Dean ML Metalman Electric Bass

Dean ML Metalman Electric Bass

With a basswood body and a humbucker pickup for a chunky sound, plus a smooth-playing bolt-on neck, the Dean ML Metalman is an excellent beginner bass.

Overall User Ratings (based on 26 ratings)
Overall:
5 out of 5 stars
Sound:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Features:
3 out of 5 stars
Ease of Use:
5 out of 5 stars
Quality:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Value:
5 out of 5 stars
Manufacturer Support:
5 out of 5 stars
The Wow Factor:
5 out of 5 stars
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Submitted August 13, 2021 by Raymond W in Stanardsville, VA
"Perfect bass for me but it's not for everyone"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I've been eyeballing this bass for quite some time now and finally took the gamble on it. I mean for this price I really wasn't expecting much (not to mention lower priced deans have a bad rep) but this thing is worth every penny in my opinion. I play nothing but extreme metal, mainly grindcore, death metal, and their various sub-genres. This bass is perfect for getting a nasty high gain tone thanks to the hot soapbar right next to the bridge, which is also a nice touch since I play with a pick and there's no neck pickup to get in the way when I'm digging in the strings. The neck is very slim for a bass so it's easy to get around quickly on it. I also really appreciate the simplicity, it doesn't have any bells or whistles that would just get in the way or add extra costs. The ML body shape is extremely comfortable to play while either sitting or standing. It also came setup spot on and has barely any fret buzz even now when downtuned to C standard. The overall quality to price ratio is unbelievable. Maybe I got lucky and got a good one but it's a very nice instrument. However, this bass definitely isn't for everyone. It lacks versatility and is more or less a one trick pony, and that one trick is extreme metal. If you're planning on playing anything else this wouldn't fit the bill very well. Something with a PJ pickup configuration would be the most versatile. Overall I'm extremely satisfied with it, it's exactly what I was looking for. I'm looking forward to many jam sessions, gigs, and recordings with it.
Musical Style:
Extreme metal
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Submitted August 14, 2008 by a customer from yahoo.com
Dean ML Metalman Bass Customer Review
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Sound
the sound of this bass is great for the more grunge styles of music
Value
its probably your best bet for a dean bass under 200
Musical Background:
Active Musician
Musical Style:
metal
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Submitted March 21, 2008
"STAY AWAY!!! buy the ibanez bsr 200"
Overall: 1.5 out of 5 stars
not great sounding, very awkward to play while sitting. the only plus is the visual appeal, and even then, it's ok
Sound
hate the one pickup; i can't get great tone out of it at all, and it doesn't have a great low end.
Ease of Use
nearly impossible to play while sitting, but that's to be expected. like previously stated, i hate the single pickup and can't get a good blend of highs and lows
Quality
quality was ok, but i dont know why you'd want to play it during a live show
Value
not worth the money; buy an ibanez for the same price
The Wow Factor
looks cool, that's why i bought it
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