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After literally decades of looking I pulled the trigger and bought an acoustic bass. I know they aren’t loud enough acoustically which is why I never bought one. Saturday MF had them for the stupid deal of the day  at $169 . That was it I had to have one 
It’s a Dean EAB satin finish .. spruce top mahogany neck and body . Something called balsamo for the fretboard 

it’s a 34 inch scale and like 50 inches overall 

I like the satin finish on the neck and the build quality seems decent . The strings are D’Addario phos bronze so the sound is a little bright but useable.  Playing with a pick it has a piano like sound unplugged. Haven’t done much with an amp yet.  
I know these things get no love but for the price I’m happy 

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Congratulations. Dean guitars are pretty good instruments and you had a bargain.

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Thanks. Guys

It does a nice “Wichita Lineman “ solo

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14 hours ago, gardo said:

After literally decades of looking I pulled the trigger and bought an acoustic bass. I know they aren’t loud enough acoustically which is why I never bought one. Saturday MF had them for the stupid deal of the day  at $169 . That was it I had to have one 
It’s a Dean EAB satin finish .. spruce top mahogany neck and body . Something called balsamo for the fretboard 

it’s a 34 inch scale and like 50 inches overall 

I like the satin finish on the neck and the build quality seems decent . The strings are D’Addario phos bronze so the sound is a little bright but useable.  Playing with a pick it has a piano like sound unplugged. Haven’t done much with an amp yet.  
I know these things get no love but for the price I’m happy 

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C22A79C0-FA6C-40B1-A71E-2D7643F2E8DF.jpeg

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Purdy cool.

I have a spruce top  fretted Kala U Bass, that a buddy of my gave be for my 50th birthday.

I have a couple of bass amps to play it through. Back in the day I bought a SWR California Blonde to run my acoustic guitar through. They are heavy, but it was a popular amp at the time. I stopped sing that and started carrying a Fishman loud box performer, that's like 30 lbs lighter.

The other bass amp I have is a very old Ashdown ABM 500 4 x10 combo, made in the UK. I never thought about the weight when ordering it.:facepalm: It like 110 lbs. 

 

I think you'll enjoy that acoustic bass. Kinda makes acoustic gigs look like acoustic gigs.

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3 hours ago, Mikeo said:

Purdy cool.

I have a spruce top  fretted Kala U Bass, that a buddy of my gave be for my 50th birthday.

I have a couple of bass amps to play it through. Back in the day I bought a SWR California Blonde to run my acoustic guitar through. They are heavy, but it was a popular amp at the time. I stopped sing that and started carrying a Fishman loud box performer, that's like 30 lbs lighter.

The other bass amp I have is a very old Ashdown ABM 500 4 x10 combo, made in the UK. I never thought about the weight when ordering it.:facepalm: It like 110 lbs. 

 

I think you'll enjoy that acoustic bass. Kinda makes acoustic gigs look like acoustic gigs.

Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “killer amp “

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Congratulations and Happy New Bass Day.👍 My own bass amp is a little SWR LA12, 60 Watts, 1X12, and about 40 lbs. The new Class D bass amps from TC Electronic and others are both loud and lightweight. Worth a look.

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Thanks for the suggestion 

my phone is a little too smart. I opened a new tab, typed T and it was already suggesting the amp for me. 
I’d give one of those amps a try when life returns to something resembling normal 

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23 hours ago, gardo said:

my phone is a little too smart.

I said for years I didn't want a phone that was smarter than I am. Turns out it doesn't take much. :facepalm:

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3 hours ago, DeepEnd said:

I said for years I didn't want a phone that was smarter than I am. Turns out it doesn't take much. :facepalm:

:D

My smart phone might be smarter than me.

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