Dean Custom Zone 4-String Bass Guitar

91 out of 100. Incorporating 275+ ratings and reviews.
Dean Guitars

Gearank Recommendation

The Dean Custom Zone appeared on our recommended list for Bass Guitars Under $300 when we published the first edition back in September 2016. It remained there until being removed when it was out-ranked by other basses in June 2021.

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Guitar Squid Russel Wolfe 82/100
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I was about to write this one off as just another flashy looking toy, but the specs and reviews told me otherwise.

While the sharp colorful finish options are really what make this bass stand out, the guitar’s tried and tested specs also deserve special mention.

While it does look different, everything else about this bass follows classic specifications.

From its standard scale length of 34″, nut width of 1.5″ and fingerboard radius of 9.5″, to the single P style split-single coil pickup.

Still, Dean must have executed the simple design of this bass really well for it to gain quite the popularity and positive ratings in the entry level market that it has.

Available finishes include Nuclear Green, Yellow and Fluorescent Pink.

If your budget is limited and you want a colorful bass that literally and visually stands out from crowd, then this is a good option.


  • Body: Basswood
  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck Profile: C
  • Fingerboard: Maple (painted)
  • Scale Length: 34″
  • Nut Width: 1.5″
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5″
  • Frets: 20
  • Bridge Pickup: DMT Design P Style
  • Controls: Master Tone, Volume 1 and Volume 2
  • Bridge: Diecast bridge
  • Tuners: Sealed Diecast
  • Weight: 9.8 lbs.


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