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Dean V Metalman 4-String Bass Black

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The Dean V Metalman is a 4-string bass with impeccable metal credentials. From its V-shaped body and headstock, to a high-output soapbar humbucker pr...Click To Read More About This Product

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Simple and deadly.

The Dean V Metalman is a 4-string bass with impeccable metal credentials. From its V-shaped body and headstock, to a high-output soapbar humbucker practically sitting on the bridge, it's designed to look and sound metal.

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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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DeanV Metalman 4-String Bass
 
4.6

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Metalman V

The bass is neither lacking, nor high on my list of basses with baubles... like a P bass, it has a basic tone, volume and input. it has a neck, a...Read complete review

The bass is neither lacking, nor high on my list of basses with baubles... like a P bass, it has a basic tone, volume and input. it has a neck, a bridge, and it has 4 strings... not that much to complain about, the only major complaints that i have are that it doesnt fit onto any stand that i own..(its huge)... and this doesnt really matter, because it stands on its own.. and it doesnt pick up the D, and G strings all that well... i have to try a different string gauge, but with the ones that Dean reccomend, it has very little upper end. the bass is Extremely light. its lighter than my actual guitar is... great when you're playing for a long time.. and add onto all of that, the fact that its a V.... well, it can only be beat by the MLV2A and the Razorback V...

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Don't Be Fooled

Yeah it sounds good really it does it is a great sounding bass! however it is impossible to play. this is the most uncomfortable bass i have ever played with. yeah it felt...Read complete review

Yeah it sounds good really it does it is a great sounding bass! however it is impossible to play. this is the most uncomfortable bass i have ever played with. yeah it felt neat in the store. yeah it sounds great through any amp actually really good for what is costs. but trying to play a set with it is horrible. the neck is like a ball bat! I ended up putting the great hum bucker in my Fender Precision! now that is a rocking instrument!

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

this bass play GREAT!!!

By none

from Cape Cod

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Pros

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

Cons

  • no cons
  • None

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing

Comments about Dean V Metalman 4-String Bass:

volume knob keeps turning but works for me!!!!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Metalman V

By Richard Kubik

from New Jersey

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Comments about Dean V Metalman 4-String Bass:

The bass is neither lacking, nor high on my list of basses with baubles... like a P bass, it has a basic tone, volume and input. it has a neck, a bridge, and it has 4 strings... not that much to complain about, the only major complaints that i have are that it doesnt fit onto any stand that i own..(its huge)... and this doesnt really matter, because it stands on its own.. and it doesnt pick up the D, and G strings all that well... i have to try a different string gauge, but with the ones that Dean reccomend, it has very little upper end. the bass is Extremely light. its lighter than my actual guitar is... great when you're playing for a long time.. and add onto all of that, the fact that its a V.... well, it can only be beat by the MLV2A and the Razorback V...

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome bass at a good price!

By Judas

from Northern CA

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Comments about Dean V Metalman 4-String Bass:

Sweet metal tone without a sharp pain in your wallet! All I can say is, if you're looking for a good bass at a good price, you can't go wrong with this one.
It finnaly arrived! I swapped out the stock strings with strings of my choice, then tuned it up. This thing has *killer* tone and looks for a price that's easy on your wallet! Action is a bit high for my taste, but that's easily fixed. If you want a wonderful sounding bass without breaking the bank, then this is for you!
*WAY* higher quality than I was expecting. Thick, heavy body and the soapbar pickup performs *beautifully*.
You *definantly* get a lot for your money on this one!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

a good starter

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Dean V Metalman 4-String Bass:

This was my second bass. I first had the Ibanez jumpstart pack, and I got this one for Christmas. This bass is incredible for the price. It is really lightweight and it looks perfect for the metal bassist. You can really stand out with this bass. This is important to me, since I do bass and vocals. The only thing that drives this down are the manufacturer strings. They SUCK. The standard strings make the sound muddy and dull, and there is a problem with buzzing. If you are going to buy this bass, get some D'Addario medium roundwounds.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awsome Bass Power!!!

