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Found a rare Dean 10-string! But look at this rout job!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by el_Bajo_Verde, Jan 19, 2018.

  1. el_Bajo_Verde


    May 18, 2016
    They swapped out the original pickups for some BassLines and routed a different size for them. But as you can see...



    I just can't get past it! :crying: I'll stick to my octaver when I need it...

    I'll still try it out later today, but I don't see myself buying it.
  2. B-Mac

    B-Mac Sorting Things Out Supporting Member

    what a shame.
  3. Why is that a shame? are the baselines a downgrade? What was stock? I had a Dean w/Generic SD pickups, I didn’t think they were bad pick ups, maybe not great but not terrible by any means. You want to upgrade, pop in Nordstrand big singles. Add pickup rings if it really bothers you. I don’t look at my basses when I’m playing them. I care more about tone/playability.
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  4. pudge

    pudge Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    Cut a piece of wood to use like a ramp,easy no fuss fix
    60bass, slugger, joeypee and 13 others like this.
  5. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    It's not that bad. At least it's consistent. Just tell people that little bit of missing tonewood ups the mids.
  6. B-Mac

    B-Mac Sorting Things Out Supporting Member

    Look closely at the pix....gaping space below the pickup....eeewe. I agree with the OP ...I can’t get past it either

    Not the pups....it’s the hack route job
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2018
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  7. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    It's really not that bad. It's not good but it's not awful.
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  8. B-Mac

    B-Mac Sorting Things Out Supporting Member

    It would keep me awake at night....eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :roflmao::laugh::roflmao::laugh::D
  9. el_Bajo_Verde


    May 18, 2016
    It's even worse in person :thumbsdown:

    I just can't do it. A rare bird ruined!
  10. B-Mac

    B-Mac Sorting Things Out Supporting Member

    If I got it for a song and dance, er maybe just a song, then I'd be on a quest to find pups that would fix the overall width and length and probably hunt for eternity and then if I did find something it would probably suck, but look good....

    But that is just me.

    I guess you could always tell everyone it is the semi-acoustic version? mwaaaawwwwww :laugh::roflmao::laugh::smug::roflmao::laugh::D:roflmao::smug:
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  11. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    How much is it?

    That would determine whether I could look past it or not.
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  12. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    It'd be easy enough to get over for the right price, and a ramp to cover wouldn't be all that hard.
  13. Ramp, pickup rings, pick gard.
    Hey it can be hidden.
    If the price is reasonable and it sounds good, go for it!

    Or just save time and trouble and send it to me.
    I'll close my eyes.
  14. bassbenj


    Aug 11, 2009
    I hate that kind of finish for a bass but I want one of those 10 strings SO BAD! I'd even overlook the finish and routing!

    I did manage to score a 10 string bridge and anchor from Dean before they went out of stock and one day I'll have to find the time to build a 10 string
    SOMETHING! My 8 string is cool but a 10 string would be heaven!
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  15. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Seen worse. Some pickup bezels would cover the holes.
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  16. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Supporting Member

    It doesn't bother me. It's a dean, not a vintage collectible.
    If it sounds good and the price is right. It's all good
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  17. gjbassist

    gjbassist Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2005
    Kansas City, MO
    If it plays and sounds good and the price is right I would get it anyway. Easy to cover those poor routes up with some type of custom made bezels.
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  18. bolophonic


    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    How much are we talkin’ here?
  19. el_Bajo_Verde


    May 18, 2016
    Why can't a Dean be a vintage collectible? These were rare and hard to find a decade ago! Find me another 10-string that's being sold in big box stores for an affordable price.
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  20. B-Mac

    B-Mac Sorting Things Out Supporting Member

    Wait for the non-hacked one...you'll be glad you did. I've been having G.A.S. for one of these and TANFW I'd buy that hacked up piece of wood.
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