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Dean EAB C5 Cutaway 5-String Acoustic-Electric Bass


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MSRP: Old Price $449.00 Discounted Price $299.00 Save : $150.00 (33%)
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MSRP: Old Price $449.00 Discounted Price $299.00 Save : $150.00 (33%)
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The Dean EAB C5 Cutaway 5-String Acoustic-Electric Bass is the perfect starter bass guitar for the beginning bass player. Now you can play bass with or without an amp! This is a comfortable bass that's loud enough for jam sessions with acoustic guitar players, and has the onboard electronics to let you take it right up on stage. Its comfortable cutaway provides easy access to the upper frets. Features: Select spruce top; mahogany back, sides, and neck; rosewood fingerboard; die cast tuners; and a striking rosette. Case not included.


  • Select Spruce Top
  • Mahogany Body
  • 34" Scale
  • 1-5/8" Nut
  • Set Mahogany C Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Pearl Dot Inlays
  • Sealed Die Cast Tuners
  • Celluloid Binding / Rosette
  • Rosewood Bridge
  • Dean Passive Preamp
  • Case Not Included

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Trying to learn Bass on a 5 string


Loving it but It's a challenge...thinking I should've bought the 4 string



Big, powerful sound


This bass has a great tone unplugged, especially for the price, and with some eq tinkering on your amp delivers clean booming licks. The frets are good, the fingerboard comfortable.


Pawcatuck, Ct.


Update from Previous Review


This is my followup review to my previous entry about this product. The new electronics from ARTEC is unbelieveable, what a difference in sound![...]The magnetic pickup however is specifically designed for acoustic guitar. It will amplifiy the EAD strings but the B and G strings are slightly more quite than the others however the piezo makes up for the difference in volume. A great buy for the price! Good company to deal with. [...]


Naugatuck, CT


Don't judge this bass by its price!


Just came off the Fedex truck today, I've been playing with it unplugged, it can certainly keep up with acoustic guitars in a small room, plugged in the STOCK ELECTRONICS ARE HORRIBLE! Its very thin sounding. BUT......Your best bet, Go [...] buy an Artec Preamp system thats active, or even a Fishman if you can swing it. The Piezo is good on this bass, but the preamp lacks, there is no battery inside so the gain volume is no good for amps. SOOOO...For 75 bucks you can throw a 3 band EQ preamp blender with the ability to run on phantom power w/built in XLR/ 1/4 combo jacks, also includes a new soundhole pickup, new piezo pickup (artec model PP-537), and condenser mic.


Naugatuck, CT


EAB C5 Cutaway 5-String Acoustic-Electric Bass

4.3 4


Series Playmate Series
Other Features Dean Onboard Passive Preamp
Model Playmate Cutaway 5 String Acoustic Electric
Warranty Info:

EAB C5 Cutaway 5-String Acoustic-Electric Bass

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts and labor for the lifetime of the product. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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