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Dean bass upgrades

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FRNKNHOOKR, Jan 4, 2020.



    May 28, 2019
    Has anyone upgraded their Dean basses with new tuners, bridge, or pickups? I use a Dean Metalman V and I love it, but it's a POS hardware wise. I would love to upgrade it so I don't have to spend 2K having Dean build me one. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
  2. @FRNKNHOOKR, there's a Dean Club here on TalkBass. Feel free to stop by anytime

    Dean Club!!!

    As for your hardware upgrade, you can do some different things

    Those bridges tend to be just your average fender style pot metal bridges. Buy any "High Mass" replacement bridge and that should fix that. Tuners, Wilkinson or Hipsho, or basically any Y Key style tuner should basically fit. Electronics, Something by EMG should fit. They make passive stuff too if you don't like active. Just measure the pickups and go from there.


    May 28, 2019
    Thanks for the info.
    Tuners are first...two of mine are bent just from string pressure alone. Pure junk.
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