Wednesday, 31 October 2007
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I've noticed that most of the photos are of 5 string basses. My experience is that I was on the verge of pulling my G string off my vintage Fenders, out of sheer irrelevance of it and lack of sonic connectedness to the rest of the guitar. And, forget the fifth string: A number of disappointments taught me to stay the heck away... until my ABI5! A B-string that fits and a G that belongs. Joy! Now, I wouldn't dream of anything but a 5 string unit. What about you? Where are you Dingwallwads at on the new century 5'ers, opinion and experience-wise? T
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My 1st Dingwall was my 1st 5. I haven't played a 4 since.....but I do wonder if a 4 would be a good mental excercise/refresher as it would force me to play more up and down the neck. I might also like the thinner neck for chords (don't use the B at all for that stuff).
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My first bass ever was a Hamer Chapparal 5 US and I never looked back. My first Dingwall was a 5str too. I am a 5str Ding-aholic with a couple of 6ers and a 4str Super PJ An Afterburner I 4str would fit the chording stuff for you lomo. I prefer the 5 even for chording
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Never looked back since I got my first Warwick 5, 2 years after I started playing (it was my second bass, first was a cheapo 4-string washburn). At the time I wished I had started on a fiver from the start, but it didn't take long at all to get used to it. Since then 4-strings always feel a little odd to me. There is just nothing like a low B (especially a Dingwall low B) played through a good rig. And I don't think that 5-strings are "the next bass mainstream", I think they already have been for several years.
14 years ago
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I'm intrigued by the 3 string bass, but I'm sure it wouldn't get much use if I had one. Still, I may try to talk Sheldon into doing one someday just for fun. Here's Texan Dusty Wakeman with his Rick Turner 3 string. Mark
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14 years ago
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IIRC one of the early issues of Bass Player had Tony Levin on the cover with the 3 string Stingray (that was destroyed on the fire that blazed his home). If the 3 strings were BEA the 3 string bass would have great use in my hands (24 frets please)
14 years ago
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1982, I graduated high school, pawned my trombone, and bought a Steinburger 5 string XL5B. Havn't looked back since then. I have never owned or played a 4 string and I don't mind at all.
14 years ago
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I generally play 5-string most of the time. I do use the B-string, but if the situation called for it, I could use a 4. Even if I am not playing the additional low notes that the 5 provides, I like the added flexibility of playing down to low E in higher positions. If I could only have one bass, it would be a 5-string.
14 years ago
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[quote="Smallmouth_Bass":nwa7ophh]I generally play 5-string most of the time. I do use the B-string, but if the situation called for it, I could use a 4. Even if I am not playing the additional low notes that the 5 provides, I like the added flexibility of playing down to low E in higher positions. If I could only have one bass, it would be a 5-string.[/quote:nwa7ophh] This assessment exactly describes my feelings on the subject. I've always liked fivers, but also always felt it was smart to have a four string for those songs that do not require the low B. That was before I purchased my ABII-5. Now it is my only bass. If I can get my financial situation back up to snuff, I would like to add more basses to my stable, but they would all be Dingwalls and all but one or two would be fivers. Actually, I would like to add one more fiver (a Super PJ-5), a sixer (that is a completely recent AB-II), and four string (either a super J or an AB-I).
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[quote="BuffaloBob":13ubmvzp]If I can get my financial situation back up to snuff, I would like to add more basses to my stable, but they would all be Dingwalls and all but one or two would be fivers. Actually, I would like to add one more fiver (a Super PJ-5), a sixer (that is a completely recent AB-II), and four string (either a super J or an AB-I).[/quote:13ubmvzp] Hey BuffaloBob, I think you are contaminated by Fullrangebass-type Dingwall-itis. From what I have read in medical journals this type of Dingwall-itis is the most severe one and the only cure is to change your username to fullrangebass and aquire all Dingwalls available. From I heard that Fullrangebass guy will make a museum for fellow sick Ding-aholics to have open sessions with many Dingwalls around and openly discuss their addiction!!!
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[quote="BuffaloBob":1cs8dsoz][quote="Smallmouth_Bass":1cs8dsoz]I generally play 5-string most of the time. I do use the B-string, but if the situation called for it, I could use a 4. Even if I am not playing the additional low notes that the 5 provides, I like the added flexibility of playing down to low E in higher positions. If I could only have one bass, it would be a 5-string.[/quote:1cs8dsoz] This assessment exactly describes my feelings on the subject. I've always liked fivers, but also always felt it was smart to have a four string for those songs that do not require the low B. That was before I purchased my ABII-5. Now it is my only bass. If I can get my financial situation back up to snuff, I would like to add more basses to my stable, but they would all be Dingwalls and all but one or two would be fivers. Actually, I would like to add one more fiver (a Super PJ-5), a sixer (that is a completely recent AB-II), and four string (either a super J or an AB-I).[/quote:1cs8dsoz] I guess I'm not alone! Of course, I have an ABII-6. I also want a Super PJ-5, but instead of another ABII-6, I want a Z2-5. I'd also like an ABI-6 to throw a 13-pin output in for use with my V-Bass. I love Dingwall, and there's no other bass for me!
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[quote="fullrangebass":qq0j0tne][quote="BuffaloBob":qq0j0tne]If I can get my financial situation back up to snuff, I would like to add more basses to my stable, but they would all be Dingwalls and all but one or two would be fivers. Actually, I would like to add one more fiver (a Super PJ-5), a sixer (that is a completely recent AB-II), and four string (either a super J or an AB-I).[/quote:qq0j0tne] Hey BuffaloBob, I think you are contaminated by Fullrangebass-type Dingwall-itis. From what I have read in medical journals this type of Dingwall-itis is the most severe one and the only cure is to change your username to fullrangebass and aquire all Dingwalls available. From I heard that Fullrangebass guy will make a museum for fellow sick Ding-aholics to have open sessions with many Dingwalls around and openly discuss their addiction!!![/quote:qq0j0tne] I'm afraid you are right, sir. I have little to no interest in any other basses at this point. :wink: Fortunately or unfortunately, depending upon one's view, I haven't the bank at the moment to indulge my new affliction. But I am so happy with my ABII-5 that I am not all that sad about it.
14 years ago
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[quote="nastyn8c":cawlup64] I love Dingwall, and there's no other bass for me![/quote:cawlup64] Amen brother! :)
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[quote="fullrangebass":2r4gyzf3]IIRC one of the early issues of Bass Player had Tony Levin on the cover with the 3 string Stingray (that was destroyed on the fire that blazed his home). If the 3 strings were BEA the 3 string bass would have great use in my hands (24 frets please)[/quote:2r4gyzf3] Yeah, Tony Levin had that bass custom built for use with his Funk Fingers (the little drumsticks used to play songs like "Steam"). It was destroyed in the infamous fire. I would love to hear what Tony could do with a Dingwall.
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[quote="Zac Hammons":80muyvf1][quote="fullrangebass":80muyvf1] I would love to hear what Tony could do with a Dingwall.[/quote:80muyvf1][/quote:80muyvf1] +1
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