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  Saturday, 08 August 2009
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I figure this new model deserves it's own thread. Here is the final version of the ABZ. We are using the new Combustion shells, however the pickups are FD-3's. Combustion pickups might be an option for aftermarket mods. This one weighs 8lbs 3oz and is off to Bass Northwest today.
12 years ago
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Burning- I joke w/ David because I'm from Hudson Ma, the next town over from Berlin. 5 yrs ago my folks retired to Berlin, its population 2,500 -my mom was a selectman there, now there just busybodies. In my limited experience, Berlin is primarily older folks- just go to Britney's dinner on sunday morning- blue hair parade
12 years ago
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Hey All! My first time on the forum... been reading posts last week or so. Davidjbass; I had my eye on that one as well... and actually ordered the same bass just last wkend locally... same color too (Trans Black). Should be a spring arrival for me...can't wait!!! :) Look forward to playing my new(and 1st) Dingwall bass... and also taking part in the forum! Ken
12 years ago
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Congrats Ken. Your gonna love it. I too am going to order one in the new year. As per one of my past posts it's going to be Whalepool burst. I just couldn't wait to get one and when I saw this one at Bass Central I had to have it. I love Dingwalls. And being a big B string player the Dingwall has the best B in the business. Berlin has over the years become a younger town. With a lot of residents like myself moving in and having kids and becoming part of the community. I know a lot of the selectman/woman. Being in the Lions club in town I do a lot in conjunction with them. But it's still nice and small which I like.
12 years ago
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Bass talk first-- I agree you guys will love those ABZ, its a great idea, and IME Dingwall basses have an inherently punchy sound, the ABZ must really emphasize this aspect Berlin-talk- I'll end by saying my folks love it there, but i dont see the young folks- but its a pretty town- at least its not snowing there today- its snowing right now in Houston
12 years ago
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I want one of these 4 string ABZs so badly, but then there's the 4 string Combustion to consider. The C bass is amazing and I thought I was ready for a 4, but the difference in price between the two is only going to be about $600...for now. :) We know how that eventually changes. :( Sounds like a no-brainer at this point. Need the ABZ. Time to start selling and saving. Mark
12 years ago
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[quote="guitarded":137j1lzc] Sounds like a no-brainer at this point. Need the ABZ. Time to start selling and saving. Mark[/quote:137j1lzc] That'll give you time to ruminate the color :-)
12 years ago
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[quote="lomo":15udqe4o][quote="guitarded":15udqe4o] Sounds like a no-brainer at this point. Need the ABZ. Time to start selling and saving. Mark[/quote:15udqe4o] That'll give you time to ruminate the color :-)[/quote:15udqe4o] Uhhh, yes. Any suggestions? Just what are the color options for the ABZ? Mark
12 years ago
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[quote="guitarded":4pulgx4i][quote="lomo":4pulgx4i][quote="guitarded":4pulgx4i] Sounds like a no-brainer at this point. Need the ABZ. Time to start selling and saving. Mark[/quote:4pulgx4i] That'll give you time to ruminate the color :-)[/quote:4pulgx4i] Uhhh, yes. Any suggestions? Just what are the color options for the ABZ? Mark[/quote:4pulgx4i] I thought you wanted a 4 string c-bass in candy tangerine? What ever happend to that? Mind you I wouldn't mind a 4 string, and I already have a Combustion, so maybe an ABZ should be next on the list. The tone will be more Z-ish (whatever that means :?: ) if I'm not mistaken, correct? No sense in getting the same bass twice. :roll:
12 years ago
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[quote="TheGrandEnigma":3asw9ezl][quote="guitarded":3asw9ezl][quote="lomo":3asw9ezl][quote="guitarded":3asw9ezl] Sounds like a no-brainer at this point. Need the ABZ. Time to start selling and saving. Mark[/quote:3asw9ezl] That'll give you time to ruminate the color :-)[/quote:3asw9ezl] Uhhh, yes. Any suggestions? Just what are the color options for the ABZ? Mark[/quote:3asw9ezl] I thought you wanted a 4 string c-bass in candy tangerine? What ever happend to that?[/quote:3asw9ezl] Too much GAS, I guess. Mark
12 years ago
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IIRC the ABZ std colours are the same as the AB1 (saw it earlier in the thread. Personally, I'm thinkin' red/maple, since my Z3 is blue.
11 years ago
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Ordered ABZ-4 blackburst w/ maple neck/board. I am incredibly excited, this will be my first Dingwall. Should see it in a couple months hopefully. I'll post picks when I get it. WOOOOP WOOOOP!!!
11 years ago
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Right on man. Once you get your bass, well have to throw a Saskatoon gtg! I don't know what you play now, but I'm pretty sure you wont want to play it again once you get the ABZ! :twisted:
11 years ago
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Saskatoon gtg would be cool. School makes me not play enough unfortunately :oops:
11 years ago
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Sounds good to me! Oh, that one isn't worth anything. Its just a cheap Ibanez GSR200 I bought used. Haven't been able to afford anything better till now.
11 years ago
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Hmm, as far as mid-range basses go I've always liked Ibanez a lot. If there was ever a reason I had to sell my dingwall I could imagine going back.
11 years ago
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Oh ya, don't get me wrong I do enjoy the Ibanez line, but if I were to go back (technically I haven't left yet) I would at least get something higher end than the GSR200.
11 years ago
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Hi, just joined. I bought an all-natural ABZ from the Gallery in London yesterday. I'm quite shocked at how good this bass is! First off it looks fabulous - the natural ash and maple board with all-black hardware is very clean an uncluttered. Then there is the weight - 7lbs, 10oz! This is lighter than my friend's Les Paul :lol: no neck dive at all means I forget I'm wearing it and can get on with playing. The whole bass has a feeling of rigidity and superb build quality. It's all passive (my favourite) but the 4-position selector switch gives all the options I think I'll ever need. Setup is a cinch with the colour-coded allen keys (this should be the law when selling basses!) and everything is so easy to adjust. Action was low on arrival but a couple of tweaks and it is now stupidly low with no fret buzz. Oh, and last but not least - the B string, over the neck pickup setting, is heaven :lol: Thanks to Sheldon for creating one of the nicest, most well thought-out basses I have ever played!
11 years ago
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[quote="MathewH":2m5zms6p]Hi, just joined. I bought an all-natural ABZ from the Gallery in London yesterday. I'm quite shocked at how good this bass is! ![/quote:2m5zms6p] Welcome-it'll only get better from here on!
11 years ago
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Hey Sheldon, Just curious, how's the latest batch of ABZ's coming along? Tyler
11 years ago
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They are getting close to the finishing stage.
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