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Dean Edge Mahogany: An Affordable Electric Bass
I want you to play your favorite song in your head. Do you hear it? What do you like most about this song? The incredible guitar solo? The great beat? The lyrics, or the singer’s voice?
Everyone has their own personal preference when it comes to music, but something we can all agree on is that music is integral to our society and to every culture. It brings people together, gets the world through tough times, and one amazing song can last forever.
I am a musician myself and I fully recommend learning how to play a musical instrument. I know many people have to take an art course in school, whether it is elementary or high school, but I always recommend taking up an instrument as an extracurricular activity. It teaches you discipline, and what it means to really practice something.
Now for most people, they choose to take piano or guitar lessons, as these are the most common instruments. But I recommend looking at the bass. It is a great instrument that is easier to learn, and it provides a full sound for any band or orchestra in the world.
A song without a bass line is dead, and bassists often go overlooked by a guitar player. I think it is time the bass got what it deserves, and that is to be highly regarded as one of the best instruments in the world.
One of the brands on the market today is the Dean Edge Mahogany Electric Bass Guitar. It is available to buy online and comes at an affordable price.
The Dean Edge Mahogany Electric Bass Guitar comes with a variety of features to meet your musical instrument needs. These features include:
- 34” maple neck
- Rosewood fretboard
- Abalone dot inlays
- Dean passive soapbar pickup with volume and treble controls
- Dean vintage-style bridge with adjustable intonation
- Die-cast Dean tuners
- Basswood body
- Natural satin finish
- Contoured for playing comfort
- Asymmetrical 4-bolt pattern
- Unhindered movement all the way up the 22-fret neck
- Lighter because of the basswood construction
- Offered in four, five, and six string models, depending on your preferences
- Deep cutaway/Dean’s custom joint/heel—easy access to higher notes
- Measures 6” x 18” x 50”
- Weighs 9.9 pounds
- Fantastic price
- Perfect for a beginner player
- Great sound, very clean
- Really nice looking, a distinctive look
- High quality
- Multiple features
- Electronics are top notch
- Wonderful tone
- Only an electric bass (not acoustic)
- Only one passive pickup
- Need to buy amp in order to make sound
- Because it’s made of wood, will have to make adjustments according to the season (as wood changes overtime)
As I said before, buying a new musical instrument is an investment. There are so many brands out there to choose from that vary in price from under $100 all the way up to tens of thousands of dollars.
It is no easy task, but I highly recommend before you ever make a purchase on any instrument, especially a bass guitar, first go in person to a local music store, and test it out for yourself. Musical instruments are all about personal preference, and what someone else might love, you might hate; never buy one online without at least holding the brand at a store.
That being said, I do not fully recommend the Dean Edge Mahogany Electric Bass. Yes, it is a great guitar for a beginner player; I’ll give it that. It has a great look indeed and is at an incredibly affordable price.
However, I do sometimes think for a first bass guitar, you should pay a bit more for a higher-end bass. This is because they last longer and you will have to do less work maintaining it. With the Dean Edge, I found I really had to maintain the bass depending on the time of year.
Wood bends, depending on humidity, and I am very thankful that I live near a music store, and the employees were able to help me out. I would recommend you to look into better quality basses, such as Fenders, to make your final choice.