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Older Dean Edge Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Gus Borden, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. I've played the new Dean Edge basses (with the 4 knob config), really great basses for the money... anyone out there have experience with older ones (5 or 6 years old) with the 3 knob configs? I am looking at one for a great price - but just curious regarding the quality of the older Dean Edges
  2. ack

    ack Why Can't We All Get Along?

    Nov 19, 2006
    Somewhere near Raleigh
    I have an Edge-1 that is about 5 years old. I will probably never get rid of it. It's a great bulletproof bass with an awesome tonal range (2 EMG soapbar config) and one of the best necks of any bass I own. It's great to play and for the money (I think I paid $150 w/ a HSC), it's hard to beat.

    Lots of folks bash these Deans, but I don't listen to lots of folks. It suits me just fine, and it's a keeper. I'd look into it, if the price is right.
  3. DeanT

    DeanT Send lawyers, guns and money...

    They're good low-cost basses. I used to have an Edge 1 with the 3 knobs. It was a great bass. Sounded really nice. Pretty well put together considering what they cost.
  4. Crystalman85


    Nov 30, 2008
    Chicago, Il.
    I plan to get a dean edge bass myself. I've tried the 4-string versions of those basses at a guitar center and they sounded fantastic. I plan to get the dean edge 5. I do like that transparent red color on that bass. it looks real nice. :)

    I was wondering if anyone on this thread is a member of the dean forum site.
  5. Thanks all!
    Yea - I am lookin' at a Dean Edge 5 5-stringer. Seems to be in very good condition.

    Last weekend I got a chance to try out a 4-string fretless Edge - absolutely played on par with basses at least twice as much!

    But I am pretty set on the 5-string right now - have 2 4's at the moment and no 5'er so...
  6. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    I used to have a Dean Edge 5 fretless which was the original passive VOL/VOL/TONE with EMG-HZ branded pickups. This was replaced by a four knob active version with Dean branded pickups. I have tried the active version and I much prefer the passive one myself, at least for fretless. The passive version is not nearly as bright - the preamp seems to include a treble boost even when everything's set flat; either that or the "Dean" branded pickups are brighter than the "EMG HZ" ones. I loved the sound of the passive Edge.

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