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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 practically sitting on the bridge, it's designed to l... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

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.

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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5 year parts and labor warranty against defects.


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DeanV Metalman 4-String Bass
 
4.4

(based on 16 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best Buy

This bass is probably your best bet to buy for a limited budget or want a great sounding bass. I have played with some other basses and they do not compete with this bass...Read complete review

This bass is probably your best bet to buy for a limited budget or want a great sounding bass. I have played with some other basses and they do not compete with this bass for the value and quality. No matter what you are, this bass will fulfill your needs and you will have extra money to buy an amp or effects. So overall, this is an amazing bass for a cheap affordable price.

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Not what you expect

I've had this bass for 5 months now and i thought i would write a review. There are a few pros and cons about this bass and thought i would let everyone know before...Read complete review

I've had this bass for 5 months now and i thought i would write a review. There are a few pros and cons about this bass and thought i would let everyone know before they bought it. One amazing thing about this bass is its look. It looks amazing every time i look at it im still amazed that its mine, and where ever you go your bound to get several comments about it. Other than its original shape the sound is very good and clear. I used DR strings and D'addario and i prefer D'addario. Now the thing i dont like about this bass is the way you have to hold it combined with the action. After playing this bass for 5 months ive went to guitar center and played a normal shaped bass and i couldnt believe how fast i was able to play. This bass really takes away from playing fast and im disappointed because now i have to get a new bass so i can use my speed and have a good sound.

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(65 of 71 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Buy

By PanzerChrist666

from Homer Glen

Comments about Dean V Metalman 4-String Bass:

This bass is probably your best bet to buy for a limited budget or want a great sounding bass. I have played with some other basses and they do not compete with this bass for the value and quality. No matter what you are, this bass will fulfill your needs and you will have extra money to buy an amp or effects. So overall, this is an amazing bass for a cheap affordable price.

(39 of 41 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

HECK YES!!!!

By Uber Moose

from Rockford MI

Comments about Dean V Metalman 4-String Bass:

It is cheap and sounds GREAT!!! It has great sound and performs wonderfuly at low tunnings!! Even Drop-A!! If you Play music that rocks hard and you are on a budget you should definitly get THIS Bass!!! I LOVE IT!! It has great deep low sound and also can have great higher sound for those killer bass solos!! without being too twangy!!( we ALL LOVE those bass solos don't we^^) So if your looking for a new Bass I suggest this one.(Unless of course you like wasting money on crapy basses.^.-)

(29 of 55 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

good for a rocker

By Jayman

from Canton, Mi

Comments about Dean V Metalman 4-String Bass:

I own this bass as of last week, I think this is a very solid bass for on stage. for sitting down this bass doesent cut it, the body is just shaped way too funny for sitting down. as for the sound quality, this bass sounds really good with all sorts of effects and detuning.

(27 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Bass for the money

By Dr Rockso

from Fairfax va

Comments about Dean V Metalman 4-String Bass:

I bought mine the other day and i'm already in love , it looks killer and sounds great . the only thing I don't like about it is it's hard to play sitting down , but the gap between the cushions on my couch hold it perfect when I sit down so I guess it's all about where you park to practice . well worth the money , my next bass will be a dean too .

(20 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Bass

By Chrislamagne

from Alabama

Comments about Dean V Metalman 4-String Bass:

Wonderful bass for its price. Gives you a nice deep metal sound when you want it, but adjust the settings of your amp and you can easily play some slap, jazz bass. The soapbar on this puppy gives this bass a serious growl. Anyone with a little cash in their pocket can pick it up for a

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best bass for the money!!!

By rdroppa

from Pittsburgh,PA

Comments about Dean V Metalman 4-String Bass:

If u are a metal guy or girl and want a killer bass on a limited budget...This is the one!!! Great looks..great sound...awesome value!!! All hail Dean and guitar Center!!!! Headbangers rise up and join the Dean revolution!!!!!!!! Kudos! Kudos! Kudos! Keep up the great work Guitar Center!

(7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A amazing bass for the price

By Calling Card

from portland OR

Comments about Dean V Metalman 4-String Bass:

This is a amazing bass for the price. It has great sound, you can adjust the tone to make it sound more metaly or more flat depending on style. This bass is very easy to play, i play it fine with a pick or fingers. One thing i dont really like about this bass is the paint.Its black so it scratches and shows finger marks very easy. Its also very hard to play sitting down. The bass jack nut also always comes loss or falls off. This bass is a great value though

(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Only for rocking on stage or standing up

By D

from McDonough GA

Comments about Dean V Metalman 4-String Bass:

