New Toys: Dean Guitars Edge Pro Select Series Bass Guitar

Dean Guitars Edge Pro Select basses are designed to have a tight low end by using materials that add resonance and clarity. Available in 4, 5 and 6-string models, Dean’s Edge Pro Select basses are designed by modern bass players.

They have swamp ash bodies with either walnut or burled poplar sides and natural satin finishes. You get a bolt-on neck with a dual-action truss rod to ensure stability for the 5-pc maple walnut neck, which offers superb note articulation. The 4 and 5-string models have a traditional 34-inch scale neck, while the 6-string beast utilizes a 35-inch scale length to balance intonation and string tension for the lower tunings.

Each model has a comfortable C-shaped neck with 24 frets on an ebony fret board—I like the stylish pearl dot inlays. Dean’s high-mass bass bridge is solid and massive to take on maximum fast and furious riffing, slaps and hard chording, while still providing extra sustain for subdued styles. Grover tuners are standard kit.

The Edge Pro Select Series use DMT (Dean Magnetic Technologies) Design Passive Soap-bar pickup with low-mid-high controls using a three-band active EQ with volume controls for both the bridge and neck pickups. The Burled Poplar top models feature the Fishman Fluence PRF BS Pickup.

Dean Guitars Edge Pro Select Series Bass Guitars start at $729.