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Dean Z Metalman 4-String Bass Black

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The Dean Z Metalman Bass leaves no doubt as to the kind of music you intend to play. Its radical body shape and headstock, black-on-black look, and t...Click To Read More About This Product

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A metalicious thumper.

The Dean Z Metalman Bass leaves no doubt as to the kind of music you intend to play. Its radical body shape and headstock, black-on-black look, and the high-output soapbar humbucker mounted practically on the bridge says its a metal bass all the way.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
Basswood body 
Low-profile maple neck
Rosewood fingerboard
Bolt-on construction
1 high-output humbucking soapbar pickup
Classic machined tailpiece
Sealed die-cast tuning machines
Black hardware
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DeanZ Metalman 4-String Bass
 
4.4

(based on 20 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

amazing bass

best bass I've played, and I tried out A LOT.
it's a pretty basic one pickup setup, which is what I wanted. the thing can do just about any ganre, although...Read complete review

best bass I've played, and I tried out A LOT.
it's a pretty basic one pickup setup, which is what I wanted. the thing can do just about any ganre, although engineered for metal, it's got a really good hendrixy sound.
the neck is perfect for my guitar player hands and the corner near the pickup is perfect for a thumbrest
this is amazing for the price. get it.

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Both good & bad

I finally went for a V bass since not many are using them & thought I'd go for something different. The only complaint I really have is the pick-up.. It is too...Read complete review

I finally went for a V bass since not many are using them & thought I'd go for something different. The only complaint I really have is the pick-up.. It is too hot for any thing other that "metal".....You cannot achieve real deep tone with this even doing the adjustments on the amp..I will now be looking to replace the pick up. Oh.........& buy the case... you need it for this one!

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

amazing bass

By Bryan Francis

from Austin TX

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Comments about Dean Z Metalman 4-String Bass:

best bass I've played, and I tried out A LOT.
it's a pretty basic one pickup setup, which is what I wanted. the thing can do just about any ganre, although engineered for metal, it's got a really good hendrixy sound.
the neck is perfect for my guitar player hands and the corner near the pickup is perfect for a thumbrest
this is amazing for the price. get it.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

P-Bass Fan

By P-BASS FAN

from Winchester Va

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Comments about Dean Z Metalman 4-String Bass:

recieved bass and inspection set-up card was not filled out , from factory. Neck had a bad hump in it , could not be played . Dean Guitars was no help. I own 4 other basses and have never had a problem with MF. Buyer Beware of Dean JUNK!!!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ok Bass

By Robert Warren

from Wautoma,Wi

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Comments about Dean Z Metalman 4-String Bass:

Well this is a good bass for beginners but don't expect this to be your one and only though. The pickups are ok the neck is extremely comfortable and not too fat and over the guitar is a great buy for a low price.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great bass!

By jacktastrophy

from Barbourville, KY

Comments about Dean Z Metalman 4-String Bass:

i recently bought this bass with tax refund money. boy, was this a deal, great tone, great feel in your hands, plus you feel like a rockstar right out of the box with its extreme design.the only problems i've had is trying to find a case that will hold a bass with such a radical shape and with a guitar strap on the neck seems heavy and wants to slide down out of reach. a change of placement of the strap pegs would probably help.overall a really mean bass and a great buy for someone who wants to get into playing bass, especially metal/metalcore.

 
3.0

Both good & bad

By R.MAlone

from mpls.mn

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Poor Pick Up

Best Uses

  • Rock Concerts

Comments about Dean Z Metalman 4-String Bass:

I finally went for a V bass since not many are using them & thought I'd go for something different. The only complaint I really have is the pick-up.. It is too hot for any thing other that "metal".....You cannot achieve real deep tone with this even doing the adjustments on the amp..I will now be looking to replace the pick up. Oh.........& buy the case... you need it for this one!

 
5.0

Awesome But Is Huge

By Rancid Rocker101

from PEOTONE, IL

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Comments about Dean Z Metalman 4-String Bass:

This is a good bass. I got mine for x-mas. I got some new knobs on it so it looks good. It is very hard to find a case for it. I think the only case that will fit it is the dean case that is made especially for it. It is 53 inches long when basses are normally 47 to 48 inches long. It sounds great on an amp. Great buy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and cheap too.

 
5.0

An Excellent Metal Bass

By TaciturnBadger

from Virginia Beach, VA

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Comments about Dean Z Metalman 4-String Bass:

After playing for several years, I finally ventured into the "extreme" body styles. Right out of the box, this thing makes you feel like a rock star, even before you plug it in. Once you do, you'll be amazed by the THUMP this thing can produce -- the lows just growl out of your amp, and the sustain on open notes and harmonics is ridiculous. The neck has a low profile but an exceptionally solid feel, great for digging into on wild string bends or heavy lines. The highs are smooth and EQ nicely, better than many other basses I've seen and certainly better than any in this price range. The only drawback is finding a case to fit it -- but the standard bass Coffin Case fits it nicely with a simple modification.