This is a pretty good sounding bass, the lows and mids have fairly rich tones, highs are a bit weak though. This bass looks cool, though the design is a little frustrating. So if you ever want to sit down while you play bass, then this bass is not for you. The pickups are also ridiculously far from the neck for whatever reason. If you are good at plucking quick metal riffs then this bass will be awkward, as it seems to be more set up for someone who picks bass. All in all this thing looks sick, and definitely is awesome on stage, but this should be a backup or gig only bass, just because it is simply impractical just for playing.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not what you expect

By Jim

from Smithtown New York

Comments about Dean V Metalman 4-String Bass:

I've had this bass for 5 months now and i thought i would write a review. There are a few pros and cons about this bass and thought i would let everyone know before they bought it. One amazing thing about this bass is its look. It looks amazing every time i look at it im still amazed that its mine, and where ever you go your bound to get several comments about it. Other than its original shape the sound is very good and clear. I used DR strings and D'addario and i prefer D'addario. Now the thing i dont like about this bass is the way you have to hold it combined with the action. After playing this bass for 5 months ive went to guitar center and played a normal shaped bass and i couldnt believe how fast i was able to play. This bass really takes away from playing fast and im disappointed because now i have to get a new bass so i can use my speed and have a good sound.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

good bass for a good price

By Mr.Bones

from Girard,OH

Comments about Dean V Metalman 4-String Bass:

This bass is a good deal for only $199.99. the First time I played it i was over a friends house and it was just sitting there and i was there with my band mates and we wanted to jam,and i didnt have my bass with me.so i plug this in and I was kinda in shock.I'v heard some bad stuff about Dean basses how there "not that good" or "there ok but dont buy one" but this one sounded really good. As soon as i get the extra cash im gonna get me one of these.I would recommend this to just about any one espicaily basses just starting out.(sorry for some of the spelling)

(3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

You get what you pay for

By Prowler515

from Seattle, WA

Comments about Dean V Metalman 4-String Bass:

Played it at the local Guitar Center and I didn't get a good impression. It'd be nice as a backup or something, but not a cherished sidearm. The lame "C"-like neck was uncomfortable and discouraged speed and fluidity in playing. The lack of horns made it terrible to sit down and play. The lower arm kept hitting the stool I was siting on and I constantly had to look around to make sure I wasn't impaling anything. There was also a huge gap between the pickup and the neck which disturbed me for some reason. It would be a good guitar to sacrifice at the end of a gig, though...

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

OH YEAH

By Bill

from ardmore,PA

Comments about Dean V Metalman 4-String Bass:

i must say this is a very nice bass it looks cool it sounds great especally when run through a metal distortion pedal and a dunlop 105q wah, into a fender 45 watt combo. very nice sound and very heavy look. my suggestion is an emg pick up by bartolini, some d'addario nickle wound extra lights, then tune it down to drop g. its sick

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Pretty Good Bass

By Dan

from New York, NY

Comments about Dean V Metalman 4-String Bass:

i will admitt i had this bass for about a year now and it's a pretty good bass. Good tone and awsome look. You can play many styles on this bass, its not just for metal i mean, i bought this bass and i play punk rock. So, yeah if your starting bass or just want a good looking bass to play with, i would recommend this bass by Dean Guitars.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT BASS!

By MATT

from ERIE, PA

Comments about Dean V Metalman 4-String Bass:

I HAVE THIS BASS...I'M IN A METAL BAND AND THIS BASS HAS GREAT PICKUP ON IT...IT'S GOT A LONG FRET BOARD ON IT...AND IT ALSO HAS A GROWL...I ADDED A HIPSHOT TO THE BASS CAUSE WE TUNE DOWN TO D...YOU WANT A GREAT GUITAR AT A GOOD PRICE THIS IS THE ONE...ESPECIALLY FOR METAL BANDS!

 
5.0

Great buy, Great sound, Great look

By Jacob Bowdon

from Ohio

Comments about Dean V Metalman 4-String Bass:

this dean bass is amazing but the only problem is that it is just impossible to play it sitting down, it slips all over the place and is really awkward, so if your a beginner and this is your first guitar you absolutely have to get a strap. My regret is that i didn't get a Z or an X because that would be a lot better sitting down. it does have a nice cool factor and even better sound, i didn't get a stand for a couple of months but it was fine because it supported itself. in my honest opinion it would probably be better to get a Z or X because it would be more comfortable, but if you have your heart set on a V go for it. it really is a great bass for metal or any other rock.

 
5.0

Worth every penny!

By R. Reyell

from Plattsburgh, NY

Comments about Dean V Metalman 4-String Bass:

I picked this beast up the other day, and for the price ya can't beat it. plays solid, looks awesome, and the neck is nice and easy to get your fingers around. The soap bar pickup gives all you need for the "rumble" especially in drop D tuning. I've always bought Dean guitars and after buying this beaut, I'll swear by Dean in 4-string's as well.

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