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Dean Bass Question

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

  1. shawshank72


    Mar 22, 2009
    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.
  2. Nobody

    Nobody Banned

    Jul 14, 2004
    Seems like a pretty good deal for $100.
  3. 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


    Feb 3, 2012
    S/E Michigan
    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?
  5. wild4oldcars


    Jan 22, 2012
    Garner, NC
    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?
  6. jallenbass

    jallenbass Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 17, 2005
    Bend, Oregon
    The few of these that I have played have a very comfortable jazz-like neck. Never plugged one in though.
  7. Khronic

    Khronic Richard J. Naimish Banned

    Oct 24, 2006
    Grand Junction, CO.
    Suggest she grab it...QUICK!
  8. FourBanger


    Sep 2, 2012
    SE Como
    Guys wait, that bass is/was only like $130 new at the big shops.
  9. tehuti


    Jan 27, 2006
    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.
  10. Daedraziel


    Aug 19, 2013
    Toms River NJ
    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