This year’s NAMM Show featured the latest in Babicz Design ‘Full Contact Hardware’ by Dean Guitars with the Dean ‘Entwistle Hybrid Spider Bass’. This limited edition model, commemorating the iconic bass player from The Who- John Entwistle-is fully made in the US at the Dean Custom Shop, under the guidance of master builder Michael Burgess. The Dean ‘Entwistle Hybrid Bass’ features multi-ply maple/padouk laminated neck thru construction, an Ebony fretboard, Mahogany sides with flame maple top and back, Padouk body, Padouk headstock inlay(flame maple overlay) and Padouk hourglass inlays.
The 12th fret spider is made up of white mother-of-pearl and Padouk eyes with orange/brown mother-of-pearl movement lines.The 12th fret inlay was adapted from the spider that Entwistle often used in his signature. Equipped with EMG low z pickups, Active 3 band EQ,Patented Aphex Exciter/Compressor/Big Bottom, (an industry first) and of course Babicz Full Contact Hardware FCH4 bridge in gold.
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