 
5.0

its hell finding a case

By seth-SG-R_

from bunker hill , wv

Comments about Dean Z Metalman 4-String Bass:

I got this bass for christmas, first of all when it first came in the elctronics didn't work and the knobs were about to fall off. But, once I got my new one in it sounded great, nice tone, its clear. Its a great buy specialy for a metalhead ,but, the problem is I cant find a case for it anywhere. So, if your not worried about that go for it its a good buy.

 
4.0

Good for Beginners

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Dean Z Metalman 4-String Bass:

When I first got this bass I really liked it. Over time you will probably want to upgrade. Also I would recomend you buy a case with it if you take it on the road often.

 
5.0

Great Buy.

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Dean Z Metalman 4-String Bass:

I got this for this past christmas and have had no problems with the product itself. I use this in a Deathrash Band, somewhere between Slayer and Cannibal Corpse, and this thing is PERFECT for that type of music. Gets all those good thumpy, grinding tones. When I first got it, I had a bit of fret buzzing, but it seems to have eveed out on its own.It's also good for playing softer styles of music, but obviously with this body style you won't be doing that much.I give the features an 8 only because of the functionality of the knobs. The volume knob is either all the way down, or all the way as far as controlling the volume, and the tone knob doesn't seem to have any effect, but this is tpyical of basses in this price range.Overall a great buy. I would consider this for any intermediate player needing an evil bass on a budget.

 
5.0

More than your money's worth

By unfound-DNF0V

from Monroe, LA

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Comments about Dean Z Metalman 4-String Bass:

I got mine as soon as they were available in the US. It looks great. The neck is straight, fretboard plays great from end to end. The pickup could be hotter, but come on...for the price, it's awesome.I mainly got it for show, but I'm really enjoying it. If you like wild body shapes, this is a great second axe to have.

(0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Dean z metalman

By BassMan1992

from yelm,washington

Comments about Dean Z Metalman 4-String Bass:

well i bought this bass expecting something good i was specticle of the price because its cheap ive ben playing since ive ben 7 years old and im 14 now so ive played a fair share of basses this is a bad bass the sound is really bad sounding i thought dean was better but i guess i wasnt i recomend dont buy this bass well you can if you like sh!ty basses

 
5.0

A Metal Must-Have!

By Rick

from Monroe, LA

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Comments about Dean Z Metalman 4-String Bass:

If you bought the Dean Z Metalman Bass just for the looks alone, you would get more than you paid for. I am usually very skeptical of instruments that sell at this price, so I freely admit I bought it for the body design. Surprisingly, this is a very good instrument. You're probably not gonna bust off into a country bar or your church praise band with this, but if hard rock/metal is your thing, it delivers. I great great tone with the humbucker pickup, the neck is set well and plays well. I did very little set up after taking it out of the box.Well worth the money, guys!

 
5.0

definitly worth it !!

By singledadbassist

from foley,al

Comments about Dean Z Metalman 4-String Bass:

1. the action is fast. 2.excellent sound. 3.well constructed output jack. 4.comfortable to play 5.the chiks really dig the way it looks.

 
4.0

Dean Metalman Z

By Life Line

from Carbonear, N.L. Canada

Comments about Dean Z Metalman 4-String Bass:

It is what you pay for. I got the bass about 2 years ago give or take a few months, i bought it online without actually trying it out first, theres my first mistake. I got it and man oh man was it ever huge... blows all my other basses away! Second mistake... no case for it! so then im caseless! Next is that its a stage bass, great to look at but not so great for recording. Look Into what you want this bass for before you actually buy it ... its not sumthing you will want forever i dont think anyway!

 
5.0

Dean Metalman Z

By Ironman-4n-FT

from Undisclosed

Comments about Dean Z Metalman 4-String Bass:

Hi there! Well, got the bass, and its the best bass I ever used at all and I used many( ibanezes, fenders, gibsons...) but this one is the best one. Finding a bag for it is kinda hard but you can always get bass coffin and your problem is solved. YOu wont regret buying it:)

 
5.0

love it!

By UnderFireBassist

from Indiana

Comments about Dean Z Metalman 4-String Bass:

ive been through 3 other basses (Rouge,Ibanez,Fender) and none of them compare to this beauty. ive been playing this bass for 2 years now in my band. it sounds great, it feels great. my only complaint is that i have to have a strap thats made of leather because if you use it with a typical strap it will slide off your shoulder other than that i love it!

 
5.0

Badazz Bass

By Shawn123

from KY.

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Comments about Dean Z Metalman 4-String Bass:

This Bass makes you feel like a rock star straight out of the box. The sound is amazing. And , you can't go wrong. BUY IT!!!

 
5.0

Great Bass/Get Set-Up

By Kevin-5Te8f

from Clevelan, Ohio

Comments about Dean Z Metalman 4-String Bass:

Great bass, feels good in your hands, but it will need a set-up.

 
4.0

Bored With P-bass's

By Dave-ikZVc

from Seattle wa

Comments about Dean Z Metalman 4-String Bass:

The explorer body design looks great; I only wish it came in white. My Metal man sounds good I like the high output growl and I also like the simplicity of one pickup. All is great, however it needs a neck set up job. A decent "fun" bass at a great price! Only thing I would change is the headstock on the neck, the v shape is sort of goofy on an explorer body.

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