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Dean Cabbie Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Joe Nerve, Feb 12, 2005.


  1. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    Has anyone seen these yet?

    http://www.deanguitars.com/stylist_bass_cabbie.htm

    Just went to my local music store and almost got some gas on price and looks alone. I only checked it out quickly so I don't want to unduly badmouth it, but first impression says it looks way bettter than it sounds. Doesn't have a strap peg on the upper body either which is weird - you have to put the strap around the top of the neck like an acoustic guitar if you want to play it standing. I'll say no more as I only checked it out on a crappy amp for 5 minutes. I'm repeating myself. I'm repeating myself.

    What cha all think????
     
  2. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    bump for more info...
    anyone played one of these?
     
  3. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    I haven't had a chance to see one in person yet, but I have to admit the yellow-and-checkerboard one appeals to my hammy stage appearance tendencies.
     
  4. dharma

    dharma Srubby wubbly

    Oct 14, 2005
    Monroe, Louisiana
    I'm having a vision ... it's Joe Nerve in a suit and tie with a yellow cabbie hollowbody.

    It is, suprisingly, suave.

    I say do it. I like it, for sure.
     
  5. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    Yeah I played on at last Summer's NAMM and played one last weekend in Melbourne, FL. eh... it's ok. I'm just not into shorter than 34 inch scale basses. I wish the pick up selector was switched out with a blend control.

    About a year ago I saw a country bassist in Nashville rock one of those Dean Stylists that was in seafoam green. He was getting a really killer pick tone...
     
  6. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    This thread is over a year old. That's when I just started falling in Bongo love. Haven't thought of a Cabbie since. And Bongomania, sorry, but you've got the mania thing all wrong.
     
  7. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs