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Dean Stylist Cabbie Bass -- It's back!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bobster, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. Bobster


    Mar 27, 2006
    Austin, TX
    I remember these from the last time around and I always wanted to play one, but never got the chance.

    Well, that can change now, because the Stylist Cabbie is back: http://www.deanguitars.com/stylist_cabbie_bass.php

    It's a 32" scale semi-hollow bass with two humbuckers, set neck and rosewood fingerboard.

    There is also one in the NAMM photos thread that Dan Knowlton posted. It's about 2/3 of the way down this page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/26698043@N04/

    What does everyone think about this as choice for a semi-hollow body?

  2. Remus_Redbone


    Dec 27, 2010
    Western AR
    I don't know much about the bass, but I really like the 32" scale. I had a Gibson explorer some years ago that was 32" scale and loved it. Wish I'd kept that one.
  3. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

    Were the older ones also 32" scale?

    I'd like to have a hollow but not interested in the typical cookie cutter 30" scale, 330-style bass. 32" might be a nice compromise. Tried a Waterstone TP hollow, but thought it sounded lame.

    What is the Cabbie street price?
  4. danomite64


    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    Yes. I really wanted one, but they didn't make lefties.
  5. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Popped a couple TV Jones in mine.
  6. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

    Damn (gulp).

    Why did you have to do that?
  7. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

    Whatever you do, don't tell me how great it sounds with the TV Jones' in there!

    Okay, tell me.
  8. donn


    Mar 28, 2011
    No tone knob?

    A face-off with the Gretsch G5123B would be interesting - same concept, same TV Jones pickups? The Dean body is deeper, wouldn't think it would make a big difference but who knows.
  9. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Sounds much better than the original pickups. Deeper, tighter lower end with clear highs and no harshness. I use TI flats and have been able to set it up with low action. It can howl like crazy at certain volume levels but makes for a great bass for medium to quiet gigs.