Dean basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ndjx, Oct 26, 2001.

  1. ndjx


    Oct 26, 2001
    What does everyone think of the Edge 1? I tried it and like it over the more expensive basses at a local music store I just wanna know what everyone else thinks.

    P.S. I am talking feel-wise, I didn't really get a chance to fool around with sound and stuff.
  2. Shumph


    Aug 25, 2001
    On the move
    I have a Dean JB sig. and I love it. don't know about the edge 1 though. I do think that they do have great instruments for the money.

  3. alx564


    Jul 31, 2000
    Emmaus, PA
    When you say Edge 1 do you mean just the standard Edge. I have played a Edge 4 string and a 5 string and I would compare them to an Ibanez SR405.

    I didnt really like it. I thought it was very bland sounding but when its only like $400 new its not bad for the money. I think I would chose my Ibanez over the Dean though.

    As for feel wise, it felt pretty good. The next was pretty nice and I found it rather easy to play. Most basses feel weird to me though cuz I use a Curbow so I normally have my hands close to the bridge and the strings always feel weird on other basses. Very similar to Ibanez feel wise.

    I hope I have helped.
  4. DiegoMcgee


    Oct 20, 2001
    Providence RI
    Too light. I agree, it does have an
    Ibanez feel to it.I like the kneck on
    both basses though.
    jim obrien
  5. I have a edge 4 I've been playin for about a year now. for the money I dont think you're gonna find much better. mine was $329. 5 piece super fast neck, good looks, base wood body kinda sux, but other than that a good buy. I highly recomend it.
  6. alx564


    Jul 31, 2000
    Emmaus, PA
    Wow, I didnt realize the Edge had a five piece neck. Thats pretty nice.

    Yeah, that basswood body does suck. But its nice and cheap too.
  7. the edge 4 has a 5 peice neck the edge 1 has a one peice (I think). the current batch of edge 4s have passive pickups with active eq. I got mine before they put in the eq.

    the bass plays super good, theres not much to the tone, probably due to the body. I put flatwounds on and got a little more tone out of it.
  8. pica


    Nov 26, 2009
    I just got a Dean Edge 4. Love it. Super light. Thin neck. For the price I paid it was a steal. Much cheaper then a MIM Fender.
  9. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    That's cool. I'm curious, what motivated you to find a 15 year old thread in which to post your opinion of Dean basses?
  10. pica


    Nov 26, 2009
    I don't think it matters how old the thread is as long as it's relavent.
    jdb72 likes this.
  11. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music. Supporting Member

    It's better to have a discussion in a room with other people in it.
    Dean Club!!!
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2016