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dean basses??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rougeporn, Jun 12, 2003.


  1. has anyone had experience with dean basses?? especially the Rhapsody Q4, theres one sitting in the guitar shop at £210, whch is attractive, almost as attractive as the bass.

    cheers chaps and heres the pic of th bass


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  2. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Do a search, you'll find a lot of opinions. I have a Dean Edge 5 fretless that I love.
     
  3. NV43345

    NV43345

    Apr 1, 2003
    I just got a Dean 2003 catalog. Here are the spec's.
    Rhapsody Q4
    top/body= quilt maple/mahogany
    scale=34"
    nut= 1-1/2"
    neck/fingerboard=maple & walnut/rosewood
    inlay=ABA Dot
    tuners/hardware=grover/black chrome
    pickups=EMG-HZ/active
    bridge=2 piece
    colors= trans amberburst,trans black,power purple
    wich i was just looking at yesterday, nice.
    and trans red.
    www.deanguitars.com
    I know they are made in korea, an I just found out
    that some of there basses are made in the same plant as Spector basses.I own a Acoustic Dean
    performer Plus 5 string. and I have had it since 1999 and have had no problems with it.
    :)
     
  4. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    A friend of mine bought two Deans recently, Edge a 4 and a 5. They were both ridiculously cheap, and I was wary at first. But I played the 4, and it felt great. Nice neck, really low action without buzz.

    The 5 was ok, but the B was pretty floppy. I preferred the 4, but for the money they're both a great deal.
     
  5. johnmallory34

    johnmallory34

    Jun 13, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    I have a dean edge 5 that i have had pretty good success with. It was only $300, and it has great tone. I am parting with it soon b/c i am probably gonna get a warwick. I would get a dean, they are good basses. :bassist:
     
  6. Razor

    Razor

    Sep 22, 2002
    Dallas
    Lemme know if/when you wanna get rid of it. I have a Dean EDGE 5 that I love. Tight string spacing on mine made it super easy to transition over from all those years of playing 4's. Anyways I wouldn't mind another for a fretless project.

     
  7. I got the same bass, but with the bubinga top instead of quilt maple. So far I love the tone and the playabillity. It's super nice :)

    I also have an Edge 4 fretless, which is equally sweet.

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