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Dean John Entwistle bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by metallicafan18, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. metallicafan18

    metallicafan18 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    Louisville, KY
    I just got an email from Dean Guitars about Winter NAMM that they will be making a John Entwistle Hybrid bass for 2011. I can't wait to see what this is. Anyone know anything about it already?:hyper:
  2. ohhh sounds interesting.

    could be an 8 string or a exporer type (exploiter) i know they wont be to use the buzzard shape or name since warwick won those rights in a court case.
  3. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    This could be awesome!
  4. Big_Daddy


    Nov 24, 2010
    Central Alberta
    ...I'm sorry, I think I almost fainted.
  5. I have friends heading down to NAMM. Have to make sure they scope it out for me!!!
  6. metallicafan18

    metallicafan18 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    Louisville, KY
    I'll be going to Winter NAMM this year, so I know where I am going to be!! I'll bring back pics. Maybe the bass if I can.
  7. 9mmMike

    9mmMike Would you happen to have a cookie for me? Supporting Member

    Oh my.
  8. Miskatonic


    Sep 15, 2009
    Portland, OR
    I was just wondering about an Entwistle sig bass the other day to. Crossing my fingers Dean can make something that of it that doesn't make me raise an eyebrow in consternation.
  9. dose


    Nov 2, 2008
    hmm interesting.....
  10. sneha1965


    Nov 7, 2007
    I'll be waiting to see. Very interested.
  11. metallicafan18

    metallicafan18 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    Louisville, KY
    I'm trying to figure out how they were able to make a sig bass for him. Did he ever play Dean basses?
  12. HaMMerHeD


    May 20, 2005
    Norman, OK, USA
    There is probably some legal entity managing his "estate" which includes such intangibles as his "legacy", which can sell his memory in whatever way they deem appropriate. See also: Jaco Pastorius (IMO).

    Just a guess, though. Possibly/probably incorrect.
  13. I find it strange when *sig* models of anything are released posthumously.
  14. Big_Daddy


    Nov 24, 2010
    Central Alberta
    Though (by my previous post) I love the idea...It still baffles me.

    The John Entwistle signature model would have either been his Alembic Spyder bass or Frankenstein. It's kind of hard to tailor a bass to someone who's...You know, dead.
  15. ...especially by a company John had no known (AFAIK) affiliation with...:meh:
  16. Kyon`


    Aug 17, 2007
    Boston, MA
    Maybe a production slab p bass!? Still I would expect the slab from Fender, not Dean.
  17. metallicafan18

    metallicafan18 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    Louisville, KY
    Being from Dean, I would assume it'd be an Explorer body.

    Within the last two years, every single Dean bass I have played right out of the factory is set up to perfection. I am blown away with their QC. Even on their cheap models, I have played some that play smoother than my Rickenbacker. It is very cool!
  18. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2009
    Los Angeles California
    I want a damn john sig fenderbird by some company
  19. I could see dean doing some take on a fenderbird actually...
  20. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Banned

    Feb 13, 2009
    Western Pennsylvania
    I played a Hillsboro bass that seriously cut my hand up from the fret ends.