Up to 25% Off Select Gear With Code: SPOOKY
Looking for Coupons?Call us Hablamos Español
MF MD HG Virginia No Tax
Top Rated
Dean Logo
SKU 
519353 000001000

Dean ML Metalman 4-String Bass Guitar Black

  • Write a Review

The Dean ML Metalman is designed to look right onstage in a metal band, and it has a single massive Dean humbucker stuck next to the bridge to make i...Click To Read More About This Product

In Stock & Ready To Ship

Gold Coverage: (What’s This?)
  • 2-Year Warranty
    FREE
  • Shipping (48 Contiguous U.S. States)
    FREE
  • Your Price :
    $1990.00
  Add to Cart
Add to Wish List

Earn up to 1,592 reward points.

Special Financing Offer
Musician's Friend Platinum Card

Special 12-month financing. Valid through 11/01/2017
Get DetailsAbout Special Financing Offers

See All Dean 4 String Electric Bass
OVERVIEW

A mean Dean metal machine.

The Dean ML Metalman is designed to look right onstage in a metal band, and it has a single massive Dean humbucker stuck next to the bridge to make it sound right. Gets an edgy, growly tone with lots of hair.

FEATURES
Basswood body 
Low profile maple neck
Rosewood fingerboad
Bolt-on neck construction
1 high-output soapbar humbucker
Machined tailpiece
Sealed die-cast tuners
Black hardware

Order today and loosen a few floor boards.

Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
DeanML Metalman 4-String Bass Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

This bass ROCKS!

I bought this bass a while ago, and it's pretty awesome. I haven't used it except for at home or jamming with my friends, until yesterday. Me and my friends had to play...Read complete review

I bought this bass a while ago, and it's pretty awesome. I haven't used it except for at home or jamming with my friends, until yesterday. Me and my friends had to play a song with our school choir for my sister's graduation, and this bass rocked. I got so many compliments on the looks and the sound. I was very pleased. It could have been the amp, but this bass was perfect for playing for over a thousand people. I'm more than pleased with this purchase, except the only case that it fits in is $130.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Leader of the Back

Put quite simply, if you like a bass with a good sound, good playability and a reasonable price, try an Epiphone Thunderbird, not this one. If, however, you want something to...Read complete review

Put quite simply, if you like a bass with a good sound, good playability and a reasonable price, try an Epiphone Thunderbird, not this one. If, however, you want something to constantly work on and never find yourself any more satisfied, go for it, but you've been warned.
This bass doesn't really have any features to speak of. It's a slab of wood with a pickup, neck and controls. Very minimalist.
The ML Metalman has a fairly comfortable body, but the maple headstock is so heavy compared to the basswood body that, if you aren't careful, it'll do a nose dive to the floor. As to sound quality, while the Metalman has decent enough power, the sound has virtually no definition and no sustain.
After dropping money on this bass, it only took a few weeks for the initial quality I'd experienced at the guitar shop to deteriorate.

Reviewed by 21 customers

Displaying reviews 1-20

Back to top

Previous | Next »

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Dean Metalman ML Bass

By Gerryw666

from Cape Cod

Comments about Dean ML Metalman 4-String Bass Guitar:

I've been playing 18 years & never had a bass fell so & play so comfortably as this Dean. It is a passive, 1 pickup model. It has a HUGE unconvential body shape, but it molds itself right to your body. It is simple and effective.I play in a hard rock band. It cuts through two guitars with no problems. I found this bass to have a lot of different tones. I combine it with an Ibanez combo amp and I could not be happier with this bass! All this for short dollars too!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

BAMF

By aild3456

from La Porte, Tx

Comments about Dean ML Metalman 4-String Bass Guitar:

This is one of the best basses i have ever picked up in my life. When I first bought it I was so impressed by the way it sounded. The bass is top heavy but it is overall a great bass

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Mistake

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Dean ML Metalman 4-String Bass Guitar:

I bought this bass a few years back (when I first started playing) and honestly I messed up. Don't get me wrong this is a decent bass, but it's large radical shap doesn't do well for playability.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This bass ROCKS!

