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Dean basses and Jeff Berlin

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bigcatJC, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. bigcatJC


    Jul 9, 2004
    Is Jeff Berlin no longer associated with Dean? I noticed his signature bass isn't listed on Dean's website anymore. If the bass isn't being made anymore, that's a shame. It was pretty good bang for the buck, in my opinion.
  2. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    It probably got dropped for the same reason the Peavey Palaedium bass was dropped...it wasn't flashy or fancy enough to sell. Nothing special about it, just a very well made J-bass variant. No fancy finishes, active electronics, or other gingerbread.

    Plus it's lousy for slapping :p because of the neck pickup's location

    Be glad that it's unpopular, you'll be able to get used ones more easily (I bought two Palaediums for about $350 each...way undervalued).
  3. LeonD

    LeonD Supporting Member


    I had a Palaedium when it first came out. Sold it. Regreted it and wanted another. I found one on EBay for about $300.

    It seems like Jeff designs a great bass, it's hot for a while, then doesn't sell. The value drops and the bottom feeders jump in.

    I'm hoping he hooks up with MTD or Fodera next. :)


    P.S. Just so there's no misunderstanding, I'm a big Jeff Berlin fan.

  4. RHFusillo

    RHFusillo Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2000
    Phoenix, AZ
    He's headed in the other direction. I have read recently that Cort will be making his next signature bass.