#1
Ive been debating on this for months now, and I was wondering:

Should I get a Dean Z Vintage Bass, or a Peavey Millennium 4 AC BXP 4-String Bass. there both $300, so price isnt an issue.

hees the links for both:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Dean-Z-Vintage-Bass?sku=519850

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-Millennium-4-AC-BXP-4String-Bass?sku=511400

P.S.: I play metal, if that changes anything.
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#3
The Dean looks like **** IMO. the Peavey is cool doh^^
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#5
I have a 4AC and love it. The active pickups give a pretty wide range of different tones. It's easy to play, hard to beat for $300, IMHO.
#6
Soo... has anyone tried the Dean?
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#7
if you're gonna get one like the 1st one i would get a thunderbird IV, and the 2nd is nice, but i've never been keen on that shape, so don't ask me
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#8
i hate anything gibson or epiphone (exept for the explorer) tough.
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#9
These are the good(+) and bad(-) points of both basses IMHO

Peavey:
+ Active; most likely more versatile than the Dean; better tone.
+3 band.. which is already quite rare among active basses.
+ Better features (e.g: hardware )
-A small thing you must note that active basses have their downside, firstly you have to replace the battery everytime it goes flat(don't worry it won't be too often ), secondly, if it goes flat during a gig, then OUCH you got a bit of a prob, and finally active basses sometimes do not sound as good and passives with some fuzz pedals

Dean:
+Nicer Looks imo
+24 frets, not only can you play a wider variety of songs, but the neck will most likely
feel more playable as there is better fret access
+Passive, more reliable, hardy?
-Passive, not much tone versatility as the peavey

But you must also consider this:
If your looking for a punchy P pickup together with a growly J pickup, you might prefer the dean over the peavey. But if you prefer the smooth sound of two humbuckers then go for the peavey. This is a matter of personal preference and you must note that I'm not too sure about the quality of either pickups.

The BEST advice i can give you, however, is to try out both basses and see which one suits you in playability and tone. If you can't find them in a Guitar Shop, then maybe you'll find another bass that suit you more?
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