By guitarpro93

from Peotone, IL

Comments about Dean ML Metalman 4-String Bass Guitar:

I bought this bass a while ago, and it's pretty awesome. I haven't used it except for at home or jamming with my friends, until yesterday. Me and my friends had to play a song with our school choir for my sister's graduation, and this bass rocked. I got so many compliments on the looks and the sound. I was very pleased. It could have been the amp, but this bass was perfect for playing for over a thousand people. I'm more than pleased with this purchase, except the only case that it fits in is $130.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good bass

By D Villain

from kearney mo

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Flat Sound

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Rock Concerts

Comments about Dean ML Metalman 4-String Bass Guitar:

Great fun to play but when it comes to recording there is a way better option.
fantastic at shows and gets a good reaction from the crowd the action is pretty high though.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Leader of the Back

By Mr. Serious

from The Shallow End of the Gene Pool

See all my reviews

Ask me a question

Comments about Dean ML Metalman 4-String Bass Guitar:

Put quite simply, if you like a bass with a good sound, good playability and a reasonable price, try an Epiphone Thunderbird, not this one. If, however, you want something to constantly work on and never find yourself any more satisfied, go for it, but you've been warned.
This bass doesn't really have any features to speak of. It's a slab of wood with a pickup, neck and controls. Very minimalist.
The ML Metalman has a fairly comfortable body, but the maple headstock is so heavy compared to the basswood body that, if you aren't careful, it'll do a nose dive to the floor. As to sound quality, while the Metalman has decent enough power, the sound has virtually no definition and no sustain.
After dropping money on this bass, it only took a few weeks for the initial quality I'd experienced at the guitar shop to deteriorate.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Decent Starter Bass

By Porkchop

from Chicago burbs

See all my reviews

Comments about Dean ML Metalman 4-String Bass Guitar:

Top heavy for sure, cool lookin' bass though, seems like the tone knob doesn't put much out, but for a starter, not bad, I wish i would have gotten a better bass though, but, what do ya expect, ya get what ya pay for.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beast

By Nathan Street

from Chippewa Falls

Comments about Dean ML Metalman 4-String Bass Guitar:

It plays great, you can really beat on the strings without any fret buzz. The neck is a bit rough when compared to a more expensive bass, but that's only to be expected. Nice and heavy. Nice and beastly. If ya wanna rawk, this bass is a dream. If you're planning on auditioning for a country band, might be a good idea to look elsewhere.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Eye-catcher

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Dean ML Metalman 4-String Bass Guitar:

This is a good quality, starter bass. It looks good and plays better. Definitly a bass that makes people look twice.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

epic

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Dean ML Metalman 4-String Bass Guitar:

i got this bass the other day and right outta the box i felt like a real rocker, just holding the thing. It sounds solid and emits one of the best growls ive ever heard. a deffinite buy.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Bass

By asilaydying

from nowhere

Comments about Dean ML Metalman 4-String Bass Guitar:

The only problem is that you bump the fins on everything but other than that it?s awesome!!!!!

 
5.0

Wonderful in every way.

By Damage, Inc.

from Rockford, Michigan

Comments about Dean ML Metalman 4-String Bass Guitar:

The Dean Metalman ML bass is just pure awesome. I bought it over a year ago and have played it constantly since. The feel is wonderful, and the tone is awesome! Depending on your amp, you can get all sorts of tones out of this, like a low mid range pounding like that of Metallica to a still pounding but higher end choppy crunch like that of Anthrax, both of which I use a lot. You can get tones like John Deacon (Queen) and John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin, duh) too. It's tough too. I play really hard and beat the crap out of my instruments and it more than stands up. It can also hold all sorts of tunings from standard to drop A. I still can't find a bass I like as much as this one. I can't find one with equal feel or sound to satisfy me. I only gave the features four stars because it only has one pickup, but you can still draw a lot from it. Great sound, great feel, great quality. All in all it's a great bass and I'd reccomend it to a beginner or a professional.

