Wednesday, 20 June 2007
  0 Replies
  1.9K Visits
0
Votes
Undo
  Subscribe
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
·
#6365
0
Votes
Undo
The DW slots nicely in the mix.
14 years ago
·
#6361
0
Votes
Undo
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
·
#6358
0
Votes
Undo
[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
14 years ago
·
#6355
0
Votes
Undo
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]
14 years ago
·
#6354
0
Votes
Undo
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
·
#6353
0
Votes
Undo
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
·
#6328
0
Votes
Undo
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
·
#6323
0
Votes
Undo
[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
·
#6322
0
Votes
Undo
[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
·
#6317
0
Votes
Undo
You also have to keep in mind that denatured alcohol is very flammable and the flames are invisible. :shock:
14 years ago
·
#6316
0
Votes
Undo
Fer me it seems like that deal it too much work. The readily bought container is smaller and easier to keep around...
14 years ago
·
#6314
0
Votes
Undo
[quote="rainman":9mpmlfbw]You can buy a 3 ft.(1mtr.) section of CPVC water pipe with a 3/4" diameter and put a cap on one end. Then the strings can be slid into the tube, and the tube filled with alcohol to sit.[/quote:9mpmlfbw] I made a contraption like that. I also added a screw-on cap with a built-in hook to hang the strings on. I used it once and then decided that I'd rather just get new strings.
14 years ago
·
#6311
0
Votes
Undo
You can buy a 3 ft.(1mtr.) section of CPVC water pipe with a 3/4" diameter and put a cap on one end. Then the strings can be slid into the tube, and the tube filled with alcohol to sit. The alcohol can simply be poured back into the container afterwards. Don't use drugstore Isopropyl alco, cause it's mostly water. A paint or home depot type place will have denatured alcohol in their solvent sectiom and it's close to 100%. Be sure to close the container as alcohol loves to suck moisture from the air. After soaking, just shake the strings to get the most off. The rest of the alcohol will evap pretty quickly. But the truth is, I usually just "coil and boil". If you take that route, remember: finger- funk tea will put hair on your chest, so don't waste that wonderful brew you just made.
14 years ago
·
#6290
0
Votes
Undo
[quote="Brim":1vfoc16l]Do you guys soak the strings curled up, for example in a bucket, or do you maybe use the bath tub or some long container to get them nice and straight while they soak?[/quote:1vfoc16l] I use a plastic food storage container for mine and coil them up. Don't bend them or twist them just coil them and make sure they're submerged. After you're done, keep the stuff, you can keep using it.
14 years ago
·
#6289
0
Votes
Undo
Do you guys soak the strings curled up, for example in a bucket, or do you maybe use the bath tub or some long container to get them nice and straight while they soak?
14 years ago
·
#6287
0
Votes
Undo
[quote="metalstorm":1plvnobr]can someone give me some brand names for denatured alcohol?[/quote:1plvnobr] In Canada it's called Methyl Hydrate.
14 years ago
·
#6279
0
Votes
Undo
I can't think of a specific brand off the top of my head, but if you go to a hardware store and ask for it, they will hook you right up...
14 years ago
·
#6278
0
Votes
Undo
can someone give me some brand names for denatured alcohol?
14 years ago
·
#6277
0
Votes
Undo
[quote="bassplayinbill":6hnw3jge]That AB looks just like mine - except I don't have a bunch of cool pop art to decorate my instrument wall with ;) This bass is the absolute best I have ever owned. Good luck[/quote:6hnw3jge] What Bassplayinbill said and I agree with the alcohol soak idea. I've been swapping a couple of sets back and forth for some months now and the strings sound quite good after a little bath in the old alkeehall.
14 years ago
·
#6276
0
Votes
Undo
The art is my little girl's presents to me. They.....are priceless.
  • Page :
  • 1
  • 2
There are no replies made for this post yet.
Be one of the first to reply to this post!