By Diamond Dallas Bass

from Dresden, Ohio

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Comments about Dean V Metalman 4-String Bass:

I bought my Dean V Metalman Bass about 8 months ago and was truly amazed by the quality, style and performance of this bass. It looks huge but the weight is perfect, just get a 4" strap and let it hang waist level and you can play hours on end. It has an awsome deep metal sound coming from the single humbucker pickup and it barely comes out of tune. You'll be the center of attention when you gig with this bass. Bottom line, for the price, you can't beat this bass, it sounds awsome and looks good, So get your Dean V Metalman Today...

 
5.0

BUY IT NOW!!

By Beefcake the not so mighty

from Virginia

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Dean V Metalman 4-String Bass:

    Been playing this beast for 2 hours straight, all I can say is its such a phenomenal bass especially for the price. The neck is so smooth and fast, the stock pickup has a great tone. It looks cool and sounds great, I would highly recommend

     
    4.0

    Great sound. Good bass guitar

    By Leo

    from Belo Horizonte, Brazil

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • A Little Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Dean V Metalman 4-String Bass:

    Great visual, light and good grip. A beautiful sound and tone, however a little uncomfortable...cheap for a good instrument...

     
    5.0

    Dean V 4 Life

    By BigNick_the_Mighty18

    from Paradise,CA

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    Comments about Dean V Metalman 4-String Bass:

    I got this bass for christmas, but it didn't come until a week afterward. When it came I was so anxtious to play it that I sat down and thrashed for 3 hours or so. The humbucking pickup is really well made and makes this bass growl. The neck is also really freakin big, which I prefer, cuz I have big ol hands. Truly it is only at its best when playing metal, but I and a friend of mine experimented, and if you know what your doing, slap and funk styles come through quite well. I found that this bass demands to be played finger style, picking was just not as comfortable, with no top horn you have perfect access to the strings, making fingering much easier. It's also a solid bass, I dropped it at a gig, and dented the floor, and the bass only got a tiny scratch in the finish. Buy it, it is a good investment. I plan on playing Deans for many years to come.

     
    3.0

    Don't Be Fooled

    By Mike-m.OM3

    from North Carolina

    Comments about Dean V Metalman 4-String Bass:

    Yeah it sounds good really it does it is a great sounding bass! however it is impossible to play. this is the most uncomfortable bass i have ever played with. yeah it felt neat in the store. yeah it sounds great through any amp actually really good for what is costs. but trying to play a set with it is horrible. the neck is like a ball bat! I ended up putting the great hum bucker in my Fender Precision! now that is a rocking instrument!

     
    5.0

    Great, affordable bass

    By Kailas

    from Lanham, Maryland

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    Comments about Dean V Metalman 4-String Bass:

    This is an awesome bass. It's got great playability, it can be punchy, throaty, or just downright mean. I should caution that, for smaller players, this bass will be a killer because of its size. The whole bass is a whopping 51 inches long. Apart from that though, there are no downsides. It's durable, loud, and looks really metal.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great First

    By WhateverHappens09

    from Estherville, IA

    Comments about Dean V Metalman 4-String Bass:

    This base was an amazing first, it has amazing sound and a beatiful body. Features are too simple, not alot of wow to it. But i would recommend it anyone.

     
    5.0

    A Damn Good Bass

    By bassgirl89

    from Reno, NV

    Comments about Dean V Metalman 4-String Bass:

    I've had this bass for a few months now, and I love it. The scale isn't too bad for my small hands, and the extended neck I have is awesome for the really cool high notes. Plus, I love the way it looks. When you think of a V, you think good rockin' music. Its also got a good tone for any kind of rock.

     
    5.0

    Pure, Tough, Awsomeness

    By B3 bassist

    from Las Vegas, NM

    Comments about Dean V Metalman 4-String Bass:

    This bass is awsome. Not only does it sound perfect but it is also very tough. After throwing it in the back of a truck driven down a bumpy road there's not thing out of place and not a scratch on it. Its also very versitile despite it's shape. I've played funk, soft rock, and even country on this bass and it sounds good for all of em. I highly recommend this bass to any bass player out there who needs a new bass.