 
5.0

GREAT METAL BASS

By Bob Szekely (

from Colorado Springs, CO

See all my reviews

Comments about Dean ML Metalman 4-String Bass Guitar:

I went looking for an 8-string or fretless to add to my repetoire, and I saw this bass on a guitar stand, selling for half normal MSRP. I tried it out and love the sound and feel of the instrument - plus it looks great for metal (I'm in an all-original power-progressive metal band in Colorado Springs). I actually ended up paying more for the case. Great feel, great tone. But watch out that you don't rack the headstock!

 
5.0

Shweet Bass

By Screwdriver

from NC

Comments about Dean ML Metalman 4-String Bass Guitar:

This is my fourth bass, after two P-Basses and one B.C. Rich, and I must tell you, this beats the **** out of those basses! It only has a single soapbar, but baby this thing's got TONE. And when I say tone, I say metal tone. If you wanna play like Metallica or Pantera, or even Megadeth, get this bass! It's cheap as Hell but it rocks!

 
5.0

Great bass for the price

By Oroscoman

from Mississippi

Comments about Dean ML Metalman 4-String Bass Guitar:

Bought it online as just a playaround the house bass. It turned out to be a great sounding instrument!

 
4.0

Great Bass for the money

By Blind Greed Bass-D6HUJ

from Tucson,AZ.

Comments about Dean ML Metalman 4-String Bass Guitar:

I bought this bass because I wanted a bass that I could beat the heck out of on stage and not worry about the cost. I knew that being a "Dean" that I would get my money's worth. I love the body Shape, the growling passive tone & price. Of course you will have to adjust the pick ups & intonation when you get it. But that's to be expected with an inexpensive bass.

 
5.0

Rock on!

By Bass Dude 16

from Shelbyville Indiana

Comments about Dean ML Metalman 4-String Bass Guitar:

I bought this bass the day before my b-day last year (Christmas Eve) and so far it was the best gift I got yet! It has awesome sound and good quality. The only prblem is that you what to be carefull not to hit anything with it, because it is huge!

 
5.0

great bass, alot of value

By Shortness

from Claysburg PA

Comments about Dean ML Metalman 4-String Bass Guitar:

So far I'm extremely pleased with this instrument. It has a very strong metallic tone, and playability is very good. Other bassists have commented on how well it plays and sounds, especially for a less expensive bass. It comparable to most as far as weight, even though its about 8 inches longer than a fender p bass. Be very carefull with this bass, because until you get used to it the fins have a tendancey to hit every available surface. I had one problem out of the box though, an output jack wire was disconected. However one trip to a nearby Dean shop and it was fixed for free.

 
5.0

If you love playing metal.........BUY THIS BASS!!!

By Kevin-FaNRc

from Houston, TX

Comments about Dean ML Metalman 4-String Bass Guitar:

One of the best sounding basses i have ever played. I played a Fender Precision Bass, then one of these after just for fun, and it sounded way better. This thing is more than just great for the price. I am going to get one within the next few months.

 
5.0

Good starter bass

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Dean ML Metalman 4-String Bass Guitar:

I got this bass a year ago and it still works perfectly fine. One nob for the volume and the other for... idk? It doesn't do anything, it's just there. But, other than that, really good. Sounds good pluged into almost anything, and it's really sturdy. Because of the extra long neck, I've accidentally smacked it into the wall more than a few times, but it still works as good as new. Overall, good bass, good sound quailty (for the price), and I reccomend it to the people who don't have the money for a better one. Don't get me wrong, it's really good, but you get what you pay for.

Displaying reviews 1-20

Back to top

Previous | Next »

You are changing the Ship-To country.

Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.