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New member with Dean bass question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bassface65, May 10, 2019.

  1. Bassface65


    May 10, 2019
    Hello Talkbass, this is my first post here I'm a long time lurker but this is my first post. I have done search after search in hopes of finding out what model of Dean bass I have, I picked this bass up a little over a year ago in a pawn shop, and have been clueless as to what model it is.

    She has EMG HZ pickups, which sound bright and punchy but I am also confused on those as well....lol First thing first though, here are a couple of pics of my bass in hopes some of you good folks can help a newbie out, I can then go into more detail about my questions about the pickups.

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  2. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
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  3. Bassface65


    May 10, 2019
    Thanks Stumbo, very much appreciated
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    Feb 10, 2016
    Michigan USA
    Dean Edge 4 with Maple cap, early 2000 or so.
  5. B-Mac

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

    Edge Q4 for Qui
    lt Maple top
    ‘97 (rare) or ‘98 or ‘99
    Headstock changed mid year 2000
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  6. B-Mac

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

    I noticed that you joined Talk Bass today, so....WELCOME TO TALK BASS
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  7. Bassface65


    May 10, 2019
    Thank you B-Mac, it's very much appreciated
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  8. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I got nutn on the bass.

    But Welcome to TalkBass!!!
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  9. tb4sbp


    May 9, 2017
    North East
    That is a great looking bass!
    Welcome 2 TB
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  10. kbakerde

    kbakerde Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2012
    First bass I bought on my own was an amber burst Dean Edge 4. The Q4 should be an upgrade on sound and electronics. From what I recall they are beautiful, play very nice, comfortable string spacing and light.

    The sound was pretty decent, but my MIM Jazz Deluxe blew it away. That said mine was a passive vs the active Jazz. They should be cheap, and since they use standard EMG’s it should be quite easy to greatly improve the sound.
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  11. Welcome
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  12. Ellery


    Mar 25, 2015
    Those EMG-HZ pups are passive ceramic humbuckers. Because of the soapbar routing, the world is your oyster when it comes to pickup upgrades. Nice looking bass, have fun.
  13. dan1952

    dan1952 Commercial User

    Jun 27, 2012
    Anderson IN
    Artist Endorsement with Supro Huntington Basses / Owner, Dan's Music, Inc..
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