a low priced instrument. it sounded good with some bright rounds on it.
     
  5. I've heard good things about the Rogue and nothing at all about the Dean. I'd say six of one, half a dozen of the other.
     
  6. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    I heard that Peavey has licensed the Foundation model to be produced by Rouge. It'll have optional lipstick pickups.
     
  7. I have a Dean Playmate. I would recomend getting that one has pretty good volume. Not enough for 2 load acoustics Guitars but maybe one. It is definatly louder then the washburn I have played and th fenders and the ibanezs that I have Played.
     
  8. BartmanPDX

    BartmanPDX Supporting Member

    Sometimes you can find a used Olympia (Korean laminated-construction version of the Tacoma Thunderchief) for around that much on the 'bay.

    Personally, I'd save up and hold out for something a little better -- like an Olympia or a used Michael Kelly, but that's just my opinion.
     
  9. thank you all kindly, if it were up to me id spend more for a real good one, but i just need something for around the house (rooms where i dont really feel like lugging my 100 watt amp around) and for camping and late night jam sessions with bongos and other acoustics etc., not planning on gigging with it or recording with it, plus itll get beat up for sure, i may even sand the neck down cuz i like that feel alot. anyway, thanks for the input its much obliged!
     
  10. lamborghini98

    lamborghini98 The Aristocrats

    May 1, 2005
    NYC; Portland, OR
    Ive heard good stuff about Deans.