Tuesday, 15 January 2008
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Yes, I've been lurking around here for a while, checking out what you've all been saying about Dingwall, marvelling at fullrangebass's collection(!)... I'm feeling a little giddy at the moment: I've just ordered my first Dingwall, an ABII - not just any ABII, but the one that's at NAAM right now, so no 3-4 month wait for me! (I was spurred on by the many of you here who've bought Dingwalls unseen/unplayed...so you're all to blame!) It's got a Bearclaw Quilt top, Hipshot D-tuner, new-style electronics, Mach 2 bridge p/u... :lol: (Actually it's not totally unseen - Dingwall Sales did send me a pic) So if anyone here is going to NAAM, maybe you could check it out for me, let me know what you think? But please don't drop it :evil:
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congrats jonnyrok101: you're going to be the only person wishing namm would hurry up and finish. :D if it's anything like my ABII, it's gonna blow your socks off.
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DAMN beautiful bass! :D
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[quote="jonnyrok101":1j96oqk9]Yes, I've been lurking around here for a while, checking out what you've all been saying about Dingwall, marvelling at fullrangebass's collection(!)... I'm feeling a little giddy at the moment: I've just ordered my first Dingwall, an ABII - not just any ABII, but the one that's at NAAM right now, so no 3-4 month wait for me! (I was spurred on by the many of you here who've bought Dingwalls unseen/unplayed...so you're all to blame!) It's got a Bearclaw Quilt top, Hipshot D-tuner, new-style electronics, Mach 2 bridge p/u... :lol: Actually it's not totally unseen - Dingwall Sales did send me a pic) So if anyone hear is going to NAAM, maybe you could check it out for me, let me know what you think? But please don't drop it :evil:[/quote:1j96oqk9] This AB II looks hot. Congratulations on the new bass. I've ordered my "Uber Alles" sight unseen in 1999 and I've never looked back since. And once you get hooked there is no going back. I was collecting sounds and then I was collecdting the best sounding basses on the planet: Dingwalls!!! To be honest I was looking at my Dingwalls yesterday and I pulled out the Champagne 6str (nicknames are very useful to identify basses) and played it for a while. Each and every one of them has a different sound and all are beautiful (even the Villex-loaded Voodoo and Lee Sklar's Prima)
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Wow. That AB11 is a real traffic stopper! And, like all Dingers, will sound even better than it looks.
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[quote="fullrangebass":2gbsrc6q] This AB II looks hot. Congratulations on the new bass. I've ordered my "Uber Alles" sight unseen in 1999 and I've never looked back since. And once you get hooked there is no going back. I was collecting sounds and then I was collecdting the best sounding basses on the planet: Dingwalls!!! To be honest I was looking at my Dingwalls yesterday and I pulled out the Champagne 6str (nicknames are very useful to identify basses) and played it for a while. Each and every one of them has a different sound and all are beautiful (even the Villex-loaded Voodoo and Lee Sklar's Prima)[/quote:2gbsrc6q] Thanks! Having tried and owned a ton of 5-strings over the years, I've finally found one where the B-string sounds "right" and actually part of the instrument. That, plus the amazing light weight and resonance, and the fact that it works sooo well with an ebow...no contest really! I was tempted by the SJ5, but the 37" B is a total monster and the E sounds better too...Will post some pics when I get it, unless someone posts some from NAAM! I like the nickname idea - I'm thinking "Bearclaw" or "Grizzly" for this one...oh-oh, that makes it sound like it's not the last! :wink:
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[quote="jonnyrok101":25qjofk7] I like the nickname idea - I'm thinking "Bearclaw" or "Grizzly" for this one...oh-oh, that makes it sound like it's not the last! :wink:[/quote:25qjofk7] I am sure it will have growl when needed and hope it will not show its teeth or claws to you at all!!! I have trained mine to have manners when I get close to them!!! And trust me it won't be the last one. I am at 19 and heading to 20 in 2 months and 21 in 2yrs from now!!!!
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Hey J... What an AWESOME looking instrument! Personally, I'm partial to natural finishes. My AB1 has a beautiful flame maple top that I never tire of looking at. However... I swore I wouldn't get caught up in GAS-ing (what does this mean anyhow?) for another DW but the new black SJ5 has me fantasizing. Enjoy making music!
