Tuesday, 30 April 2013
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I am pleased to share some pics of the beauty that landed in my part of Missouri yesterday with my fellow Dingaholics. I was discussing a Z1 build with Sheldon a few years ago that was to wear this particular finish. He said that this is what a sunset viewed through a glass of cola looks like to him, hence the name. The gravitational pull on it is only 8lbs, 8oz. When playing it a bit last night, it was very apparent how much my Stormy Monday J/P needs a new set of strings. I had some sets ordered to ship with the new bass, but found out that Sheldon is tweaking the formulation and would ship them when they become available. Snapped these after the sun went down below tree level: [url=http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/spiritbass/media/P1130514_zpsd90832af.jpg.html:2ajk5228][img:2ajk5228]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g421/spiritbass/P1130514_zpsd90832af.jpg[/img:2ajk5228][/url:2ajk5228] [url=http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/spiritbass/media/P1130525_zpsa6d70f7e.jpg.html:2ajk5228][img:2ajk5228]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g421/spiritbass/P1130525_zpsa6d70f7e.jpg[/img:2ajk5228][/url:2ajk5228] [url=http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/spiritbass/media/P1130520_zps09d84802.jpg.html:2ajk5228][img:2ajk5228]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g421/spiritbass/P1130520_zps09d84802.jpg[/img:2ajk5228][/url:2ajk5228]
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**********! That's a beauty! :)
9 years ago
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cool colour!
9 years ago
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Thanks guys! All credit, of course, goes to Sheldon. This is my new favorite burst.
9 years ago
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That's a really classy looking bass you have there.
9 years ago
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Thanks, Smallmouth. The natural light really brings out the red hues. Indoors it's brownish (but classy!). It's my new favorite 'burst. 8)
9 years ago
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I like the grain on this one.
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Very nice color, the grain is wonderful!
9 years ago
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Thanks, guys - I totally dig the grain and the bookmatch too. 8)
9 years ago
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Spirit, this has to be one of the prettiest Super J's that I have seen and that is saying something. Now that you some hours on her, what do you think?
9 years ago
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Thanks again, Zoomie. I like the way this one can growl. I'm playing four basses in rotation and my only 'gig' is on Sundays, so I've only played it once so far in a live mix. I admit that I am completely spoiled by the excellent response to changes in technique, to be bright and zingy or subdued thump. My favorite pickup selection (still) is series. The bass sounds fantastic in active and passive. I tend to run the preamp 'flat', so the differences are not huge. When I'm playing with the group, I run active. The most important performance factor is why I consider every dollar spent on a Dingwall instrument well spent - [b:1hdw0okh][u:1hdw0okh]all[/u:1hdw0okh][/b:1hdw0okh] of the notes on the fret board are 'alive' and responsive. Still nothing for me [b:1hdw0okh]not[/b:1hdw0okh] to like with this bass. 8)
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[quote="Spiritbass":281zwahr]Thanks again, Zoomie. I like the way this one can growl. I'm playing four basses in rotation and my only 'gig' is on Sundays, so I've only played it once so far in a live mix. I admit that I am completely spoiled by the excellent response to changes in technique, to be bright and zingy or subdued thump. My favorite pickup selection (still) is series. The bass sounds fantastic in active and passive. I tend to run the preamp 'flat', so the differences are not huge. When I'm playing with the group, I run active. The most important performance factor is why I consider every dollar spent on a Dingwall instrument well spent - [b:281zwahr][u:281zwahr]all[/u:281zwahr][/b:281zwahr] of the notes on the fret board are 'alive' and responsive. Still nothing for me [b:281zwahr]not[/b:281zwahr] to like with this bass. 8)[/quote:281zwahr] I am running passive only. I too use series 90% of the time. If I want really serious edge, especially running effects, I run bridge. And again I agree with the assessment. There is not a note on this bass that doesn't slap you in the face and demand it be heard. It's kind of weird to me. On my 63 NAV P, I have to really dig in for upper register stuff. On the Super J, I play evenly and as quiet as a church mouse and let the amp and cab do the work.
9 years ago
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Hey Spirit, Love the colaburst! Is that ash underneath? Still waiting for the whalepool burst Z2, but I'm GASSING for a fretless Z1 or Super J with the colaburst finish. Peace! "Women and rhythm section first"-Jaco
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[quote="hoovergroover":113jpla8]Hey Spirit, Love the colaburst! Is that ash underneath? Still waiting for the whalepool burst Z2, but I'm GASSING for a fretless Z1 or Super J with the colaburst finish. Peace! "Women and rhythm section first"-Jaco[/quote:113jpla8] Hey Hoover, You and I both are big fans of Colaburst. 8) When you order a standard custom (no pg/control plate) in ash, the body is swamp and the top is northern ash. I was exchanging PM's with a guy on TB the other day who is planning one in transparent orange - that's gonna rock! Peace, brother groover...
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