Wednesday, 20 June 2007
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Hi Guys, Long time lurker here....Well I finally might be getting a Dingwall. My friend is selling his Afterburner-II and has offered my first dibs. It has a pomele bubinga top, B-string detuner, older style knobs (the volume knob slips off when you pull on it and the pickup blend slips past both end settings - it keeps rotating sometimes). My friend bought it brand-new from GuitarX in Colorado a few years ago. Is there anything I should know about this particular AB-II that I wouldn't know from just checking the paperwork and just playing the heck out of it, which I have been doing for the last two weeks. It's by far the best bass I've ever touched. In fact, my Lakland 55-02 is up for sale as of last week. It's so strange going back to the Lakland once I've played the AB-II for a few days straight without touching the Lakie. The Lakland almost feels primitive! Peace.
14 years ago
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[quote="Funkshwey":3m7zffbo]You also have to keep in mind that denatured alcohol is very flammable and the flames are invisible. :shock:[/quote:3m7zffbo] True, but I don't keep anything with an open flame around, and it's in a sealed container. I don't really think its much of a risk. I've had a container of denatured alcohol sitting on a bookcase with strings for about 3 years without incident.
14 years ago
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[quote="rainman":2z9dt7qb]You can buy a 3 ft.(1mtr.) section of CPVC water pipe with a 3/4" diameter and put a cap on one end.[/quote:2z9dt7qb] I did this and use it all the time. I keep one set on the bass, another in the tube and put a tightly fitting cork in the open end. It works fantastically well. I tend to kill stings pretty quickly, so this really saves me alot of trouble and expense. I haven't had any spontaneous combustion issues, yet. :D
14 years ago
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well....I did the session. It was awesome. My guitarist friend (is producing his own smooth jazz demo cd) commented on how even the tone is throughout the whole range of the neck. He ran it straight into his Mackie ONYX board into his computer (Nuendo sequencer). In the past, we recorded my Lakland with a compressor in front of the board, but the Dingwall didn't need it. He added light compression via software. I'm going to post a small sample of the track as soon as I get permission so you can hear the AB-II in action. I found that the pickups in series with slight bass boost was "my" sound. I ended up not changing the strings because they still had some life in them although the G is almost dead. I rehearsed tonight with my church worship band and it was killer. We're playing tomorrow morning. I'll keep you all posted....but consider my a Dingwall-er as of tonight. =)
14 years ago
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Here are some clips of the track I laid down. I think I might have used the low B a bit much....hey it's addictive. The song was written by my friend Eric Staup. He also was the guitarist, producer, and mix engineer (ie. home studio). He's looking to launch his new CD pretty soon. Clip A
14 years ago
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hmmm...I guess you can't attach mp3 file. Does anyone where I might upload to so you all can hear the clips?
14 years ago
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Here we go...I forgot I had a putfile account. Enjoy! [url=http://media.putfile.com/I-Once-Was---Clip-A---Brim-Dingwall-session:1zg22eg6]Clip A[/url:1zg22eg6] [url=http://media.putfile.com/-I-Once-Was--Clip-B:1zg22eg6]Clip B[/url:1zg22eg6] [url=http://media.putfile.com/-I-Once-Was--Clip-C:1zg22eg6]Clip C[/url:1zg22eg6] [url=http://media.putfile.com/-I-Once-Was--Clip-D:1zg22eg6]Clip D[/url:1zg22eg6]
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[quote="Brim":29tmfg2j]Here are some clips of the track I laid down. I think I might have used the low B a bit much....hey it's addictive. [/quote:29tmfg2j] No, Brim, I don't think you used the low B too much. Very nice work. All the song needs now is a bass solo :D Mark
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Thanks Mark for the kind words. This is actually my first time recording (starting a few weeks back with my Lakland). It's a lot of fun let me tell you - I'm addicted (to recording and dingwalls)!
14 years ago
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The DW slots nicely in the mix.
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