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[quote="Valkyrie":1b4rgicb]Hey J... What an AWESOME looking instrument! Personally, I'm partial to natural finishes. My AB1 has a beautiful flame maple top that I never tire of looking at. However... I swore I wouldn't get caught up in GAS-ing (what does this mean anyhow?) for another DW but the new black SJ5 has me fantasizing. Enjoy making music![/quote:1b4rgicb] I believe GAS is an acronym for Gear Acquisition Syndrome (mainly bass guitarists apparently :shock: ), but I like the one you guys use here: DAS...and we all know what that stands for, huh FRB? :wink:
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DAS... I think I know what that word means... Maybe I made it up cause I cannot think of acquiring anything but a Dingwall
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I think this one will keep me satisfied for a while... I've also noticed with you lot how, when you have a Dingwall on board, your other basses become strangely neglected and often end up for sale...even once-trusty favourites! My two will be on sale shortly... :lol: FRB: Do you ever buy other basses now? Ever been tempted by a Ritter??? :shock:
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[quote="lomo":1tckrkfc]Wow. That AB11 is a real traffic stopper! And, like all Dingers, will sound even better than it looks.[/quote:1tckrkfc] thats the point... my old voodoo doesn't look so very spektakular... apart from the fanned fret system... he's such a impressive "player".....for example he's been compared to Fodera... and found better 8) nevertheless... your AB looks extraordinary beautiful:-)
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[quote="jonnyrok101":v3tyffw3]I think this one will keep me satisfied for a while... I've also noticed with you lot how, when you have a Dingwall on board, your other basses become strangely neglected and often end up for sale...even once-trusty favourites! My two will be on sale shortly... :lol: FRB: Do you ever buy other basses now? Ever been tempted by a Ritter??? :shock:[/quote:v3tyffw3] I own a Ritter since 2005. It's hand-written on the back of the headstock "Handmade for (my real name)" and signed by Jens Ritter. It's a great instrument, and it's a keeper. I'm waiting for my Z3 and my Artist Prima. No GAS, just DAS!!! Recently I've sold couple of basses and I'm selling several of my other non-Dingwall basses here in Europe (good reputation and word of mouth helps a lot). 20+ will go in attractive prices
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[quote="fullrangebass":3mkzzw4j][quote="jonnyrok101":3mkzzw4j]I think this one will keep me satisfied for a while... I've also noticed with you lot how, when you have a Dingwall on board, your other basses become strangely neglected and often end up for sale...even once-trusty favourites! My two will be on sale shortly... :lol: FRB: Do you ever buy other basses now? Ever been tempted by a Ritter??? :shock:[/quote:3mkzzw4j] I own a Ritter since 2005. It's hand-written on the back of the headstock "Handmade for (my real name)" and signed by Jens Ritter. It's a great instrument, and it's a keeper. I'm waiting for my Z3 and my Artist Prima. No GAS, just DAS!!! Recently I've sold couple of basses and I'm selling several of my other non-Dingwall basses here in Europe (good reputation and word of mouth helps a lot). 20+ will go in attractive prices[/quote:3mkzzw4j] I mentioned Ritter because I was checking out the website last night and many of the instruments on there made me gasp: a 9000 year old Bog Oak body... :shock: basses made of a single piece of wood... :? a few tonnes of 24 carat gold and diamonds... :roll: ... Although I like the look of some of the more organic designs, NONE of those basses made me want to rush out and place an order (mad prices aside!), but the Dingwall Way has won me over :lol: ...and until recently I'd have been very interested to know what those 20+ basses you're selling are, but not now..! (Nice to know your Ritter is a great bass though - I should hope so!) Seven days to go, band rehearsal the next day, a gig on the 30th, then I'll have a better idea of what this ABII is made of... :mrgreen:
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I have been challenging the Dingwall concept and quality for almost a decade by acquiring another 20+ high end basses. Still nothing has won me over sound, ergonomics and playability to return again and again and go ahead with new ideas and things. Thank you Sheldon
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May be like swearing in the church, but; which ritter do you own, and how would you compare it to a dingy?
