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Dean Pace Bass
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Oskar



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

So are you getting any joy from your bass, then?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I play it un-amplified, because it will take another five weeks until the new piëzo elements will arrive, but I can wait Smile
Still palyoing the double bass and the bass guitar!

Wout

And a lot of synths, of course Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Great stuff, Wout! Btw, I started thinking, you might like to try a trick my friend does sometimes playing acoustic guitar in an electric setting: He splits the signal, setting up two signal chains in parallel. One goes through a DI, straight to the mixer, the other goes to a smallish amp (valve for preference), set to breaking up, but only a smidgeon of distortion. The clean channel is set to scoop the mids, leaving only lows and highs. On the amp one, the lows and highs are cut as much as possible. The combined signal, if set up right, sounds more natural and lively than just the usual "straight to the board" sound, though it's not something you try first time around in front of an audience - it takes time ti get just so! Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

That's funny...
This evening (In Europe it's already half way the evening) I am experimenting with my accoustic bass guitar, using a mic, a single coil element (Fishman) and the piëzo bridge element...
Will have a hear for sure!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 3:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

So Wout, any news on yer luverly Dean?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Totaly silence from Dean.
I will have to take a look to try some things myself then.
Was thinking about that last night...

Wout
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

That's not good at all from the folks at Dean. Should we name and shame them?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Try it Smile
I met those guys in Frankfurt last spring and they made Ozzy Osborn in his wildest time look like a real sissy...

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Ah, the Electric Upright Bass. Nice instrument. Smile

http://www.gollihurmusic.com/category/7-UPRIGHT_BASS_PICKUPS.html
The Schaller pickup sounds nice (played with a guy who owns an EUB with the Schaller pickup.)
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Wout Blommers



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thanks! Smile

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Those bull fiddles seem really nice, and not prohibitively priced at that!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

No, still no answer from the Dean guys (more than a year now...) so I decided to try something myself...

Started cleaning up: no difference, the A string was still distorted and the tone died to quickly and abrupt.
Second action: checking the internal wires: all in good shape and after all there was sound…
Third action: fine tuning the bridge and… There it was, a sound like the other three strings…
To a piëzo pick up there has to be a good contact between the string and the element.

Playing the thing with a smile on my face Very Happy

Wout
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Well, to be frankly about this all...

Dean guitars are rather good and okay concerning the hardware. I bought an Edge 09 Mahogny bass for less than € 100.- new and it left the factory with a very well fine tuned finger board: all notes everywhere on the stick are in tune! Besides the Pace Bass I also own a Dean EAB frettless (both are always in tune, of course) and on these I had to change something to the electric components too, so that part of the instruments could do better...

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

*BUMP*
So Wout, how is the Pace coming along?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Oskar wrote:
*BUMP*
Ouch! Watch my head! Wink
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So Wout, how is the Pace coming along?
The Pick up on the A string fell out. I still have to repair it, but not very in need of the Pace right now, because I have to do the next few gigs on the double bass (need to bow sometimes...). Maybe I change the whole electrics in the Pace somehow.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Wout, I'm still keen to hear how things panned out with yer Dean Pace... Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Yeah, I have been waiting for the answer as well.
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