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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tom once dead, Apr 11, 2008.
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You and @wintremute and @Dana R Gregory play your Dean's at church! I wonder who else here plays their Dean at church?
Yeah, I actually have played both the Paramount and my Eric Bass Signature Hillsboro at the church I attend - both sound great in different ways.
Scans From my 2001 catalog
From my 2001 catalog
In response to my request for help in identifying my new Dean purchase, B-Mac said;
"Pictures would be very helpful as well as serial number"
So here are some photos.
The photos are in no particular order, but the first one shows a small scratch on the back of the bass that appears to indicate that silver metallic is the original color and not a repaint. If it has been repainted I can find no evidence of another color. The finish looks better in person than in the photo.
The serial number on the back of the headstock is; Korea D2006C608
It's difficult to read even in person, so the "C" may be a "0", if that structure does not fit Dean's number scheme.
Also, I thought the pickups are not original, but did I understand correctly that you said they are original?
Thanks very much for your help ID'ing this guy, and for my Dean Club member number; #190.
2010, I believe it was a GC "deal of the month" when I bought it.
Many thanks on the brochure info. Would have never remembered that it was a 35" scale unless I went looking for that info.
Need serial #
Edge 1 five string. 2000 model year. It is sometimes referred to as an Edge 05 in the earlier catalogs as you'll see below.
Pups are original. I believe the finish is called Powder Silver - designated as 'PSL'
After 2000, this became the Edge 1 five string in 2001 because it is passive. The Headstock also changes in 2001 and DMT pups rather than EMGHZ's. I'll post pages from the 2001 catalog and an earlier brochure from 1999 to show comparison as soon as I get a chance to scan them.
I don’t think I have a 2000 catalog or 2000 brochure but the 1999 brochure scan will show your model but 1999 year.
Dean has used EMG & Bartolini pups for quite a while along with Bass Lines
If no name then they are DMT pups.
Not to be confused with USA DMT pups
Looks in great shape especially for a 19 year old instrument.
Guitar Center mislabeled this as an edge 09, which it most certainly is not. What is it though? I'm most likely not going to purchase it, since my money is kinda tied up currently, but i've never seen one like this. https://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Dean/E09M-Edge-09-Lh-Electric-Bass-Guitar.gc
Edge 1. Passive. Vol/vol/ton
I can’t read the serial #
I can’t read anything on the pups (not on a PC right now)
But based on the headstock and the orientation of the ‘Dean’ logo it would be from 2001 to at least 2008
GC screws up many Dean Ads resulting usually in a great deal for the buyer
$99 would be a steal in my opinion. However, between the money i have tied up in the edge 09 and a deal i'm working on with a B.C. Rich Platinum Warlock, the edge 1 wouldn't fit in right now.
Here are some Edge 1 comparisons.
one from 1997 to 2000
one from 2001 to 2006
one from 2007 forward
1997 to 2000 EMGHZ
2001 to 2006 DMT
2007 forward DMT
2007 forward 5 string Edge 1 DMT
1997 to 2000 EMGHZ Edge 1 5 string (referred to in early catalogs as Edge 05)
This will at least give you and idea of the differences
2001 catalog page
notice Edge 1, Edge 1 5-string and then Edge with no number. This last one on the right later became Edge 4, Edge 5 & Edge 6 based on the number of strings. Dean was obviously sorting things out as you'll see below.
2007-2008 catalog page
Notice the Edge 5, Edge 6 and Edge 8 are all simply Edge 4 with either 5, 6 or 8 octave course strings.
They didn't do that type of naming with the Edge 1. It was Edge 1 4-string or Edge 1 5-string.
From 2003 Catalog
Notice on the Edge Q4, Q5 and Q6 that they brought back EMGHZ pups but not on the 'regular' Edge 4, Edge 5 and Edge 6
The Edge Q4B (B for Bartolini) has Bartolini pups and sounds and looks amazing with a quilt maple top.
There is also the Edge Pro which doesn't show up in the catalogs I have until 2007, but I don't have complete catalogs for 2004, 2005 and 2006 only New for that year brochures.
It is an awesome Edge. Neck thru, Brass Nut, Flame Maple top, Badass II Bridge on early ones and then Monolithic Bridge on later ones.
from 1999 new products brochure
"Here are some Edge 1 comparisons.
one from 1997 to 2000
one from 2001 to 2006
one from 2007 forward"
So it looks like my bass was originally called an Edge 5 (for 5 string) and is passive and predated the Edge 1 series name.
At first glance I was not very impressed by the condition of my new-to-me Dean, but I guess that was because it was dirty. Now cleaned up it does look like it's in pretty good condition for a 19 year old instrument. Maybe it spent a lot of its early life in its' case in a closet.
Thanks again for all your help.
Edge 1 lefty and Edge 4 lefty from 2008 catalog
Edge 4 lefty also available in 5-string lefty
Edge 1 lefty, Edge 4 lefty, Edge 5 lefty
Wow, someone bought this already!
You have a very nice passive 5 string bass and the Powder Silver color I'd say is a bit rare. Hopefully I can locate some more early catalogs and post more info to completely verify the model name of the bass. You could easily make this an Active bass by getting EMG BTC control. It is a stacked treb/bass pot and takes up very little space and the battery would easily fit under the control plate. I am doing something similar with an Edge 09.
called the BTC control
EMG Pickups / BTC Control / Bass EQ Active / For Bass / Accessories / Electric Guitar Pickups, Bass Guitar Pickups, Acoustic Guitar Pickups
It allows you to keep only 3 controls while at the same time providing you with a active treble and bass stacked pot. You won't need to route a separate battery compartment as this will allow you to place the battery under the control plate as it does not take up a lot of room.
Not all that surprising. Anything lefty other than an edge 09 is rather rare on gc.