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  Friday, 07 November 2014
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Has anyone considered a custom graphite neck for their Dingwall? .....................Let the flaming begin...........................
7 years ago
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Don't see any reason for flaming, people have their reasons for preferring graphite necks, I prefer wood. I've owned 5 different Dingwalls over the years and the necks never budged after I tweaked them where I wanted them.
7 years ago
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I have had six Dingwalls over the years and I agree with rollerball. Personal preference. I like wood and have not had any problems over the years.
7 years ago
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I had a Zon Vinnie, never bonded with it. Other than occasional, very small, string or seasonal tweaks to the truss rods, all I've ever needed to do was a bit of waxing. I love the maple necks on Dingwalls.
7 years ago
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[quote="dodah":l8odunhy]Has anyone considered a custom graphite neck for their Dingwall? .....................Let the flaming begin...........................[/quote:l8odunhy] Guilty on all charges your honor, I have, and got sentenced to a polite "no sorry" from Sheldon, he said the following: "I've looked into the process necessary to process 3D carbon fiber monocoque pieces in the past and it's a huge commitment in technology, space and materials. This is not something that we could take on. Emerald or Basslab would probably be the guys." The fact is, if Sheldon won't do it I don't think anyone could have a hope in relying to an after market company even as good and renown as Modulus to make a carbon fiber fanned fretted neck for a Dingwall.
7 years ago
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I'm not going to change my neck, but Moses, who make Graphite necks for almost anybody will do one!! http://mosesgraphite.com/productpages/m ... om-bass-5/
6 years ago
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Yes, I've heard that they make replacement necks directly for Dingwall. But those you pointed at you have to be really wary about. In spite of say they're making 34-37 inches with fanned frets it's not taken for granted that they will fit. Most of Moses graphite necks with fanned frets have their pararell fret at 12th fret which makes the lower frets a bit too high up or too far for reach. They have to "fan" more towards that first fret side of the neck. Since Dingwall are having their 7th or 9th fret as the pararell, it's easier to reach for those first few frets. Of course, if Moses says they are doing exact replica graphite necks for Dingwall, I'll bet they must follow accordingly. But just so you don't buy ANY fanned fret neck in graphite that is from 34-37 and think it will work right away. Just because of that the scale is right. You must ask for the placement of the pararell fret, and make sure that your bridge is set up (and slanted) for that.
6 years ago
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On another slightly nit picking and hairsplitting note. I think especially of Moses, since their graphite necks are very light but has a VIBRATION through the neck that feels more woodlike, I think by and large, that the low B string will rattle and rumble about MORE EASILY than on any Dingwall original neck. Of course, as a player, you have to learn how to damp strings you're not playing. But the thing I've discovered with Dingwall, thanks to both their fanned fret/individual bridges AND - on their high end basses, different wood on bass and treble sides, their B-string isn't as [i:2qqcdq67]"prone-to-drone" [/i:2qqcdq67] as on most other 5 strings. Moses graphite may take away - or diminish - those damping/muting charasteristics of the original neck. Moses have one of the most resonant graphite necks in the graphite industry. It's a little bit try before you buy.
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