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Dean EVO XM Bass

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The Dean EVO XM Bass is a killer axe--light and easy on the shoulder and its 30" scale neck plays fast and is particularly comfortable for switch-hit...Click To Read More About This Product

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Based on Dean's popular EVO guitar.

The Dean EVO XM Bass is a killer axe--light and easy on the shoulder and its 30" scale neck plays fast and is particularly comfortable for switch-hitting guitarist/bassists. Dual humbuckers give it plenty of output.

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FEATURES
Bolt-on neck 
Solid wood body
Maple neck
Rosewood fretboard
30" scale length
Dual humbuckers
Black hardware
Natural mahogany finish

A nifty little bass and for a price that makes it hard to resist. Add the EVO XM Bass to your collection today.

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DeanEVO XM Bass
 
4.3

(based on 19 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good feel (6)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Recording (4)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Wonderful Bass!

I've been playing around with the guitar for decades. Nothing serious, just a private jamming kind of thing. It's been many years since I've picked up a bass. When I purchased this...Read complete review

I've been playing around with the guitar for decades. Nothing serious, just a private jamming kind of thing. It's been many years since I've picked up a bass. When I purchased this bass, I would consider myself an intermediate player. This bass plays and feels like a guitar. It's small but not tiny looking, the frets are easy to play, sounds great, and it's lightweight compared to other basses I've looked at and played. I'm a woman with small hands and it is perfect for me. My SO, who is a professional player, was surprised by how nice this bass actually was for it's price and thinks I've made a great purchase.

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DEAN EVO XM BASS

The neck is way to heavy compared to the body...very unbalanced....The pickups "pop" with any type of aggressive playing and dont sound the greatest...the neck...Read complete review

The neck is way to heavy compared to the body...very unbalanced....The pickups "pop" with any type of aggressive playing and dont sound the greatest...the neck feels pretty good and it is a very nice looking bass but I wouldnt recommend it.

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

5 Years Later, Still Going Strong

By Thomas Caja

from Cleveland, OH

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Comments about Dean EVO XM Bass:

I've owned the Dean Evo XM bass for five years now, and it's still my primary instrument. I'm a big fan of the non-glossy finish and short scale (I've got short fingers), and the 24 frets seems to impress a lot of folks (though I rarely travel that far up the neck). I do occasionally have to get it set up to eliminate fret buzzing, but that's probably due to volatile Cleveland weather changes screwing with the neck. I eventually had an active preamp installed to give it some more oomph, an alteration I would recommend to others, but it's not necessary. With so few short scale basses available, this sucker offers very solid features for very little cash.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wonderful Bass!

By CD81

from New York

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Double Octave
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Light Weight
  • Short scale
  • Solid Electronics
  • Stays in tune

Cons

  • None so far

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Dean EVO XM Bass:

I've been playing around with the guitar for decades. Nothing serious, just a private jamming kind of thing. It's been many years since I've picked up a bass. When I purchased this bass, I would consider myself an intermediate player. This bass plays and feels like a guitar. It's small but not tiny looking, the frets are easy to play, sounds great, and it's lightweight compared to other basses I've looked at and played. I'm a woman with small hands and it is perfect for me. My SO, who is a professional player, was surprised by how nice this bass actually was for it's price and thinks I've made a great purchase.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect fit for my needs

By Leon Ray

from Wernersville PA

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Small Venues

Comments about Dean EVO XM Bass:

My wife and I play coffee house shows with a variaty of instruments. My only bass was a Peavey T40 and sounded great direct to the PA. She's a heavy beast (the T40 that is) and takes alot of room. I plug the little Dean into a Hartke Bass Attack D.I. and Boss chorus stomp and dial in some great sound. I'll keep the T40 for the studio and save my back. Geat job on the EVO XM.

(5 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Its ok

By Luke Gochenour

from IN

Comments about Dean EVO XM Bass:

Nice bass but... I WILL NOT BUY ANOTHER
Its a good instrument over priced though. its kinda heavy I've played too shows with it and talk about pain in the neck
Its a nice solid bass but on the tuning pegs its a sharp turn I've broke two E strings trying to replace them then the tone pot broke for no reason so I had to fix it and the input jack is always coming loose

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

DEAN EVO XM BASS

By ken bryant

from Undisclosed

Comments about Dean EVO XM Bass:

The neck is way to heavy compared to the body...very unbalanced....The pickups "pop" with any type of aggressive playing and dont sound the greatest...the neck feels pretty good and it is a very nice looking bass but I wouldnt recommend it.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

hardcore bass

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Dean EVO XM Bass:

This bass was spose to be the gray color like in the picture and the neck was spose to be light......but when i opend it the body was a satin black and the neck was darker and there may be rough spot here and ther on the side with the pick ups "just so you know" but the guitar it self plays very very well the only thing that i noticed is that on the 4th string "the lowest" there was a buzz on the 1st fret and the body had wore down, very small spots that were orange. but the guitar plays well i love it very much great deal,

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great value - buy it

By rJqVpn8NT

from CA - Central Valley

Comments about Dean EVO XM Bass:

Own the bass. Its really good value. Short scale, light, easy to play. The pickups are decent for the cost though somewhat plain. Only negative is the pots are tiny and cheap and the wood in the body is very light and lacks density. I retro'd two music man pups into it and they are not any better than stock other than a bit brighter.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Best Buy

By Voxman77

from Largo, Fl.