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[quote="fullrangebass":nhdo2fxm]I have been challenging the Dingwall concept and quality for almost a decade by acquiring another 20+ high end basses. Still nothing has won me over sound, ergonomics and playability to return again and again and go ahead with new ideas and things. Thank you Sheldon[/quote:nhdo2fxm] I use an ebow extensively in my band and the ABII makes using one with a bass seem easy, particularly when compared to other basses - must be something to do with the pickups, but whatever, the range of tones I could get with the ebow was outstanding and I haven't even begun yet! :idea: :lol: :idea: :lol:
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[quote="jonnyrok101":1rammjfh] So if anyone here is going to NAAM, maybe you could check it out for me, let me know what you think? But please don't drop it :evil:[/quote:1rammjfh] Hey jonnyrock, I did get a chance to check out your new DW at NAMM and it looked and sounded great when I played it (surprise, surprise). I didn't drop it, but the guy after me did and it made an awful noise when it hit the ground. (If you haven't keeled over from a heart attack, I'm just kidding - about the dropping part.) I used your bass for a little side by side comparison of the fatty pups in the Z3 with the Mach II/FD-3 set up. Both, of course, sound fantastic (but the comparison was tough as it was noisy as all get out there at NAMM). Enjoy your ABII. John
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[quote="Phoncible":1xs4s3ev]May be like swearing in the church, but; which ritter do you own, and how would you compare it to a dingy?[/quote:1xs4s3ev] I own a custom ordered Ritter Roya 5 (I was talking to Jens for 3-4 months to finalize the details). Ash with maple top, ebony board. Jens Ritter signed on the back of the headstock "Handmade for "(FRB's real name)" It has a very unique sound. Not as organic as my Emperor Elite Fodera or full as my Villex-loaded Voodoo or thunderous and detailed as my avatar Z1. It has a very nice fullness and clarity that goes great in solo but at the same time it blends well in most types of music (I have not tested the Ritter with ethnic, Ramones or Megadeath tunes yet). It sort of reminds me a singing voice. It different compared to any Dingwall really. I'll try to get all the samples of all the basses together by the end of the month so I can be more specific on the sonic differences.
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[quote="John H.":2xpo8mhx][quote="jonnyrok101":2xpo8mhx] So if anyone here is going to NAAM, maybe you could check it out for me, let me know what you think? But please don't drop it :evil:[/quote:2xpo8mhx] Hey jonnyrock, I did get a chance to check out your new DW at NAMM and it looked and sounded great when I played it (surprise, surprise). I didn't drop it, but the guy after me did and it made an awful noise when it hit the ground. (If you haven't keeled over from a heart attack, I'm just kidding - about the dropping part.) I used your bass for a little side by side comparison of the fatty pups in the Z3 with the Mach II/FD-3 set up. Both, of course, sound fantastic (but the comparison was tough as it was noisy as all get out there at NAMM). Enjoy your ABII. John[/quote:2xpo8mhx] Cheers for that John 8) And what's with the accident jokes???? - I just spoke to the shop I'm buying it through and they said the body was fine, but the neck had snapped in transit...hardy-har-har :shock: So I'm gonna collect it tomorrow and if I get a chance, I'll do a comparison with an older ABII with 2 x FD3s & post my findings...
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[quote="jonnyrok101":3ozq1zfi][quote="John H.":3ozq1zfi][quote="jonnyrok101":3ozq1zfi] So if anyone here is going to NAAM, maybe you could check it out for me, let me know what you think? But please don't drop it :evil:[/quote:3ozq1zfi] Hey jonnyrock, I did get a chance to check out your new DW at NAMM and it looked and sounded great when I played it (surprise, surprise). I didn't drop it, but the guy after me did and it made an awful noise when it hit the ground. (If you haven't keeled over from a heart attack, I'm just kidding - about the dropping part.) I used your bass for a little side by side comparison of the fatty pups in the Z3 with the Mach II/FD-3 set up. Both, of course, sound fantastic (but the comparison was tough as it was noisy as all get out there at NAMM). Enjoy your ABII. John[/quote:3ozq1zfi] Cheers for that John 8) And what's with the accident jokes???? - I just spoke to the shop I'm buying it through and they said the body was fine, but the neck had snapped in transit...hardy-har-har :shock: So I'm gonna collect it tomorrow and if I get a chance, I'll do a comparison with an older ABII with 2 x FD3s & post my findings...[/quote:3ozq1zfi] Hey Johny, I hope your ABII made it over the pond in good shape. She's a beauty.
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