     
    4.0

    awesome bass

    By mykol B jammin

    from phoenix ,AZ

    Comments about Dean V Metalman 4-String Bass:

    for the price it is the best bass i have ever played hands down!!!!i love the feel of it well balanced will continueto play dean basases

     
    5.0

    Yeah...

    By Bassgod101

    from North Carolina

    Comments about Dean V Metalman 4-String Bass:

    This is by far the greatest bass I've ever played. I have a Thunderbird, and a Mockingbird, but I can't get enough of this one. It sounds so metalish when plugged in and your just jammin' out. The only issue is that the fretboard is a tad bit long, and its harder to reach closer frets without moving your hand. But other than that, I love it!

     
    4.0

    Great bass for the money

    By BassPlayingGeek

    from Albertville, Minnesota

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    Comments about Dean V Metalman 4-String Bass:

    Just got this bass this week and for how little money it cost, this thing kicks butt like a bass that cost three times as much. The neck on this thing is awesome. Great fret job, straight as could be. Very nice action on it, I tweaked mine a bit to get it lower. Tone wise, this is what it says it is a metal bass. It has good growl and bite. It's a light bass, very easy on the shoulder. Not real neck heavy, just a bit of drop with it. Overall, I'm very happy with this bass and I highly recommend it!

     
    5.0

    Excellent Metal Bass

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Dean V Metalman 4-String Bass:

    i'm a bassist in a metal band, so I'm used to having basses crumble before my awesome power. but this bass is still the best bass i own after 3 years of pounding on it. it's an absolutely gorgeous lookin' black hunk of wood, and i love it. (not LOVE love, geez!) i've always been a fan of the v shape, but this is the only v bass on the market under 200 dollaz that packs so much punch. and that's the only way it needs to be, cuz this thing rockz! i can hammer pantera on it for 7 hours straight and it purrs like a kitten. the single soapbar gave it a 4.5 on features. i would love to see a spit-coil on this. other than that, this is a perfect bass. get it. now.

     
    5.0

    Excelent Bass for Metal

    By UnholyGuardian2

    from Cartersville, GA

    See all my reviews

    Comments about Dean V Metalman 4-String Bass:

    One thing that they don't point out is how durable this bass guitar really is. I play in a band where we jump, run, spin, and hang off of things every performance. Part of our band is crazy stage antics, and I bought this big guitar to be able to hold my own.A few shows ago a guitarist and I collided. His Schecter got a huge crack on the body from the impact of the uppermost V point. My bass had a bit of the paint scratched off.Other good points, this baby is LOUD. However, I play without a pic, and it has a great range of volume without adjusting the knobs. Overall, I was really surprised at what a good deal this was. I think I'm going to stick with Dean from now on.

     
    5.0

    A Great Bass

    By 4 String Mike

    from georgetown texas

    See all my reviews

    Comments about Dean V Metalman 4-String Bass:

    This bass is a great bass it plays very very well. it is truely exeptional. you cant find many basses to best it. i could play this thing for hours and hours and hours. when people complain about siting down with it just stop and think........ITS A STAND UP GUITAR SMART ONES!!!!!!!!! when you play live your not siting down! there are no problems with this bass. some people wouldnt even give this thing a second look because of the price. im tellin you this thing is better than a 10,000 doller bass. so get your wings today itll be the best choice of your life no joke!!!!

     
    5.0

    Awesome

    By Briggsy80

    from Hudson, Michigan

    Comments about Dean V Metalman 4-String Bass:

    This bass is amazing, it doesn't die out like a lot of other basses do. just like a-lox said i haven't had mine in a case since I've had it either and it has even taken a couple falls (other ppl not watching where they were walking) and it still works like it did the day i got it. only problem could be that since it's a V u can't really sit and play unless u put your leg between the two legs of the V but i prefer to stand anyways. i recomend this o any1.

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