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Comments about Dean EVO XM Bass:

In my studio, I have gone through an 3/4 cheap bass and a $1400 MusicMan Sillouette 6 string bass that was the size of a guitar. The Dean beats them both. As a guitar player, I confused "short scale" with 3/4's, so it is slightly larger than I had figured. With the 2 humbuckers, it has tons of thunder and instead of a pup switch there are 2 volume controls to blend the pups and a master tone. The woods are greatand it plays so smooth. Beware. This is not a guitar/bass, it is a short scale real bass. So, if you are a guitar player, who needs to play bass once in a while, buy this bass. Or, if you are a young beginner, buy this bass. You won't regret it one bit.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Feels like an old friend out of the box

By Sconnie

from Wisconsin

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Dean EVO XM Bass:

    The EVO feels solid and smooth. Well balanced. The volume and blend pots work well. Looked for a long time before purchasing, and am VERY happy with purchasing this model. Body is almost an exact match for my Epiphone Les Paul special.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    GREAT VALUE FOR A GREAT SOUND

    By MAZZIEBM

    from SYOSSET, NEW YORK

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Dean EVO XM Bass:

    THIS GUITAR IS A PLEASURE TO PLAY. THE SOUND IS GREAT WHEN USED FOR RECORDING

    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Nice

    By trevor scott

    from Cullman

    Comments about Dean EVO XM Bass:

    Best for youre buck$
    I have a used Eco and its been dropped ALOT thrown on stage and it still playing nice it's a wonderful buy because of it's sturdy build
    Strong built smooth playing
    Great price

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Dean Evo

    By Augustine314

    from Spartanburg, Sc

    Comments about Dean EVO XM Bass:

    Other than my evo, i have only had one other bass, which left much to desire. I received the Dean Evo as a birthday present and am extremely happy with it. It has a comfortable weight. It's not too heavy, and has a great sound. There is a slight buzz when the low E string is played. It might just be me though. All in all it is a great value for the price. I would recommend getting this bass.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Review

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Dean EVO XM Bass:

    I'm normally a guitar player who uses the EVO to add simple bass parts to previous recordings. Easy-to-play instrument that has good rich sound and plenty of control with the 2 humbucker pickups. Considering the price, a great over-all value.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Just Plain Awesome

    By BassMastah

    from Aurora, CO

    Comments about Dean EVO XM Bass:

    This bass rocks! It's really cheap for such a great guitar. The double humbuckers really caught my eye, and the 24 frets just made me put this in my shopping cart. An attractive bass that gets me compliments, an amazing sound, and more money in my pocket

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Happy

    By StillDog-yoxcI

    from Peoria, Il

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    Comments about Dean EVO XM Bass:

    The EVO XM is the only bass I have ever owned or played but that doesn't mean I don't know the difference between good tone (which it has) and bad. I'm normally a guitarist but I wanted to get into bass for experimental reasons and cuz its cool. Anyway, I got this for Christmas so I only know a few songs but I do play often and I notice a few33 things: it doesn't sound as bright as most other basses (I like that) There can be some buzzing on the A string but once the strings settle in it is fine, and you can't raise or lower the pick-ups (which I hate Because I do almost everyday on my guitar) But overall, It sounds pretty nice and I don't regret getting this as my 1st bass

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Well worth the price

    By CS Farker

    from South Carolina

    Comments about Dean EVO XM Bass:

    I bought this to pull recording duties with my PC and GNX3000. It's very capible of making nice tones. The EVO plays well and isn't as difficult for a person that plays guitar primarily to get used to.The only problems I've had are an output jack that likes to loosen itself up, which I have fixed, knobs that weren't of equal height from the body, fixed, and intonation which looked decent on a standard tuner but a strobe tuner showed that it needed a little help. The problems were minor and easily corrected.I'm not trying to be a professional bassist but I find it fairly easy to get good sounds. I have the bass run through a Digitech GNX-3000 using the GNX's onboard bass amp models.

     
    4.0

    Good solid bass at a reasonable price

    By Adam

    from Portland, OR

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Dean EVO XM Bass:

    Bought a scratch and dent. Got 100.00 off, so a good deal IMO. Bass is mahogany, but is very dark, almost black but looks good. There is slight fret buzz and some minor sharp ends to the frets but they don't bother me when I play. This is a 30" short scale bass but looks larger due to where the bridge sits in the body so if you are on the larger side, it won't look small compared to some of the other short scale basses. Has some neck dive due but is easily manageable with a nice strap. Slightly scratchy tone pot but works ok. I give it a 4 out of 5 due to the pot and the neck dive. Very happy overall. I'm more of a guitarist/drummer so this is just for laying down some backing tracks. I've included a lousy video of my amateur playing.

     
    3.0

    Good Short Scale Bass, Very Low Price

    By Buffalo_BiL

    from New Buffalo, MI

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    Pros

    • Fast player
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Humbuckers

    Cons

    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

    • Heavy Rock
    • Rock

    Comments about Dean EVO XM Bass:

    I play Heavy Rock so must have humbuckers for midrange power, these are great!!! I bought mine new-"scratch and dent". Planned on redoing the body and finish anyway so kept it. Body is Basswood and heavier than I expected, 8lb 2oz. Bridge had never been adjusted for string height or intonation. Had to lower pups a quarter inch below the strings, shim the neck a bit and tighten up all the tuning machine screws too. You beginners will have to take it to a music store and have all this done for you. After all the set up work, it plays great!!!

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Nice Bass For The Money

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Dean EVO XM Bass:

    Its A Nice Sounding Bass For The Money, Plus U Get The Extra Pickup And Double Octave Neck. Its Got A Good Feel To It. Its On The Heavy Side But Its Fine For Me Cause I Think The Heavy Ones Sound The Best. The Pickups Are Not As Hot Sounding As My Hamer Slammer Short Scale But Are Good Enough. I Got Mine Used And The Neck Needed A Tweak But Other Than That Its A Good Player.

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