Saturday, 18 August 2007
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Hey Sheldon, I was wondering if you have ever considered making an acoustic bass. I was thinking that I'd like to get an acoustic at some point, then I thought "well this means going back to parallel frets", next thought was "I wish Sheldon would make an acoustic fanned fret Dingwall"... Don't know how much demand there would be for something like that, just thought I'd ask.
14 years ago
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I would most definitely be interest should Sheldon decide to go this route!
14 years ago
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I've thought about it over the years and have a few ideas to try out. I've got a lot of projects stacked up ahead of it though.
14 years ago
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I might be interested in a fretless version long scale. Experiment with a tornavoz in your design. :wink: www.frenchguitars.com Click on Tornavoz. A guy I know here in Houston is building classical acoustic guitars with them.
14 years ago
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[quote="Sheldon Dingwall":2z8u1wjk]I've thought about it over the years and have a few ideas to try out. I've got a lot of projects stacked up ahead of it though.[/quote:2z8u1wjk] That's enough for me to postpone my acoustic purchase until you have more news (whenever that may be), thanks :)
13 years ago
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yup, i'm gassing for a dingwall acoustic too.... but what would most of us want? long scale, regular scale, or short scale? jumbo or thinline? ... hmmmm :?:
13 years ago
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There is no way to express how much I wish my 4 string tacoma thunderchief (pre-fender thank god) had a 5th string and fanned frets. i think a super-j sized set up would probably work out pretty good for an acoustic. anything larger would probably require such a huge body (not to mention all the extra internal bracing to handle the additional string tension) for acoustic integrity that you might as well put a floor peg on the bottom and double f holes in the body.
13 years ago
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Like this.......??
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13 years ago
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It's a a thinline (2inches) archtop full hollowbody with spruce top, mahogany body, rosewood board and David Gage realist pup. A 1=-off made for me by Michel Fournel in Montreal (also builds ABGs for Alain Caron)-he used to date my sister-in-law. The tone on this puppy is killah! 32-35" fan...... just like my CB and hopefully soon to arrive SJ5 :-)
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13 years ago
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Ouch... that's a beauty. More pics :shock:
13 years ago
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You put the belt brace button of the bottom of that one too? I thought it was light enough that it wouldn't require it.
13 years ago
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[quote="Smallmouth_Bass":2axrzb50]You put the belt brace button of the bottom of that one too? I thought it was light enough that it wouldn't require it.[/quote:2axrzb50] She doesn't need it at 7lbs, but all basses feel and balance better for me with the belt.
13 years ago
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Superb bass indeed! I did not know MF where into fanned frets! Are you sure Michel is buiding the basses? I thought someone else did that kind of work...But as always, I could be very wrong on this. Charles
13 years ago
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Hey Lomo, what's the belt brace you and Smallmouth are talking about?
12 years ago
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Sheldon, bumping this up to ask if you have any updates on that. It's been a year and a half since I asked (wow, time flies as one's getting older), you're through with the Combustion development, could this be your next project? If so, any idea of when we can expect it, or what will the price range be? I bet combustion levels are too low to achieve, but I hope you can at least keep an acoustic dingwall down to afterburner levels - I think that, for most, it will be a second bass (at least it will be for me).
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Don't forget this one... [img:x74scste]http://www.dingwallguitars.com/images/AfterburnerII/ABO2_prototype_body_from_below.JPG[/img:x74scste]
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