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just got a dean E4

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Leo D Edwards, May 31, 2020.


  1. Leo D Edwards

    Leo D Edwards

    May 31, 2020
    Hello everybody....

    just got a Dean Edge E4 lefty... paid $150 shipped

    Any thoughts???

    my 1st dean that I've owned

    active pickups

    bolt on

    4 string my bass1.jpg
     
  2. Bass V

    Bass V

    Dec 11, 2008
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    cool! I paid $200 for my fretless version and love it ...except for typical battery hassles.
    Dean make great cheap basses but have never seen a lefty, I expect you will be keeping it.
     
  3. That was my first bass ever! The tones were perfectly serviceable, but it is still my favorite in terms comfort and playability. As those are highly subjective and a matter of personal preference, YMMV, ofc.
     
  4. I was given an Edge 4 that got water damaged--fixed it up and converted to BEAD tuning.
    It's been solid, no issues.
     
  5. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

    Great bang for the buck.
    I invite you to Dean Club!!!
     
  6. Leo D Edwards

    Leo D Edwards

    May 31, 2020
    Spoke to the previous owner today.... found out that the pickups had been custom wound by dean just like the EMG pickups (in parallel) that are found in the Q4 bass guitars from that era.... yay
     
  7. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

    I noticed you joined recently so if it hasn’t been done yet let me be the first...Welcome to Talk Bass!:hyper:
     
  8. Leo D Edwards

    Leo D Edwards

    May 31, 2020
    thanks... i really appreciate that
     
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  9. Leo D Edwards

    Leo D Edwards

    May 31, 2020
    Hey b mac.. Spoke to the previous owner again.. He gave me the mini rundown..
    34" scale
    Grover tuners
    Ash ebony rosewood 5 piece neck
    Ash body
    Custom wound pickups (in theory) they are by dean (2012 mod)
    Aguilar 2 band preamp (2012 mod)

    He said it took. 2 months to get because the body had to come from Korea due to it being a lefty and the ash neck all being ordered by the previous owner in oct 2008
     
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  10. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

    Page from 2007-2008 and 2008 catalog
    Dean_0708_catalog 55.jpg dean_2008_catalog 53.jpg
     
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