Dean Custom Zone 4-String Bass Guitar


89 out of 100. Incorporating 225+ ratings and reviews.

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Dean Custom Zone Bass Bass Guitar

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 89/100 is based on analysis of 225+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

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.


  • 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.


Many of the users who bought this bass were attracted to the instrument because of its fancy colors, but the reviews show that they got more than just eye candy. The general consensus is that this bass is a great looking and great sounding instrument, considering the price. There were even experienced players who found the quality surprising enough to write up a good review, and this sentiment is shared by YouTube gear reviewers as well. Having said all that, it is still the color that got the most compliments, both from the reviewers and from their friends and audiences.


Fret buzz out of the box was reported a few times by more experienced players, thankfully these same people were able to make the adjustments to get the action just right. Tuning stability was also raised by a few users, who said that while they are usable, they will probably switch out the machine heads for something better.


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.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in out guide to The Best Cheap Bass Guitars

About the Author

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He's written about and researched music gear for many years, while also serving as a music director at his local church, in addition to teaching guitar, bass and mentoring young musicians.