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Dean 6 Fret, Price Drop £80

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I am selling this Dean 6-string fretted bass as I've only played 4-string for many years now.  It is in decent shape and has not been played that much, although it has some ugly modifications...which are:

The circle cutout in the back of the bass contains lead pellets and epoxy resin.  This was done to make the bass balance better as the body is very light.

I added a strap attachment point as shown.  It makes the bass lean forward and means less angle for the left hand to try and reach around; probably not for everyone.

The cutout between the pickups is so that strings can be muted with the thumb under the strings, which is a method I've always preferred.


Electronics and pickups are unmodified.  Cash and collection only from North London please.  I have a little guitar amp for testing purposes.  Can also provide a gig bag which is in bad shape but will let you take it home safely.  Strap included.  This bass was purchased new for about £400.







Edited by BjornZetterlund

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Pretty much yes.  I have done the same thing to my 4-string music man, with the exception that the body is heavy enough to not need any more weight to balance ok.

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Sorry can I just clarify...

Is that lighter part between the pickups, a chunk of wood carved out of the body?

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And a hole in the back with some lead shot glued into it..... to make the bass balance better?

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